I will be working out of state this week, and so will not be shipping or open for vistors at the gallery.   The Indigo Arts website will be active as always, I will respond to emails, and I will be able to ship orders after October 26th.

The Indigo Arts website has remained active over the last year and a half despite the widespread shutdowns due to the COVID-19 virus.   I have been able to resume regular operations.  I am able to pack and ship most orders within a few days.   Shipping times have increased during this period.  The gallery is open to visitors on an appointment only basis and according to city masking regulations.   Please phone or email ahead.  

Note:  USPS service remains very  slow.   I don't recommend it if you are in a hurry.   Please note also that USPS shipping estimates include little or no insurance, which we must charge separately.
Please stay safe!


Claudio Jimenez Quispe at work in 2004.

"Peru retablo artist lifts the lid on traditional story boxes" - A BBC video tour of Claudio Jimenez Quispé's Studio

I was a bit slow in finding out about it, but the BBC has produced a very good video about Peruvian retablo master Claudio Jimenez Quispé and his work.  You can watch it at:  

Sankofa Exhibit at Wheaton Arts

Caribbean Carnival and Sankofa: Two shows featuring Arts of the Caribbean and the African Diaspora

Indigo Arts has loaned artworks to two exhibits now showing at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, in Millville, N

This man was stretched out on a second floor wall in downtown Lima.

A Gallery of Peruvian Street Art

I am always intrigued by the street art I find when I travel, whether signage graphics, informal grafitti or intentional and officially sanctioned murals.  On my trip to Peru in April I had been tipped off by my friend Scott Rothstein, so I was particularly interested to see what I would find.

Seymour E. Bottex 1922 - 2016

I  received this news of one of the last of the "Old Masters" of Haitian art, Seymour Bottex (courtesy of Erve Bottex).  Rest in peace.

Notes on a trip to Peru - A visit to the studio of Claudio Jimenez Quispé

I've just returned from a visit to Peru.  Eleven days is not much time for a country the size of Peru, but it allowed me a few days in Lima - visiting markets, museums and some artists' studios, and an excursion to Cusco and the Sacred Valley, including Machu Picchu.


I will be traveling to Peru over the next two weeks.  The gallery will be open for its usual hours, and we will be monitoring emails and online orders.  But we will not be shipping out again before May 2nd.  My apologies for any inconvenience.


William Adjété Wilson’s quilt, “The Black Ocean,”

“Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora” at the Textile Museum

Opening tomorrow at the Textile Museum in Washington DC:  “Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora”.  The exhibit includes works on the theme of migration by a number of contemporary artists, including William Adjété Wilson.

Montebravo - Cachita con Pichones



Haitian Art Society 2016 meeting in San Francisco


"Houngan" - William Adjeté Wilson & Valentin Valris

Indigo Arts at the 2016 Outsider Art Fair - Article in Caribbean Life News