Jonathan Warm Day Coming Artist CV 2024

PO Box 2993

Taos, NM 87571


1) Began woodcarving as a child. Gradually, under the tutelage of my mother Eah- Ha-Wah, I became interested in drawing.
2) Graduated from Taos High School.
3) Attended Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona.
4) Studied art at the University of New Mexico.
5) Painting Career Established. History:
I have been exhibited in museums across the country: The International Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas; Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University; The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico, (where I was the only living artist featured in the exhibition Native American Picture Books of Change); The Millicent Rogers Museum; The Harwood Museum (A highlight was a history-making exhibition in 2013 at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico of my paintings along with those of my mother, Eva Mirabal (Eah-Ha-Wah), who passed away in 1968). Displays of my work are within the Hotel Santa Fe, New Mexico and included in many private and institutional collections. My painting, The Last Supper gained wide interest as a result of its political connotations. This painting depicts a Taos Pueblo family sitting in their home in the Pueblo, during a meal, looking through a window at silhouetted Spanish conquistadors riding by. I painted it in response to a visit to the Southwest by dignitaries from Spain. Although the Hispanic community was looking forward to their arrival, there was a different feeling about the visit on the part of the Native American community because it brought to mind old wounds. Turner Publishing Company has asked to use the image in its publication, The Native Americans. The painting has also been featured in a college history textbook, First Peoples, A Documentary Survey of American Indian History by Colin G. Calloway, a professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. It was also used in a grade school history book, Perspectives: Authentic Voices of Native Americans, published by Curriculum Associates. I was also asked by Professor Cyndy Scheibe from Ithaca College, to use this image in her published book. Another world-renowned painting of mine, A Night for Songs and Stories, was honored as being the inaugural Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival Poster Artist Image in 1995. I also served on their Advisory Board and Board of Directors.
6) Illustrating and Writing are my other professional artistic recognitions:
My first book, Taos Pueblo Painted Stories, was published in 2002 by Clear Light Publishers of Santa Fe and succeeded three printing’s until they went out of business. I’m searching for the next publisher for a fourth printing goal. The stories are drawn from both my personal experiences and my family’s spoken traditions. An article about the book was featured in the December 2005 issue of New Mexico Magazine. I also began illustrating for other authors including: Kiki’s Journey, a children’s book written by Kristy Orona, published by Children’s Book Press of San Francisco; Oikos - an ecology book of Northern New Mexico, written by Steve Tapia, published by Nighthawk Press; Luna The Mare with the Sky Blue Eyes - My most recent illustration for author Dora Dillistone’s book, (has received many awards both nationally and internationally), published by Desert Moon Graphics; recently, I wrapped up a big illustration project for an author who lives in Europe – March Nitsche, titled, The White Buffalo; my published co-written novel Eva Mirabal: Three Generations of Tradition and Modernity at Taos Pueblo co-written with the esteemed late author Lois Palken Rudnick, which came to fruition from my devotion of over 25 years gathering my mother’s artistic collections and documentations, my co-author Lois’s additional research and writing expertise, and thanks to our Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press. My plan for my artistic writing career is to republish a fourth printing of my famous children’s book: Taos Pueblo Painted Stories, as well as print my first publication of my personally authored book titled Bringing Rain - a Taos Pueblo story.
7) Taos Fall Arts Festival 46th Annual Chosen Poster Image (2020/2021) 
In recognition and celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the return of Blue Lake to Taos Pueblo and the 50 year anniversary of Earth Day, based on the theme Return to the Land, Water, Sky / Regreso a la Tierra, Agua, Cielo.
8) 2024 People’s Choice Award in 2D: Millicent Rogers Museum – 22nd Annual Miniatures Show & Sale.
You can purchase and view my work at the links below:
Facebook Page: Jonathan Warm Day Coming Art
Instagram: @jonathanwarmdaycomingart
Email: jwdc.business@gmail.com
Call me at: (575) 751-1273