SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show
announced the launch of our newly redesigned website. Developed to be a resource for tribal art collectors, the new website will feature a downloadable show catalog, photo gallery & the 2015 floor plan for guests to plan their visit in advance. The site also features user-friendly navigation and social-sharing features. Additional content will be expanded in the coming months.
We are very excited about all of the changes that are being implemented for our 2015 event. Weve streamlined our show; our exhibitors have been curated and our peer vetting system honed to ensure the highest quality offerings in the Tribal Arts arena. Our new website reflects a new chapter for our fair and we look forward to sharing it with the tribal arts community, states Caskey Lees show producer, Liz Lees.
Taking place February 6 8, 2015 at the historic Fort Mason Center, the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show will feature a special exhibit by artist and tribal & ethnographic textile dealer Vichai Chinalai titled Heart of the Brush II: The Installation. Self-taught and non-traditional, Chinlai weaves poetry, sacred writing, Asian philosophy and Zen Buddhism into his paintings. The exhibition will culminate in a central installation signifying that each individual painting is really an entire body of work. Additional programming includes show tours by Tribal Art Specialist and Emerita Curator of Textiles, De Young Museum, Cathy Cootner.
The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show opens with a gala benefit for the de Young Museums Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas as well as their Textiles galleries on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Attended by political dignitaries, high-profile arts patrons, collectors, the gala has been featured in the social columns of regional and national media outlets. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the event's a big party - there are open bars, lavish food, live music - but the Tribal Arts Show also feels spiritual, an homage