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GSW 2017 Preview Article from Native American Art Magazine


At Expo New Mexico, more than 175 dealers will gather to display Pueblo pottery, Native jewelry, paintings and prints, textiles, memorabilia and more at the Great Southwestern Antique Show.

New to the show this year are Salt Lake City dealersMary Corporon and Fred Hightower, who will bring a collection of Navajo rugs, art, old signage and other antiques to the show. Works on display from other exhibitors include a pair of Mescalero Apache moccasins, circa 1870, from Waterbird Traders, and a 19th-century Tubatulabal basket from eastern California brought to the show by Michael Haskell Antiques.

A special exhibit will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love that swept San Francisco in 1967 with period items from the collection of Mark Hooper. “Mass production was on the rise, war was a seemingly never-ending reality, and traditional social confines including having to dress a certain way or having your hair a certain length were all being challenged. ‘Back to Nature’ and ‘Make Love Not War’ were not just slogans but an urgent call to be more aware, and to make love, love of the planet, love of animals and all living things, and love of all people— all ethnicities, races and religions—the primary goal,” says show manager Victoria Roberts. “The connection the hippie movement felt with Native American cultures was strong because of their long history of respect for the earth.”

The Great Southwestern Antique Show will take place August 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and August 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Expo New Mexico State Fair Grounds. A Sneak Preview Benefit on August 4 from 1 to 6 p.m. will help fund KNME New Mexico PBS, and tickets are available in advance for $100.

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