Shiprock Santa Fe Gallery Exhibits The Ed and Jackie Foutz Collection at 10th Anniversary Celebration

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The exhibitions will transform gallery into early trading post featuring bridles from the William Randolph Hearst Collection and Navajo and Zuni jewelry offered exclusively for the first time.

The Foutz Collection of Headstalls

This August the gallery’s anniversary will be celebrated with a series of events and exhibitions intended to thank our friends and clients for ten wonderful years, said Director Jamie Way.

2015 marks Shiprock Santa Fe’s 10th anniversary. "This August the gallery’s anniversary will be celebrated with a series of events and exhibitions intended to thank our friends and clients for ten wonderful years,” said Director Jamie Way.

Shiprock Santa Fe is pleased to present The Ed and Jackie Foutz Collection as a part of the gallery’s 10th anniversary celebration reception and opening on August 15 from 5-7 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

The Ed and Jackie Foutz Collection will virtually transform the gallery into a recreation of an early trading post displaying hundreds of pieces of turquoise, silver, Navajo and Zuni jewelry offered for the first time exclusively at Shiprock Santa Fe. The Ed and Jackie Foutz Collection will remain on view at the gallery through the end of September.

Ed Foutz is the legendary trader whose tenure at the Shiprock Trading Post in Shiprock, New Mexico helped elevate the craft of Native Americans and promoted their prominence as master artists. Foutz bought and sold from the best weavers on the Navajo reservation between the years, 1964-1990 servicing accounts such as Packard’s in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the National Parks Service, and various museums throughout the United States.

It is Ed Foutz’s legendary reputation that built and ensured the success of Shiprock Santa Fe gallery owned and operated by his son, Jed Foutz.

In addition to The Ed and Jackie Foutz Collection, The Foutz Collection of Headstalls, including three examples from the collection of William Randolph Hearst, will be exhibited in the gallery beginning August 3rd. The examples from the collection of William Randolph Hearst—an avid collector of art and Native American collectibles—include headstalls created soon after Navajo silversmiths transitioned from blacksmithing techniques to creating elaborate silver tack for both their horses and personal adornment.

Finally, Sandpainting Weavings: The Bolton Collection also opens on Monday, August 3, 2015 in the gallery and will be on view through September 30th. The public reception on August 15th from 5—7 pm. celebrates all three exhibitions and the gallery’s anniversary.

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About Shiprock Santa Fe Gallery:
Founded in 2006, Shiprock Santa Fe gallery is the capstone creation for fifth generation trading post owner Jed Foutz. Raised on the Navajo Reservation, Foutz has a studied eye and impeccable aesthetic that gives Shiprock Santa Fe both a vintage and modern appeal that attracts top fashion buyers, designers, filmmakers, and renowned art collectors. Mixing Mid Century Modern design with antique and contemporary Native art, Shiprock Santa Fe gallery has become a resource for internationally known artists and designers. The gallery features a considerable inventory of historic Navajo textiles and turn of the century silver and turquoise jewelry, as well as the work of some of the most well known artists in contemporary Native art. Foutz has carefully cultivated a collection of pieces ranging from vintage furnishings by George Nakashima, vintage and contemporary pottery, basketry, fine art, and eclectic finds from Jed’s world travels. Shiprock Santa Fe’s knowledgeable staff is well versed in the material and provides both acquisition and appraisal services, working with clients looking to acquire a single collectible or build corporate or personal collections. For more information, please visit shiprocksantafe.com

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