We wanted to encourage our Pueblo people to wear a mask by having their own Pueblo artists designs featured on the masks. Commissioned artists Erik Fender, Rose Simpson and Pilar Agoyo created a custom mask designs. Shawn Tafoya and Wesley Vigil allowed use of their pottery and embroidery designs we have in our museum collection.
1900 masks were in high demand and were distributed at a local Tribal US Census Drive-Thru event, Indian Health Service Flu Shot Drive-Thru event and community Veteran’s Day Drive-Thru event. In addition to public drive-thru distribution, masks were delivered to each of the 6 Tewa Pueblos.