Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Highlights from the 56th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market

This year's Indian Fair and Market proved that not even stormy weather could get in the way of a great event. Despite some rain, there was a huge turnout and many have called this year's market, "the best one yet!" With hundreds of artists on site and several in the shop, that is not a surprise :-)

Events in the Shop

Betsy and Grant Turner of Long Ago and Far Away Gallery

Long Ago and Far Away Gallery is a Vermont Gallery that specializes in Canadian Inuit Art, Native Alaskan Art and Vermont Arts and Crafts. Owners Grant and Betsy Turner have been in business for over twenty-five years and we were delighted to host them as they represented many artists from the North.

A selection of impressive sculptures from Long Ago and Far Away Gallery

The Shop was also excited to have Terry DeWald on site. Terry is a member of the Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association and is an expert in historic southwest and Californian basketry, as well as contemporary Tohono O'odham and Apache basketry. He is the author of The Papago Indians and their Basketry.

Terry DeWald in a sea of exquisite baskets

There was no shortage of great baskets

Nancy Rose of The Good Stuff brought, well good stuff, to the Heard Museum Shop! The Good Stuff has a huge selection of vintage jewelry. From old concho belts, to intricate turquoise jewelry, it seemed like there was something for everyone.

Rings and more from The Good Stuff

A large selection of jewelry from The Good Stuff

Matt Wood, an antique pottery dealer, and expert in antique American Indian art and artifacts, was kind enough to join us, as well! He brought several phenomenal pieces, including some by famed potter Maria Martinez.  

Many people enjoyed seeing great works that Matt Wood provided

The Shop was also thrilled to welcome artist, Dina Huntinghorse (Wichita).  Dina brought in a large selection of her beautiful jewelry, for all to enjoy.  She also answered many questions about herself and her art!    

The lovely Dina Huntinghorse with a case of wearable art

This Indian Fair and Market was wonderful! The Shop enjoyed their many fabulous guests and there was never a dull moment! 

The hustle and bustle lasted, from start to finish, as excited fair-goers enjoyed the art!

The 56th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market was a huge success!

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