FEA Holiday Party

The Friends of Ethnic Art      

Holiday Party  

will be hosted by

Jim Haas and Bonham’s and Butterfields

The party will be on December 4, 2011

     Ever wonder what dealers collect? What they keep?

After a lifelong career as a most highly respected
Indian dealer, historian/expert, and ancient art connoisseur, FEA member Ramona
Morris will take us on a half-hour slide-illustrated visual stroll through her
private collection of Keepers and Favorites.

Our Annual Friends of Ethnic Art Holiday Party will
host Ramona and her delightful, short presentation this year, adding additional
aesthetic appreciation and connoisseurship to our usual holiday festive fun and
camaraderie. As in years past, there will be hands-on inspections and
personally tailored previews of Bonham’s full Native American Art Auction (held
Dec. 5, the next day at noon). On view to us will be 386 objects — Hopi
kachinas, historic and Pre-Historic Southwest pottery, Navajo rugs and blankets
(including a classic Navajo chief’s blanket, est. $300,000) and silver jewelry,
Indian baskets, a fine selection of Eskimo and Northwest Coast artifacts, and
exciting Plains Indian material, including an extremely early Cheyenne quilled
war shirt (est. $300,000–$500,000). Specialists will answer your incisive
questions. And, of course, coupled with these feasts for our eyes will be FEA’s
cornucopia of wines, cheeses, eggnogs, and zesty party foods.

This presentation, preview, and party is free for
members of FEA. There will, however, be a registration table at the door to allow
late renewers and new joiners to pay their modest annual dues; when they do,
they will get into this event free.

This triple-layered event is Sunday, December 4,
5-8 PM, at Bonham’s & Butterfields Auction House, San Francisco. Remember: joining or renewing may be accomplished at the door
with your personal check.