TRADITIONAL | CONTEMPORARY | TIMELESS
Join us for the 17th annual Native Treasures: A MIAC Art Market. The multi-day event takes place Memorial Day weekend and features silent and live auctions and a virtual market showcasing jewelry, pottery, sculpture, two-dimensional art, fashion, carvings, basketry, beadwork and textiles.
LINE-UP OF EVENTS:
Come back on opening day and join each of these events quickly from this page.
NATIVE TREASURES SILENT AUCTION
May 26, 9 am to May 28, 6 pm
*Online Registration will open Monday, May 24 at 8:00 a.m.
This auction will include unique pieces of art donated by participating Native Treasures artists and museum supporters. A $10 registration fee enters you into a drawing to win a $150 Gift Certificate from Pottery of the Southwest.
NATIVE TREASURES VIRTUAL ART MARKET |MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
May 29, 9 am to June 2, 5 pm
By invitation only, Native artists will provide exclusive art offerings over five-days via an online catalogue hosted by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Shops. One hundred percent of art sales go directly to the artists.
Become a Sponsor
Thank You to Our Sponsors
2020-2021 Living Treasure
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Information for Artists
YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT NATIVE ARTISTS AND THE MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS AND CULTURE
Since the inception of Native Treasures in 2005, Native artists have generated more than $5 million in sales that have helped sustain indigenous communities and cultures throughout New Mexico and the Southwest. MIAC, in turn, has received nearly $1 million in financial support for exhibition development and educational programming.
All Native Treasures Sponsors receive:
- Recognition on both the auction and art market websites
- An invitation to one of the ten private dinners on Friday night
Sponsors at the $1,000 level, or higher also receive:
- Name recognition on the MIAC donor wall in the museum lobby
- Recognition in the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s annual report
Goods and services are valued at $125 per person. The balance of your sponsorship is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
FOR SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION
Contact Lauren Paige, Director of Leadership Giving at 505.982.2282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank the following sponsors whose generous gifts will make Native Treasures an exciting experience this year.
As of May 11, 2021
- Sheila & David Young
- Uschi & Bill Butler
- Diane Domenici & Lawrence Saunders
- Cathy & Guy Gronquist
- Valerie & Bud Hamilton
- Roddie & Steve Harris
- Mary Anne & Bruce Larsen
- Beverly & Mike Morris
- Ashlyn & Dan Perry
- Cindi & Michael Pettit
- John Duncan & Anita Sarafa
- Merrilee Caldwell & Marcus Randolph
- Deborah Beck-Sweet & Fred Sweet
- Pam & Eddie Bell
- Alan Bell
- Dorothy Bracey & Tom Johnson
- Bunny & Joe Colvin
- Nella Domenici & Patrick McDonough
- Ardith Eicher & David Rashin
- Ellen & James Hubbell
- Ann Parker
- Ildiko & Gary Poliner
- Kathleen & Michael Richarme (The Dancing Rabbit Gallery)
- Mary & Alexander Ross
- Suzanne & Brian Smith
- Ann Griffith Ash
- Kay and Chip Chippeaux
- Stockton Colt
- Olga Echevarria & James Hutson-Wiley
- Donna & Jay Ralph
- Elinor Shrader & Stuart Patterson
- Gail & Joel Bernstein
- Jane & Bill Buchsbaum
- Constance & Malcom Goodman
- Elizabeth Hahn & George Goldstein
- Patricia & Richard Hawkins
- Annadru & Richard Lampert
- Christine & Pierre Lorrillard
- Maureen McCarthy
- Sandy Nachman
KATHLEEN WALL | 2020-2021 MIAC Living Treasure
WHIMSICAL CLAY SCULPTURES, MIXED MEDIA AND PUEBLO POTTERY
The palette of my work reflects where I live. The Native cultures of my family and friends have always been my inspiration. The high desert surroundings, and the earth colors that surround me, are as much a part of me as they are a part of my art.
