Millennium Magazine_9th Ed

54 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT authored the book “The Pueblo Food Experience Cookbook: Whole Food of Our Ancestors,” as well as co-authored a book regarding her own artistic work, titled “Extraordinary People.” Ms. Swentzel attributes her success to the influence of her parents, who gave her a safe space to express her emotions through artistic endeavors. Although her career has been filled with highlights, she is especially proud of one of her sculptures being displayed in the Museum of Native Americans in Washington, D.C., in 2005. This sculpture became a permanent piece in the auditorium. Initially, Ms. Swentzel was asked to create a piece that signified Native American culture in North America, and upon its creation, she expressed that it was to honor her tribe, the Santa Clara Pueblo. Ms. Swentzel received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2018. Impressively, April 16, 2008 was named in honor of her piece through the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Having been provided the space and courage to contemplate her position in the world, Roxanne Swentzel was afforded opportunities by her parents to express herself from a young age. Finding her niche in the artistic world, she sculpted her first clay dog at the age of 4. As she progressed as an artist, she attended the Portland Museum Art School in Oregon and the Institute of American Indian Art, all whilst honing her skills in sculpture. Throughout her extensive career, she worked with several different institutions and galleries, which helped her envision her ultimate goal of opening her own gallery in which she could showcase her art. In 2006, she opened her own art studio in Espanola, New Mexico. In light of her outstanding efforts in the art world, Ms. Swentzel was provided an honorary doctorate through the Institute of American Indian Art in 2017. Contributing civically to her community as well, she has been the founder of the Flowering Three Permaculture Institute since 1989, a nonprofit organization. She also works with other organizations and charitable efforts in her area. To further her nonprofit’s legacy, she ROXANNE SWENTZEL SCULPTRESS Espanola, NM