Tidbits: Indian Market, IFAM and art….

We’ve had rain! That’s not news in most places, but in our high desert Santa Fe home where the average rainfall is less than 15 inches a year, it is. Every summer, we get what they call “Monsoon Season.” For almost the last decade, it’s been lighter than in the past. This year Mother Nature is making up for it.

The next few weeks in Santa Fe will be filled with lots of things to do, much of it around the 93rd Santa Fe Indian Market. This week Tidbits focuses on that.

Santa Fe Plaza during Indian Market, photo Steve Collins

Santa Fe Plaza during Indian Market, photo/Steve Collins

Indian Market

The 93rd edition of the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, presented by SWAIA, takes place on Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th in the historic Santa Fe Plaza, with a Friday evening preview for SWAIA members at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Collectors, art lovers and just plain folks come from all over the globe for this world-class market. The juried show, with over 1,000 vendors, presents some of the best Native American artists and artisans working today. There is no charge to attend Santa Fe Indian Market. Hours are 7am to 5pm on Saturday and 8am to 5pm on Sunday. Check SWAIA’s website for a complete Indian Market Week Schedule.

Beadwork by Beverly Moran, courtesy Indian Fine Arts Market

Beadwork by Beverly Moran, photo/ourtesy Indian Fine Arts Market


This year, a new juried show has arrived: Indigenous Fine Art Market, started by SWAIA’s former COO, John Nez Torres along with two other SWAIA staff members. The show will be held in the Railyard from Thursday, August 21st through Saturday, August 23rd from 10am to 5pm. They expect over 400 exhibitors.

From the 2012 Whitehawk Ethnographic Show, photo Steve Collins

Wonderful vintage lanps from the 2012 Whitehawk Ethnographic Show, photo/Steve Collins

Art and Antiques

This year, Whitehawk Antique Shows, has merged their two shows, the Antique Ethnographic Show and the Antique Indian Art Show.(each had been around for over 30 years) into one. The Antique Indian & Ethnographic Art Show will take place from Saturday, August 16th through Monday, August 18th at the Santa Fe Convention Center, with a benefit preview on Friday evening. Over 150 dealers will have their antiques for sale at the event. For more information, check their website or call (505) 992-8929.

Caliente Cowgirl's collection at Santa Fe Show now Objects of Art Santa Fe, photo Steve Collins

Caliente Cowgirl’s collection at Santa Fe Show now Objects of Art Santa Fe, photo/Steve Collins

Objects of Art Santa Fe (formerly TheSanta Fe Show) features objects of art from around the world including textiles, jewelry, antiques, furnishing and decorative arts from the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. The event takes place from Friday August 15th through Sunday, August 17th at the Museo del Cultural in the Railyard. The following week, they open their new venture, The Antique American Indian Art Show Santa Fe at the same venue. The show takes place on Thursday August 20th and Friday, the 21st. Both shows have benefit previews the nights before they open. For information call (505) 660-4701.

Bid on this coral necklace at the Wheelwright Museum’s 39th Annual Auction, photo Jim Gautier, courtesy Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Bid on this coral necklace at the Wheelwright Museum’s 39th Annual Auction, photo/Jim Gautier, courtesy Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian


The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian will hold their 39th Annual Auction during Indian Market Week. There’s a Silent Auction and Live Auction Preview on Thursday, August 21, from 4 to 6pm. On Friday, August 22nd, they’ll hold their famous Collectors’ Table (there will be lines) from 10 to 11:30am and their live auction from 1 to 4pm. For information, contact Lea Armstrong at (505) 982-4636 ext. 103.

That’s it for this week. We promised short and sweet and it is. ¡Hasta Luego!

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