Contemporary and Traditional Indigenous Artworks From Across the Americas Will Be Featured at the 2018 Native Art Market
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will host its annual Native Art Market Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1–2, in Washington, D.C., featuring works from 35 Native artists. The two-day event offers a unique opportunity for visitors to purchase traditional and contemporary artworks—including silver and semiprecious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, handwoven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings, prints and sculpture—by some of the finest Native American artists from across the hemisphere. The market will be located in the museum’s Potomac Atrium and open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.
During the museum’s 13th annual Native Art Market in Washington, art lovers and the community can learn about Native arts and cultures. This year features emerging, innovative, multi-talented and critically acclaimed artists representing more than 30 Indigenous nations. A complete artist listing is available below and on the museum’s website.
The museum will host a members’ preview Friday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Members of the museum will have the first chance to meet this year’s artists and shop before the market opens to the public. No tickets required; admission is free.
The Roanoke Museum Store will also be open as usual, offering Native American items illustrating how different artists interpret cultural traditions and art forms. On the museum’s second level, the store features jewelry, textiles and other works by Native artisans; souvenirs; and children’s books and toys. The name “Roanoke” reflects the importance of waterways to Native commerce and alludes to the shells once used as currency by local Native peoples.
About the Museum
The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present and future—through partnership with Native people and others. National Mall at Fourth Street and Independence Avenue S.W.; open every day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25); Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and AmericanIndian.si.edu.
The public can join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #NativeArtMarket and #ArtMarketNMAI.
Artists Taking Part in the 2018 Native Art Market in Washington
Lester and Sharon Abeyta (Santo Domingo Pueblo) - Jewelry
Virginia Ballenger (Navajo) - Textiles
Nanibaa Beck (Diné) - Jewelry
Jolene Bird (Santo Domingo Pueblo) - Jewelry
Erik Christophersen (Ermineskin Cree Nation) - Jewelry
Phyllis Coonsis (Pueblo of Zuni) - Jewelry
Vivian Cottrell (Cherokee) - Basketry
Myrna Gardner (Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska) - Mixed Media
Edward Grant (Tlingit) - Sculpture and Carvings
Porfirio Gutierrez (Zapotec) - Textiles
Susan Hudson (Navajo) - Textiles
Margaret Jacobs (St. Regis Mohawk) - Metal
Christie Latone (Pueblo of Zuni) - Jewelry
Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma) - Beadwork
Lee Moquino (Pueblo of Zia) - Pottery
Sage Mountainflower (Ohkay Owingeh) - Beadwork
Jhane Myers (Comanche/Blackfeet) - Mixed Media
JJ Otero (Navajo) - Mixed Media
Norbert Peshlakai (Navajo) - Jewelry
Monica Raphael (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians) - Mixed Media
Marcus Slim (Navajo) - Jewelry
Marvin Slim (Navajo) - Jewelry
Matagi Sorensen (Yavapai-Apache Nation) - Jewelry
Eugene Tapahe (Navajo) - Photography
Broderick Tenorio (Diné) - Jewelry
Herb Thompson (Navajo) - Jewelry
Jacinthe TwoBulls (Haida) - Basketry
Kristie Vann (Cherokee) - Basketry
Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) - Pottery
Regina Waters (Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians) - Jewelry
Kathy Whitman (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation) - Sculpture and Carvings
Monte Yellow Bird (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation) - Illustration
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