Show Preview | Marin Show: Art of the Americas

Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA
February 22-24

F.A. Rinehart, Sioux Indian, circa 1890, photograph.

F.A. Rinehart, Sioux Indian, circa 1890, photograph.

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This month, collectors of American Indian art can indulge in the nation’s largest showcase of artwork from North, Central, and South America, as the Marin Show: Art of the Americas celebrates its 29th year. The show continues to attract top dealers, passionate collectors, artists, and the culture-curious with its unique combination of antique American Indian, pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, and contemporary American Indian art. “No other show has this much high-quality contemporary and historic work from throughout the Americas in one place,” says show producer Kim Martindale, who has been with the show since its inception.

This year’s show takes place February 22-24 at the Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael, CA. An opening-night preview is on Friday, February 22, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit Homeward Bound of Marin County, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter and residential services for homeless families and individuals. Educational elements are also planned during the show, including an extensive display by the Marin Museum of the American Indian.

Cochiti Polychrome Effigy Pitcher, circa 1920, clay, 10 x 8 x 9.

Cochiti Polychrome Effigy Pitcher, circa 1920, clay, 10 x 8 x 9.

The main floor of the show focuses on antique art, while the adjacent hotel ballroom showcases contemporary Native and Latin American art and artists. The variety of items on display includes paintings, sculptures, jewelry, textiles, baskets, kachinas, pottery, beadwork, books, and photographs ranging in price from the low $100’s to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“The nice thing about this show is that there’s something for everyone, from the novice collector who doesn’t know a lot about American Indian art to the serious collector looking to find their next great piece—because if it’s out there in the marketplace, this is the place to find it,” Martindale says. In fact, one of the things Martindale is most looking forward to at this year’s show is finding that “great new piece” to add to his own collection. —Lindsay Mitchell

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