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Founded in the summer of 1999, SavvyCollector.com has dealt with quality artworks for over a decade. It has been our goal to match superior artworks with competitive pricing for both the consignor and the independent buyer. We here at SavvyCollector.com want to extend a heart-felt thank you to our clientele for their continuing support!

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Arizona PBS–All New Show–Arizona Collectibles

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 | General | No Comments

Curious about the value of your collectibles?

  • American Indian items
  • antiques
  • Asian ceramics
  • books
  • firearms
  • furniture
  • glassware
  • jewelry
  • oriental rugs
  • paintings
  • prints
  • sculpture
  • silver
  • toys

Saturday & Sunday April 5 & 6

Call for information to receive admission tickets 602 496-2877

OR

Submit photographs through an email by March 25, 2014       collectibles@azpbs.org

OR

Mail photographs to

Arizona Collectibles 555 North Central Avenue #500  Phoenix, AZ    85004-1252

Items must not weigh over 50 pounds

Any firearms must be made before 1900

www.azpbs.org/collectibles is their website

Corinne Cain, ASA will be present to value your Fine Arts.

Hope to see you there !


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Appraisal Day at the Heard Museum 22 March 2014

Monday, March 17th, 2014 | General | No Comments

Saturday

22 March 2014

10 am – 2 pm

Heard Museum

2301 North Central Avenue (between McDowell & Thomas Road, east side of Central)

Phoenix, AZ    85004

$30 for the first item

$25 for the second item

$20 for each item beyond the first two

American Indian baskets, jewelry, kachinas, paintings and original prints, pottery, sculpture, weavings as well as Pre-Columbian pottery.

Corinne Cain, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser) will be there to appraise along with several knowledgeable dealers, the funds benefiting the Heard Museum.

Recommend arriving at the museum PRIOR to 10 am to minimize your wait time.  Saturdays are precious to most of us.

Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com

Questions?  Call  602 252-8840

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Savvy’s 1st Collector Sale online & in Phoenix

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 | General | No Comments

Saturday & Sunday  November 23 and 24  8 am – 4 pm

Delbert Buck Navajo Mother & Papoose


Unique and Beautiful gift items at unbelievable prices !!!

Art           Pottery     Sculpture     Western Bookends     Masks   Textiles     Basketry

100′s of auction catalogues

326 West Harmont Drive    Phoenix, AZ    85021   602 906 1633

also click on our Collector’s Sale button on the right nav bar on www.SavvyCollector.com

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Appraisal Day Saturday Nov 16 10 – 2 pm

Friday, November 15th, 2013 | Collector Savvy tips, General | No Comments

American Indian Art and Artifacts

32633 North Scottsdale Road  (Heard Museum North)

10 am – 2 pm

$30 first item, $25 second item, $20 additional items

($5 off for members) Payments are made to the Heard Museum.

Appraisers are donating their time and expertise.

I will be there along with a bevy of other knowledgeable individuals.

Find out just what Aunt Susan left you: culture, age, value.

Paperwork will NOT suffice for insurance coverage issues.

See you there !

Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com

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Fiction as Instructional Text on Navajo Textiles

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 | Collector Savvy tips, General | No Comments

Kayenta Crossing & Beyond the Loom

 

Mark Sublette’s latest murder mystery hinges on his chief character, Charles Bloom, falling in love first with an attractive and witty Navajo weaver and secondarily with high-quality Navajo textiles. The by-product of this engaging story is your exposure to the basics of collecting American Indian weavings.

Information gained in Sublette’s novel is further expanded by Ann Lane Hedlund’s modest fact-driven book Beyond the Loom  Keys to Understanding Early Southwestern Weaving.

Together they represent painless learning.

Dr. Hedlund also stages hands-on textile workshops designed to deepen your ability to discern characteristics of Southwestern weavings, held at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.  Ann functions as Program Director of the Gloria F. Ross Tapestry Program at the U of A.  An interesting sidelight, Gloria F. Ross was Helen Frankenthaler’s sister.

Both books are available through Amazon.com.

