Oreland C. Joe, Sr., is renowned throughout the world for his sculptures. His work is held in private, corporate, and museum collections. Joe is a native New Mexican and is of Dine’ (Navajo) and Ute descent. Studying European art and culture and seeing artistic works of the masters in Greek, Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque periods were life-changing experiences. Joe was the first Native American member of Cowboy Artists of America. Joe was commisioned to create monuments for the Ponca City Native American Foundation and the Southern Ute Tribe in Ignacio, CO and created a 9-foot bronze sculpture of a traditional dancer on display at the New Mexico State Capitol.