3 Decades of Ray Tracey Now on Display

By Jill Soens

We are pleased that Ray Tracey is allowing us to show his Retrospective Collection of gold jewelry from the 1980's and 1990’s.  The jewelry glistens with Ray’s classic combination of traditional Navajo designs, sleek, modern lines, and beautiful deep colored stones.

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Ray says, “ My family moved to Ganado, AZ when I was six years old.  One summer day when I was nine years old I complained to my mother that I was bored.  The next day my mother enrolled me in summer school and that changed my life forever.  I went straight to art class and found a silver smithing tale in the corner.  I remembered my grandfather’s stories and the rest is history.”

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The quality of his work is apparent in each and every piece of jewelry, from his choice of high quality stones, their rich, deep colors, the balancing of shapes and colors and the clean lines embellished with traditional Navajo bead work.

Ray Tracey has been creating contemporary Native American jewelry since 1977. The Ray Tracey Retrospective Exhibition offers the unique opportunity to see the evolution of a world renowned jeweler. It will only be at Sorrel Sky Gallery for a few more weeks.

We are honored to be chosen to show Ray Tracey’s Retrospective Exhibition in our gallery and hope each of you has the opportunity to visit and view the remarkable pieces of art that Ray’s creativity has brought to the wearable art form.

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