Corinne Cain of www.SavvyCollector.com

 

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Oscar Howe’s Influence Explained

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 | Exhibition news, General | No Comments

An exhibition titled Sakahan:  1st International Quinquennial of New Indigenous Art has issued a catalogue to correspond with its opening in May 2013.  One of the authors, Gerald Vizenor, expressed an interest in acknowledging Oscar Howe’s contribution to the development of contemporary American Indian art.  The artist’s daughter, Inge Maresh granted permission for the inclusion of an image of War Dancer by Oscar Howe in this entirely impressive publication.

 

Produced by the National Gallery of Canada, printed in English and French, it can be obtained for 39.95 CAD through this link (http://www.shopngc.ca/boutique/en/sakahan/sakahan-international-indigenous-art-en.html?lc=1&__utma=201903438.807008391.1358973728.1369779189.1371823300.26&__utmb=201903438.3.9.1371823311894&__utmc=201903438&__utmx=-&__utmz=201903438.1369779189.25.24.utmcsr=bing|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=gallery.ca&__utmv=-&__utmk=129224847) or in their bookstore.

Anyone collecting contemporary art produced anywhere in the world might indulge in this richly illustrated catalogue, written by extremely articulate art commentators.

Corinne Cain of www.SavvyCollector.com

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Woody Crumbo at the Gilcrease!

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 | Exhibition news, General | No Comments

Opening February 24, 2013 at the venerable Gilcrease Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an exhibition displaying more than 55 original paintings by Woody Crumbo makes this artist’s contribution to the development of American Indian art clear.

Titled Bending,  Weavings, Dancing:  The Art of Woody Crumbo, this exhibit closes May 19, 2013.

Corinne Cain of www.SavvyCollector.com

Yes, we are privileged to offer an oil painting by Crumbo and two screenprints by the artist at advantageous prices!

http://savvycollector.com/gallery/search?

 

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Visual Feasting at Heard Museum Indian Market 2013

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 | Collector Savvy tips, Exhibition news, General | No Comments

This gentleman’s work is remarkably designed and crafted and well priced at $550.  Trend setting bolo tie collector, Norman Sandfield owns 2 of Leroy Begay’s creations.

Can’t attend the Heard Fair tomorrow?  You can contact Leroy Begay at leroybegay99@gmail.com or visit his website at www.leroybegay.com

Isn’t this fire agate stone coupled with the warm brown lariat amazing?  Notice the coral drops capping each tip.

Always a pleasure to champion talented makers.

Plan to attend the Heard Market next year.  700 talented makers showcasing their work !

Corinne Cain of www.SavvyCollector.com

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Native American Bola Ties at Terminal 4 Phoenix Airport

Monday, February 25th, 2013 | Exhibition news, General | No Comments

Through June 28, 2013 BEFORE security in Terminal 4, you can view over 250 American Indian bolo ties assembled by Norman Sandfield and gifted to the Heard Museum.

 

History of bolo ties is also shared !

Since many, many visitors will be traveling here next weekend for the March 2-3 Heard Indian Market, take a moment to witness a pretty good number of some of the best examples of bolo ties, ranging from the earliest to entirely contemporary versions.

Corinne Cain www.SavvyCollector.com

To oogle bolo ties offered through SavvyCollector.com, http://savvycollector.com/gallery?query=bola+ties

 

 

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Sadly, Diane O’Leary, has died 10 Feb 2013

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 | Collector Savvy tips, General | No Comments

A political activist, a woman committed to  higher education, a painter, a quilter and nobody’s pushover, Diane O’Leary made her mark in the art world and beyond.

Born in 1935, Diane faced challenges of every sort, including health challenges causing her to switch from painting to quilt making.  Sheer determination drove her to switch her art-making medium, only until a medication was developed to steady her hands so she could return to painting.  Diane’s subtle gradations in color shifts in her paintings were as unique as her both elegant and satirical compositions.  The emotive content of her work was entirely transparent.  Her personal experiences often were reflected in subject matter found in these expressions.

Examples of Diane’s work will be added to the website in the months ahead, as Mr. Albion Fenderson was one of Diane’s most long standing supporters.

Corinne of www.SavvyCollector.com

http://savvycollector.com/gallery/search?search%5Bterms%5D=Diane+O%27Leary&commit=Search%21

 

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