Letter from the Desk of Artist Services
From the Desk of Artist Services
J T Nez
The 2011 Santa Fe Indian Market is ancient history, and if you can believe it we are hard at work on Indian Market 2012. So, what's going to be new in 2012!? Two big changes.
First, our cousins from the north are going to be official participants to all future Indian Markets. So, welcome First Nations People.
The second change came as a direct response from artists themselves. Under the old rules, an Indian Market artist would be required to be juried-in as a "potter" or a "jeweler" or a "weaver" etc. and that is all they could enter for judging or sell in their booth. However, what I was hearing from artists was that if they experimented in different art forms, they felt creatively stifled because they would not be allowed to sell those items at Market.
The big change this year is that SWAIA artists can now sell ANY art form in their booth (providing they meet SWAIA standards). But they must enter art work for judging for which they submitted images and were juried into Market. In other words, if you submit four images of pottery with your application and were accepted into Market, you can enter pottery for judging, but you can sell in your booth both pottery and those two bracelets that you made in your jewelry class at the Poeh Center. If they go well, think about entering images for jewelry and pottery the next year.
Hope to see you at Winter Indian Market.
John, Deputy Director