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Auctions and Shows

081004friendsofhubbellauction-13.jpgAlright now watryagonnagimeforit? If you’ve been to one of our Native Auctions, you know that Bruce always starts the auction with this interesting question. Auctions allow weavers and other artists to get a more immediate and higher return for their work and we are pleased to see this area of our business growing every year. Auctions are also a great way for collectors to see a varied selection of work by many weavers and to maximize the power of their collecting dollars through nearly direct purchasing. The auction venue is a great way to get an education in Native American art for anyone who is interested. We are happy to spend time before and after the auction discussing artists, art, and other aspects of the area where we live and work.

 

A typical auction will feature about 300 pieces and may include vintage offerings as well as new work.  Generally there is a two to three hour preview period before the auction starts and it is wise to come early to have the most time possible to examine the offerings.  You’ll be able to ask questions about individual items and note any flaws.  We will not knowingly misrepresent any items and will be glad to point out anything that we see as a problem with a piece.  We’ll also be glad to point out what may be unique or interesting in the pieces up for sale, and we frequently have a textile restoration professional on site to help you assess any needs for cleaning or repairs in your current collection or new acquisitions.  There is typically a 10% buyers premium which is added to the winning bid and depending on the venue, sales tax may also be added.  The buyer’s premium is added to spread the costs of the auction to both the buyer and the weaver.  In some auctions, the weaver may be charged up to 20% of the sales price.  For many of the artists who place their work with us, the extra 10% of the selling price that they receive makes an important difference in their ability to provide for their families. Our goal is put the most money possible into the artists hands and the consigner of the piece receives 80% of the sales price.

Here are some picture collections from some of our previous auctions:

Southwest Traders Rendezvous (September 28, 2008)

Friends of Hubbell Native American Arts Auction (October 4, 2008)

Pueblo Grande Museum Navajo Rug Auction (November 22, 2008)

Friends of Hubbell Native American Arts Auction (May 8, 2010)

Auction and Show Schedule

  • 3/29/2019 (Friday) - 04:00 AM-08:00 PM
  • Museums of Western Colorado Native Art & Jewelry Sale

    Grand Junction, CO

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    Browse a selection of items from our trading post and gallery and let our experts appraise your Native American art works.  Emerald Tanner will be giving a talk on turquoise. 

    Museums of the West

    462 Ute Avenue

    Grand Junction, CO


  • 3/30/2019 (Saturday) - 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
  • Grand Junction Native American Arts Auction

    Grand Junction, CO

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    Presenting 250-300 vintage and contemporary Navajo textiles.  Preview them beginning at 9 AM.  The auction starts at 12 PM.

    Museums of the West

    462 Ute Avenue

    Grand Junction, CO


  • 5/04/2019 (Saturday) - 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
  • Spring Friends of Hubbell Native American Arts Auction

    Gallup

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    Details: 400+ lots of Native American art work

    Preview from 9 AM to 11 AM, Auction at Noon, Mountain Daylight Time

    Link to Friends of Hubbell web site

    Gallup Community Services Building

    410 Bataan Veterans St

    Gallup


  • 7/20/2019 (Saturday) - 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
  • Museum of Northern Arizona Navajo Rug Auction

    Flagstaff, AZ

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    Preview 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Auction at 2:00 PM Mountain Standard Time

    Details: 200-300 contemporary and vintage weavings

    Link to Flagstaff Cultural Partners Events Page 

    Museum of Norhern Arizona

    3101 N. Fort Valley Rd.

    Flagstaff, AZ


  • 8/14/2019 (Wednesday) - 01:00 PM-06:00 PM
  • R.B. Burnham and Co. Native Treasures Show Preview Day

    Santa Fe, NM

    Join us in Santa Fe during the Indian Market for booth after booth filled with Native American treasures.   Check back with us for updates on vendors attending this year’s show, but for now, please enjoy some pictures from last year’s event.  No admission charge.

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    El Dorado Hotel Pavilion

    309 W. San Francisco St.

    Santa Fe, NM


  • 8/15/2019 (Thursday) - 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
  • R.B. Burnham and Co. Native Treasures Show (Copy)

    Santa Fe, NM

    Join us in Santa Fe during the Indian Market for booth after booth filled with Native American treasures.   Check back with us for updates on vendors attending this year’s show, but for now, please enjoy some pictures from last year’s event.  No admission charge.

