Friday, December 6, 2013

Top Native American Artists Flock to Manhattan with Art, Fashion and Jewelry for Annual NMAI Holiday Art Market

NMAI New York Art Market Preview Party
Photo:  Courtesy NMAI
It's perhaps one of New York's best kept secrets--the annual National Museum of the American Indian's (NMAI) Holiday Art Market.  This year marks my first year attending the market, and I'm particularly excited to have the opportunity to help out at tonight's preview party at the Smithsonian-run facility located at One Bowling Green across from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan on the corner of State Street and Broadway.  

The preview (tickets available at kicks off the art market that will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jemez Clay Koshari Clown by Kathleen Wall
Photo: Paul Niemi

UPDATED 12/12/13: Watch a teaser video HERE!

The 2013 show at NMAI has attracted nearly 40 of the top Native American artists from around the country to Manhattan, who will offer fanastic, high-quality gifts ranging from eco-friendly art and jewelry by Kathy Whitman Elk Woman, to paintings by Mateo Romero, pottery by Kathleen WallBrenda Hill and Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano, amazing jewelry by Veronica PoblanoLiz WallaceDarryl and Rebecca BegayJared Chavez, to fashion and fashion accessories by designers Shaax' Saani and Dorothy Grant, as well as basketry and beadwork.

The Preview Party is an exclusive way for attendees to get a special advance viewing of artworks and gifts in a festive holiday setting as well as mingle with the artists.

Dragonfly pin by Liz Wallace (Navajo)
Photo: Courtesy NMAI
For more information on the Preview Party or the Holiday Art Market visit


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