I have always considered Pueblo pottery to be an essential ingredient in my life. Over the last thirty years, I have begun my creative process with the same actions as my mother, my grandmother, and my great-grandmother before her. I dig clay and volcanic ash in the same places that my mother showed me as a young girl. I have created most of my clay figures using traditionally processed clay from here in Jemez Pueblo …where I began.
Embracing mixed media in the last decade has allowed me to engage in significant conversations within Native communities. Land and identity have been a focal point of my mixed media art. Working with clay sculptures and acrylic paintings to create cohesive work has been a new reflection on my ever-evolving relationship with my art.
A Letter from the Executive Director
As the season shifts to spring, I am reminded that in most Native cultures—and likely all cultures—spring is a time for regeneration and renewal. The world has been hibernating most of this past year as we try to stay safe and healthy. We have been through so much during this time—many have lost jobs, others have been fortunate to telework, and all of us have lost relatives, friends or colleagues during this pandemic.
During this time, we have learned to communicate in new ways. We became adept at Zoom meetings and webinars. The museum transitioned its programs, exhibit tours, events, panel demonstrations, and artists’ presentations to online experiences that generated a renewed interest.
It is exciting to know that soon we will soon resume our way of life, but with a renewed appreciation for small things that we took for granted prior to the pandemic. As we move forward, it is important to honor those that made a sacrifice with their lives. It is imperative that we strive to be better human beings and appreciative for all living things—people, the earth and all that it supports and provides. Remember, we are all related.
The Native Treasures virtual art market is critical to supporting our Native art communities as we transition out of this difficult time. I thank you for being such committed supporters of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Native communities we support.
The day will soon come when we can gather again. I look forward to seeing you in mid-May as we re-open the Museum with three new exhibitions. Rejoice in our humanity and be grateful for all of life’s gifts.
With respect and humility,
Della C. Warrior, Executive Director
Open Call for Artists to Apply to the 2021 Native Treasures Art Market
Native Treasures is currently accepting new artists to include in this year’s online art market. To be considered, please email three images of available artwork with descriptions and prices to email@example.com. Artists will be asked to provide tribal enrollment. If selected, you will receive an event registration link. The complete registration with artist bio, artwork descriptions, quality images, materials and dimensions are due by April 30, 2021. Artists may pay the tier entry fee or donate a piece artwork with a wholesale value equal to the tier entry fee. After the event, artists will contact buyers and arrange for shipping at the buyers’ expense.
- TIER 1: $150
Add seven pieces of artwork to the market, with up to three replenishments of sold items.
- TIER 2: $250
Add 14 pieces of artwork to the market, with up to six replenishments of sold items.
- TIER 3: $350
Add 21 pieces of artwork to the market, with up to nine replenishments of sold items.
Native Treasures has incorporated an extensive marketing plan to engage audiences and buyers.
Printed and Digital Native Treasures Advertisements
Ads, email blasts and social media posts are being distributed to Native American Art magazine subscribers. Online banner ads and gallery presentations will be promoted by Western Art Collector Magazine.
Digital Native Treasures Advertising
The current 2021 Native Treasures digital campaign is estimated to reach 319,990 people, generating a projected 6,018 engagements/website clicks.
Press information and imagery has been created for news articles, TV coverage, and radio coverage offering opportunities to highlight participating artists through interviews and feature articles.
A beautifully designed online catalog is being created by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, introducing artists, their personal stories and their unique expression of art.
Post-Market Artist Promotion
At the close of the event, June 3, 2021, artists names and website addresses will be shared via social media and MIAC’s monthly newsletter in an effort to support artists’ continued sales.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR NATIVE TREASURES
Locate your confirmation email and select the “Edit the shared entry” link to access your account and add additional photos allowed for your Tier.
Scroll to the bottom of the upload forms to add replenishment photos.
PLEASE NOTE: Participating artists are responsible for paying New Mexico state gross receipts tax on sale of artworks. If you need more information, please contact the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. If you reside out of state, please check with your tax accountant regarding art sales and New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax.