Friends Trading Post Trip
October 16 @ 8:00 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm$250.00
Friends of the Wheelwright trading post and studio tour (Gallup, NM)
Price: $250 per person • Limit 30 (Friends Member’s Only – Become a museum member + Friends member to join!)
Fee include gallery tours, wine and hors d’oeuvres plus dinner at Tanner Gallery; weaving demonstration and lunch at Toadlena plus dinner in Gallup; breakfast and tour of trading post in Gallup on Oct. 18.
Not included in fee: Transportation, single or double room at host hotel (Springhill Suites by Marriott – $105/night plus tax group rate) and any other meals or incidentals.
Room Reservations: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Group Rate (Click Here) Reservation Deadline – September 22, 2019
SpringHill Suites provides full hot breakfast with reservation.
Highlights of the three-day trip:
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (Tanner’s Indian Arts + Dinner)
Private tour of the Trading Post by Joe E .Tanner and his daughter, Emerald, with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Normally by appointment only, this gem of the Southwest is both an art gallery and museum in its own right. Whether you’re looking for all natural gem-quality turquoise, authentic handmade jewelry, or natural spun handwoven rugs, Tanner’s is the destination of choice. Dinner at Tanner’s by Chef Jonathan Tanner
Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Toadlena Trading Post + Lunch & Dinner)
A busy trading post that offers a glimpse into the past. Toadlena maintains a lifestyle that the Navajo and the traders have played out for over 100 years—nurturing a centuries-old weaving tradition to continue into the future. In addition to a weaving demonstration and lunch at the trading post, we will tour the “Old Site” before returning to Gallup.
Case Trading Post manager, Ken Williams will lead an informal discussion about art and artifacts. Catered buffet dinner will be served at the Hotel with access to outdoor patio with fire-pit.
Friday, October 18, 2019 (Perry Null Trading Co.)
All jewelry and art sold are handmade by Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and other Native American artisans and craftspeople. Each piece has a story to tell. Some stories tell of the artist who crafted the piece, others tell of the journey it’s taken and some stories tell us about the life of Native Americans past, present and future.
Additional Studio Visits
Peshlakai Visions Studio – Norbert Peshlakai is a fourth generation silversmith. His work was recently exhibited at the Wheelwright and is currently on sale in the Case Trading Post. We will meet Norbert and see where he works to create his unique bowls and jewelry.
Yazzie’s Indian Art – Beautifully curated collection of contemporary and vintage art, jewelry, sculpture, clothing, kachinas, and more. You will be so happy you stopped by to marvel and chat with the warm and knowledgeable, Colina Yazzie. If you’re lucky the master jeweler Raymond will be there too.