The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show, now in its 32nd year is the premiere show of its kind in the United States, welcoming over 70 dealers and featuring exciting exhibits presented by galleries from our Featured Country: Australia as well as other museum quality exhibitions.

This year’s Tribal & Textile Art Show comes along at an exciting time, when the fine arts environment has embraced the natural connection between tribal, modern, and contemporary. Some of the exhibitors are already exploring the dialogue between contemporary and tribal art in their galleries, with great fanfare.

Works range from the finest textiles and rugs from North Africa, Asia, North America, and India through remarkable stone and wood carvings from Indonesia, Africa, and Oceania. Works also span millennia, with carvings and pottery from prehistoric South America to the exquisite Wounaan contemporary basketry handmade in Panama today by the indigenous Wounaan tribe, employing ancient weaving traditions passed through generations of indigenous peoples in the Darién rainforest.

For a complete list of exhibitors and special exhibits view our 2018 Catalog online.

Beginning in 2017 one exciting major expansion of the show was the beginning of a series of featured countries, with Indonesia being the first. In 2018 we're proud to announce that Australia with it's rich history in Tribal arts is our featured country. An expansive exhibit will frame the entrance of the show and highlight not only art and the artists represented, but also provide a bridge to Australian culture through music, food and products.

FORT MASON CENTER, Festival Pavilion: 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123

2018 GALA OPENING: Thursday, February 8th.

2018 SHOW DATES: Friday, February 9th, 11am-7pm
2017 SHOW DATES: Saturday, February 10th, 11am-7pm
2017 SHOW DATES: Sunday, February 11th, 11am-5pm

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Celebrating Mateship with Australian
American Chamber of Commerce

“I am delighted that this year that the Australian Government will be a major supporter of this culturally important exhibition” Australia’s Consul General in San Francisco, Chris Oldfield said today.

“This year we are commemorating “100 years of mateship” between Australia and the USA as we mark the centenary of our country’s troops fighting together in the First World War.

“Nothing is as strong as the bond between “mates” and as well the military history we have shared over the last 100 years, the mutual respect and common values between our two counties are stronger than ever.

“We are therefore delighted to be able to support a culturally important exhibition such as this and once again it will serve to highlight the ties that bind us and to further demonstrate the importance of San Francisco in the West Coast Arts community,” Mr Oldfield said.

Australia: Defending the Oceans
Australian Ghostnet Art
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2018 Special Exhibit Information

Join us for a week of activities at San Francisco Tribal Art Week! The event will be kicked off by the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show and concluded with the American Indian Art Show Marin. Kim Martindale also produces American Indian Art Show Marin at Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, February 17-18, 2018.

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