Angie Reano Owen

Few artists working have received more awards for their work.  Angie is widely credited with single-handedly reviving the ancient Anasazi inlay jewelry tradition in the 1970's. She has been active since the mid-1960's. Her mother, Clara Lovato Reano, was her greatest influence. She was born November 10th, 1946.

One of eight children, she influenced and taught a number of her siblings and their spouses who are known jewelers in their own right including: Frank Reano (husband of and collaborator with Charlene Sanchez Reano), Joe L Reano, Percy Reano, Rose Reano, Celestino Reano, and the late Avelino Reano.

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Angie should feel pretty good because their are a hoard of copycats that have sprung up over the years. The bulk of the work done in the Pueblo has it's roots in Angie's work.  

Her work continues to range from very complex (expensive) pieces to the lesser expensive pieces I try to acquire so everyone can own something by Angie.  

Always ready with a smile and an invitation to come to the house for a meal, she still does some shows, typically sharing the booth with her son, Dean and his wife Rena (see their excellent work elsewhere).