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DeChelly Galleries Presentation

P.O. Box 1936

Chinle, Arizona 86503

United States

Company Description

Teddy Draper, Jr. renowned Navajo Artist residing on the edge of Canyon De Chelly National Monument is a master of pastels, oil painting, and watercolors, sculpture, modern and traditional design Navajo jewelry. ... more

Background Information

Employment History

Coach

ZUNI SPIRITS

Affiliations

Board Member
Navajo Arts

Advisory Board of the Museum Annual Indian Market
Pueblo Grande Museum

Board Member
Humanities Council

Member
Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Board

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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Teddy Draper, Jr. Coach - Chinle, Arizona

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Teddy Draper, Jr. Story

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Navajo artist Teddy Draper, Jr. is not only passionate about his art, Navajo culture and De Chelly homeland, but also about coaching his Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball team.
In this community on the Navajo reservation, Teddy Draper, Jr. devotes much of his free time and efforts to the Chinle Youth Athletic Club; a volunteer drug and alcohol awareness group which helps to provide organized and supervised athletic competitions as an alternative to substance abuse. As a basketball coach he spends his time during the winter months traveling the Southwest with his teams for games and tournament competitions.
Teddy Draper Jr. still remembers the moment he decided to found a youth basketball team in Chinle 27 years ago. He was at a chapter meeting when someone brought up Chinle's increasing alcohol and drug problem.
"Mostly what was said was along the lines of tougher enforcement, building more jails, more youth detention centers," he recalled. "Nothing was said about getting kids to avoid drugs and alcohol in the first place."
Thinking about the things that had made a difference in his own childhood, Draper kept coming back to sports. "The next morning I was on the phone to Father Blane (Grein), asking him if I could use the gym at the Catholic Church."
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Since then, every fall, Draper's there unlocking the gym for the Arizona Bluebirds, his girls' 12-and-under team, and the Chinle Rattlers, the boys team.
Proof that basketball is a positive thing: the kids Draper coached two or three decades ago are now sending their kids to him. "I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble,'" Draper mused, "but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college.
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My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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Artist Profile & Biography
Teddy Draper, Jr. was born on October 3, 1949, and is the son of a former United States Marine Corps Navajo Code-talker who had served in the South Pacific during World War II. He is a member of the Navajo Nation and calls Canyon De Chelly and Canyon Del Muerto "home". His maternal clan is Naashgali Dine'e, paternal clan is Ashiihi, maternal grandfather's clan is todicheeni, and paternal grandfather's clan is tohahelini.
Teddy works mainly in pastels, a medium for which he is very well known. He employs an individual technique that has been constantly refined and improved upon for the past thirty-five years, incorporating under painting pastel in order to achieve the highest brilliance, dimension, and resonance of color in this medium. He attributes his present style to a feeling for "unseen colors."
In recent years Draper has conducted artists workshops and seminars instructing artists in his technique.
The opportunity for an artist is nothing short of a 'revelation' and is graciously offered by renowned painter and teacher, Teddy Draper, Jr. in his 'Exquisite Excursions' artists workshops.
Navajo national Monument
"The opportunity for an artist is nothing short of a revelation"and is graciously offered by renowned painter and teacher, Teddy Draper, Jr. in his "Exquisite Excursions" artists workshops.
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Renowned Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. will be exhibiting his work at the Santa Fe, NM Indian Market, August 19-20, 2017. Visit him there to see his new pastel paintings and one-of-a-kind Navajo traditional and contemporary Navajo jewelry creations.
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Education & Appointments
Draper studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois, and at the Navajo Community College in Many Farms, Arizona, where one of his instructors was Clifford Beck, the noted Navajo pastel artist.
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Ted Draper, Jr. has served on the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Board, The Fine Arts Showcase and Indian Market during the Navajo Nation Fair, and is presently serving on the advisory board of the Pueblo Grande's Museum annual Indian Market as well as the Board of Directors with the Navajo Arts and Humanities Council.
Draper currently resides in Chinle, Arizona with his wife Ophelia.
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Chinle is located in Northeastern Arizona at the mouth of Canyon De Chelly, a National Monument which Teddy lives, breathes, and paints. In this community on the Navajo reservation Draper devotes his free time and efforts to the Chinle Youth Athletic Club; a volunteer drug and alcohol awareness group which helps to provide organized and supervised athletic competitions as an alternative to substance abuse. As a basketball coach he spends his time during the winter months traveling the Southwest with his teams for games and tournament competitions.
Draper and his wife Ophelia Garcia are internationally known for their turquoise, silver, and gold jewelry.
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Smokey - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Painting
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Sterling Silver Turquoise, Rhodochrosite, Sugalite, Tiffany Stone Brooches - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Art Print
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Teddy Draper, Jr.
My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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©2014 - 2016 Teddy Draper, Jr. All Rights Reserved.


