American Indian Arts Marketplace at the Autry
Top Native American Artists Return with Traditional and Contemporary Works
November 6–7, 2010, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
At the Autry in Griffith Park
The Autry National Center presents its annual American Indian Arts Marketplace, featuring top Native American artists from across the country selling pottery, jewelry, sculptures, paintings, mixed-media works, weavings, beadwork, woodcarvings, and other cultural items. Over 120 living artists representing more than 40 tribes will be on hand to show and discuss their traditional methods and contemporary art forms with visitors.
The 25,000-square-foot Marketplace includes performances by Native dancers, musicians, and storytellers, plus other musical acts throughout the weekend. It also features hands-on activities for children and artist demonstrations. Native American food will be available as well as a varied menu in the Autry’s Golden Spur Cafe.
Juried awards are given to the artisans in various categories including beadwork, jewelry, painting, sculpture, pottery, and weaving. The work of art selected for the annual Jackie Autry Purchase Award will be acquired by the museum for its permanent collection. Previous years’ winning objects will be on display inside the museum lobby, and visitors will be able to see each of the 2009 prize-winning entries on display at the individual artists’ booths. The Marketplace weekend is also the closing of The Art of Native American Basketry: A Living Tradition exhibition comprised of the world’s largest and most important collection of Native American baskets, representing eleven regions, and more than 100 cultural groups.
Returning to the Marketplace this year are multi-award-winning artists whose works can be found throughout the U.S. and around the world including Best of Show/Textile winner TahNibaa Naataanii; 2009 Jackie Autry Purchase Award winner Roger “Sosakete” Perkins; and Best of Painting/Mixed Media/Photography winner Terrance Guardipee. Also returning are contemporary jeweler Veronica Poblano and Lakota artist Rex “Wambli Sapa” Carolin, who will erect a traditional Lakota tipi on the Marketplace grounds and explain the tipi’s significance to the Lakota.
American Indian Arts Marketplace Admission
Seniors (60+), Students (with ID), and Children (10+): $8
Children (9 and younger): Free
No special coupons or other discounts apply.
For more information about the American Indian Arts Marketplace at the Autry, visit www.theAutry.org