August 16–17, 2018
Founded in 1937, The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is New Mexico’s oldest non-profit, independent museum, and is a private non-profit corporation. The Wheelwright offers unique exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art. We’re famous for our focus on little-known genres and for solo shows by living Native American artists. The Wheelwright is open seven days a week.
The annual auction is our largest fundraiser, which contributes to operations, educational programs, exhibits, insight, and our commitment to the presentation of Native American art and culture.
Interested in volunteering at the 43rd Annual Auction? Visit our Volunteer at the Auction page and sign up now!
Donate contemporary and historic Native American and Southwestern art: jewelry, pottery, textiles, baskets, katsinam, and folk art. Cash and gift certificates are welcome, too! All contributions are fully tax-deductible and support museum operations.
From the Sketchbooks of T.C. Cannon Part 2
August 15 • 10 am – 1 pm
The Case Trading Post offers a rare opportunity to obtain artwork by master artist Tommy Wayne “T.C.” Cannon from the T.C. Cannon Estate, including previously unseen pieces.
Jewelry Collection Showcase 2018
August 16 • 10 am – 1 pm
The Case Trading Post presents a sales show of Native jewelry, including work by Richard Chavez, Denise Wallace, Raymond Sequaptewa, Roy Talahaftewa, and others.
First Timers: Miniature Katsinas by Randy Brokeshoulder
August 16 • 11 am – 1 pm
Come see the first miniature katsinas Randy Brokeshoulder has carved at the request of Ken Williams, Jr., exclusively available at the Case Trading Post.
Silent Auction and Live Auction Preview
August 16 • 3 – 5 pm
Join us for the Silent Auction! Bid on items or buy them outright. Last table closes at 4:30 p.m.
Old Friends, New Faces: Artist Demonstrations
August 17 • 9 am – noon
Meet exceptional Native American artists and see how they create their work!
Taqueria Gracias Madre Food Truck
August 17 • 9 am – 2 pm
Live Auction Preview
August 17 • 10 am – noon
Preview the Live Auction pieces in the auction tent on site. At 11:30 am, brother-and-sister dancers Phillip and Peshawn Bread (Comanche/Blackfeet/Kiowa) will lead participants to the auction tent.
August 17 • Noon – 3 pm
Get ready to bid on quality, high-end Native American art!
PARKING: In addition to parking at the museum, a free shuttle and offsite parking will be available at the First Baptist Church on 1605 Old Pecos Trail as well as St. John’s United Methodist Church at 1200 Old Pecos Trail. Shuttle runs from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. on Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Additional parking is available on Museum Hill at the Stewart L. Udall Center for Museum Resources and the overflow parking at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
Donations & Questions: Contact Jean Higgins, Assistant to the Director, at 505-982-4636 ext. 103 or email@example.com; or Jayne Nordstrom, Auction Co-chair, at 505-989-1777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Auction Preview
Photos: LeRoy Grafe and Neebin Southall.
Veloy Vigil, Pueblo/Spanish, Painting, watercolor on paper, horse and Native rider, framed
Charlene and Frank Reano, San Felipe/Santo Domingo, Bracelet with inlay of turquoise, lapis, and mother-of-pearl
on shell base
Roland Begay, Navajo, Necklace and earrings set, sterling silver graduated beads with turquoise inlay and copper
inlay in basket design
Roland Begay, earrings for set, see above
Heinie Hartwig, Monsoon Season, oil painting on board in gold frame, 2009
Denny Gutierrez, Santa Clara, Blackware lidded pottery jar, ribbed, very finely polished
Glendora Fragua, Jemez, Polished buff pottery jar, isolated polychrome sgraffito designs on shoulder and around
Parfleche, left: Plains tribe, with diamond design in 2 columns, 22 X 12 X2 3/4″
Parfleche, right: Plains tribe, with central geometric design in blue, green and orange pigments, 22 X 12 X 2 3/4″
Laughing family, Navajo, Textile, multi-colored runner with six distinct design panels in rich hues, 13 3/4 X 48 3/4″
Les Namingha, Zuni/Hopi, Contemporary pottery jar with applied acrylic designs
