Objects Of Art Santa Fe & The American Indian Art Show Santa Fe live August 11-14

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SANTA FE – Santa Fe is world renowned for its unique and rich visual arts and unparalleled indigenous culture, past and present.

This is due in large part to the contributions of two visionaries and artistic producers – John Morris and Kim Martindale – who together offer more than a century of deeply successful expertise across the country and in The different city.

For 2022, the duo’s two signature summer shows, Santa Fe Works of Art and Native American Art Exhibit in Santa Fe not only return live and in person, but are concerted for the first time from August 11-14 offer visitors a great opportunity to experience a wide range of historic to contemporary, original and unique works of art, from paintings, sculptures, textiles and jewelry to furniture, books and tribal folk art from Native American masters to designers from around the world , through the piercing and insightful eyes of Morris and Martindale.

An expanded, enriched and interactive offer Virtual show short August 11-31.

A classic experience reinvented

“Both shows have been so successful for so long that we hadn’t thought of making a change of this nature,” said Morris, legendary production manager for the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969. “By producing virtual exhibits for the pandemic and listening to suggestions from exhibitors and patrons, we realized they belonged together and would not only magnify, enhance and contextualize the experience for both collector and viewer. visitor, but also for exhibitors and artists. .”

“Over the years we have developed a passionate following for both shows in the Southwest and coast to coast as well. Our guests love the historic Santa Fe Railyard setting and the limitless cultural, culinary and outdoor opportunities that abound during the Santa Fe summer, so beyond the expanded experience, we’re glad some people didn’t don’t have to choose one weekend over another this year and fight so hard for those hotel rooms that are always sold out.

Original In Different City

“Santa Fe is as unique and bespoke a cultural center as you will find anywhere on earth,” Martindale said. “Our shows – where the only requirement is that everything must be original, not mass-produced but one-of-a-kind works of art – are truly at home here.”

“This year, with the 100th anniversary of the phenomenal Indian market and statewide New Mexico Native Celebration 2022 (IC22), we look forward to the most dynamic art, artists and patrons coming together to experience some of the world’s most inspired and inspiring creations. This will be a very special time in Santa Fe and not to be missed.


  • Opening celebration and benefit for SWAIA / Indian market
    From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday August 11
  • Show dates and times
    11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 12, 13 and 14
  • Location
    El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, New Mexico
    555 Camino de La Familia / Santa Fe Station
    *This year’s show is dedicated to Tomás Romero, longtime chairman of the board of El Museo
  • Expanded Virtual Show + Special Exhibits, Talks & More
    August 11 to 31

Native American/Tribal Art and Crafts Santa Fe 2022

The new show adds “Tribalin the title as this crucial item will have four great tribal exhibitors from across the continent exhibiting in Santa Fe for the first time in nearly a decade: Joshua Dimondstein, Mark Eglinton, Mark Johnson and James Stephenson. Long-time participants in the tribal world show are Dancing Threads and Caravanserai.

2022 will be more inclusive than ever as it showcases original and unique materials from contemporary to historic times: paintings, sculptures and fine arts of all kinds, furniture, books, fashion, jewelry, textiles and tribal, folk, Native Americans, Africans. , and Asian art – unique art objects from around the world.

Special exhibitions, featured gallery presentation and art installation

Morris and Martindale will produce two special exhibitions for the show: Variations on a Loom: The Navajo Master Weavers of the Crystal Trading Post in the Age of JB Moore and Looking Forward Through the Past: Contemporary Native American Art.

JThe exhibition will also include a gallery presentation of fascinating Australian Aboriginal artists led by Natalie Holubnytschyj of the Australian Aboriginal Art Gallery on her first trip abroad since Covid-19. Fazakas Gallery will present an art installation by Cree-Métis multidisciplinary sensation Jason Baerg following his huge success at Art Toronto.

Special exhibitions

Variations on a Loom: Navajo Master Weavers of Crystal Trading Post in the Days of JB Moore. Courtesy/art exhibits

This will only be the second time a JB Moore collection of this size has been on public display. Curators Anne & Robert Smith have the most comprehensive collections of JB Moore rugs known today and the exhibition will feature over 50 pieces. Smith began feverishly collecting textiles in 2007, captivated by the beauty of the designs and colorful history of JB Moore.

Moore was the first trader to honor his Navajo weavers by placing their names with their designs in his second catalog. There are 14 named weavers in this catalog, some of them having multiple weaves/designs.

Looking Forward Through the Past: Contemporary Native American Art curated by James Trotta-Bono. Courtesy/art exhibits

Indigenous artists, rooted in tradition, are creating dynamic cross-cultural dialogues today that examine the past and reinterpret the shared future. Through these voices, the ability witnesses the evolving narrative of ancestral knowledge where each generation stands on the immense shoulders of the previous one. This intense connection to the past has uniquely served Indigenous artists and, by extension, the entire artistic community at large. Trotta-Bono Contemporary will present a powerful sample of works of art by these integral figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Virtual Art Objects and American Indians/Tribal Santa Fe

Objects of art exhibitions first produced virtual fairs in 2021 when physical fairs closed due to Covid-19. Virtual access has significantly expanded exhibitors’ offerings and attracted a record number of attendees from 30 countries. Morris and Martindale found that a virtual exhibit is a legitimate and in-demand way to view and buy art when you can’t attend the physical exhibit. Technology also facilitates compelling and lasting improvements to live presentation.

The new state-of-the-art virtual performance platform, designed specifically for Objects of art exhibitions will at least double the number of exhibitors and provide easy navigation and functionality for exhibitors, collectors and patrons, as well as special exhibitions, interactive talks and more.

Note: Some exhibitors attend the physical show and not the virtual show, and many exhibitors attend the virtual show because they cannot attend the physical show. Both are necessary for a full experience. Opening day of Virtual Objects of Art & American Indian/Tribal Santa Fe is a benefit for IC22 and the Virtual Show is then free.

James C. Tibbs