Kim Martindale helped coordinate the Santa Fe Antique American Indian Art Show when he was only 16 years old. Local photographer Blake Hines’ work has appeared in publications, album covers, and hotels. John Morris was a production manager at the original Woodstock music festival. Despite their disparate backgrounds, these organizers and artists pooled their talents to host the annual Santa Fe Show Objects of Art, which gathers more than 70 exhibitors of historical and contemporary art.
The six-day event fills the bright orange and yellow rooms of El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, nestled in the city’s Railyard District. Visitors navigate paintings, sculpture, furnishings, books, jewelry, and textiles from around the world, including tribal and folk art from American Indian, African, and Asian cultures. Local experts punctuate the two-weekend festival with curated exhibitions such as an exploration of 19th-century children's toys and art; shield design from Africa, Indonesia, and New Guinea; and pages from Pablo Picasso's middle-school diary.