Pastels by Teddy Draper, Jr. Navajo Artist - DeChelly Galleries in Chinle, Arizona

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Pastels by Teddy Draper, Jr.
Teddy Draper, Jr, Navajo Artist, is renowned for his pastel paintings. His work portrays the life and landscape of Navajoland and the Navajo People (The Diné) in living color. He employs an individual technique that has been constantly refined and improved upon for the past fifty years, incorporating under painting pastel in order to achieve the highest brilliance, dimension, and resonance of color in this medium. He attributes his present style to a feeling for "unseen colors.
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Learn more about Teddy Draper, Jr's Pastel Workshops
Smokey - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Painting
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Voices From Above - Pastel - by Teddy Draper, Jr
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Teddy Draper, Jr.
My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Story
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©2014 - 2016 Teddy Draper, Jr. All Rights Reserved.


Teddy Draper, Jr. Navajo Artist - DeChelly Galleries in Chinle, Arizona

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Warm Up by The Fire - Painting by Teddy Draper Jr.
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Hope Of Warmth Art Print - Teddy Draper Jr.
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DeChelly Experience - Painting by Teddy Draper Jr.
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Bring Home The Bacon - Painting by Teddy Draper Jr.
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Home At Last - Painting by Teddy Draper Jr.
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These are all themes commonly depicted by Teddy Draper, Jr. with his pastel technique.
The transition of an individual's preconceived notions of nature to more natural and universal imagery begins the moment they set foot on the Navajo Reservation. The ability to see and feel images differently happens with first hand exposure to the Navajo philosophy to Walk In Beauty in the most spiritual of places on earth; Canyon De Chelly, Arizona.
Teddy Draper, Jr., the son of a WWII Navajo "Code Talker" is a holder of many prestigious awards for his art. He is a master of pastels, watercolors, oil painting and traditional and modern design Navajo jewelry. His techniques, constantly refined over thirty years, have grown into a personal style which he attributes to a feeling for "unseen colors. Teddy is renowned for his ability to recreate the drama and special light found in the sunsets of the great Southwest and brilliant depictions of his homeland and the Navajo lifestyle in and around the Canyon De Chelly area. He also holds artists workshops on his special pastel and painting techniques.
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In this community on the Navajo reservation, Teddy Draper, Jr. devotes his free time and efforts to the Chinle Youth Athletic Club. Garnering many championships. He enjoys working with the Navajo youth, giving them guidance and inspiration. He encourages the next generation of Navajo artists by teaching them to excel in academics and athletics while retaining their rich culture and traditional values that have sustained the Navajo in their desert homeland for centuries.
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Smokey - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Painting
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Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
Sterling Silver Turquoise, Rhodochrosite, Sugalite, Tiffany Stone Brooches - by Teddy Draper, Jr
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Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr.
My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Story
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©2014 - 2016 Teddy Draper, Jr. All Rights Reserved.


Pastel and Painting Artists Workshops - Teddy Draper, Jr. Navajo Artist - DeChelly Galleries in Chinle, Arizona

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Exquisite Excursions Navajoland - Teddy Draper, Jr. Artists Workshops
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Exquisite Excursions Navajoland - Teddy Draper, Jr. Artists Workshops
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Pastel Classroom Workshops - Teddy Draper Jr.
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Pastel Classroom Workshop Student Work - Teddy Draper Jr.
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Pastel Classroom Workshop Student Work - Teddy Draper Jr. Dechelly Excursion with Teddy Draper, Jr.
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DeChelly Experience - Painting by Teddy Draper Jr. - Artists Workshops
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On June 1 - June 3, 2016, Teddy Draper, Jr. held a special 3 day Multimedia Workshop in and around the spectacular Canyon DeChelly, his homeland.
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The opportunity for an artist is nothing short of a 'revelation' and is graciously offered by renowned painter and teacher, Teddy Draper, Jr. in his 'Exquisite Excursions' artists workshops.
Teddy Draper Jr.
"The opportunity for an artist is nothing short of a "revelation" and is graciously offered by renowned painter and teacher, Teddy Draper, Jr. in his "Exquisite Excursions" artists workshops.
Teddy Draper Jr.
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More about your instructor - Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Smokey - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Painting
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Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
Sterling Silver #8 Turquoise Bracelet - by Teddy Draper, Jr
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Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr.
My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Story
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©2014 - 2016 Teddy Draper, Jr. All Rights Reserved.

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