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Archive for December, 2010

Consigning American Indian Silver Jewelry ?

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 | Collector Savvy tips, General | 1 Comment

Don’t dip it in silver cleaner !!!

Don’t aggressively clean it with silver cleaner !!!

and don’t store it in Saran Wrap either.  Plastic wrap products can “stain” the silver.

Corinne Cain  of

Save Money When Framing Your Art

Monday, December 27th, 2010 | Collector Savvy tips, General | No Comments

Ask your framer about “overstock molding”.

Interior designers can order an excessive amount of molding.  It is often distinctive in appearance.  This out of the ordinary molding is not likely to fly out your framer’s door, so it might be discounted just to keep it from becoming the remainder stock that remains for decades.

Also, mats can be the most expensive element in framing.  Select one mat and then ask for a “V” groove treatment.  This will be less costly than triple mats and will lend a subtle, tailored look to your framing resolution. 

V groove 2

Corinne Cain of

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Make Indian Market Plans for 2011 !

Friday, December 24th, 2010 | Exhibition news, General | No Comments

Purchase tickets online at the next Heard Museum’s Indian Market to be held Saturday & Sunday March 5 & 6, 2011 from 9:30 – 5 pm.

Approximately 700 artists will tempt you with their superior basketry, jewelry, paintings and prints, pottery, sculpture and weavings. 

Saturday March 5 you will hear R. Carlos Nakai play flute in his uniquely wonderful manner.

Tickets for the fair are $15 per day or $24 for both days.  Best of Show tickets for Friday evening (March 4) to include dinner and exposure to the fair’s top prize winners is $75 for members of the Heard or $100 for non-members.

Shonto Begay, a most impressive painter, is the featured artist whose work was chosen for their annual poster. 

Do plan to stop by while you are in town for the Heard Indian Market as well!  Look forward to meeting you all in person.

Begay Shonto indian market

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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 | Collector Savvy tips, General | No Comments

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