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January 2017
In this Issue: 
A Special Guest Interior Museum News

Take a Look at a Book!
Take a look at Toshio Sei's book series by Schiffer Publishing.  Hundreds of photographs are included in this series that covers his collection of figurative inlay jewelry created predominantly by Zuni artist families of the 1940's onward. Take advantage of these and many other book titles at 20% off while supplies last , see them by clicking here !

What Our Visitors Are Saying

Display Ideas - We're Building Our Collection!
Would you like to share photos of your home d├ęcor? We would love to see and share the variety of ways people display their collections and hope you will join in the "collection of display ideas."

Send in your photos that include some (or a lot!) of your American Indian artwork. This has been great for all of our patrons and artists who love to see how the arts are displayed in people's homes. 

Check out more display ideas on our Pinterest board  and keep sending yours in to us! All display photos will be posted anonymously. Thank you for participating and sharing your ideas!

Store Hours
There will be no Saturday hours in January!

The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m., and the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Shop is closed on federal holidays.

Visiting Us
A photo ID is needed for entrance to the building. During weekdays, visitors may use either the
C Street or E Street entrances (E Street is closer for Metro riders). Handicap access ramps are available at both entrances. During Saturday hours, visitors must use the C Street entrance.

Public Transportation
Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the closest metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or S1 bus to 19th and C streets. There is metered parking on the street and several parking lots within a few blocks.
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Happy New Year!
We wish all of you a happy, healthy and joyous New Year!

We hope you are enjoying the start of 2017, with all the many activities of the winter season, whether they be indoors or out! Skiing; purging your "stuff"; setting goals; enjoying hearty, warm soups; sitting by the fire... or perhaps a vacation to the south and lounging by the pool (!) are just a few of the many possibilities. 

We certainly hope they include a visit to the Shop either in person or online , and we always look forward to seeing you.

What's New in the Shop and Online New
We've had new arrivals in the Shop and have been working on adding new selections to the online store. We encourage you to check the New Additions page often, as we are continually adding new items to the site.

New from the Northwest
We're so happy to have new work from the northwest coast! We have received a new selection of felted wool applique scarves from Tammy Owens (Tlingit) in a variety of clan motifs. We have Bears, Frogs, Eagle/Wolf, Raven/Salmon and... just in time for Valentine's Day , Lovebirds (Eagle/Raven combination).

We also have a unique piece made by Tammy: a lovely dance neck collar ring made with her traditional black and red wool applique work. The main design and shape element is a dragonfly; within the  wings and along the f ront are Beaver and  R aven Clan patterns.  See a few examples of Tammy's new works here.
 
We're also delighted to have a new basket weaver from the Northwest represented in the Shop, Cathy MacGregor (S'Klallam). Using red and yellow cedar, bear grass and sweetgrass, Cathy creates a variety of pieces including traditional and freeform basketry, accessories, and some very cool small rectangular baskets that come with salt and pepper shakers! Cathy also fashions miniature baskets, including wearable woven berry basket earrings made of cedar and filled with shimmering bead "berries." The other treasure we're truly happy to have from Cathy is this traditional red and yellow cedar hat (modeled above) with mother of pearl shell button accents.


Other new arrivals include fetish carvings, and need we say more?! Fetish carvings continue to be universally appealing to collect and also to give as gifts. We organize by animal in the shelf displays and you almost need to go through twice or maybe three times just to see each piece and capture its beauty. Learn more about fetish carvings here and take a look at our current selection online

Mark your Calendars for our Winter Sale!
February 13-24, 2017WinterSale
Our Winter Sale will be February 13 - 24 so mark your calendars now! Just about everything in the Shop* has a discount during our Winter Sale that ranges from 10% , 20%, 30%; some items are up to 50% off. 

Take advantage of our biggest sale of the year -- shop for yourself, your friends and family, and tuck away gifts that are ready when 
you need them.

*Bronzes, consignments and other select items are excluded.

