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