2017 SPECIAL EXHIBITS

This year we have three museum quality special exhibits during our show.
Please see below for more information.

Indonesian Textile Treasures, A Living Legacy: Curated by Curtis & Margaret Keith Clemson

The world class San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show, considered the premier tribal art event in North America, will feature a special exhibit in 2017 entitled Indonesian Textile Treasures, A Living Legacy. In celebration of Indonesia, the show’s featured country for 2017, the exhibition of traditional textiles will include pieces dating back to the 19th century, including rare textiles from the Jakarta Textile Museum that have never before been shown in the United States. Indonesian Textile Treasures, A Living Legacy will feature more than 100 textiles ranging from rare historical artifacts to contemporary pieces and is curated by Curtis and Margaret Keith Clemson. Show goers will also be treated to music by the renowned Gamelan Sekar Jaya orchestra, see demonstrations of ikat weaving on a backstrap loom as well as a batik artist making batik, and be able to enjoy Indonesian food.
Location: Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion: 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
Dates: February 9-12 | Exhibit open during show hours
Cost: Entrance is included with show admission
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SPIRIT TALKERS: Paintings by James Havard, Presented by John Molloy

In this special exhibit presented by John Molloy, Spirit Talkers will feature new work from James Havard. Known for Abstract Illusionism, Havard's work is in permanent and prestigious collections around the world.
Location: Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion: 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
Dates: February 9-12 | Exhibit open during show hours
Cost: Entrance is included with show admission.
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ARTFUL WEAVINGS: Presented by Peter Pap

This special exhibit is presented by Peter Pap, one of the country's foremost experts and dealers in antique rugs and tribal weavings. Showgoers will be treated to his offering of distinctive and rare Antique Nomadic and Village Rugs carefully chosen from noted private collections and all fresh to the market.
Location: Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion: 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
Dates: February 9-12 | Exhibit open during show hours
Cost: Entrance is included with show admission.
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LECTURES: 



The Tenth Annual Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Memorial Lecture
The Tents and Furnishings of the Nomads of Central Asia by Dr. Richard Isaacson

Location: Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion: 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco: Lecture Room
Dates: Saturday, February 11th | 2pm
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REVEALING INDONESIAN AESTHETICS

Please join Friends of Ethnic Art for: Revealing Indonesian Aesthetics: a context for understanding what makes a great piece great!

Ten slides and ten minutes each, with world authorities offering insights into their area of passionate expertise!

Panelists: Thomas Murray, James Willis, Mark Johnson, Curt & Keith Clemson, Gregory Ghent, John Strusinski, Natasha Reichle

Location:Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion: 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco: Lecture Room
Dates: Sunday, February 12th | 10am
Cost: Entrance is included with show admission.
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Please visit the de Young while you are in San Francisco and enjoy these three shows:

The Sumatran Ship Cloth
Through February 12, 2017 | Wais and Knowles Galleries of Textile Arts


On the Grid: Textiles
and Minimalism

Through February 12, 2017
Wais and Knowles Galleries of Textile Arts

Beyond the Surface: Worldwide
Embroidery Traditions

Through August 31, 2017
Wais and Knowles Galleries of Textile Arts