Tuesday, January 19, 2010



As many of you may be planning to attend the show(s) in San Francisco in February, I wanted to let you know about something new and exciting this year. Debuting this year is ARTE DU MONDE SF, a week-long celebration of the Bay Area's influential cultural arts scene, anchored by the Arts of Pacific Asia show on the weekend of Feb. 5-7, and the TWO tribal art shows on the weekend of Feb. 12-14, The SF Tribal and Textile Arts Show and the Marin Show: Art of the Americas.

The Marin Show, traditionally held a week or two later, has moved up to team with the SF Tribal Show to create the first Tribal Arts Weekend, the most significant gathering of tribal arts dealers and collectors in the world. Tribal Arts Weekend (Feb. 12-14) visitors will gain admission to both shows with the purchase of one ticket ($15) at either show. Tickets are available at the door.

Each show has an Opening Night Preview:

The San Francisco Arts of the Pacific Asia Show
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
February 5, 6, & 7, 2010
*Opening Preview, February 4, 2010, 6pm-9pm
Benefits the Education Programs of the Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture
Ticket Info: http://www.caskeylees.com/SF_Asia/Preview.html

The San Francisco Tribal and Textile Arts Show
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
February 12, 13, & 14, 2010
*Opening Preview, February 11, 2010, 6pm-9pm
Benefits the Textiles and the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas in the de Young Museum
Ticket Info: http://www.caskeylees.com/SF_Tribal/Preview.html

The Marin Show: Art of the Americas
Marin Center & Embassy Suites, San Rafael, CA
*Opening Preview, February 12, 2010, 7pm-9:30pm
Benefits Homeward Bound of Marin
Advance Tickets Suggested: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/91433

These shows are creating the bookends to a week of exciting events, shown here.

Panel Discussion: Collectors, Dealers and the Law
12:00 pm, Thursday, February 11, 2010
Marin Center, San Rafael, CA
Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association (ATADA) sponsored panel discussion featuring members of the judicial, legal, academic and museum communities as well as a representative from the tribal dealer community. Directed toward collectors, dealers and the general public to increase awareness of applicable laws as well as the responsibilities of collectors and dealers. Attendance is free.

Lecture/Book Signing: Basketry Plants of Western North America
12:00 pm, Saturday February 13, 2010
Embassy Suites, San Rafael, CA
Renowned California basket maker, collector and teacher, Justin Farmer will discuss his new book. Mr. Farmer served on the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, The Autry Center, in Los Angeles, and he is a member of virtually every Indian museum in Southern California. Attendance is free.

Lecture: One Hundred Summers: A Kiowa Calendar Record
10:00 am, Sunday February 14, 2010
Marin Center, San Rafael, CA
Dr. Candace Greene, an anthropologist with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History will give a lecture exploring a pictorial calendar, or "winter count", a rare chronicle of Kiowa history, drawn by the gifted artist Silver Horn, or Haungooah. Dr. Greene will explain how she deciphered the meaning of this history, recorded only in pictures, which traces one hundred years of Kiowa history from 1828-1928. Greene is the author One Hundred Summers: A Kiowa Calendar Record (2009); The Year the Stars Fell: Lakota Winter Counts at the Smithsonian (2007); and Silver Horn: Master Illustrator of the Kiowa (2001). Presented by Friends of Ethnic Arts.

A Thousand Years of Southwestern Pottery: Marin Museum of the American Indian extends the exhibit through Feb. 2009 as part of Arte du Monde week (www.marinindian.com).

More extensive information on each lecture and event is available at

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