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Santa Fe, N.M. —Top art collectors are perusing their Native American art collections right now to decide what to sell at the third annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale, taking place Saturday and Sunday, Sept.15-16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The sale on Museum Hill is free and open to the public and proceeds will go to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture to fund exhibits and education programs.  Last year, the Collectors’ Sale raised over $25,000 for the museum.

“We’re very excited about continuing this event,” says Karen Freeman, Native Treasures Co-Chair.  “Based on the buzz from last year’s show, we are expanding the sale to two days to accommodate all of the pieces we’ve received and to give shoppers more time to really see everything.  All of the pieces are Native American art and range 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.”

“This is the perfect event,” says Jane Buchsbaum, Co-Chair of the Collectors’ Sale.  “Some collectors are looking to downsize their collections and buyers appreciate the high quality art available for very good prices.  We thank all of our collectors who generously donate their prized items, in part, or in full, to benefit the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.”

Another new feature will be an Early Bird shopping opportunity from 9 to 10  a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.  Native art aficionados can be among the first shoppers for a $10 admission fee.  Admission the rest of the weekend is free.  

“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. 

The sale takes place in the Laboratory of Anthropology on Museum Hill.  The Lab is between the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art. 


WHAT:        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

•   Native American art from top collectors
•   Artwork ranging from historic pieces to contemporary
•   Jewelry, pottery, rugs, paintings, sculpture, katsinas, baskets and more.

WHERE:  Museum Hill--Laboratory of Anthropology, 708 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe NM 
              Between the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art

WHEN:    Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
               Early Bird Shopping: Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. ($10)

COST:            Open to the public; free admission



Jennifer Marshall