Daniel B. Ramirez, PRESS RELEASE


PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                            MEDIA CONTACT:Julie Du Brow / Rosette Pambakian    ( 310-821-2463)






(San Rafael, CA – December 2010)   Contemporary Native American artist Daniel B. Ramirez has selected the 27th Marin Show: Art of the Americas, which runs February 26-27, 2011 at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, CA, to begin a new art project called “The World’s Longest Native American Painting.”  This acrylic painting will eventually be 100 feet long and made on a one continuous piece of canvas.  As an award-winning artist and professional demonstrator, he will be working publicly on the first 6 feet of the painting during the show.   For those who focus on Native American antiques, the show this year features a premier selection of pieces that are stand outs, including a 3rd Phase, Classic period, Chief’s Blanket, circa 1860-65 valued at $80,000.


Widely recognized as the most substantive and extensive ongoing showcase focused on antique American Indian, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and contemporary American Indian art, the Marin Show: Art of the Americas brings together top and passionate dealers, collectors, artists, and academia from across the world.


Ramirez, a Chippewa and Odawa artist with a MFA from the U. of Michigan, sees his new piece of art partly as an educational project, especially aimed at children 5-18 years.  Concerned about the lack of awareness regarding Native Americans’ presence across the continent, he aims to create 300 images of women of all ages and relations in the painting to show Native Americans in all 50 of the United States.  Women have been a key part of many of Ramirez’s acclaimed works, such as “Women of the Great Lakes” which he presented at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in 2006, and “Caring for Our Elders”, also addressing his artistic interpretations about the concept of Matriarchy in the Native American Community.  The use of women in this new piece is meant to show the humanity women provide, and how we are all connected.  He plans to take his work-in-progress to a variety of shows, and returning to this show each year until its completion, expected in five years.  Ramirez will be located in the Contemporary area of the show.


On the main floor of the Marin Show: Art of the Americas dedicated to a great number of antique exhibitors integral to the collecting community, some exceptional pieces available on the market are expected this year.  One in particular is a 3rd Phase, Classic period Chief’s Blanket, circa 1860-65 valued at  $80,000, presented by gallerist Tyrone B. Campbell.


Additional antique Native American highlights this year include:

  • Hopi Frog Kachina, ca. 1870, with articulated arms and legs.  Exhibitor:  Terry Schurmeier
  • Rare Yokuts bottleneck basket by Mrs. Dick Francisco, ca. 1920.  Gallery:  Sandra Horn
  • Zuni Pottery Olla with rain cloud pattern, ca. 1890.  Gallery:  Jim Conley Ethnic Art
  • Famed Native American sculptor Alan Hauser’s “Holders of the Knowledge” in bronze, ca. 1977.  Gallery:  Kim Martindale


All antique and contemporary art exhibitors will be on hand and able to answer questions throughout the weekend about the exhibited art that includes pottery, textiles, sculpture, jewelry, beadwork, baskets, paintings, furniture, and photography.


The show’s Opening Night Preview is Friday, February 25th from 6:30-9:00pm.  All proceeds benefit the acclaimed local charity Homeward Bound of Marin, and will feature recipes from top Bay Area chef Scott Howard (FIVE, SCOTT HOWARD, Brick & Bottle), who will also be in attendance.


Marin Show: Art of the Americas also returns with a series of lecture presentations:

  • Saturday, February 26th at 9:00 a.m., Anthropologist and Author Ralph Shanks will present an illustrated talk titled “California Indian Baskets”. Panel discussion will follow.
  • Sunday, February 27th, at 10:00 a.m., the annual Friends of Ethnic Art lecture—titled “Navajo Blankets of the Classic Period”—will feature Tyrone Campbell, noted Southwest Native American textile scholar and author of several books on the subject.


The Marin Show: Art of the Americas works in association with the Antique Tribal Art Dealers Assoc., The Marin

Museum of the American Indian, The Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin, American Indian Art Magazine,

and Western Art Collector Magazine. 


For more show, lecture and Opening Night Preview information and tickets:  www.marinshow.com .


About KR Martindale Show Management

For over three decades, Kim Martindale has produced many of the country's most prestigious and successful historic art shows. In addition, since 1994, he's brought the same professionalism and enthusiasm to a series of historic through contemporary fine art shows most notably, The Los Angeles Art Show.


About Daniel B. Ramirez

Daniel Borja Ramirez is born on June 1st 1953 and is a certified descendant of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan. Mr. Ramirez has won multiple awards across America in prestigious art competitions. He has been well recognized for his work in watercolors and acrylics and for his drawings in charcoal and pastels.  Daniel Ramirez’s work has been displayed in several museums as part of their permanent collection and his work is regularly purchased by more than 70 art stores, museum giftshops, and galleries from New York to Los Angeles.     www.nativeexpressions.com