About Kim Martindale

For four decades, Kim Martindale has been producing many of the countries most prestigious and successful art shows. Closely involved in the art world from an early age, Mr. Martindale has brought his professionalism and enthusiasm to all areas of his work.

When Kim was only 16 years old, he helped coordinate and implement the ground breaking and influential Santa Fe Antique American Indian Art Show (Whitehawk).

In subsequent years, he co-produced a number of outstanding antique shows including the Ethnographic Art Show, Winter Antiquities Show, the Summer Antiquities Show, and the Old West Show.

After graduating from high school in 1979, Kim’s specific areas of interest led him to intensive studies at various University of California campuses as well as universities in Iowa, Japan and Taiwan. Concurrently, for many of those years he continued his education by getting hands on experience working for Sotheby’s, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

Martindale was a formative partner in establishing January of each year, officially, as Los Angeles Arts Month. He is a past co-chair of the Los Angeles Arts Month Committee with Ron Hartwig of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Martindale’s credits also include the Tribal Art Show, held in association with the Denver Art Museum. In addition, he produced the Scottsdale Antiques and Fine Art Show, and ARTscottsdale, both in association with the Phoenix Art Museum and Art and Antiques Magazine.

Kim is currently the producer of the Marin Indian Art Show, which now celebrates 32 years of success. For 20 years, he has produced the spectacular LA Art Show and Los Angeles Fine Art Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Kim co-produces the Objects of Art Sante Fe Show at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe for the sixth year combining contemporary to historic material including fine art, paintings, sculpture, furniture, books, posters, jewelry, textiles, and tribal folk art.

Kim’s related credits include proprietorship of galleries in Santa Barbara (CA), Ventura (CA), Santa Fe (NM) and most recently, Venice (CA). His professional memberships include the Antique Tribal Arts Dealers Association (a founding member), current Board member of Professional Show Managers Association (PSMA), and IACA.

Kim’s gallery, K R Martindale Gallery in Venice, California, offers by appointment only, an eclectic mixture of ethnographic art with emphasis on Paintings, Native American, Latin and Asian art.

His education and experience make him a sought-after speaker at universities, museums, and art associations. For a schedule of upcoming events and more information, call K.R. Martindale Show Management at 310-822-9145.