• SAN RAFAEL, California
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  • September 12, 2012

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Northern Plains Dress. Photo courtesy of Marin Show: Art of the Americas

Long considered the nation’s most significant and extensive showcase of indigenous arts from across North, Central and South America, the Marin Show: Art of the Americas celebrates its 29th year at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, CA.  This spectacular showcase focuses on a combination of antique American Indian, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and contemporary American Indian art, attracting top dealers, passionate collectors, artists, and the culture-curious from across the world.   THE MARIN SHOW: ART OF THE AMERICAS  TAKES PLACE AT MARIN CENTER EXHIBIT HALL (10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael) and EMBASSY SUITES (101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael), SATURDAY (10am-6pm) AND SUNDAY (11am-5pm) FEBRUARY 23-24THTickets are $15 which includes admission to lectures.  Discount coupon ($5) available at http://marinshow.com/discountcoupon2.html


An Opening Night Preview on Friday, FEBRUARY 22nd at 6:30-9:00 pm, will benefit Homeward Bound of Marin County.  Homeward Bound provides shelter and residential services for homeless families and individuals. Tickets are $25.00, advance purchase suggested www.marinshow.com.


Offering something for everyone, the show's main floor focuses on antique material, with the adjacent hotel ballroom showcasing contemporary Native and Latin art and artists.  Exhibited art includes jewelry, textiles, baskets, pottery, sculpture, beadwork, paintings, books and photography for sale, ranging in price from low 100s to 100s of thousands of dollars, offering quality authentic material for both the first time buyers and seasoned collectors alike.


“It’s been very interesting to see how over the years the demographics for this show have shifted,” said Kim Martindale of KR Martindale Show Management. “We’re noticing a whole new wave of young collectors at the Marin Show who are serious about indigenous arts and have an appreciation for the quality and variety on display at this show.”

Show visitors. Photo courtesy of Marin Show: Art of the Americas


Educational lectures and premier book signings will be held throughout the weekend.


Sat., Feb. 23   TBD


Sun., Feb. 24  10am  The Friends of Ethnic Arts presents "Mississippian Effigy Pipes: Provenance, Style, and Iconography." By  speaker; Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology, and Chair of the Curriculum in Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vin Steponaitis.


Other educational elements include an extensive display by the Marin Museum of the American Indian honoring their rich history in the area.


Presented by veteran show producer KR Martindale Show Management, the Marin Show: Art of the Americas works in association with the Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association, The Marin Museum of the American Indian, The Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin, and with media partners American Indian Art Magazine, and Western Art Collector Magazine. 


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.


About Homeward Bound of Marin

Homeward Bound of Marin's mission of "opening doors to safety, dignity, hope and independence" is coupled with a vision that "everyone deserves a place to call home." Homeward Bound is Marin County's chief provider of shelter and residential services for homeless families and individuals, serving approximately 1,400 people annually in 14 inter-related residential programs. In 2008-2009, 95% of families served and 84% of adults completing these programs moved to stable housing.  Homeward Bound of Marin made philanthropic history when it launched the nation's first non-profit IPO, an "Immediate Public Opportunity...to end homelessness" by selling fundraising "shares" to close financing for The Next Key Center. (www.hbofm.org)


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