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Indian Market Weekend

A calendar of events

August 20, 2008, 12:00 am
It’s time again for the ever-popular Indian Market. Both artists and art buyers from around the world converge in Santa Fe’s Plaza and surrounding streets for the biggest market of its kind. SFR offers this handy, fold it up and put it in your pocket guide to Indian Market so you’ll know where you need to be and when.

Friday/22
Best of Show
El Museo Cultural
1615 Paseo de Peralta, 505-983-5220
4:30 pm
This exclusive event allows the most die-hard (or the wealthiest) market goers and the best artists to mingle before they swap goods over the weekend.

Award-winning artist press reception
El Museo Cultural
1615 Paseo de Peralta, 50-983-5220
5 pm
Open to the press only, this event allows for the media to get a hot scoop on a very cool weekend.

Sneak preview and silent auction
El Museo Cultural
1615 Paseo de Peralta, 505-983-5220
5:30 pm
Everyone loves a good sneak peak! After the awards ceremony, SWAIA members get to check out the art, a whole 13.5 hours early.

General preview and silent auction
El Museo Cultural
1615 Paseo de Peralta, 505-983-5220
7:30 pm
Unlike the special sneak preview, this one lets in the plebeians. Enjoy!

Saturday/23
Indian Market Plaza, 505-983-5220
7 am
The Santa Fe Indian Market is the best of its kind. Over the course of the weekend 1,200 artists representing 100 tribes in more than 600 booths, sell their finest pieces. Not to mention food and performances. Why miss it?

Indian market stage events
Plaza Gazebo, 505-983-5220

1 pm
Gregg Analla draws upon his Laguna culture to let loose his unique sound.

1:35 pm
Gabriel Ayala strums out some melodic tunes on classical guitar.

2:10 pm
A multi-talented Navajo/Ute indie artist, Aaron White, soothes audiences with flute, drum and guitar.  

2:45 pm
Get a few laughs in between the musical medley with Elaine Miles, the actress comedienne of Smoke Signals.

3:10 pm
Local band Indigie Femme switches it up with a Cajun box, medicine drums and Maori Island dancing.  

3:40 pm
Feel the beat: the Cellicion Zuni Dancers move with energy and spirit.  

Indian market book tent
Plaza, 505-983-5220

10 am
If buying actual pottery doesn’t suffice, check out Dwight Lanmon’s The Pottery of Zuni Pueblo and Charles King’s biography, Born of Fire: Pottery of Margaret Tafoya.

11 am
In Southwestern Indian Jewelry: Crafting New Traditions, Dexter Dirillo chronicles native Southwest artists. Also, Suzanne and Jake Page sign Indian Arts of the Southwest, a survivor’s guide to purchasing Indian art.  

Noon
Hopi Katsina, 1,600 Artist Biographies, which details the work of katsina-carving artists, is one of many well-researched books by Gregory and Angie Schaaf.

1 pm
In Nee Hemish, a History of Jemez Pueblo, Joe S Sando gives a historical account of the pueblo. Po’pay: Leader of the First American Revolution by Sando and Herman Agoyo, details the successful revolt led by Po’pay in the 1600s.
 
2 pm
In Kenneth Milton Chapman: A Life Dedicated to Indian Arts and Artists, Karen Barrie and Janet Chapman produce an account of this NM icon’s life. Also available is Marit K Munson’s Kenneth Chapman’s Santa Fe: Artists and Archaeologists 1907-1931.    

3 pm
Chuck and Jan Rosenak present their collection of colloquial crafts in Navajo Folk Art. Painter Jonathan Warm Day signs his book, Taos Pueblo Painted Stories, about the impending loss of his culture.

SWAIA Auction gala
La Fonda Hotel
100 E. San Francisco St., 505-982-5511
5 pm
This elegant gala is SWAIA’s most important fundraising event. Dinner and a live auction follow cocktails and a silent one. It will be classy for sure; too bad it’s so good it’s already sold out.

Sunday/24
Indian market, again!
Plaza, 505-983-5220
8 am
The mega-market continues…But this time everyone can sleep “late.”

9 am
The Native American Clothing Contest showcases both traditional and contemporary fashions.

Indian market stage events
Plaza Gazebo, 505-983-5220

1 pm
Gabriel Ayala puts on an encore performance of classical guitar.

1:40 pm
On stage, loquacious spoken word performers diversify the stage events.

2:15 pm
Sculptor Adrian Wall demonstrates his other talents on the flute, guitar and drums.

2:45 pm
Native Roots blends Reggae and Native American music in a surprisingly harmonious way.

3:30 pm
Again the Cellicion Zuni Dancers take the stage to get down.  

Indian market book tent
Plaza, 505-983-5220

10 am
The rich prose and poetry of Navajo writer Luci Tapahonzo are featured in Radiant Curve, Blue Horse Rush In and Women Are Singing.

11 am
Helmut W Horchler pays tribute to Native art and artists in Native Friendships. Children Left Behind by Tim Giago addresses Indian schools.  

Noon
Mateo Romero paints his views in Painting the Underworld. Calvin Helin’s Dances with Dependency talks about poverty in native communities.

1 pm
Charlie Carillo explores Hispanic-Pueblo connections in Saints of the Pueblos. Teresa Wilkins discusses textile art in Patterns of Exchange: Navajo Weavers and Traders.

2 pm
Geronimo Montoya’s Worlds of Po’sua, Bob Montoya’s Kokopelli Ceremonies, and Joyce Szabo’s Art from Fort Marion  explore many different worlds.   

3 pm
Marcia Keegan’s delectable, assorted works and Lois Frank’s Foods of the Southwest offer some yummy literature to round out the day.

 

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