Issue 7

Past Issue

Native American Art #7

February / March 2017

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Departments


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Curator Chat



48

New Acquisition




54

Market Reports


Features


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Building on Tradition

The 59th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market returns March 4 and 5.

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The Complex Genius

Exploring the life and work of Hopi katsina carver James Kootshongsie. By Barry Walsh

Columns


78

A Collector’s Paradise

Native American jeweler David McElroy’s collection reflects the cultures that surround his Santa Fe home. By John O’Hern

Gallery Previews


86

His Fight

Ledger art on display at H. Malcolm Grimmer in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

90

Warp + Weft

Woven works at Sundog Fine Art in Bozeman, Montana.

94

Crystal Clouds

Taos glassmaker Ira Lujan lands coveted spot during the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market in Phoenix.

96

Tiny Figures

Holly Wilson’s new show is on display at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Visions by Sonwai

Verma Nequatewa channels the Hopi Way of life in her new work at the Faust Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Events/Fairs


102

Diverse Displays

The Marin show draws collectors to San Francisco with its distinct collections of American Indian art.

106

Native Spirit

Native food, music and fashion take over the streets of Old Town Scottsdale.

110

Holiday Cheer

SWAIA’s Winter Market at the La Fonda Hotel was a resounding success.

112

Top Tier

The Autry Museum’s 26th annual American Indian Arts Marketplace saw over 5,000 visitors November 12 and 13 in Los Angeles

Museum Exhibitions


114

Eye dazzlers

A new exhibition at the Tucson Desert Art Museum explores the exquisite weaving collection of Steve and Gail Getzwiller.

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Future Tradition

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents a solo exhibition of new work by fourth-generation Navajo weaver Melissa Cody.

Auctions


124

A Unique Vision

Skinner brings to market the Philip and Patricia Marco collection of Native American art on February 10 in Boston.

126

Strong Performance

Three collections of pottery lead Heritage Auctions’ December 13 sale of Native American art.

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Rarity Prevails

Fresh to the market Eskimo masks and a portrait by Fritz Scholder lead Bonhams’ December 5 sale of Native American art.

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Quality Objects

Strong phone and internet bids drove top American Indian artifacts high at Skinner’s December 1 auction in Boston.

Galleries in this Issue




Indian Arts and Crafts Board

Indian Arts and Crafts Board



The Dancing Rabbit Gallery

The Dancing Rabbit Gallery



Bischoff's Gallery

Bischoff's Gallery

Scottsdale, AZ

Bonner David Galleries

Bonner David Galleries

Scottsdale, AZ

Brian Lebel's Old West Events

Brian Lebel's Old West Events

Mesa, AZ

Faust Gallery

Faust Gallery

Scottsdale, AZ

Faust Gallery

Faust Gallery

Scottsdale, AZ

Gemstone Tile

Gemstone Tile

Kingman, AZ

Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market

Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market

Phoenix, AZ

King Galleries

King Galleries

Scottsdale, AZ

Lyn A. Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery

Lyn A. Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery

Santa Fe, AZ

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

Tucson, AZ

River Trading Post

River Trading Post

Scottsdale, AZ

Territorial Indian Arts & Antiques

Territorial Indian Arts & Antiques

Scottsdale, AZ

The Great Grey Dog Trading Traveling Show

The Great Grey Dog Trading Traveling Show

Tucson, AZ

The Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

The Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

Sonoita, AZ

Waddell Gallery

Waddell Gallery

Scottsdale, AZ

Western Spirit Scottsdale's Museum of the West

Western Spirit Scottsdale's Museum of the West

Scottsdale, AZ

American Indian Art Show Marin

American Indian Art Show Marin

San Rafael, CA

Miles and Miles Trading

Miles and Miles Trading

San Rafael, CA

Objects of Art Shows

Objects of Art Shows

San Francisco, CA

Chipeta Trading Company

Chipeta Trading Company

Denver, CO

George Shaw Gallery

George Shaw Gallery

Aspen, CO

Mystic Warriors

Mystic Warriors

Evergreen, CO

Turkey Mountain Traders

Turkey Mountain Traders

Evergreen, CO


Thomas Lull indian Art

Thomas Lull indian Art

Watertown, MN

Thomas Nygard

Thomas Nygard

Bozeman, MT

Adobe Gallery

Adobe Gallery

Santa Fe, NM

Blue Rain Gallery

Blue Rain Gallery

Santa Fe, NM

H. Malcolm MG Grimmer

H. Malcolm MG Grimmer

Santa Fe, NM


Native Jackets

Native Jackets

Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe Indian Market

Santa Fe Indian Market

Santa Fe, NM

Sherwoods Spirit of America

Sherwoods Spirit of America

Santa Fe, NM

Steve Elmore Indian Art

Steve Elmore Indian Art

Santa Fe, NM


Cowan's Auctions

Cowan's Auctions

Cincinnati, OH

Exhibit C

Exhibit C

Oklahoma City, OK

Four Winds Gallery

Four Winds Gallery

Pittsburgh, PA

Modern West Fine Art

Modern West Fine Art

Salt Lake City, UT

The Potomack Company

The Potomack Company

Alexandria, VA

Antique American Indian Art, Inc.

Antique American Indian Art, Inc.

Bothel, WA

Fighting Bear Antiques

Fighting Bear Antiques

Jackson, WY