Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale

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The organizers of the Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival are hard at work again with a new event in the fall, the Native Treasures Collectors' Sale on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. The sale, Sunday, September 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., features Native American artwork straight from the homes of top collectors.

"This is a wonderful way for collectors to make room for some new purchases and for people interested in Indian art to come and find some treasures at good prices," explains Jane Buchsbaum, Co-Chair of the event. "You know that the pieces represent authentic, high quality Native art because we've only asked collectors who we're familiar with to put pieces into the sale."

"We're very excited about this new event," says Bob Reddington, event Co-Chair. "We haven't sent out a solicitation letter to collectors yet, but the word has gotten out. We already have some amazing artwork that collectors have placed in the sale, ranging from historic rugs and baskets to the most contemporary potters and jewelers. It should be a great opportunity for people to snatch up some wonderful finds."

The sale will take place at the Laboratory of Anthropology's Meem Auditorium on Museum Hill. The Lab is between the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art. The sale is open to the public and admission is free.

An added benefit-part of the proceeds from every sale will go to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture to fund exhibits and education programs.

"This is a great extension of the Native Treasures show in that it continues to foster an interest in Native American art and also benefits the museum, which is such a cultural resource for our community," says Shelby Tisdale, Director of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.


  • Native Treasures Collectors' Sale
  • A unique sale of Native American art from the homes of top collectors.
  • Proceeds benefit the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture


  • All pieces from known collectors in order to ensure authenticity and quality
  • Artwork ranging from historic pieces to very contemporary
  • Jewelry, pottery, rugs, baskets, katsinas and more.

WHERE: Meem Auditorium, Laboratory of Anthropology, 708 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe NM (Between the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art) on Museum Hill.

WHEN: Sunday, September 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.



Jennifer Marshall