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Fred Stevens Demonstrations

Accompanied by his wife, Bertha, Mr. Stevens spent years touring and demonstrating the art of sandpainting. He often appeared at fairs, art shows, and museums. He first demonstrated at the Arizona State Fair in 1950. He then toured for the State Department through the encouragement of Luther Douglas, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Association, and the Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the Department of the Interior.

Fred Stevens Demonstrations

In 1967 and again in 1970, Stevens toured Europe and demonstrated at Buckingham Palace for Queen Elizabeth II. In the United States, the Stevens demonstrated at the Arizona State Museum, the Hudson River Museum, Denver Art Museum and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Until his death in 1983, Fred Stevens often acted as goodwill ambassador for the United States State Department, travelling to different countries around the world. Mr. Stevens traveled to England, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, Greece, Mexico, Japan, South America and Canada.