Whitehawk Antique Indian and Ethnographic Art Show
If you’re a collector of Native American art, Santa Fe is where you want to be in August. Not only is it the month for the largest Native art show in the U.S., but that event, the annual Indian Market, is preceded by antique Indian art expos, with dealers from across the country and our own backyard exhibiting rare and unique tribal pieces. On Friday, Aug. 12, the Whitehawk Antique Indian and Ethnographic Art Show, now in its 37th year, opens at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W. Marcy St.) with a 6 p.m. wine and hors d’oeuvres preview party. The show hosts eminent dealers, many of whom have returned annually since its inception in the 1970s.
Dealers participating in the Whitehawk show this year include Throckmorton Fine Art, Lewis Bobrick Antiques, Manitou Galleries, David Cook Galleries, Ross Traut Gallery, Robert Morris Fine Art, and many more. The diverse selection of arts and crafts includes Navajo weavings, jewelry, historic pottery, Navajo silver, Hopi katsinas, clothing, Pueblo drums, baskets, hides, utilitarian and ceremonial objects, beaded items, and masks, much of it dating to the 19th and early 20th centuries. Visitors can find a Cheyenne knife case, perhaps, or an Ojibwe bandolier. Walk away with a Haida carving, a Río Grande blanket, a Yaqui mask, a Zuni fetish, an Acoma olla, or a Sioux pipe stem and bowl.
Tickets for the opening night preview are $75 and include two-day show admission, a complimentary drink, and an opportunity to purchase items before the show opens to the public. The show continues Saturday, Aug. 13, through Monday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily admission is $10; a two-day pass is $17. All tickets are sold at the door (cash or check only). Call 505-992-8929 or visit www.whitehawkshows.com. — Michael Abatemarco
Colima cargador, 200 BCE-200 CE, red slip ceramic; courtesy Throckmorton Fine Art