August 10 , 2006

For Further Information Contact: Development Department, (303) 447-8760



BOULDER, CO – The Native American Rights Fund will be hosting its Fifth Annual Visions for the Future benefit art auction to be held at the La Fonda Hotel located at 100 E. San Francisco Street in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event will take place on Friday, August 18. American Indian actor Rodney A. Grant will be the Master of Ceremonies. Admission to the auction is free.

Complimentary hot hors d'oeuvres buffet and refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. during a silent auction featuring over 40 items ranging from pottery to paintings and jewelry to weavings. The live auction will follow at 7:00 p.m. and will showcase the works of many fine Native American artists such as Bernie Granados Jr., Rance Hood, Andrew Rodriguez, Amado Pea Jr., John Gonzales, Nidichi, Eric Ginsburg, Timoteo Ikoshy Montoya, Jace Mattson, Bunky Echo-Hawk Jr., Billy Soza Warsoldier, Jennifer Stevens, Pahponee, Lonnie Vigil, and Victor Vigil.

This year's featured artist is Bernie Granados Jr., who has generously donated an embossed-acrylic on canvas painting entitled "Equestral Stardance." Bernie is a multi-talented artist who works in a wide variety of mediums, including embossed acrylic paintings, watercolor, prismacolor pencil, pen and ink, drawings, wood carvings, ceramic, and bronze. Drawing from his Apache and Zacatec roots, Mr. Granados produces paintings, sculptures, masks, prints, and miniatures featuring beautiful images of horses, buffalo, and ancient ancestral figures inspired by visions and cave art throughout America. He finds inspiration in Natures force and beauty, his smarter-than-human quarter horses, his fellow artists, and his love and respect for the Creator.

Following the art auction, on Saturday, August 19, Santa Fe Harley Davidson is sponsoring the second annual Visions for the Future Benefit Motorcycle Ride to benefit the Native American Rights Fund. The entry fee is $20.00 per rider or $35 per couple until August 14 or $25.00 per rider or $40 per couple after August 14. Over $3,500 in Indian art, Harley Davidson merchandise, and other motor cycle merchandise will be given away throughout the day.

The gracious sponsors for these events are the Agua Caliente Resort and Hotel, Bonderenko Direct, Inc., OHKAY Casino & Resort, Tribal Motor Works, Santa Fe Brewing Co., Santa Fe Harley-Davidson, Crossroads Cycles, Bernie's Route 66 Motorcycles, Sangre de Cristo Hog Chapter, Jim Yellowhawk, The Ungar Foundation and Quadriga, Inc., as well as many numerous individual donors.

Please click here for a printable version of our auction flyer.

Please click here for Bike Run Registration form.


The Native American Rights Fund is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist Indian tribes, individuals and organizations with legal advice and representation on issues of national significance to Native Americans. NARF is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with offices in Anchorage, Alaska and Washington, D.C.