San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show 2018
Through Feb 11th
The 32nd annual San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture is the leading arts fair showcasing the work of tribal cultures and indigenous peoples of the Americas, Asia, Oceania, Indonesia, Polynesia, the Middle East, and Africa. More than 70 national and international galleries display museum-quality objects and artifacts in visually striking settings perfect for browsing by tribal art collectors, first-time guests, and enthusiasts.
The featured country for 2018 is Australia. Two special exhibits featuring Australian aboriginal art are: “Australia — Defending the Oceans: The Art of Ghostnets” and “Power and Colour — An Introduction to Aboriginal Art: Celebrating the Artists, Their Communities, and Culture.” Another 2018 special exhibit is “Artful Weavings,” presented by antique rug and textile expert Peter Pap, features distinctive and rare antique nomadic and village rugs, as well South Persian Afshar tribal pieces, including rugs, saddlebags, and animal trappings.
The opening night gala takes place on Thursday, February 8, 2018, with an exclusive preview celebrating “Mateship” Australian-American cooperation from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The gala features live music, hors d’oeuvres, and opportunities to mingle with exhibitors and fellow art lovers and purchase work.