Wednesday, February 28, 2007
When this happens, savvy owners/victims know to report their losses to the Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association Theft Alert pages.
Once pictures are posted to the ATADA site, all potential buyers are put on notice that these are stolen items. If they are spotted in a gallery or in private home, the authorities should be notified so that the art can be confiscated and returned to its true owner.
We understand that one's passion for the art can lead to overwhelming temptation. Or that the items may represent a cash opportunity for criminals. We do not condone taking what does not belong to you and we think it is good that stolen art becomes difficult to show or sell when the public can identify the items as stolen.
To look at what currently is being displayed at the site, go to this link.
During the same period, Aboriginals has been an active member of the Lee County Alliance of the Arts. William has served on the Board of that organization that serves and supports the arts in Lee County.
In March, the Alliance will present its annual Angels of the Arts Awards, honoring those in the arts community that have contributed extraordinarily. In conjunction with that event, Aboriginals will contribute 25% of the value of any items bought from our on line sites by members of the Alliance who so identifies themselves as members when ordering.
For Alliance members, its an excellent opportunity to indulge their passion for art, especially tribal art, pottery and jewelry, and support this worthy organization.
The applicable web sites are ZuniLink.com, TribalWorks.com, Native-JewelryLink.com and Native-PotteryLink.com .
Today, I registered to attend so it is for certain, assuming no weather disasters, that I will be blogging from the Symposium, with reports on as many sessions and as much of the program as I can. My plan is to post these blog messages at night, after the sessions, each day. Although, given the activities scheduled, I may run a little behind.
For more information about the Triennial, visit the University of Florida's site for the Symposium.
Click on this link for some examples of the African tribal art hosted at our TribalWorks site. Click on the link to the African Room.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Confirmation took place at SWAIA's annual meeting on January 19, 2007
The Annual Santa Fe Indian Market is the most respected show and market for Native American Indian arts and artists. It is staged each year in August.
This writer, William Ernest Waites, who is both a blogger about tribal art and co-owner of ZuniLink.com, Native-JewelryLink.com, Native-PotteryLink.com and TribalWorks.com, will attend the market and blog his observations in 2007 as he did 2006 (see August and September archives in tis blog).
For more information about SWAIA and the new Board members visit this link.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
When it is in place it will be the state's only such program and the only one in the entire Southeast.
The project was stimulated, according to Professor Stephen Criswell when Dean John Catalano expressed a desire for a program based on a collection of articles about the Catawba Indians, which were donated to USCL by Tomas J. Blumer. Blumer had studied the Catawba Indians for more than 40 years.
As the program develops, it could lead to a baccalaureate degree in Native American Studies, in conjunction with telecourses from the Columbia, SC, main campus. USCL is a two-year satellite campus.
Criswell reported that the campus will hold a Native American Studies Week in the spring and will stage a Cawtawba Pow Wow on November 17, 2007.
Tribal Artery is the periodic blog about tribal art and culture sponsored by Aboriginals: Art of the First Person, which honors and features artistic creations by Native Americans and other tribal peoples.
The resolution lists treaty violations, outlawing of traditional Indian religions, destruction a sacred places and, in the extreme, extermination, termination and forced removal.
It's long past due.
Jerry Vogel is to be the guide on a trip that will feature the extraordinary arts and architecture of the Dogon and Bamana peoples. The itinerary will include the Djenne and Timbuktu, villages of legend in Dogon art, and the town of Mopti on the Niger River. The Bamana centers at Segou and San also will be visited as will the Mali capitol of Bamako.
Cost is $5,250 per person and includes round trip air fare New York-Bamako, lodging, Land Rover transportation in Mali, and eight hours of academic credit. Applications are due no later than April 15, 2007.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Having traveled in West Africa and collected the intriguing art of these peoples, we can heartily endorse the value such a trip. To preview some of the art you may be seeing visit the African Room at TribalWorks.com.
African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art (Sale #8320) will be offered on May 17, 2007 in New York. Previews will be open from May 12 through May16.
American Indian Art (Sale #8384) will be offered May 18, 2007 in New York. Previews will be open from May 12 through May 17.
Important Australian Art Including Works from the Qantas Collection (Sale #AU0711) will be offered in Sydney, NSW, Australia on May 7, 2007. Exhibition will be open on April 27-29 in Sydney and May 4-6 in Melbourne.
Absentee bid forms are available.
Aboriginals: Art of the First Person, the sponsor of this Tribal Artery blog, offers authentic tribal art from Africa, Native America and Australia at its TribalWorks web site.
Linda Giles and Rebecca Gearhart have announced they are considering a panel on African Art & Globalization at the next ASA meetings in
If you are interested in submitting a paper for the panel, or already have a panel available, contact Dr. Linda Giles at 612 N. School,
Both anthropologists work in coastal
In addition to everything else scheduled for the 14th Triennial Symposium on African Art the weekend of March 28 - April 1, 2007 at the University of Florida, which we will be blogging about in Tribal Artery, Peter Schmidt has organized a full day conference on African archaeology. The day will be followed by working sessions over several days. We are told the working sessions will not be open to the public.
The title of the conference is Post Colonial Archaeologies of Africa. We are told it will run through
If you are in the
The Symposium’s theme will be Global Africa. Events include a Museum Day on March 28, under the chair responsibility of Carol Thompson, High Museum of Art,
Conference registration is available through this link but Arts Council of the African Studies Association membership is required for participation.
This notice is brought to you through Tribal Artery as a service of Tribalworks.com, a web site of Aboriginals: Art of the First Person with a special section devoted to African Tribal Art. William Waites, co-owner of the gallery web site. plans to participate for further blog reports in Tribal Artery.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
The design is said to include grand halls with sweeping promenades and courtyards and interactive exhibits, featuring natural elements - earth, wind, fire and stones from areas in which Native Americans lived when they were forced to walk to the Oklahoma Territory in what was later described as the Trail of Tears.
The first phase of construction, which was reported to have started in December, will be completed in 2009.
According to William Waites, proprietor of web sites featuring Native American material culture, ZuniLink.com, Native-JewelryLink.com and Native-PotteryLink.com , "This is an important development that will recognize the trials and tribulations suffered by the continent's original inhabitants as European influences moved south and west. We owe our indigenous hosts more than we ever can repay. The least we can due is recognize their courage and indomitable nature."
But if you are in the Tucson AZ area, make a point to visit the American Indian Exposition at the Flamingo Hotel, 1300 N. Stone Ave., Tucson. It continues through this Sunday, February 10 until 5 PM. For more information, phone 520-622-4900 or visit usaindianinfo.org.
Aboriginals: Art of the First Person owner, William Waites, says, "We try to attend as many of these shows as we can because we always learn something and see old friends at them. We won't see you there since we have to miss this one. But we're sure you will enjoy it and find yourself on the receiving end of knowledge and good spirits, too."
According to African Arts Magazine, Greg was the magazine's art director for 18 years whenhe retired in August 2006.
We will miss Greg, who was instrumental in helping us with advertising matters. We learned of his passing with sadness.