Thursday, September 1, 2011

The SWAIA market and White Hawk antiques show

By Eva Fognell, Curator of the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art

I finally had a chance to go back to Santa Fe, New Mexico recently. It is the unofficial capital of American Indian art and both the White Hawk antiques show and SWAIA Indian market was happening while I was there. What a treat!

I arrived in Albuquerque and drove north to Santa Fe. It's a stunning drive.

The town is full of public art, everywhere you turn there is something else to look at:
“Redefining God I” by Bob Haozous

“ Santa Fe Current” by Colette Hosmer

“Migration" by Allan Houser

And everywhere you are encouraged to look and explore art and markets

Great little market for hot chili peppers

And yet more things to look at in the windows:

And then on Saturday and Sunday: The SWAIA Indian market. A feast for the eye and soul:

Me at the market!

What an amazing week so full with all things good!

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