Sally Black, Navajo, Large wedding basket with corn design in red, black and natural colors
Robert Tenorio, Santo Domingo, Large pottery bowl with black and white exterior and 4 Timbres-Style birds on
Robert Tenorio, Santo Domingo, polychrome bowl with geometric exterior design and birds and flowers in interior
Larry Vasquez, 10-strand heist shell necklace with silver tips, turquoise spacers and 2 coral beads
Okay Owingeh, Pottery platter with brown glaze and scalloped edge, circa 1930’s, some scratches, 18″ Diameter
Ben Wittick, Photograph, stereoview, Tesuque Pueblo eagle dancers, ca. 1882, framed
James Faks, Blackfeet, Leather concha belt with buckle, 10 oval, stamped conches, 44″ Long
Keri Ataumbi, Kiowa, Necklace with 30 bimetal etched mussel shells and one gold-plated bimetal shell
Silver concha belt, six oval stamped conches and 6 butterflies, square buckle, 44″ Long
Navajo, Silver cluster bracelet, stamp work and appliqué, with 22 turquoise stones, ca. 1930’s
Harry Begay, Navajo, Sterling silver cuff bracelet, stamped, chiseled, repoussé
Lonnie Acord, Tlingit, Eagle mask, cedar collar and feather accents, on wood stand
Iris Nampeyo, Pair of miniature pottery jars, one with Iris’s traditional raised corn design and one with Hopi maiden
Michael C. Gorman, Navajo, Bolo Tie with picture jasper stone set in sterling silver
Rose Reano, Santo Domingo, 6-strand heishi cube necklace and matching single-strand bracelet, melon shell,
turquoise, lapis, coral and amethyst spacers
L. Eugene Nelson, Navajo, Contemporary narrow sterling silver bracelet with wire wrap, silver beads, and turquoise,
lapis and coral inset stones on appliquéd panel
Richard Chavez, San Felipe, Sterling silver cuff links with onyx, turquoise and coral inlay
Verma Nequatewa, Hopi, 18K gold circular std earrings with round inset coral stones
Navajo Guild Leather belt with large silver buckle, repoussé and stamp work, 43 1/2″ Long
Fritz Casuse, Navajo, Sterling silver contemporary buckle with stamped spiral design, make-gane silver overlay panel
and jasper inset stone
TJH, Pacific Northwest Coastal tribe, Sterling silver cuff bracelet, repoussé, etched and engraved
Mike Bird-Romero, Okay Owing, Handmade sterling silver link necklace with eleven unique silver thunderbird
medallions, with inlaid turquoise stones
Teri reeves, Kiowa, Beaded smoked brain-tanned hide purse in the shape of a Kioa woman’s strike-a-light bag, with
turquoise, bronze, gold and ivory glass beads, and mother-of-pearl, glass and bronze beads and brass cones on fringe
Joe Cajero, Jr., Santo Domingo, Kindred Spirit, bronze sculpture, #4/30
Terrol Dew Johnson, Tohono O’Odham, Contemporary vessel of bark and reed
Nora Naranjo-Morse, Santa Clara, Thought Harvest, clay figure, 24″ Tall
Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano, Cochiti and Santo Domingo, Cloud and Rain, large rounded pottery jar in black and white
White Mountain Apache, three-rod coiled willow and devil’s claw basket with black center star or flower and
geometric, cross and triangular designs
White Mountain Apache, three-rod coiled willow and devil’s claw basket with black center, whirling designs and red
James Pioche, Navajo, Leather concha belt with buckle, 10 scalloped stamped conches and 11 butterflies in sterling
silver with 14K gold appliqué in center, 47″ Long
Navajo, Child’s silver squash blossom necklace
Decontie & Brown, Jason and Donna Decontie Brown, Penobscot (Maine), Cuff bracelet, Argentium silver, woven
brown ash, and rhyolite
Navajo, Yei’bichei textile ca. 1950’s in bright colors on white field with black border
Pat Truitt, Laguna/Chiricahua Apache, Pair of zirconium narrow cuff bracelets with sterling silver silver inlay in
2 complementary designs
Joan Tenenbaum, Gold and silver earrings on long sliding rods with circular reversible faces: happy/sad, male/female
Marlene Yazzie, Navajo, Two Grey Hills fine tapestry textile, 32 X 45″
Tim Edaakie and Bobby Silas, Zuni/Hopi, Zuni olli with capped feathers and lightening elements
Charles Navasie, Hopi, Pottery jar with white slip and polychrome katsina face
Preston Duwyenie, Hopi, Contemporary rounded pottery jar with inset stones and small etched elements