A collage of pictures from the Friends of Hubbell Native Artis Auction

A collage of pictures from the Friends of Hubbell Native Artis Auction/ Clockwise from top left, Ann Worthington, Larissa Blake, a Teec by Elouise Mae Shorty, a handspun rug by R.B. Sherman, a tufted rug by Irene Begay and a shot of Travis Terry, Hank Blair and Bruce Burnham

Bruce often mentions during an auction how much the economic infusion of the cash brought into our local economy means for the weavers and other artists who participate.  We’ve just gotten a report from the Friends of Hubbell on the results of the latest Friends of Hubbell Native American Arts Auction, held on September 19 on the grounds of the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Ganado, AZ  and we’re happy to say  that 69% of the items consigned were sold with $98,000 going to the artists.  In combination with the May Friends of Hubbell auction, the total proceeds to artists for 2009 from Friends of Hubbell is $225,000.

Over the last five years, approximately 71% of items submitted have been sold at the auction, with a record 82% of items selling in May of 2006.   These numbers don’t count the scholarships awarded by the Friends of Hubbell or the sales made directly by vendors at the event.  This auction has not only become an important part of the business scene in our area, as you can see from the photo collage above, it’s a lot of fun.

R.B. Burnham is proud to part of the Friends of Hubbell Native American Arts Auction and we hope to see you in Ganado at their next event, May 8, 2010.