Meet the Conference Artist - Paul Stone

This year's featured artist is Paul Stone

 Paul Stone pic 

 Paul was born and raised in Bishop, California on the Owens Valley Paiute Indian Reservation. He is full-blooded Paiute and Washoe and his native heritage is a great influence in his works of art. On his father’s side, he is the great-grandson of Tom Stone, Paiute chief & storyteller; grandson of Raymond Stone, world renowned sculptor, medicine man, & Tribal spokesman; and  Evelina (Anthony) Stone, who was a Woodfords, California Washoe.  On his mother’s side, Paul is the great-great grandson of Captain John, past chief of Yosemite.  He is also related to Wavoka and other great leaders. Paul is proud to carry on these traditions through his art work. Paul is a self-taught artist and learns as he goes, and looks forward to learning many new types of media. He has only been drawing since 1995. He was forced out of construction by a knee injury, which was a blessing, for he was shown that art was his true calling.  Paul's works can be seen in many local and regional galleries and museums, including the Smithsonian in Washington DC. His art can also be found in private collections around the world. He has performed his talent on the flute in many places including Osaka, Japan, and Vicenza, Italy.  He has won program cover designs and awards and ribbons in graphics for his drawings. He was one of four runner ups for the California State Indian Seal. When he performs on his flute, he also storytells about many true stories regarding him playing his flute to animals and their many varied responses. Stories include playing for coyotes, dragonflies, eagles, bears, antelopes, and many more. He has played for many elementary schools, pow-wows, graduations, funerals, etc. and loves to travel to events to display his art and/or play his flute.


This year's featured conference art is titled Acorn Woman.

acorn woman

 

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