The best of the best of Native American artists and artisans come to Santa Fe for the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market. The city will be bursting at the seams Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 2oth when SWAIA (Southwest Association for Indian Arts) presents the 91st Annual Santa Fe Indian Market. Works on display will include both traditional and contemporary pieces encompassing a wide range of mediums. The 2012 market is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors to The City Different.
Some of the better known artists and market prize winners at the Santa Fe Indian Market often sell out quickly and head for home. Their booths will be taken over by someone on the waiting list. The Santa Fe Indian Market is known to show some of the best Native American work on the Planet. Sales here can be brisk and some artists make a year’s income at this event.
If you are unable to make it to the 2012 Santa Fe Indian Market, it will be back again next year. Make you plans early, rooms book up. After all, it’s considered to be the best market of it’s kind in the world.
This prize-winning work from the 2010 Santa Fe Indian Market is by Ojibwe artist and Santa Fe resident Wanisia Spry Misquadace practices the traditional art of birch bark biting. The artist creates her designs by biting into tree bark with her eye teeth. Misquadace is also a silversmith. Her prize-winning canister combines these two talents.
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