Tribal & Ethnic Art Reception

You are invited to a unique inaugural event:

Tribal & Ethnic Art Reception & Holidays Party With Art Show & Sale

December 1, 2018, Saturday, 4:00 pm–7 pm 

Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont

Co-Hosted by: Friends of Ethnic Art & *San Francisco Tribal

Two of the most active organizations in the SF Bay Area’s thriving tribal and ethnic arts Community are joining forces to kick off the holiday season with a Free art exhibition/sale/reception featuring good cheer and good international indigenous art.

RSVP now for your FREE & FAST ADMISSION (to help us plan foods and print name tags)

Spurred by the success and enthusiasm of both art buyers and sellers at this past summer’s FEA Treasure Market, an artful swap meet and sale put on by Friends of Ethnic Art at their annual party, the long-established dealers who constitute San Francisco Tribal decided to reprise the concept, use it as an excuse for a holiday reception and sale for their supporters, and invite Friends of Ethnic Art to work, party, and appreciate art together.  These vibrant nonprofits share the same goals: to expose and educate new and young people to the aesthetic and cultural delights of ethnic and tribal art, and to provide opportunities for those who already study and collect this art to share their appreciation and camaraderie.

This event, free to you, your guests, and the public, will join the tribal art professionals of SF Tribal with the art amateurs, (in the sense of lovers of art), Friends of Ethnic Art.  Collectors, as well as those seeking unique holiday gifts to bestow upon their relatives, friends, and their very own collections will benefit.  Dozens of varied sellers and temporary traders are expected to be at their own tables and offer treasures at all price levels and from all over the world. Discover 20—35 tables laden with ethnic, ancient, and tribal art offered at exceptionally tempting prices by: amateurs, professionals, collectors, heirs, disgruntled spouses, world travelers, dealers overstocked with collections and storage bills, art-lovers who have run out of room or money, retiring dealers, and downsizing and gracefully aging collectors. Some sellers plan to have part of their offerings be more inexpensively priced/SALE objects and another part be more important, collector-oriented pieces.

Enjoy a cornucopia of tasty ethnic appetizers and festive holiday foods and drinks.

Our events are a great excuse to wear your festive ethnic clothing and jewelry.

See Art of:

  • *Africa
  • *Oceania, including New Guinea, the South Seas, and Indonesia
  • *The Americas, including Pre-Colombian, American Indian, and Spanish Colonial
  • *Tribal Asia, including SE Asia, the Himalayas, Indonesia; and China, Japan, and India
  • * Masks     * Figurative Sculptures of Wood & Stone      * Shields & Weapons   * Ethnic Jewelry & Adornment      * Textiles     * Ceremonial, Ritual, and Healing Objects

If you wish to inform others who might want to join, and/or attend the party free, Please Share.

Bring guests and friends who may be intrigued by ethnic and tribal arts, and/or who may be fascinated by the arts and peoples of the world’s cultures.

RSVP now for your FREE & FAST ADMISSION (to help us plan foods and print name tags)

**Have you always wanted to…

  • *  Be an art dealer, for a day?
  • *  Trade your duplicates and collection overstock for something fresh from another collector?
  • *  Make room in your house? In your storage? In your estate?
  • * Sell your art collection that your children don’t really want to inherit?

 YOU Can Sell or Trade YOUR Art.

Those philanthropist Friends so wishing, may sell at their table objects for the benefit of FEA, or for 50% or 75% partial benefit to FEA. Signs should be displayed saying such. You are much appreciated. Please advise Dave DeRoche of your desire to benefit FEA, preferably prior to the event.

Sellers/traders with tables, not FEA, are responsible for labeling, pricing, bargaining, selling, trading, collecting money, making change, writing receipts, guaranteeing authenticity or not, security, breakage or losses, transporting away, and removing trash.See

***If you’d like to donate significant ethnic art objects to FEA now, in this tax year, please email

After paying dues, members are welcome to reserve a table. First come, first served, while space lasts, or until Sunday, Nov. 25.    

 Pay via   or

Check to “FEA”, PO Box 1503, Mountain View, CA  94042-1503

Bring enough cash or SEPARATE checks to pay EACH member exhibitor you buy from.  You’ll want to keep your options open among the plethora of offerings. 

FEA will NOT process credit card payments for sales by Exhibitors.

The Piedmont Center for the Arts is in a quiet town in the center of the Bay Area and just 4 miles from freeways #80, #580, #24, #13, #880, and #980, and Rockridge BART.

Ample close, free, and safe street parking surrounds the Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Ave. at Bonita Ave, Piedmont 94611,-122.2320045,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xe369ae326d086960!8m2!3d37.8240125!4d-122.2330345

*San Francisco Tribal is an association of tribal art dealers from the San Francisco Bay Area. The association is comprised of 12 experts in African art, Oceanic art, Asian art, pre-Columbian art and North American Indian art. The members offer a wide range of high quality sculpture, masks, textiles, ceramics, weapons, shields and jewelry from ancient and traditional cultures and are committed to a standard of excellence and professional conduct.