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    El Dorado Hotel Pavilion

    309 W. San Francisco St.

    Santa Fe, NM


  • 8/16/2019 (Friday) - 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
  • R.B. Burnham and Co. Native Treasures Show

    Santa Fe, NM

    Join us in Santa Fe during the Indian Market for booth after booth filled with Native American treasures.   Check back with us for updates on vendors attending this year’s show, but for now, please enjoy some pictures from last year’s event.  No admission charge.

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    El Dorado Hotel Pavilion

    309 W. San Francisco St.

    Santa Fe, NM


  • 8/17/2019 (Saturday) - 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
  • R.B. Burnham and Co. Native Treasures Show

    Santa Fe, NM

    Join us in Santa Fe during the Indian Market for booth after booth filled with Native American treasures.   Check back with us for updates on vendors attending this year’s show, but for now, please enjoy some pictures from last year’s event.  No admission charge.5377maeclarkbluebirddetail1

    El Dorado Hotel Pavilion

    309 W. San Francisco St.

    Santa Fe, NM


  • 8/18/2019 (Sunday) - 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
  • R.B. Burnham and Co. Native Treasures Show

    Santa Fe, NM

    Join us in Santa Fe during the Indian Market for booth after booth filled with Native American treasures.   Check back with us for updates on vendors attending this year’s show, but for now, please enjoy some pictures from last year’s event.  No admission charge.IMG_2993

    El Dorado Hotel Pavilion

    309 W. San Francisco St.

    Santa Fe, NM


  • 9/13/2019 (Friday) - 05:00 PM-08:03 PM
  • Smoki Museum Late Summer Native American Art Auction

    Prescott, AZ

    Art preview starts at 5 PM; auction begins at 6 PM.

    Link to Smoki Museum Events Page

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    Smoki Museum

    147 N. Arizona Ave.

    Prescott, AZ


  • 9/14/2019 (Saturday) - 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
  • Smoki Museum Late Summer Navajo Rug Auction

    Prescott, AZ

    Rug preview starts at 9 AM; auction begins at noon.

    Link to Smoki Museum Events Page

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    Smoki Museum

    147 N. Arizona Ave.

    Prescott, AZ


  • 9/28/2019 (Saturday) - 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
  • Fall Friends of Hubbell Native American Arts Auction

    Gallup

    2012 Spring Friends of Hubbell Auction

    Preview 9 AM-11 AM, Auction begins at noon, Mountain Daylight Time

    Details: Approximately 450 lots of vintage and contemporary Native American art works.

    Link to Friends of Hubbell Auction Information

    Contacts

    Phone: (602) 370-2875

    Email: chairman@friendsofhubbell.org

    Gallup Community Services Building

    410 Bataan Veterans St

    Gallup


  • 10/05/2019 (Saturday) - 10:00 AM-02:00 PM
  • Eiteljorg Navajo Rug Auction

    Indianapolis, IN

    Sidney with Rose Yazzie weaving

    Approximately 250-280 Contemporary and Vintage Textiles

    Saturday, Preview 10 AM Auction at 3:00 PM

     

    Link to Eiteljorg Museum Site

     

    Eiteljorg Museum

    500 W. Washingon St.

    Indianapolis, IN


  • 11/02/2019 (Saturday) - 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
  • Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Art and Navajo Rug Auction

    Phoenix, AZ

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    Preview 9 AM-11:30 AM Auction at noon

    Details:  approximately 300 contemporary and vintage rugs, pottery, jewelry and baskets

    Link to Pueblo Grande Museum Information

    Contacts

    Phone:(602) 495-0901

    Email: pueblo.grande.museum.pks@phoenix.gov

    Pueblo Grande Museum

    4619 E. Washington St.

    Phoenix, AZ


  • 11/15/2019 (Friday) - 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
  • Maxwell Museum Appraisal Clinic and Native American Art and Jewelry Sale

    Albuquerque

    Bruce Burnham

    Preview 11:00 APM, Auction: 1:00 PM

    Details: 200-300 contemporary and vintage weavings

    More information

    Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

    1 University of New Mexico

    Albuquerque


  • 11/16/2019 (Saturday) - 11:00 AM-04:00 PM
  • Maxwell Museum Navajo Rug Auction

    Bernalillo, NM

    Bruce Burnham

    Preview 11:00 APM, Auction: 1:00 PM

    Details: 200-300 contemporary and vintage weavings

    More information

    Prairie Star Restaurant

    288 Prairie Star Rd.

    Bernalillo, NM