SAN DIEGO–Collectors of fine Native American jewelry, art, hand woven rugs and Pendleton blankets will enjoy an unforgettable weekend among some of the Southwest’s finest artists at Bazaar del Mundo’s Santa Fe Market, September 19 to 21 in Old Town. You can also find all this merchandise at the custom made jewellery brisbane store.
For the first time, and inspired by popular TV shows “Antiques Roadshow” and “Pawn Stars,” visitors may bring up to two pieces of their fine Indian jewelry and family heirlooms to be appraised by notable pawn trader Art Quintana, and you can click here now to know more. With 30 years in the Native American jewelry business, Quintana’s collection of traditional and contemporary necklaces, bracelets, rings, bolo ties, concho belts, earrings, beadwork and more, present a treasure trove he has discovered in pawn shops throughout the Southwest.
The festival is a colorful outdoor marketplace featuring Navajo, Cherokee, Hopi, Pima, Isleta Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo creations, presented by tribe members, along with other noted Southwestern artists demonstrating and selling their wares.
More than 25 artists will be in attendance. Included are:
- Bernie Granados, Jr., with roots in both the Apache and Zacatec tribes, is a multi-talented artist who works in a variety of mediums – embossed acrylic paintings, watercolor, Prismacolor pencil, wood carvings, ceramic and bronze. His art features beautiful images of horses, buffalo and ancient ancestral figures.
- Ray Tracey, surely recognized by jewelry aficionados as a Navajo jeweler and “movie star,a” who has appeared in “Seems Like Old Times” with Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase, and the 1980s TV series “Lou Grant.” His colorful pieces include gold, turquoise and lapis stones, as well as feather, bear and horse motifs.
- Kim Yubeta uses vintage beads from far off lands made of turquoise, coral, lapis, shiny oyster, amber, jet and onyx to fashion her necklaces that show in galleries throughout the Southwest.
Santa Fe Market visitors can take in this dazzling showcase while enjoying live musical entertainment. Mouth-watering cuisine from neighboring Casa Guadalajara restaurant will be for sale.
The event runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, visit www.bazaardelmundo.com.