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Save the Date!

September 21-22, 2024

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday

Experience Native American culture in a unique way.

PIAM is Sharlot Hall Museum’s Native American fine arts market, featuring Indigenous art, music, performances, demonstrations, and more. Over 80 top Native artists exhibit artwork in this juried show, showcasing art media ranging from oil painting and beadwork to pottery and weaving.

2024 Featured Artist: Priscilla Tacheney

I started out in photography by taking a class at a community college in Beginning Digital Photography where I obtained the basic knowledge of working with a digital camera. After practicing and learning post processing techniques, I began to travel and explored various areas in Arizona, looking to capture the beauty of my state. My passion grew more and more and I started to feel a connection with Mother Earth and Father Sky. 

As I got further along into my photography, I decided to enter some of my work into the Arizona State Fair Photography Competition and won several ribbons for my work, this gave me the confidence to start printing and selling my work at various Native American art shows. 

After two years of photographing landscapes, I was ready to give portrait photography a try. I found portraiture to be a little more challenging, it required me to learn more about lighting and posing. I had to pay more attention to composition and the details in the image, and learn how to capture the spirit of the individual in the portrait. Now, I often seek to incorporate a human subject into my images. Coming from a culturally rich background, it became important to me to capture the beauty of my people, The Dinéh (Navajo) and share it with the rest of the world. 

My journey in photography has evolved throughout my career. In the beginning, my focus started on landscape photography, follow by portrait photography and now I’m currently focused on nightscape photography and fine art story telling photography. It’s important to me to continue to live and grow and find new ways to express my work. My current goal is to create more cohesive bodies of work, images that have more of meaning to me and my people, drawing inspiration from my own cultural experiences and teachings, and create images that come from the Navajo Creation Stories. I like that it’s more challenging and that I have more control over my creations and can express my work in my own perspective, and present it in the way, I see it in my own mind. 

I was born and raised on the Navajo reservation and grew up in Northern Arizona, in a small town called Kayenta. I currently live in Prescott Valley, Arizona and have lived and worked here for 21 years. I attended school in Tempe, Arizona and graduated with a Associates Degree in Graphic Design and have worked as a graphic designer for 12 years. I have been a landscape and portrait photographer for 15 years and been selling my work at various art shows for 13 years.

See Priscilla Tacheney’s work for yourself at the 26th annual Prescott Indian Art Market, September, 21-22 at the Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, Arizona.


The Museum provides access for visitors with disabilities. No animals allowed (except for registered service animals). No firearms allowed.

For Artists

The Prescott Indian Art Market welcomes all Native American artists to apply.
All artists, including those who have participated in the Market before, must provide an application form, a processing fee of $20, 4 high quality photographs for each type of artwork they wish to exhibit and sell, and a copy of their CIB or proof of current tribal enrollment.

To avoid paying a late fee of $30, artists must submit their applications by June 30, 2024.

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