San Francisco is fortunate to be hosting not one, but two separate international art shows, one featuring antique, textile and oriental carpets and the other focusing on tribal arts from Africa, Oceania, the Americas, and Asia during this next week October 12th to 17th.
It's the 2nd annual Antique Rug and Textile Show at The Motel Capri, at 2015 Greenwich St., in San Francisco’s Marina District. The event features more than 40 internationally renowned rug and textile dealers who will set up their wares in a bazaar-like setting in the Motel Capri.
Show Starts Next Week
Opening night of the rug and textile show begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12th, and the show continues Wednesday – Sunday, Oct. 13 - Oct, 17, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The show and sale is free. For more information on this event, visit: www.artaa.org. A number of daily special exhibitions on Tibetan, Chinese and oriental carpets will be held as well as daily lectures for beginners, all offered free.
The 6th annual Tribal Art Show is hosted by San Francisco Tribal, an association of the top Bay Area-based tribal art dealers, will be held Oct. 15 to 17 in Building "D" at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center.
The Tribal San Francisco show will feature an extraordinary selection of African masks and figures, Oceanic ceremonial and ritual objects, Pre-Columbian sculptures and ceramic vessels, Tribal Asian textiles and carvings, Native American art and artifacts, as well as shields, hats, jewelry, masks, and figurative sculpture from diverse cultures all over the world. Exhibition dealers are available to answer questions from beginners to sophisticated collectors and knowledgeable scholars.
A preview reception will be held Friday Oct. 15 from 6-9 p.m. and feature champagne and sushi and an advance opportunity to view the exhibits and sale of tribal art on sale. Preview tickets are available at the door for $30 per person. Included in the price are champagne and sushi and re-entry on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets Are Just $10 Per Person
Tickets for the exhibition and sale during the rest of the weekend are $10. Hours on Saturday are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit the SF Tribal website www.sftribal.com for more information.
In past years, both the Antique Rug and Textile Show and the Tribal San Francisco shows gave collectors, dealers, novices and fans of ethnographic and tribal arts the opportunity to spend time discussing, viewing, learning and purchasing rare artworks from around the world from leading expert dealers.
This blogger thinks it's a wonderful treat to be able to learn and buy textiles and sculptural artworks from some of the world’s leading dealers at the two San Francisco shows. Dealers bring some of their best works to exhibit in San Francisco because of The City’s (and the Bay Area's) large appetite for textile and tribal arts and its worldwide reputation as a center for ethnographic art aficionados.
These two shows display some of the finest textiles and sculptural works of tribal art that the Bay Area has the opportunity to see. The events are growing in popularity, continuing to draw the best pieces at reasonable prices for serious collectors, decorators, enthusiasts and people with a beginning interest in oriental rugs and tribal arts.
And the event organizers say it's not too early to start your Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday shopping at these events.
The Antique Rug and Textile Show’s 40 plus dealers have flown to San Francisco from as far away as Turkey, China, German, Austria, Italy and from all over the U.S.
Noted textile art dealers who will be displaying and selling in the Antique Rug and Textile Show at the Capri Motel include: Alberto Levi - Milan, Italy; Ali Aydin - Germantown, MD; Amin Motamedi – Hamburg, Germany – Andy Lloyd – Bath, England; Ben Banayan – San Francisco; Bertram Frauenknecht – Istanbul, Turkey; Chuck Paterson – Sante Fe, NM; Craig & Nina Hatch – Nomadic, USA; Davut Mizrahi – Vienna, Austria; De Witt Mallary – New York; Ed Koch: Herat Gallery – Miami, FL; George Fine – Sante Fe, NM; Hamid Rafatpanah – Bryn Mawr, Penn.; Hagop Manoyan – NY; Hans Homm – Oberusel, Germany; James Cohen – Milan, Italy; Jeff Dworsky – Stonington, Maine; John Ruddy – Sante Fe, NM; Mark Berkovich – Galilee, Israel; Mete Mutlu – Chicago; Michael Craycraft – Stuttgart, Germany; Michael Phillips – Arvada, Colo.; Mohammad Tehrani – Hamburg, Germany; Nick & Dianne Bendas – St. Louis, MO.; Nick Wright – Williamstown, Mass.; Nunzio Crisa: Urobura – Milan, Italy; Owen Parry – London, England; Patrick Pouler – Santa Barbara, Calif.; Reyn Staffel – Springfield, Oregon; Rob van Wieringen – Nijmegen, Netherlands; Rodney McDonald – Rochester, N.Y.; Rudolf Geissman – Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.; RugBooks: W. Marquand – Culver City, Calif.; Rupert Smith – Hong Kong; Sarah Haberkern – Stuttgart, Germany; Seref Ozen: Cocoon – Istanbul, Turkey; Singkiang: Linda Pastorino – Chester, NJ; Stolp D. Fraser – East Hampton, NY.; Thom Mond – New Hampshire; Udo Langauer – Vienna, Austria; Ulrike Montigel – Stuttgart, Germany; Wayne Barron – Cambridge, Mass.
Renowned Bay Area tribal art dealers exhibiting and selling at the Tribal Show at Fort Mason Building "D", include:
Robert Brundage--Himalayan Art; Erik Farrow--Tribal Art, Weapons & Shields; Wenhua Liu--Asian Art; Thomas Murray--Asiatica--Ethnographica; David F. Rosenthal--Oceanic Art; Vicki Shiba--Asian & Tribal Art; Frank Wiggers--Indonesian Art; James Willis-- African, Oceanic & Tribal Art; Michael Auliso--Ethnographic Art; Joshua Dimondstein-- Tribal Arts; Robert Dowling--Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art; Zena Kruzick--Oceania, Indonesia, Asia & Africa; Joe Loux--Asian & Tribal Art; Dave DeRoche - Art of Africa, Oceania & The Americas; Andres Moraga--Textiles & Ethnographic Art.