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SWAIA Newsletter October 2013

SWAIA Newsletter October 2013

Hello Friends!

Thanksgiving weekend marks the 8th annual Winter Indian Market at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. On November 30th and December 1st, over 200 world class artists will show their beautiful artwork just in time for the holiday season. From fashion to jewelry to one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments, there will be something for everyone. Throughout the weekend, five award-winning artists will replicate their studios and demonstrate their techniques. In the youth activity area, kids can work on making art of their own. For entertainment, six time world champion hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance will perform contemporary and traditional dances to music by renowned musician and performer Brian Frejo. SWAIA will also be screening the 2013 Class X winners including Cibola: Seven Cities of Gold. Admission is $10 a day and $15 for a weekend pass. SWAIA members and children are free!

Winter Market is a cozy celebration of holiday and family. Join us for hot cider by the fireplace and make SWAIA Winter Indian Market part of your Thanksgiving tradition!


From the Programming Office

You're invited! NextGen SWAIA Youth Art Performance and Reception!
The NextGen SWAIA Intensive Performing Arts Workshop is a weekend program for Native youth ages 12-18 that explores art, traditional and contemporary music and dance, and spoken word led by renowned artists Brian Frejo, Louie Gong, Ehren Kee Natay, and Michelle St. John. The workshop weekend will conclude with a performance by our Native youth participants. Join us! November 17, 2013, 3pm. The Lodge, Santa Fe. RSVP required. 505-983-5220 x232.

An encore performance will take place during Winter Indian Market, Saturday, November 30, 3pm.

From the Development Office

SWAIA's development team, with the help of our wonderful volunteers, is preparing to send out our year end appeal. Your tax deductible contribution allows us to support our current artists, mentor our young and aspiring artists, and honor our elders.

We are also excited to announce the creation of a new initiative, the Artists' Assistance Fund. The fund will offer small grants to SWAIA artists who require assistance with the travel, lodging, and/or the shipping costs associated with participating in Santa Fe Indian Market. These grants will be awarded on the basis of need. Priority will be given to first-time Market participants.

Please consider donating generously today.

We are very grateful to all of our members, donors, and sponsors for this continued support.

From Volunteer Services

We are now accepting volunteers for SWAIA Winter Indian Market! We have great jobs and time slots available. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact SWAIA's volunteer coordinator, Mary C. Grayson at 505.983.522 x231.

From Artist Services

SWAIA is looking for Native food vendors, pre-packaged food vendors, and Native enterprises (non-profits) to apply for the Santa Fe Indian Market 2014. This is a unique opportunity that has the potential to reach over 175,000 people who visit the Santa Fe Indian Market. Information and applications will be available on our website on November 1.