31st annual Marin Show: Art of the Americas

Event has passed (Fri Feb 20, 2015 - Sun Feb 22, 2015)
The Marin Center - County Fairgrounds and Lagoon
Sunday, February 22: 11am – 4pm
Art, Family & Children


The Marin Show: Art of the Americas, which showcases antique American Indian, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and Contemporary American Indian Art Show takes place SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21st – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd A special Preview Event on Friday, February 20th 5 pm to 7 pm benefits Homeward Bound of Marin (Homeward Bound of Marin). Location is the Marin Center and Embassy Suites in San Rafael, CA. HOURS are 10 – 6 Saturday, 11 – 4 Sunday. Tickets are $15 general admission and includes Sunday, February 22 lecture – available at the door. Tickets are $35.00 for opening night preview (Friday, February 20) and will benefit Homeward Bound of Marin County – available at the door. Visit https://www.marinshow.com for more information or call 310-822-9145. https://www.marinshow.com https://www.facebook.com/artofamericas twitter.com/TheMarinShow

Marin Show: Art of the Americas brings together the passion of the country's top dealers and artists, with collectors, and those interested in exploring the rich cultures of the Americas. Exhibited art includes jewelry, textiles, baskets, pottery, beadwork, sculpture, photography, paintings, books, and more, offering quality material for first time buyers and seasoned collectors.

The 2015 Marin Show will feature a special exhibit and symposium titled "Yesterday and Today" produced by the California Indian Basketweavers’ Association (CIBA) in association with the California Academy of Sciences. A major traveling exhibition of California Indian basketry, “Yesterday and Today” will compare 150 historic - seldom displayed - California Indian baskets from the Collection of the California Academy of Sciences with 45 contemporary baskets created by CIBA Master Weavers, demonstrating that California Indian basketry is the finest art ever produced in our state.

CIBA artists will be present with interactive experiences including plant fiber preparation -- “what goes before the basket,” -- as well as opportunities for direct interaction with “Contemporary Weavers at Work.” Special “Hands-On Basketry Activities” will engage young show visitors and their families, eager to learn firsthand about the basketry traditions of California Indians.

Yesterday & Today: The Symposium - Reconnecting the Artist with the Art offers insights into one of California’s oldest art traditions, basket weaving. The two day symposium explores the challenges of identifying early California Indian basketweavers whose names were not recorded at the time their art was collected by museums and others. This educational program includes presentations by contemporary California Indian basketweavers, a study tour of “Yesterday & Today: The Exhibit” and of Art of Americas basketry vendor booths, and more.

Key presenters include California Indian Basketweavers’ Association (CIBA) Board Chairman and Master Weaver Clint McKay Dry Creek Pomo/Wappo/Wintun and Jan Timbrook, Ph D, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, who will explore how to recognize the characteristics of a fine California Indian basket; its possible origin, its materials and the techniques used by many scholars, museums, weavers, and collectors to reconnect the artist with the art. Other presenters include Benjamin Benson, Sonoma State University and Bryn Potter, of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
Embassy Suites Hotel, 101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA 94903.
Symposium cost is $75 for one day, $120 for both, and includes lunch with the presenters. CIBA Members: One Day $60 - Both Days $100. Symposium tickets are a tax deductible contribution to CIBA.
Registration details: 530-668-1332 or http://ciba.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21st - Special Book Signing: 3pm
A special book signing of In Search of Nampeyo: The Early Years, 1876-1892 by Steve Elmore, presents a unified view of the early life and work of the famed Hopi potter, Nampeyo. “Extremely well researched and a major original contribution to the study of southwestern Indian art and Hopi Pottery in particular….No one has done anything of this scope or importance…” - Garrick Bailey, University of Tulsa

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd Special Lecture: 10am – 11am

A special lecture “The Creative Miracle of Eskimo and Inuit Art…from 2,500 years ago to the Present,” will be presented by the Friends of Ethnic Art, featuring Roslyn Tunis, Consulting Curator at the de Young Fine Arts Museum and Nelson H. Graburn, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Curator Emeritus at the Heard Museum. They will discuss the history of Eskimo art through the explosion of Inuit art in the 1940s and 1950s.
About KR Martindale Show Management
For over three decades, Kim Martindale has produced many of the country's most prestigious and successful historic art shows. In addition, since 1994, he's brought the same professionalism and enthusiasm to a series of contemporary fine art shows most notably, The Los Angeles Art Show.

CIBA is a non-profit organization established in 1992 with approximately 1,000 members statewide. It provides opportunities for weavers to convene, learn, exchange information and showcase their work and also offers non-members educational opportunities throughout the year, such as “Tending the Wild – The Workshop” which focuses on California Indian environmental stewardship methods that come before the basket.

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