Celebrating Indigenous Design

A virtual conversation with Northern Cheyenne artist, Jordan Craig

Thursday, August 19, 3:00 pm MDT

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Join us for this online program presented by the School for Advanced Research in partnership with the Antique American Indian Arts Show, Santa Fe. Directly studying and interpreting traditional Native beadwork, pottery and weaving, Jordan Ann Craig creates carefully considered geometric abstractions celebrating Indigenous design and story.

Jordan is a Northern Cheyenne artist born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College studying studio art and psychology. Her work includes painting, prints, collages, textile prints and artist books. Jordan was the 2018 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM. While at SAR, she studied from the IARC’s vast collection of Pueblo pottery to create large scale hard-edge paintings.

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American Art Collector

The Creative World of Alexander Girard

The pioneering modern designer Alexander Girard, known for his interior environments and joyful textiles, spent his most creative and productive years in Santa Fe (1953-1993). This show looks at the influence of New Mexico on Girard’s work and at some of the projects he completed regionally. It also examines his international outlook, seen in the places he traveled and photographed as well as the global folk art he collected. This exhibit is a complement to the Vitra Design Museum-organized retrospective Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe, which remains on view at the Museum of International Folk Art through October 27, 2019. Curated by MOIFA and hosted by Objects of Art Shows and El Museo Cultural. On display during both shows Read more...

Aug 8 (5–9pm) & Aug 9-11 (11am-5pm) | Entrance included with show admission
Exhibit also open during The Antique American Indian Art Show

American Art Collector

Tradition and Innovation, the Legacy of Julian Lovato

Four Winds Gallery and Waddell Gallery present a special showcase exhibition. This will be a stunning tribute to Lovato, the late renowned Pueblo jeweler, and will include over 70 pieces, including a variety of rings, belt buckles, bolos, bracelets, pendants, earrings, and necklaces.

Julian Lovato was born in the Santo Domingo Pueblo on January 30, 1925, and is one of the most highly regarded pueblo jewelers of the 20th century. Utilizing ever-changing designs and exceptional stones, he created a three-dimensional look, which he called “raised dimensional jewelry design.” Read more...

Aug 13 (6–9pm) & Aug 14-16 (11am-5pm) | Entrance included with show admission
Only open during The Antique American Indian Art Show


Friday August 9th:

Talk: Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet
Speaker: Marissa Roth
(Book signing with Marissa Roth following the talk)
Location: Theater | 1pm

Entrance included with show admission

This book is Marissa Roth's love letter to Tibet. It is the reflection of her inner and outer journeys to this Himalayan land and a very personal impressionistic view of what it feels like to be in Tibet. It is also a social and political statement and another cry for awareness about what is being irrevocably lost. She chose to photograph there with the last of the Kodachrome film, as she knew that this film rendered the truest photographic black, and would capture the literal and metaphorical contradictions and dualities as seen set against the deep reds of the monasteries and monks’ and nuns’ robes and the subtle colors of the stones and landscape.

Saturday August 10th:

Talk: Through a Lens Brightly: Shooting Past Woodstock
Speakers: An intimate conversation with Baron Wolman and John Morris. 
(Book signing with Baron Wolman following the talk)
Location: Theater | 1pm

Entrance included with show admission

An insider’s look behind the scenes of the Woodstock Festival in 1969, this event—held at the Objects of Art Show Santa Fe—will thrill rock music fans. It's an intimate conversation with Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone Magazine’s first Chief Photographer, and John Morris, the Woodstock Festival’s Head of Production. Hosted by author Dain Dunston of J. Compton Gallery, this is an intimate conversation richly illustrated with Mr. Wolman’s iconic rock photography. They’ll share their experience of the "three days of peace & music" at Woodstock, as well as their personal stories about rock legends Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, The Grateful Dead, The Jefferson Airplane, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and many more. There will be a book signing after the talk and Mr. Wolman’s photography will be available at J. Compton Gallery’s booth at the show.

Saturday August 10th:

Talk: Genuine vs. Fake?  Scientific testing uncovers what the naked eye can’t. 
Thermoluminescence(TL), X-Ray Fluoresence (XRF), and X-Ray 
Speaker: Bob Dodge, Co-Founder/Owner Artemis Gallery and Artemis Testing Lab
Location: Theater | 3pm

Entrance included with show admission

If you are a collector or dealer, you have certainly heard about scientific testing. Maybe you felt it was too expensive. Maybe you thought the science was inconclusive. Maybe you thought your sources “never make mistakes.” Bob Dodge, Co-Founder/Owner Artemis Gallery and Artemis Testing Lab, will be reviewing current testing methods, showing you why testing is a must!  Over 30% of all pieces tested in our Thermoluminescence lab test modern. Do you really want to take that risk?

For special events, talks, and book signings occurring during The Antique American Indian Art Show, click here.

Previous Special Exhibits, TALKS & BOOK SIGNINGS

Click here for 2018's Talks.
Click here for 2018's Event, An Exhibition of George and Mira Nakashima Furniture
Click here for 2018's Event, Maynard Dixon’s New Mexico Centennial
Click here for 2018's Event, Navajo Germantown Weaving: First Modern Art- 1870-1900
Click here for 2018's Event, Indian School Days debut book signing by author, Mark Sublette
Click here for 2017's Talks & Book Signings.
Click here for 2017's Exhibit, The World In New Mexico, New Mexico In The World.
Click here for 2017's Exhibit, Homage To The Square.
Click here for 2017's Exhibit, The DUKE and I - Designer showcase presented by THE Magazine.
Click here for 2017's Exhibit, MARFA MODERN: Artistic Interiors of the West Texas High Desert Book Signing
& Lecture with Author Helen Thompson
Click here for 2016's Exhibit, On the Frontier: the art of Jose Bedia.
Click here for 2016's Exhibit, Woven in Beauty: 100 Years of Navajo Master Weavers from
The Toadlena/Two Grey Hills Region.

Click here for 2016's Book Signing, The Butterfly Twins with author Mark Sublette.
Click here for 2015's Exhibit, Chilkat Blankets: Artistic Masterpieces.
Click here for 2015's Exhibit, Deeply Yao.
Click here for 2014's Exhibit, Born of Fire by Margaret Tafoya: Santa Clara Pueblo Potter.
Click here for 2013's Exhibit, THE RALPH T. COE LEGACY - Instruments of Passion.
Click here for 2013's Exhibit, A SEPARATE COUNTRY - The Creative Journey of Larry John Palsson.
Click here for 2012's Exhibit, Shields as Art: Selections from the Taylor A. Dale Collection.