With the high cost of shipping many of our customers choose to ship by USPS. For small and light shipments this is usually less expensive, but please be aware that their estimates are often wrong and only include insurance up to $100 for its domestic shipments. If you ask for full insurance we will recalculate the shipping cost and send you an invoice for any difference in cost.

I will be away from the gallery between July 10th and July 19th, and so will not be shipping or open for visitors at the gallery. The Indigo Arts website will be active as always. I will respond to emails as soon as possible. I will be able to ship orders after July 19th, 2024.


Lafortune FELIX 1933 – 2016

This news, passed on to us by the Toussaint Louverture Cultural Foundation:
 With deep sadness we learned Lafortune Felix passed away a few weeks ago in Haiti.
It’s a great loss for the art world in Haiti and abroad. 

Hurricane Matthew - A Fundraiser for Haiti

Hurricane Matthew has now passed through Haiti, and has been wreaking havoc elsewhere.  But it is clear that the damage and loss of life in Haiti has been devastating.

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