Var­ied Ma­te­ri­als

Ob­jects of Art Santa Fe re­turns to New Mex­ico with an­other com­pre­hen­sive of­fer­ing of beau­ti­ful ob­jects and ar­ti­facts from around the world.

Native American Art - - IN THIS ISSUE -

Re­turn­ing once again to the El Museo Cul­tural de Santa Fe in New Mex­ico is Ob­jects of Art Santa Fe, a cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence that brings to­gether mu­seum-qual­ity art and ar­ti­facts with more than 70 top deal­ers that rep­re­sent a stun­ning va­ri­ety of ma­te­ri­als.

The week­end-long show, which kicks off Au­gust 9 with an open­ing-night party, will present to col­lec­tors works from around the world, with a spe­cial fo­cus on Na­tive Amer­i­can ob­jects that in­clude weav­ings, bas­ketry, pot­tery, jew­elry, paint­ings and sculp­ture, bead and quill­work, as well as a wide va­ri­ety of other works that speak to the rich cul­tural his­tory of Na­tive Amer­i­can tribes from as far as Hawaii, Alaska and Maine, and as close as the nearby pue­b­los.

Show or­ga­nizer Kim Martin­dale says he is ex­cited to re­turn with this pop­u­lar and ac­claimed show, which unites artists, deal­ers and col­lec­tors of all types un­der one roof. “There are so many im­por­tant in­sti­tu­tions and gal­leries tak­ing part,” he says.

“It is won­der­ful in a time filled with di­vi­sive­ness this art com­mu­nity is coming to­gether.”

Martin­dale, who will also be show­ing work from his KR Martin­dale Gallery booth, will be pre­sent­ing a num­ber of im­por­tant Na­tive Amer­i­can weav­ings, in­clud­ing two Navajo Ger­man­town Moki blan­ket, both from the 19th cen­tury.

Dealer Vic­to­ria Roberts, a fre­quent ven­dor at the show, will be show­ing some of her own col­lage-like as­sem­blage work as well as vin­tage Na­tive and Pue­blo jew­elry, a Zuni neck­lace with an in­laid elk head and a Navajo geo­met­ric de­sign run­ner.

“The Ob­jects of Art show is a great blend of old and new. It al­lows artists like my­self a venue to show art­work, as well as some of the an­tiques I sell,” Roberts says. “It’s al­ways an ex­cit­ing show to be a part of be­cause of the well-cu­rated ob­jects from all over the world.”

Other ven­dors in­clude Robert L. Par­sons Fine Art, which will be show­ing an Acoma pot, as well as a num­ber of Taos-re­lated ma­te­ri­als and paint­ings; Jan Mu­sial’s Navajo Arts, which will be show­ing painted works from Tony Abeyta and Al­lan Houser; and Buf­falo Barry’s In­dian Art, which will be pre­sent­ing historic katsina dolls.

This year’s ac­com­pa­ny­ing mu­seum-qual­ity ex­hi­bi­tions in­clude a dis­play of Nakashima fur­ni­ture from Amer­i­can Craft Move­ment artist Ge­orge Nakashima, and May­nard Dixon’s New Mex­ico Cen­ten­nial, an ex­hibit of May­nard Dixon paint­ings, draw­ings, po­ems, cor­re­spon­dence and other ma­te­ri­als. The Dixon ex­hibit marks 100 years since the Western artist first showed his work in Santa Fe in Septem­ber 1918.


1. Guests browse through the booths at the 2017 Ob­jects of Art Santa Fe. 2. Three 1920s katsi­nam, Aaloosaka, He­hey’a. Cour­tesy Buf­falo Barry. 3. Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953), Bawl­ing Deer, oil, 16 x 12". Cour­tesy Robert L. Par­sons Fine Art.4. Navajo Moki Ger­man­town Blan­ket with Spi­der Woman Crosses, ca. 1880, 73 x 51". Cour­tesy KR Martin­dale Gallery. 5. Ge­orge Nakashima, Tsui­t­ate sofa, burl maple, wal­nut, fab­ric. Photo cour­tesy Nakashima Wood­worker. 3

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