November 11, 1964
|Died||March 19, 2015(aged 50)|
|Other names||Margarete Bagshaw-Tindel|
Margarete Bagshaw (November 11, 1964 – March 19, 2015) was an American artist known for her paintings and pottery. She was decent of the Tewa people of K'apovi or the Kha'p'oo Owinge, Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico.
She married at age 19 to Greg Tindel, a master framer. She did not start to create her own artwork until 1990, at the age of 26, while she was pregnant with her second child. Early in her work as an artist, her spouse Tindel encouraged her to share her artwork with others. Bagshaw started having more confidence in her work as an artist, after a series of positive responses followed.
In 2006, after settling her grandmother's estate, she moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands, living with her second husband Dan McGuiness. She was a founding partner and co-builder of ISW Studios — a recording and multimedia studio. While in the Virgin Islands she continued to paint and send her work back to New Mexico. The couple returned to New Mexico in 2009.
In 2009 until 2015, the couple owned Golden Dawn Gallery in New Mexico. The gallery continued after Margarete died in 2015. In 2012, Margarete Bagshaw co-founded the Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women, dedicated to her grandmother's legacy as well as other female Native American artists in Santa Fe, however it closed in 2015 when Margarete passed away.
On March 19, 2015, Margret Bagshaw died at the age of 50 after having a stroke and then subsequently diagnosed with brain cancer. Her death sparked a estate battle between her surviving children and her second husband, Dan McGuiness.
Throughout her 20-year career she was known for her use of color, composition and texture. Bagshaw was featured in many publications including: Southwest Art magazine, Native Peoples magazine, the New Mexico Magazine and recently both the Albuquerque Journal and ABQ Arts. She was one of the featured artists in the 2003 book — NDN Art: Contemporary Native American Art, The New Mexico Artist Series as well as the 1998 book — Pueblo Artists Portraits, by Toba Tucker.
Bagshaw took part in over a dozen major museum exhibitions, including the Eiteljorge Museum Of American and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Hamden Museum in Virginia, and numerous invitational shows with the Museum of Albuquerque, New Mexico. As the subject of a documentary film project, Bagshaw spoke at the dedication ceremony for the donation of "The White Collection" (featuring a number of Bagshaw's works), at the Lakeview Museum in Illinois in September 2008.
In 2019, the Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe held an exhibition of four generations of painters from this family, titled, Pablita Velarde, Helen Hardin, Margarete Bagshaw and Helen K. Tindel: A Painting Dynasty From The Land of Enchantment.
Lectures and talks
In 2011 at the annual conference of the Folk Art Society in Santa Fe, Bagshaw spoke about the tension between carrying on Native traditions and her impetus toward more modernist expression. In 2011, Bagshaw was invited to be a speaker for Women's History Month at the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian in Washington DC.
Her second marriage was to Dan McGuiness, they remained together until her death in 2015.
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Photographer: Margarete Bagshaw (Margaret Bagshaw/Margarete Bagshaw-Tindel), K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo), 1964-2015
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