San Francisco Tribal Art Week February 9 – 19, 2017

2017 will be an exciting year for The American Indian Art Show|Marin! Kim Martindale and John Morris, partners in the Objects of Art Shows, have acquired the esteemed San Francisco Tribal and Textile Art Show. Like the American Indian Art Show|Marin, the San Francisco Tribal and Textile Art Show has a long tradition in the Bay area, just celebrating its 30th anniversary. The show has been instrumental in elevating the appreciation of ethnographic arts in the United States and has a long-standing relationship with many esteemed Bay area groups, such as The Friends of Ethnic Art and the de Young Museum. It is the natural partner for the American Indian Art Show|Marin.These two shows have traditionally taken place in February each year and, now under the same umbrella, they will occur on consecutive weekends, creating the San Francisco Tribal Art Week. The shows will be synchronized to create an international destination for dealers and collectors to share and experience a gathering of the most magnificent Tribal and American Indian art available. In the coming months, events will be coordinated to enhance the experience of visiting the beautiful San Francisco area.  Gallery tours, views of private or rarely seen collections, culinary excursions of the nearby renowned wine and cheese areas are all some of the events that will be part of this special week. It will be an exciting week, so please consider participating in both shows.


2016 Lectures & Symposia

Nampeyo Firing, 1901, Vroman Adam Clark
Vroman Photograph. Smithsonian. 
Nampeyo, 1903. Photograph by Homer Earle Sargent, Jr.
Library of Congress.

In Search Of Nampeyo: The Early Years 1875 – 1892.
Author Steve Elmore reviews his art-history research on the early work of the great Hopi potter Nampeyo. This talk will detail findings in the Keam collection at Harvard's Peabody Museum and tell the story of Nampeyo's early career through a careful study of the earliest known collection of her work. Steve Elmore is the author of the book "In Search of Nampeyo: The Early Years 1875 – 1892."

Special Exhibit, 2015
"Yesterday and Today" will compare 150 historic - seldom displayed - California Indian baskets from the Collection of the California Academy of Sciences with 45 contemporary baskets created by CIBA Master Weavers.

A major traveling exhibition of California Indian basketry, "Yesterday and Today," will premier at "Art of the Americas" in Marin, February 20 – 22, 2015. The exhibition will demonstrate that California Indian basketry is the finest art ever produced in our state.

"Yesterday and Today" is designed and produced by the California Indian Basketweavers' Association (CIBA) in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences and KR Martindale Show Management.

The 31st Annual Marin Show - Art of the Americas

Yesterday & Today See the Exhibition

Basket Weavers at Academy of Sciences

Special Exhibits 2014  

The 30th Annual Marin Show - Art of the Americas

The Master Weavers of the Toadlena
Two Grey Hills Region