Indian Country Today Media Network, December 1, 2016
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is hosting its annual Native Art Market on December 3rd and 4th at its Washington, D.C. and New York City locations. Contemporary and traditional works will be available for purchase. In Washington, the market will be in the Potomac Atrium from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on both days. In New York City, the market will be in the Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Cultures, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.
The work of more than 35 notable Native artists will be featured at each venue and there will be traditional and contemporary jewelry, basketry, paintings, sculpture, beadwork, photography, and fine apparel. Artists were chosen through a competitive process and include jewelry designer Kristen Dorsey (Chickasaw Nation), fashion designer Peter Williams (Yupik), painter and illustrator Monte Yellow Bird Sr. (Three Affiliated Tribes).