Indian Art Market 2016: Jesse D. Johnson, Best of Show Winner

Congratulations to Jesse D. Johnson, who won Best of Show at the Indian Art Market in October 2016. Below is a description of his work as told by the artist himself.



Jesse Johnson demonstrating detail


Jesse D. Johnson (top) and his award-winning Zuni petite point jewelry (bottom). © NHMU.

I am a 37 -year-old native from Zuni Pueblo  N.M. I have been blessed with a skill to hand make and design authentic Zuni petite point jewelry. I have been creating my one-of-a-kind designs for over 12 years.

Zuni petite point is a time consuming art, and patience is a key to produce quality designs.

I am a decorated U.S. Marine Veteran and live on our Zuni Pueblo reservation. I welcome you to our Pueblo to see demonstrations of how I create my work.

I would like to thank NHMU for the opportunity to show my best work and receive the Best of Show award.

Ehlah'kwa (thank you).

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