San Francisco Tribal presents
The Third Annual Tribal Art Show
November 3 - 5, 2006

SomArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St (between 8th and 9th Streets)
maps: Google / Mapquest


SF Tribal established itself with the intention of promoting Tribal Art in the Bay Area and beyond. It sustains itself however on the good fellowship of its members. The idea of exhibiting only with one’s friendly neighbors in a less costly and therefore less stressful environment certainly proved its appeal once again in the recent show that took place at the SomArts Center. 

The opening was a successful benefit for the Village Relief Foundation and everyone had a good time. Many people made tremendous sales. As a participant, I can say that it is far better to know that if I lose out to the competition, I do so to a friend, not a foreign dealer from some other far away place as in the Caskey-Lees Shows, "think globally, shop locally,” as the saying goes!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, we may consider the eloquence of the photos of Mr. Robert Brundage.  His efforts document not only the fine aesthetic standard of the art on display from virtually every where in the world, but the very warm connection between local dealers and collectors.  Now that our group has grown beyond the size of this site, it is likely we will have to find a larger location next year.  No matter what happens, I speak for all when I say that we will carry very fond memories of the place, the art, and above all, the camaraderie!  

Wishing all the best,

-Thomas Murray-


About the Benefit:

Curran Hospital in ZorZor, Liberia, began life in 1924 as a bush hospital but quickly expanded into a full hospital, with 125 beds and the capacity to provide Public Health Service for the whole district. During the Liberian Civil War of 1989-2003 the hospital was twice destroyed during horrific fighting between the LURD rebels and government soldiers. Anything of value was looted and hauled away, including the roof. Only the outer walls, riddled with mortar shell holes, were left standing.

Curran began to limp back into operation in 2004, using one of the roofless rooms as an outpatient clinic during the dry season. Basic medical services were provided to nearby villages out of the back of a Land Rover, using Curran as a base.

Volunteers from Pennsylvania and Pakistan in the UN Peacekeeping Force began re-roofing the building in the winter of 2006 and hope to finish by next winter. Ninety-one donated hospital beds have been shipped to Curran.
To support the expansion and reopening of the Curran hospital, Village Relief has already sent 100 long-lasting treated mosquito nets to protect patients using the hospital beds. We also intend to send a large shipment of much needed medicines and medical supplies for the rebuilt hospital.

Thanks to your support of this benefit, The Village Relief Foundation will be able to procure and ship these medicines and supplies.



Andres Moraga


Andres Moraga, Peter Boyd and Irena (Tribal Magazine)



Robert Dowling (Right)


Joshua Dimondstein (Outgoing President)


Joe Loux & Frank Wiggers


Joe Loux


Vicki Shiba (Right)


Thomas Murray


Thomas Murray and Sharon Singer


Zena Kruzick



Jonathan Fogel (Tribal Magazine)


Miranda Crimp (Left)


Vicki Shiba & Nancy Ellis


Vicki Shiba with friend



Erik Farrow


Bob Brundage and his better half


Alyson Brundage with friend George


Note:  Due to prior commitments Michael Auliso was unable to participate in this exhibit.  A special thank you to Bob Brundage and Thomas Murray for covering this event so that it could be shared with others.