Pikachu at The Indian Craft Shop?! Pikachu
Well! Take a look at who paid a visit to the Shop and Sculpture Garden this week!  Pikachu during PokemonGo with our  EddieMorrison sculpture  in the garden and sitting on  the  chief  chair
with  shawls by  MarianHansson   (Kiowa).
You just never know who will walk in the  door!
A Fond Farewell | Applications still being accepted for a Part Time Sales position
at The Shop Apply
We've been saying 'so long' to two of our Indian Craft Shop family members here, Nancy and Susie, whom many of you have known and enjoyed working with. We know you join us in wishing them a great retirement in the next chapter of their lives and extend best wishes to both of them. We thank them greatly for their dedication, devotion and contributions to the Shop! They are already missed, but we know we'll be seeing them from across the counter during visits and other art excursions and we look forward to staying in touch. 

We are still accepting inquiries and applications for a part time/on call sales position at the Shop. Strong knowledge/interest in American Indian arts is required and experience in sales/retail/working with the public is very helpful. 

For more details, information, and to apply, click here

Don't Forget! Valentine's Day is
February 14th - Share Your Love of American Indian Art


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Please Note: NO Saturday Hours in January!
The Indian Craft Shop is normally open the third Saturday of each month, however, due to the Inaugural events, the Shop will not be open for Saturday hours in January 2017.
 
The Shop will be closed for Martin Luther King Day on
Monday, January 16, 2017, and for the Presidential Inauguration Day
on Friday, January 20, 2017

We look forward to your visits in the Shop,
on the phone 202-208-4056, via email or our online store.

Thank you for your continued support of the arts -
we truly appreciate you!
 
Other News to Share OtherNews
The American Indian Society of Washington, DC presents its 13th American Indian Inaugural Celebration, Sovereign Relationships Past, Present and Future. 
 
The American Indian Society of Washington DC hosted the 1st American Indian Inaugural Ball in 1969 on behalf of all Tribal leaders, Tribal Nations and native individuals who would be in Washington DC during the Presidential transition. Over the course of 50 years, the American Indian Inaugural Ball has expanded from a one night event into a four day celebration and remains a truly unique gathering place. The event provides opportunities for indigenous nations within the United States to celebrate their diverse and rich cultures, discuss issues impacting Indian country, host meetings on Sovereign Relationships and the Presidential Transition for each new administration.   
The four day celebration includes a Welcome Reception, Sovereign Relationships and Presidential Transition meetings, Youth Leadership opportunities, American Indian Inaugural Dinner and Ball, award presentations, American Indian Marketplace, Powwow and Cultural Day.  

For more information on the American Indian Society of Washington DC and their Inaugural celebration activities, visit their website.

News from the Interior Museum and Library Museum
For the latest programs and events hosted by the Interior Museum or to make reservations for Mural Arts Tours, contact the Interior Museum at (202) 208-4743 or check out their online information.

"Themes of the Bureau of Indian Affairs: Indian and Soldier," Maynard Dixon, 1939. Fine Arts Program U.S. General Services Administration
Murals Tours
Discover the art and architecture that made the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building a "symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. 

Tours are offered at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please call the Museum in advance of your visit at 202.208.4743 to make a reservation.  For more information on the Murals Tour,  click here.

Department of the Interior Library
The Department of the Interior Library presents a number of free public programs including Park Ranger Speaker Series and DOI Library Training Sessions. The Park Ranger Speaker Series highlights the background and history of sites of interest in the Washington, DC region, as well as subjects highlighting the history of the United States. The Training Sessions introduce DOI employees and others to the Library's services and to the information sources it makes available either through Interior staff computers or an in-person visit to the Library. A list of the DOI Library's programs can be found hereYou can reach the Library directly by phone (202) 208-5815 or e-mail .

Special Assistance -  For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.
 
Location -  The Rachel Carson Room is located next to the basement cafeteria of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC, 20240.

Building Access  - All adults must present a valid photo ID to enter the building. All visitors will be subject to security screenings, including bag and parcel checks.

The Indian Craft Shop |  Department of the Interior | 1849 C Street, NW  Washington, DC 20240
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