Contemporary Native American Crafts

Pueblo Pottery

Pueblo pottery courtesy
of Robert F. Nichols remote

The annual Santa Fe Indian Market remote site in mid-August in Santa Fe is considered by many to be the premier showcase of contemporary native American art and crafts, drawing participants from all over the continent. This juried show confers prestigious awards in all mediums, in both traditional and innovative categories. Other tribal events, such as the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial remote site each August, also include exhibitions. Traditional crafts are a major source of livelihood for many of the Pueblos, and are well represented by many galleries and dealers.

The Institute of American Indian Arts has for decades drawn talented students from throughout the Indian world, and has sown the seeds of contemporary fine arts activity. The school has recently fielded a beautiful new museum one block east of the downtown Santa Fe Plaza. For more than two decades, art galleries have solidly supported current trends, establishing the leading market for groundbreaking Indian painters and sculptors. The top few of these artists have achieved international mainstream status.

Collector’s Resources


Cowboys & Indians Antiques | 505-255-4054
House of the Shalako rem By Appointment in Peralta | 505-242-4579
The Navajo Rug, LLC 535 Los Ranchos Road NW | 505-897-5005
Wright's Indian Art | 505-266-0120

Santa Fe

Pablo Milan Gallery | 505-820-1285
McLarry Modern | 505-983-8589
Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery | 505.986.1234
Joan Caballero Appraisals PO Box 822, Santa Fe, NM | 505-982-8148
Chimayo Trading & Mercantile | 505-351-4566
Steve Elmore Indian Art | 505-995-9677
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art | 505.986.1156
The Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine & Fiber Art | 505-471-1054
Keshi - The Zuni Connection | 505-989-8728
McLarry Fine Art | 505-988-1161
Morning Star Gallery | 505.982.8187
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | 505-476-1250
Nedra Matteucci Galleries | 505-982-4631
Pena Studio Gallery 235 Don Gaspar Ave | 505-820-2286
The Rainbow Man | 505-982-8706
Scarlett's Antique Shop & Gallery | 505.983.7092
Seppanen & Daughters Fine Textiles, Inc | 505.424.7470
Sherwoods Spirit of America | 505-988-1776
Wadle Galleries Ltd pic 128 West Palace Ave | 505-983-9219
Warrior Maiden Art pic 227 Don Gaspar | 988-4674
Waxlander Gallery | 505-984-2202
Windsor Betts Art Brokerage House rem 136 Grant Avenue | 505-820-1234


Bryans Gallery 121 Kit Carson Road | 575-758-9407
La Tierra Mineral Gallery | 575-758-0101
Millicent Rogers Museum | 575-758-2462
Mission Gallery | 575-758-2861

Related Pages

Collecting Indian Pottery article
Indian Fetishes article
Ledger Drawings — Then and Now article
Turquoise — The Fallen Skystone article

What Does This Indian Symbol Mean? article
Where Gods Come & Go: Navajo Sandpaintings article
With a View to the Southwest: Dorothy Dunn article

Other Specific Cultures Categories article

Historic Indian Artifacts | Traditional Indian Paintings | Ethnographic Art | Folk Art


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