“Navajo sculptor Tim Washburn appeared as featured artist for the 2016 Prescott Indian Art Market at Sharlot Hall Museum the weekend of July 9-10. Washburn, a self-taught artist, has exhibited his work at museums and markets for more than 30 years. This past year, his brown alabaster sculpture, “Reservation Herding,” won Best of Show at the Prescott market.
Washburn sculpts mostly in stone – alabaster, limestone and marble. His work is noteworthy for portraying the strength, dignity and beauty of traditional Navajo people. Strength is depicted through the steadfastness and endurance of his people; dignity comes from his respect and love for Navajo tradition; and beauty is reflected in the harmony of living with nature.