North America’s Best and Largest Tribal and Textile Art Show Goes Virtual This Year Due to COVID



SAN FRANCISCO, February 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – For the first time, aficionados of beautiful ancient and contemporary tribal and textile art can attend that of San Francisco 35th Annual San Francisco Tribal Art and Textile Exhibition virtually. In response to COVID-19, organizers have brought the show online this year, usually held at Fort Mason in San Francisco.

The 35th San Francisco Tribal and Textile Art Exhibition is a leading international art fair devoted exclusively to the leading works of Africa, Asia, Australia, Oceania and the Americas. More than 60 national and international galleries and exhibitors will offer a wide range of objects and artefacts, making it the perfect event for collectors, designers and enthusiasts.

This year’s show brings together US and international dealers, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to view and purchase rare and hard-to-find pieces at a wide range of prices. The famous Belgian gallery Didier Claes will present, among others, pieces from its world-class collection of ibeji– wooden carved commemorative figures of twins by the Yoruba people of the southwest Nigeria. Oceanic Arts, based in Sydney, Australia, will have extraordinary shields on a human scale on the theme of Captain Marvel from New Guinea which are the subject of a new catalog and are also exhibited at the show. Pace African & Oceanic Art, a New York-based art gallery specializing in the sale of important antique African art from Central and West Africa and Oceanic art from the Pacific Islands, will have among its offerings a seated Enufo figurine in wood from the Ivory Coast. Thousands of items, including baskets, paintings, photographs, jewelry, extraordinary textiles, and more, will be available to delight festival-goers.

Going forward, organizers have decided to definitely add a virtual edition for this show, but plan to open the physical fair in Fort Mason as soon as possible.


In addition to viewing individual pieces online during the show, attendees can also participate in virtual conversations with exhibitors which will function as Zoom’s office hours, allowing visitors to speak directly with the experts and ask them questions. . There will also be a solid range of virtual conferences available for free.

35th San Francisco Tribal and Textile Art Show Virtual Advantage
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST • Noon to 7 p.m. EST • 5 p.m. to midnight GMT
For those interested in a first look at the material and also philanthropy, the show has a preview on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Tickets are 25 $, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Blessingway, a non-profit organization established in 2016 and administered by Mark and Linda Winter, operators of the Toadlena Trading Post, with a mission to provide aid to the Navajo Nation. The proceeds, which are going through Native Art New Mexico, will go to a program that distributes hundreds of COVID relief packages each month to the Diné people, including flour, coffee, canned goods and PPE, as well as food for them. sheep and cattle.

General admission show
No cost
Hours: The show opens at 10:00 am PST Thursday, February 25, 2021, and remains open until midnight PST on the night of Sunday, February 28, 2021.

To register for the show and for a complete list of exhibitors, visit the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show website at

Media contact:
Claire Hertel
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SOURCE San Francisco Tribal Art & Textile Show


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