Based in our Denver, Cincinnati, and Scottsdale offices, Hindman’s Arts of the American West specialists are uniquely positioned to seek quality consignments throughout the West and Southwest. Working with a comprehensive network of important dealers, private collectors, and museums, they leverage competition among worldwide bidders to achieve outstanding results for consignors in regularly scheduled auctions of Native American Arts and Artifacts and Western Art, which take place at our Denver salesroom.
The Arts of the American West Department handles historic and contemporary Native American art, including Navajo weavings, Southwestern jewelry, basketry, modern and early 20th-century Pueblo pottery, beadwork, and other traditional artifacts executed by Native Americans of the Plains, Southwest, and Pacific Coast.
The department also specializes in fine Western and American art by a range of makers—from early historic masters to some of today’s outstanding contemporary artists. In two annual live auctions, the department showcases exciting examples of Western paintings, Taos Society art, wildlife art and bronzes, historic Western photography, authentic cowboy antiques, and decorative objects.
Maron Hindman is the Vice President of the West at Hindman.
Ms. Hindman meets daily with clients to evaluate personal property and assess current market demand for a range of collecting categories including but not limited to Native American art, artifacts and jewelry, western paintings and bronzes, American and European art, and furniture and decorative arts. She coordinates consignments from individuals, private collections, estates and museums throughout the west and southwest region. She started her auction career at Hindman’s Chicago office, handling bids and client services, eventually serving as the Director of Marketing. Additionally, she is one of the principle auctioneers. After her time at the Chicago branch, Ms. Hindman went on to open the regional auction saleroom in Denver in 2012, expanding the firm’s presence in the West. For over 25 years she has been active and participates as an auctioneer in numerous charity auction events including the U.S. Fund for Unicef, USO, Children’s Home and Aid Society, Easter Seals Greater Chicago, Wellness House and the Brookfield Zoo, Easters Seals Colorado, Up with People, Porter Hospital to name a few.
Katherine Harrington has served as Director of Business Development, Western Region at the Denver location since June 2017.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Harrington spent seven years working with galleries in Jackson Hole, Scottsdale and Denver. Most recently, she was Gallery Director of Visions West Contemporary in Denver and Jackson Hole. In this role she planned and curated exhibitions and developed relationships with leading Western contemporary artists, important institutions and collectors. Ms. Harrington helped the gallery establish its Jackson Hole location. Prior, she was Director of American & Western Paintings at Altamira Fine Art.
Ms. Farnand has been the director of Native American and Western Art Department since 2003, guiding it from a regional department to one of the premier departments in the country.
During her tenure, she has sold over a dozen Native American and Western Art pieces for six-figures or more, including a gouache by Henry Farny (American, 1847-1916) that achieved the price of $1,160,000. As one of the most respected experts in her field, Ms. Farnand has been an appraiser on Antiques Roadshow since 2016. She holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from John Carrol University.
“The beautiful blues and yellows in this Lakota Sioux are a representation of the earth and sky.”
“A Tlingit Chilkat dance blanket, once owned by artist Andy Warhol, featuring classic design totemic image.”
“Featured in the book Walk in Beauty: The Navajo and their Blankets.”
“A stunning gold, turquoise, coral, sugilite bracelet by pioneering Hopi jewelry designer, Charles Loloma.”
You are welcome to submit items electronically or to contact any of our offices directly.
Our specialists are eager to help you learn more about your collection and current auction sale estimates.
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The Arts of the American West department is currently accepting consignments for upcoming auctions. To request an electronic evaluation of your property, click the button below and begin the consignment process now.