IACA Journal, Summer 2014 - page 18

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IACA Journal | Summer 2014
HOW COLLECTORS BENEFIT
FROM IACA WHOLESALE MARKETS
At the end of April, 2014, IACA concluded its annual Spring
Wholesale market, which was a highly successful event. The
market is a place where galleries, shops and museums gather to
purchase the work of the very finest American Indian artists.
They take it home, display it in their shops, and offer it to
enthusiasts of authentic American Indian Art.
SO HOW DO THESE IACA WHOLESALE MARKETS BENEFIT YOU
AS A BUYER OF AMERICAN INDIAN ART?
This is a frequently asked question from folks that are turned away at the door of an
IACA Wholesale Market. Unfortunately each year, the IACA Wholesale Markets are
visited by a great number of individual collectors, who sadly cannot be admitted to
the market. This is because the markets are wholesale markets that are governed by a
totally different set of tax rules and regulations than a retail market that is opened to the
general public.
BUT THE BENEFIT TO AN
INDIVIDUAL BUYER IS HUGE.
The most important benefit to Ameri-
can Indian art buyers is being assured
that the purchases they make from their
favorite IACA gallery, shop or museum
are totally authentic. And at prices that
are fair and honest.
To participate in an IACA wholesale
market, an artist or wholesaler is strictly
vetted with respect to the origin, quality
and authenticity of the items sold at the
market. Retail buyers must provide a
business license that reflects that they are
offering authentic American Indian Art
at their retail establishments.
The vetting process assures buyers of
American Indian art that what they buy
is truly authentic American Indian art,
and not an imported lookalike.
A GREAT IACA WHOLESALE
MARKET IS GREAT FOR YOU, THE
RETAIL BUYER.
A great IACA Wholesale Market is
also great for retail buyers of American
Indian art. A great market brings more
authentic work into the marketplace, and
more choices for buyers and collectors.
PROMOTE, PROTECT AND
PRESERVE
This is the mission of the IACA. The
IACA Wholesale Markets help to accom-
plish that mission by bringing absolutely
authentic American Indian Art to the
marketplace for buyers everywhere.
The IACA Fall Wholesale Market will be
at the Isleta Resort and Casino,
October 17 and 18, 2014. Visit
for more information.
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