American Indian Arts Festival
June 8th-9th, 10am-5pm
Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA

The 102nd annual Santa Fe Indian Market
August 17th-18th, 2024
Santa Fe, NM
Booth #LIN-E-730

Here, Now and Always
MIAC Museum, Santa Fe, NM
July 2, 2022 through July 2, 2024


Gifts to Remember,
Gifts to Remember – 40” X 30” – 2019


Honoring Tradition and Innovation: 100 Years of Santa Fe Indian Market 1922-2022,
August 7, 2022 through August 31, 2023

101st Santa Fe Indian Market
Saturday, August 19th 9am-5pm
Sunday, August 20th 9am-5pm
Booth LIN-E-730

“Marla Allison” — solo exhibition
Rainmaker Gallery in Bristol, UK.
Opening 06 July – 12 August 2023

“Ancestral Shadows: Bringing Native America to Budapest”
Group exhibition in Budapest, Hungary.
Opening on 28 June – 16 July 2023 at the Museum of Ethnography.
Artist included are Roxanne Swentzell, Mateo Romero, Will Wilson, Autumn Borts-Medlock, Tammy Garcia, and Marla Allison.

“All Decked Out”
Hand painted skateboard group show
Art for the Soul, Springfield, Massachusetts.
Opening reception 25 June, 2023 and on view for TBA.
Native Treasure Art Market
Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 26th, 6-8pm
Saturday, May 27th 9am-4pm
Sunday, May 28th 9am-4pm
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM
Booth #17
Indian Market Lecture Series
Art from the Soul: The work of Marla Allison (Laguna)
Sat Apr 8, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM

All Black and White
Albuquerque Balloon Museum, Albuquerque, NM
July 29, 2021 through January 23, 2023

100th Centennial Santa Fe Indian Market
August 20-21,2022 Booth Number: LIN-E-730

Legacy: Indian Market 2022, Group Exhibition
King Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
Friday August 19, 2022 3-5pm

Thursday, March 3rd 5-9pm
Group exhibition with Marla Allison, Mateo Romero, and George Alexander
King Galleries – Scottsdale, AZ

March 5th-6th, 2022
64th Annual Heard Museum Guild and Market

July 29, 2021, 6:30–8pm
“All Black And White” Exhibit Opening
Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, 2021
Santa Fe Indian Market
Booth number LIN-W-730

FRI Aug 14 5:30-7:30PM
MASK MARKET 2020, La Fonda, Santa Fe, NM

2020 SWAIA Virtual Indian Market- AUGUST 1-31, 2020:

Go to SWAIA Virtual Indian Market website

November 26, 2019-November 29, 2020
“What Is Feminist Art”
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

January 10, 2020–May 31, 2020
“Art Is The Seed: Contemporary Female Native American Art”
Tucson Desert Art Museum
Opening Reception and Discussion Jan 10, 7pm

January 9, 2020
“9th Annual Art Exhibition”, paintings of International artists
Manama, Bahrain

November 25, 2020
“Two World Views of Arabic Life: Greek and American Versions”, Paintings by Stavroula Michalopoulou and Marla Allison
Art Hub Gallery in Abu Dhabi, UAE

November 1, 2019-January 31, 2020
Rainmaker Gallery, UK

Artist in Residence in Bristol, UK
May-June 2018

EXHIBITION: “Marla Allison: Painter from the Desert”
Opening 6 June 2018
Rainmaker Gallery
123 Coldharbour Road, Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7SN

“The Good, The Bad, and the WTF?!”
October 21
Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK.
Opening Reception on Saturday, October 21st from 10am-5pm

La Fonda Artist Residency

December 7th-9th, 4-7pm, 2017
February 8th-10th, 4-7pm, 2018
La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM.

Live painting demonstrations and artwork for sale during the times of the residency in connection to Santa Fe’s new Artists in Residence program.

For more info on the Artist in Residency Program

“7th Generation: Contemporary Native American Artists of the 21st Century”

October 12th-December 29th 2017
Art for the Soul Gallery, Springfield, MA
Exhibition opens Thursday October 12th

96th Santa Fe Indian Market
August 19-20, 2017
Booth 686-PLZ, Downtown, Santa Fe, NM

Pat and I will be participating again in Indian Market. From their website: “It is the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world and the largest cultural event in the southwest. The yearly event is held during the third weekend of August. Over 1,100 Native artists from the U.S. and Canada sell their artwork.” We hope to see you there!

We Are Native Women – Group Show
March 23 – May 31st, 2017
Rainmaker Gallery, Bristol UK

Celebrating Native American women on the 400th anniversary of the death of Pocahontas.

Artist Talk with Marla Allison, 23rd march 3-4pm at Friends Meeting House BS6 6JE.

Exhibition opening with Marla Allison, 23rd March 6-8pm at Rainmaker Gallery.

‘We Are Native Women’ celebrates the strength and diversity of Native American women through the recent work of twelve contemporary Indigenous North American artists from the USA and Canada.

Abu Dhabi Art Hub Residency
April 2017
Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, UAE

I will be participating in a month long artist residency at the Abu Dhabi Art Hub with four other Native Artists.

Consumed by Design: Exhibit Opening with Marla Allison
February  – June 2017
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque, NM.
Next solo exhibition of my paintings. February 25th through June 2017

Allison’s show will also be the first new art exhibit at the IPCC since the center marked its 40th anniversary in April 2016. Allison is known for vivid paintings that depict the landscapes, wildlife, architecture, and particularly the people of her native New Mexico, as well as for experimenting with geometric patterns to depict living forms. She deliberately draws from the artistic traditions of Laguna Pueblo in order to enrich her own work.

“As a visual artist it is important to paint my surroundings,” says Allison. “The more I can embrace what the elders of the past found inspiring, the more I can understand about myself and my place as an artist. This show is all new work, and focuses on the design with the lines of pottery and the precision of paint strokes.”

2017 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market
Saturday & Sunday, March 4 – 5, 2017
Booth J-11 with Pat Pruitt
Phoenix, AZ
Visit their website for more info:

2017 Annual HALO Artist Reception
Thursday, March 2rd, 6-9pm
HALO Piercing

10 W Camelback Rd – Google Map link


First Solo Exhibition in Rio Rancho, NM – October 20th–November 29th
Marla Allison: Influences of the Past
Opening Reception on November 17th, 6-7pm
With Music played by Pat Kiro
Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado Drive NE, Rio Rancho, NM

An exhibition of contemporary paintings by Marla Allison, Laguna Pueblo artist.  Marla embraces the traditions of Laguna, NM and it’s history from her perspective.  She creates her work stroke by stroke to bring a new vision of what is before us and to embrace what our forefathers have created so we can be who we are today.


Arizona Women’s History Symposium – October 7th, 2016

Marla Allison is an invited speaker for the Arizona Women’s History Alliance on October 7th, 2016.
Steele Auditorium, Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park, 1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281.
Symposium begins Friday October 7th 8am-5pm

Download flyer: symposium-flyer-v3

American Indian Arts Marketplace, November 12-13, 2016
Join us for the Marketplace Weekend!
Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA

The latest book that I am published in:
Extrapolation, Vol. 57, Nos 1-2, Spring/Summer 2016, Indigenous Futurisms in North American Indigenous Art by, Kristina Baudemann

News on Work in Print: Paintings included with article in
Native Foodways Magazine, Issue #3

Mention in Lee Marmon documentary
“True Tales of the Blue Eyed Indian”
Trailer 2014
Mention of Marla at time of 2:25