Contemporary and Traditional Indigenous Artworks From Across the Americas Will Be Featured at the 2018 Native Art Market

Two-day Event at the National Museum of the American Indian
November 14, 2018
News Release
Native Art Market

The Native Art Market offers a unique shopping opportunity for visitors to purchase traditional and contemporary works—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. Photo courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian.

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); FacebookTwitter, 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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