Thanks to all of YOU, Virtual Indian Market has started off with a bang! We have already received feedback that speaks to the importance of supporting artists during these uncertain times:
As a former SWAIA Board member, I must say how impressed I am by the organization’s dedication to its artists and members, especially during this challenging time. The virtual market is creative and and so important to Native American art, perpetuation of Native American culture, and truly is representative of our shared human spirit!
I wish you all safety, good health, prosperity and a successful Virtual Indian Market!
— Governor Brian Vallo, Acoma Pueblo
As a first time SWAIA Indian Market artist, I wasn’t sure initially how my work would be received. Today, the opening day of the Virtual Indian Market 2020, I have sold three sculptures and two drawings. It is so gratifying to know that people appreciate the work, and even more so that I can be a part of the amazing Indian Market community. During the time of COVID-19 it is a blessing to be able to focus my energies not on fear and anxiety but rather on creating things that make the world a more beautiful place.”
— Joshua Hinson, Participating Artist