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August 2016
In this Issue: 

Surrounded by Beauty & What's New

New Books on the Shelf?!

New Additions

"What an experience! We looked, touched and enjoyed the wonderful Indian art work. So much so, that we were motivated to take some items with us. Thank you, we will be back!" (Fresno, CA) 


A Page From The Past
From our Shop Reference Library!  Signed copy of Santa Fe Indian Market: Showcase of Native American Art by Sheila Tryk with Photography by Mark Nohl, copyright 1993, Tierra Publications. The introduction by Allan Houser is still inspiring today with encouragement for artists of all levels to get out and show their work and express their individuality.  Wishing everyone a great Indian Market this year!

Open on Saturday,
August 20, 2016
 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m., and the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Shop is closed on federal holidays.

A photo ID is needed for entrance to the building. During weekdays, visitors may use either the

C Street or E Street entrances (E Street is closer for Metro riders). Handicap access ramps are available at both entrances. During Saturday hours, visitors must use the C Street entrance.

Public Transportation
Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the closest metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or S1 bus to 19th and C streets. There is metered parking on the street and several parking lots within a few blocks.
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Greetings to all of you this August and we hope you're continuing to enjoy your summer! The heat and humidity should soon give way to cool mornings and early signs of the changing seasons - we embrace the changes and wish all of you great times as we transition into the fall season.

Enjoy SWAIA Santa Fe Indian MarketSanteFe
August also brings the largest showing of American Indian arts, which takes place in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This one weekend event has evolved into a week-long schedule of events and showings in Santa Fe; many artists spend the year preparing their creations for Indian Market and the juried competitions. We wish everyone a fantastic Santa Fe Indian Market full of arts, friends, reconnections and new connections. With sincere gratitude to all the great artists who bring their work into our lives, and to all supporters, patrons and promoters of the arts - where would we be without art?!

Many of the artists we represent in the Shop exhibit at Indian Market so we have selected a few works from these artists; they are featured in the Highlights section of our Online Store - take a look!

Surrounded by Beauty at the Indian Craft Shop 
and What's NewBeauty
Just a sample of our new pottery!
    How fortunate we are to be surrounded by the beauty of the arts.  We've been rearranging displays and making room for new works coming in over the past couple of weeks and have been truly enjoying it! We always welcome your visits and are glad you're enjoying the new works, too.

A stunning new channel inlay "wave" necklace by Earl Plummer.
We've received some new jewelry by Navajo jewelers Earl Plummer and Jim Poyer, and a nice selection of Zuni inlay jewelry from a variety of artists; new pottery from potters of the southwest and new, larger scale rib carvings of hunters, fishermen, dancers and more by Inupiat artists of Alaska. New fetish carvings and necklaces are on their way too, so if you can't make it to Indian Market, come on in and get your dose of the arts right here in your own back yard!

Just a sample of a new sculpture from Alaska!
Surrounded by Beauty at

The Indian Craft Shop

New Books on the Shelf (?!)Books
    Isn't it interesting that no sooner do we reduce and discontinue most of our book titles, two of our favorite authors have new and revised editions of their books out! 

THANK YOU to Bille Hougart, who has expanded his hallmark book and published Native American and Southwestern Hallmarks in its third edition with over 50 additional pages of information and hallmarks (total of 519 pages). Take a look at his editions on our webstore.

THANK YOU also to Mark Bahti, who has just published his second edition (the first edition was way back in 1999!) of Spirit in the Stone: A Handbook of Southwest Indian Animal Carvings and Beliefs through Rio Nuevo Publishers in Tucson. Take a look at this and other book titles by Mark Bahti.

And remember to take a look at ALL of the great books on our online store with most titles offered at 20% off! You can also shop for books by category if you go directly to our store site and then click on "Books"; you will see the drop-down icons for each topic including Basketry, Pottery, Jewelry/MetalworkPainting/Sculpture, etc.

As always, be sure to check out our New Additions page, as we are continually adding new items to our Online Store

When you can't shop in person, take a look at our online store or send us an email with any special requests and we'll be happy to send images of works not on the webstore.

REMINDER - Open this Saturday, August 20, 2016
The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month 
from 10am - 4pm. 
This month, the third Saturday is August 20 and we look forward to seeing and hearing from you.
Thank you for your continued support of the arts -
Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Discover the art and architecture that made the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building a "symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. The Interior Museum Murals Tour lasts an hour and visits 26 photographic murals by Ansel Adams and many of the over forty mural panels painted by artists including Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal, and John Steuart Curry. 

The Murals Tour is offered at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The tour is limited to 20 visitors and a reservation is required. 
For groups over eight, custom tours can be scheduled from 
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. 

Please call the Museum in advance of your visit at (202) 208-4743 to make a reservation. All adults must present a photo ID to enter the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building. All visitors will be subject to security screenings, including bag and parcel checks.

Check out the Interior Museum site  to see mission statement, collection information, videos and selected Online Tours. For more information contact the Interior Museum at (202) 208-4743.

Building Access - All adults must present a photo ID to enter the building. All visitors will be subject to security screenings, including bag and parcel checks.

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