Indian Market Gala

NEW LOCATION! Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Saturday, August 17, 6:00pm-9:00pm

One of the most glamorous and popular events of the Santa Fe Indian Market is the Live Auction Gala and Reception. This fundraiser for the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA), the organization that produces the Indian Market, begins with a silent auction and cocktail reception and culminates with the exciting Live Auction dinner.

DON’T MISS OUT! This year, the event will be an encompassing experience, the theme of which is “RISE & REMEMBER: Honoring the Resilience of Native Women.” Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM 1st Congressional District) will be the guest of honor, U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will do a poetry reading, and Shondien (Sonwai) LaRance will perform hoop dancing. Included in the auction will be hand drums hand-decorated by Haaland, Harjo and other notable Native female artists. Proceeds from the sales of these drums will be shared with The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women in Albuquerque.

Tickets sales for this event have ended.

NEW THIS YEAR: Special $100 tickets available for just the Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction, to be held at the IM:EDGE exhibit in the lobby of the SFCCC. Ticket proceeds will be earmarked for 2021 centennial celebration planning. Entertainment by violinist Laura Ortman.

Contact the office at 505-983-5220 with questions.
201 W Marcy Street, Downtown Santa Fe
Individual Tickets: $225 Tables: $2,500 or $5,000


Frederica Antonio (Acoma Pueblo)

"Four Seasons"

9" H, traditional clay

Charlene Sanchez Reano & Frank Reano

"Cleopatra Necklace"

16" Reversible Mosaic

(San Felipe Pueblo/Santo Domingo Pueblo)

Charlene Sanchez Reano & Frank Reano

(San Felipe Pueblo/Santo Domingo Pueblo)

"Cleopatra Necklace"

16" Reversible Mosaic

John Balloue (Cherokee)

"Northern Brothers"

48" x 60"

Norbert Peshlakai (Navajo)

Wire stamped and embossed, 11 conchos.

"Concho Belt"

Joe Cajero Jr. (Jemez Pueblo)

"Daughter of the Earth"

21" H bronze, edition 10/30

Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo)

"Deer Dancer"

36" x 48"

U.S. Congresswoman Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo)

"Be Fierce"

12" Painted Hand Drum

Sheridan MacKnight (Minnesota Chippewa)

"Cultural Amalgamation of Line"

40" x 34"

Eugene Tapahe (Navajo)

"The Rising, The Resilience of Native Women"

33" x 27" (including frame), Pigment Ink Lithograph

Cara Romero (Chemehuevi Indian Tribe)


42" x 49"

Metallic paper photo A/P 1/3

Dominique Toya (Jemez Pueblo)

"Swirled Micaceous Seed Pot"

4.5" x 4.5"

Vacation in Mexico

8 day, 7 night at the Grand Mayan

The North American Indian: Complete Reference Edition

A re-creation of Edward Curtis' original masterpiece


Rep. Deb Haaland – Laguna Pueblo (Drum to be featured in Live Auction)

Joy Harjo – Muscogee Creek/Cherokee

Traci Rabbit – Cherokee Nation

Dolores Purdy – Caddo/Winnebago

Glendora Fragua – Jemez Pueblo

Rezmo “Rezzie McFly” – Navajo/Mexican-American 

Sheridan MacKnight – Lakota/Chippewa

Elle Claw – San Carlos Apache/Navajo

Jody Naranjo – Santa Clara Pueblo

Maxine Toya – Jemez Pueblo

Addie Roanhorse – Osage

Bah Yazhi Bahe – Navajo

Maiyah King – Navajo/Acoma Pueblo

Micqaela Jones – Western Shoshone

Melissa Lewis-Barnes – Navajo

Laketa Pratt – Cheyenne/Arapaho

Christie Tiger – Muscogee Creek/Cherokee

Joyce Nevaquaya Harris – Comanche

Catherine Blackhorse – Seminole Nation

Povi Romero – Cochiti/Pojoaque Pueblos

Jeralyn Lucero – Taos Pueblo

Kathleen Wall – Jemez Pueblo

Shondiini Walters – Navajo

Michelle Lowden – Acoma

Felicia Gabaldon – Choctaw Nation

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

2019 Indian Market Gala Photo Gallery

Photo Credit | Gabriella Marks