Kim Vallo – Acoma
Kim Vallo is a full blooded Native American Indian. She was born in 1968 into the Acoma Pueblo. Kim is a member of the Red Corn Clan and the Small Oak Clan. She grew up in Grants, N.M. Her inspiration for continuing a long lived tradition comes from many different sources. However, her immediate family is where her encouragement to learn to paint comes from. The lucrative aspect of the business also was inspiration for her to become an artist. While attending school she would often catch herself drawing lines on paper.