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Winter Indian Market Returns to La Fonda Hotel in Downtown Santa Fe

  Winter Indian Market Returns to La Fonda Hotel in Downtown Santa Fe Holiday shopping direct from Indigenous Artists   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 25, 2021; Santa Fe, N.M.— The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts is pleased to announce the dates of this year’s Winter Indian Market. The weekend shopping event will commence on Saturday, November …

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SWAIA Announces New Board Appointments

SWAIA Announces New Board Appointments In Advance of Centennial Year L. Stephine Poston elected Chair – SWAIA Board of Directors NEWS PROVIDED BY Southwestern Association for Indian Arts  Oct 14, 2021, 06:45 ET SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its newly elected executive committee …

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Best of Show Winner Rhonda Holy Bear Bear (Cheyenne River Sioux) and her winning Doll, “Lakota Honor- Sees the Horses Woman.” photo©Tira Howard for SWAIA/ Santa Fe Indian Market

The 99th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market Announces Best of Show Winners

Santa Fe Indian Market is pleased to announce this year’s Best of Show, Best of Class and Special Award winners in a variety of classifications. For 99 years, Santa Fe Indian Market, the world’s largest and most prestigious Native American art market, has awarded Best of Show winners to the nation’s most exceptional artists in …

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International Partnership Unites Indigenous Fashion Leaders

International Partnership Unites North American Indigenous Fashion Leaders

  International Partnership Unites North American Indigenous Fashion Leaders   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Santa Fe, NM; June 17, 2021: SWAIA Fashion, the highly acclaimed and largest Native North American fashion show which takes place annually during Santa Fe Indian Market, is proud to announce a partnership between SWAIA Indigenous Fashion, Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto (IFWTO), …

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Kim Peone | Executive Director of SWAIA

Wake Up Call’s MK Mendoza speaks with Executive Director, Kim Peone

Indigenous Resilience Transforms Into Success and Poetic Justice at Virtual Santa Fe Indian Market By MK MENDOZA • OCT 22, 2020 Wake Up Call’s MK Mendoza speaks with Executive Director of SWAIA, Kim Peone about the success experienced at this year’s virtual Santa Fe Indian Market, now placing it in the lead as a model for helping artists …

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‘Walk with Pride’, Santa Fe Indian Market Haute Fashion Show documentary (short film) Wins Regional Emmy

   Walk with Pride, Santa Fe Indian Market Haute Fashion Show documentary (short film)  Wins Regional Emmy  On Saturday, September 19th, 2020 “Walk with Pride,” a short documentary about the popular Indigenous Fashion Show at the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), was awarded a Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy in the category of Special Event …

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The National Museum of the American Indian Presents a Native Cinema Showcase Selection at the 2020 Virtual Indian Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—August 17, 2020; Santa Fe, N.M.: The Southwestern Association of Indian Art is pleased to announce, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will present a Native Cinema Showcase selection during this year’s Virtual Indian Market. The film, More than a Word is directed by Kenn and John Little (Hunkpapa Lakota) and the film will be …

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SWAIA Develops “NDN World:” A Virtual 3D World Showcasing Native Art

If you haven’t heard of NDN World yet, don’t worry, you will soon. In March, the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts, the non-profit that produces the 99-year-old Santa Fe Indian Market, embarked on a project with consulting partners, the Clark Hulings Fund and Free Agent Source to create a virtual gathering space. The virtual space, named NDN World, is the …

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Fashion

SWAIA’s Fashion Show is Now Virtual

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—August 5, 2020; Santa Fe, NM—The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts is pleased to announce this year’s Virtual Fashion Show premiering at SWAIA.org—August 10 through August 16, 2020. SWAIA’s annual Fashion Show is produced by Amber-Dawn Bear Robe (Siksika Nation) showcasing the best of North American Indigenous fashion. “Indigenous fashion is continually changing, …

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