Oral history interview with Tom Chavarria 1991

 

Name
Chavarria, Tom (Interviewee)
Friedman, Zoe (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Tom Chavarria 1991
Abstract
SIDE A: Early interest in art and artists; family: work with Bureau of Indian Affairs, life on reservations; grandmother: early experiences with pottery; attending College of Santa Fe: interest in arts; first work with pottery; family life; education in art; relationship to other artists; work with materials: painting, drawing, clay; role models: grandmother; reflections on career path; competition in the art world; reflections on English degree; involvement in artistic organizations; administration work; critical reflections on work; gatekeepers in career; major turning points in career; teaching on reservation: Head Start; Tough Cachina series; relationship to money throughout career; effect of marketplace on art world: competition between older and younger artists; awards in career: certificate of recognition for teaching pottery. SIDE B: Interaction with the public; critical review of work; reflections on success in career; themes throughout career; greatest satisfactions and disappointments in career; effect of marketplace on work; advice for young artists; wife's work as photographer; life in Albuquerque versus life on the reservation.
Collection Name
Research Center for Arts and Culture Oral History Collection
Subjects
Artists--Job satisfaction; Potters; Chavarria, Tom
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
1991
Physical Description
57 pages; 1 audiocassette
Note
Interviewed by Zoe Friedman on March 25, 1991.
Note (Provenance)
Tom Chavarria, Gift 1991
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Catalog Record
13485538
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-qx6v-gv61
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.