WHO WE ARE
For over four and a half decades, Kim Martindale has produced some of the country’s most prestigious and successful art shows. He was immersed in the art world from an early age and has brought his professionalism and enthusiasm to all areas of his work: appraising, advising, buying, selling, and gallery management, along with art show development, promotion, and production. Martindale currently co-owns Objects of Art Shows LLC with John Morris. Together, since 2010, they produce Objects of Art & American Indian/Tribal Santa Fe. They also produced the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show and the American Indian Art Show/San Francisco, which celebrated a 38-year run. As of 2023, the San Francisco shows became a virtual-only venue.
Over 60 years ago, John Morris began his career as a show promoter and producer of landmark musical events in the U.S., Europe, and around the world. John was production manager at the original Woodstock Festival; opened and ran New York City’s landmark rock concert venue, The Fillmore East; and created and owned London’s first major rock concert venue, The Rainbow. John produced live concerts for bands including Paul McCartney’s Wings, The Grateful Dead, The Moody Blues, The Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and Santana. Prior to co-producing Objects of Art & American Indian/Tribal Santa Fe, John and Kim Martindale founded and co-produced The Antiquities Show in Santa Fe, which ran for 15 years. John has lived in the U.S., England, the Caribbean and now lives in Santa Fe, NM.
A Santa Fe photographer and alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design, Blake’s work has appeared in numerous publications and on the cover of Marshall Crenshaw’s CD, “What’s in the Bag.” Other clients include St. Martin’s Press, powerHouse Books, Wild Earth Guardians, and Hamilton Jewelers. The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel recently purchased four of her night pictures for permanent display.
Blake worked her first show in 1997 at the age of 19 for Kim Martindale in Marin. Over the years she has maintained a professional relationship and long-time friendship with Kim and now has the pleasure of working with another veteran producer, John Morris. She has been associated with Objects of Art Shows since 2010 and in 2011 became production manager.