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Summer 2018 ATADA Newsletter - Available Now!

Cover Image: Hopi Salako Mana c.1900-1915 Height: 14 ¾ in. (37.5 cm) Courtesy Galerie Flak, Paris – © Photo : D. Voirin

Cover Image:
Hopi Salako Mana
c.1900-1915
Height: 14 ¾ in. (37.5 cm)
Courtesy Galerie Flak, Paris – © Photo : D. Voirin

What's new with the News?
We have developed a new format for the online version of the newsletter. We believe the new version is easier to read online as it auto-formats to any device.
Of course, there is still a .PDF download of the issue for off-line reading. 

The Newsletter will now be published twice per year, with both a Summer and Winter edition. Throughout the year we will be publishing additional articles, reports and analysis of current events on the ATADA Blog and social media. Be sure to subscribe to our blog and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

In This Issue...

Native Art Week
A conversation with Santa Fe Indian Market Director, Ira Wilson

The ATADA 2018 Online Show
Learn more about this inaugural show featuring fine Native American & Tribal art from trusted ATADA Dealers 

Europe in Spring: 
Patrick Mestdagh takes us on a tour of recent European Tribal art fairs

Legal Briefs: 
NAGPRA Repatriation Updates from Ron McCoy.

Legal Committee Report: 
STOP Act, Money Laundering, Tariffs and more...

No Free Appraisals
More in the importance of ethics and appraisals by Vanessa Elmore

Winter/Spring 2018 Edition of the ATADA News - Available Now!

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Ancestral Figure “Patong” Ngaju Dayak. Borneo Island, Indonesia. Hardwood. H: 68” (173 cm). 18th to 19th century

Ancestral Figure “Patong” Ngaju Dayak. Borneo Island, Indonesia. Hardwood. H: 68” (173 cm). 18th to 19th century

In This Issue...

Art in Focus: Ancestral Figure "Patong"
Mark Johnson takes a closer look at a rare and highly refined Ngaju Dayak sculpture representing an important ancestor. 

On Trend:
Mark Blackburn gives his take on the current state of the Tribal art market and recaps recent auctions.

Legal Briefs:
U.S.’s UNESCO Withdrawal and the Art World; NAGPRA Repatriation Updates from Ron McCoy.

Legal Committee Report: 
The ATADA Voluntary Returns program has successfully returned over 100 sacred and ceremonial items to Southwestern tribes.  Take an in-depth look at how the program works.

Plus: 
ATADA Foundation Updates
The ATADA Calendar - Upcoming and Ongoing Tribal Art Events

The ATADA News is essential reading for anyone who is
serious about understanding issues facing collectors today.

Fall 2017 Edition of the ATADA News

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Silver Brooch by Awa Tsireh Image courtesy: Heard Museum

Silver Brooch by Awa Tsireh
Image courtesy: Heard Museum

In This Issue...
On Exhibit - 

Take a closer look at two great exhibitions currently on view at Scottsdale's Museum of the West and at the Heard Museum. 

  • On Trend: Patrick Mestdagh shares his thoughts on collecting and the evolution of the Tribal Art market
  • Legal Briefs: Ron McCoy takes a look at connoisseurship, provenance and authenticity in Tribal art
  • No Free Appraisals: Scott Hale discusses changes to appraisal qualification requirements

Plus...

  • ATADA Legal Committee Updates
  • Alice Kaufman reviews the new book on Navajo weaving by Rebecca M. Valette and Jean-Paul Valette
Hopi Pottery Masterworks Image courtesy: Scottsdale's Museum of The West Photo by: Bill Dambrova

Hopi Pottery Masterworks
Image courtesy: Scottsdale's Museum of The West
Photo by: Bill Dambrova

Fall/Winter 2016 Edition of the ATADA News

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In This Issue...

  • In Memoriam: Remembering Jay Evetts
  • On Trend: Mark Blackburn reviews the major Tribal Art Fairs from this past summer.
  • Legal Briefs: Ron McCoy's updates on the STOP Act and NAGPRA repatriation notices
    • Plus find in-depth information, reports and testimony regarding the STOP Act and other pending legislation
  •  Contemporizing the Pueblo Pottery Past: Charles King looks at the historic foundations of the pottery of Russell Sanchez.
  • No Free Appraisals: Vanessa Elmore delves deeper into the intricacies of the appraisal process. 
  • The New ATADA.org: David Ezziddine shows how to utilize the new ATADA Marketplace!
  • Interactive Calendar of Events and more...