2016 Annual Meeting, Auction, and Party

In a lovely city park in the East Bay.

The FEA Annual Party & Fund-Raising Auction, always a delight,
was in a warm and welcoming close-in East Bay venue easy for driving and parking.

It was a perfect occasion to wear some of your ethnic jewelry and dress.

We welcomed new folks and new members.
Guests every year have loved the party and the auction.

(catered by the same chef that got such rave reviews at our 2014 event)
Farm Table – Dried Fruit, Seasonal Berries, Local Cheeses, Spiced Nuts, Beads, Olives
Fresh Summer Rolls with Carrot, Cilantro, Sweet Chile Sauce
Five Spiced Glazed Chicken with Ginger, Red Pepper, Cilantro, Soy, Molasses, lemon
Lemongrass Beef Kebob with Chile-Lime Vinaigrette, Fish sauce, chile, lemon
Crisp Arugula & Tat Soi Salad with fried Won Ton Skins, Mandarin Oranges, Toasted Almonds, sweet chile vinaigrette
Vermicelli Noodle Salad with Carrot, Cilantro, Cabbage, Green Onion, Lime, Sugar, Vinegar
Steamed Basmati Rice
Dessert Bar – Cinnamon Crunch Bar, Tropical Fruit Tartlet, Candied Pecan Tartlet, Vanilla Éclair, Lemon Meringue Tart, Opera Square, Cake Pops . . . and more

Three musicians played songs of the hill tribes of Southeast Asia.

There was a wonderful display of the 100+ donated ethnic artworks available in our Annual Fundraising Auction, including:
* African, Himalayan, Mexican, and Oceanic masks;
* Ethnic jewelry from necklaces to bracelets;
* Antique Andean textiles and finely woven Asian costumes;
* Tribal ancestor figures and powerful sculptural woodcarvings;
* Bowls, baskets, boxes, bangles, and beads;
* Pre-Columbian and Pre-Historic art and artifacts; and,
* A charming and colorful donated collection of ethnic and folk art

You can join FEA or renew your membership to be invited to future FEA events by using PayPal via https://friendsofethnicart.org/membership/

or postal mail to PO Box 1503, Mountain View, CA 94042

Some of the donated auction items:


An exquisitely delicate Japanese cup: made of porcelain so thin it is translucent, finely painted by an accomplished artist


ArnhemLandBarkPainting Arnhem Land Bark Painting

TuaregLocks Tuareg Locks

VietnamScooterMan Vietnam Scooter Man

MosiDoll Burkina Faso Mosi Doll

DanMask Ivory Coast Dan Bird Mask- excellent quality

EthiopianMilkBottle Ethiopian Milk Container

BerberNecklace Moroccan Berber Necklace

SolomonIslandsStaff Solomon Islands Mother of Pearl Staff

BeerCanBriefcase West African Beer Can Briefcase-

The hippest briefcase ever:  made from beer cans, a clever example of African Folk Art, amusing and witty. Beautifully executed with comics used for the lining.  Quite a statement is to be made with this!

TuaregBowl Tuareg Bowl

SexCache Kenyan Women’s Modesty Belt

JapaneseDoll Japanese Doll

FullSizeRender Lega Stool

DSC_0041 Papua New Guinea Payback Doll






DSC_0044 Papua New Guinea Penis sheath

DSC_0054 Beaded Cameroon Crown


DSC_0105 Khmer style wooden Buddha head



Shoes to challenge the most accomplished fashionista.  Another statement item!