The annual Native American Art Market returns this weekend to the Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan, including the opportunity to meet with the Native American artists.
This is your chance to buy museum quality one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, pottery, baskets, sculptures, paintings, apparel, beadwork and other artwork and crafts at affordable prices for yourself or for gifts, directly from the artists.
The Native Art Market is being held simultaneously at the Museum of the American Indian in NYC, a branch of the Smithsonian, and at the main museum in Washington, D.C. Vendors are selected by the museum, so you can be assured everything is museum quality. Prices range from $50 to $5,000.
The Smithsonian Native Art Market is FREE admission, Saturday/Sunday, Dec. 5/6, 10am to 5:30pm both days.
Plus, there’s a ticketed preview on Friday, Dec. 1st, 4-7 p.m. to meet with the artists at a wine and cheese event and get early access to the arts sale, plus guided tours of current exhibits. Tickets are $50, direct from the museum.
Native American artisans at the 2017 Smithsonian Native Art Market include
Lester Abeyta (Santo Domingo Pueblo)
Allen Aragon (Navajo)
Abraham Begay (Navajo)
Melesio Benally (Navajo)
Aaron Brokeshoulder (Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma)
Jared Chavez (Pueblo of San Felipe)
Makwesa Chimerica (Hopi)
Kelly Church (Gun Lake Band)
Sam Dimmick (Inupiat)
Glendora Fragua (Jemez Pueblo)
Wayne Gaussoin (Navajo/Picuris Pueblo)
Ronni and Stonehorse Goeman (Onondaga and Tonawanda Seneca)
Dorothy Grant (Haida)
Tahnee Growing Thunder (Kiowa)
Charles (Dukon) Harris (Comanche Nation)
Jimmie Harrison (Navajo)
Jeremy Harrison (Navajo)
J. NiCole Hatfield (Comanche)
Brenda Hill (Six Nations/Tuscarora)
KarenLyne Hill (Onondaga Nation)
Grant Jonathan (Tuscarora)
Milton Laughing (Navajo)
Ellouise Padilla (Santo Domingo Pueblo)
Veronica Poblano (Pueblo of Zuni)
Harlan Reano and Lisa Holt (Santo Domingo Pueblo and Cochiti Pueblo)
Christy Ruby (Tlingit)
Troy Sice and Raymond Tsalate (Pueblo of Zuni)
Charlene Sanchez Reano (Pueblo of San Felipe)
Kateri Sanchez (Pueblo of Zuni)
Penny Singer (Diné)
Naomi Smith (Chippewas of Nawash)
Mark Stevens (Laguna Pueblo)
Shannon Stevens (Laguna Pueblo/Hopi)
Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo)
Berta Welch (Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah)
Black Pinto Horse and Monte Yellow Bird, Sr. (Arikara/Hidatsa)
Remember, the Museum of the American Indian is always free to visit.
See the NYCOTC list of free days and times at NYC museums that charge admission.
photo of beadwork by Tahnee Growingthunder courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in NYC.