Whitehawk Antique Indian & Ethnographic Art Show returns for milestone 40th year in Santa Fe.
SANTA FE, NM
Around every corner at the Whitehawk Antique Indian & Ethnographic Art Show collectors and lovers of Native American art will find a breadth of historic items that span several decades and regions. The antiques are often fresh to the market as well as having intriguing designs, allowing patrons to find unique gems to add to their collections.
“We have a lot of serious collectors who come to see what kinds of things our dealers have been saving all year, and we have new collectors,” says Marcia Berridge, producer of the show. “One of things I’ve noticed about dealers is if someone shows interest—newer collectors or seasoned—they are willing to share their knowledge and educate collectors about what makes a piece better than another piece, more desirable, what to look for. That’s a huge part of the show.”
Celebrating its 40th year, the Whitehawk Antique Indian & Ethnographic Art Show, which takes place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, will kick off August 10 with an opening night party from 6 to 9 p.m. This ticketed evening, with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and entertainment, allows attendees the first chance to peruse the more than 90 dealer booths. The show is then open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from August 11 to 13.
Dealers in this year’s show include Native Jackets, Roadside America’s Gallery of the West, Marcy Burns American Indian Arts, Terry dewald American Indian Art, Frank Hill Tribal Arts, Mystic Warriors, John Molloy Gallery, Territorial Indian Arts & Antiques, Chipeta Trading Company, Vicki Turbeville Southwestern Jewelry and the Historic Toadlena Trading Post, among others.
Don Siegel, owner of Chipeta Trading Company says he is thrilled to participate the show again, adding, “Whether you are a first-time collector or seasoned veteran, this show provides the best of the best.” At his booth, collectors will find items such as a Comanche child’s toy cradle from the last quarter of the 19th century and circa 1885 Crow child’s pants with floral beadwork that were once in the Ed Garrett collection.
Also looking forward to the show again this year are Deb and Alston Neal, owners of Territorial Indian Arts & Antiques in Scottsdale, Arizona. “We showcase the finest antique Pueblo pottery, Hopi katsinas, Navajo textiles and of course historic turquoise jewelry,” Deb Neal says. Among their notable works this year will be a circa 1910 to 1920 San Ildefenso olla, a circa 1880s Transitional Navajo textile and a collection of early 20th-century silver squash blossom necklaces.
Native Jackets, located on the Plaza in Santa Fe, will exhibit a small-scale ceramic bear by Tony Da as well as a circa 1930 rug by Daisy Taugelchee. Vicki Turbeville presents an array of jewelry, including a second phase Navajo concho belt with seven conchos from around 1890 to 1900 and a buckle created circa 1910 to 1920. Dealer Jason Baldwin will feature Prairie Indian items, from circa 1830s to 1940s, at his booth that includes a matching warrior shirt, leggings and moccasins.
Tickets to the opening night preview are $85 and include show admission, while daily admission is $15 and three-day passes are $25.
2. Comanche child’s toy cradle, last quarter of the 19th century. Courtesy Chipeta Trading Company.
1. The Whitehawk Antique Indian & Ethnographic Art Show takes place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.
6. Daisy Taugelchee (Navajo,1911-1990), Toadlena/two Grey Hills rug, ca. 1930,51 x 69". Courtesy Native Jackets.7. Second phase Navajo concho belt with seven ingot silver conchos, ca. 1890-1900, and ingot buckle with two American turquoise stones set in ingot bezels, ca. 1910-20. Courtesy Vicki Turbeville Southwestern Jewelry.
8. A pin attributed to Zuni artist Dan Simplicio (1917-1970). Courtesy Vicki Turbeville Southwestern Jewelry.