We are overjoyed to report that we are building something incredibly exciting, that is based on a significant collaboration aimed at providing opportunities for Native American artists to showcase and sell their artwork amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
We hope you will show your support for Native artists and help us bring this project to fruition!
Our partner in this endeavor is the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF). CHF is a well-established Santa Fe-based nonprofit that specializes in connecting artists with business training, including e-commerce solutions. Their mission is to help artists become self-sustaining entrepreneurs. SWAIA has hired them to serve as project manager for the Virtual Market, and provide us with the support and expertise that comes with their decades of experience. We feel the partnership is exactly what SWAIA needs as we explore new territory – and see this as an opportunity to expand our mission to serve artists and the art community in a broader way.
You have the opportunity to help us create the world’s largest and most prestigious juried VIRTUAL Native art market. The virtual platform will accommodate more artists than the physical Market which is constrained by limited space in downtown Santa Fe. Therefore, artists who were juried in in 2020 but on the waitlist for a booth, will have the chance to participate. We are also working on exciting programming to include on the website (Fashion Show, Preview, Virtual Exhibits, etc.) that will engage and inspire you.
In addition to aiding individual Native artists, this collaboration will increase SWAIA’s organizational capacity, thus providing greater support and year-round economic opportunities to artists. Our partnership with the Clark Hulings Fund arrives at a moment when SWAIA is approaching its centennial year—establishing new methods of assisting Native American artists to prepare them for success in the next 100 years.
To learn more about the Virtual Market, please continue to visit our website and our social media pages.
PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TODAY!
By supporting SWAIA with your gift a you are helping us fulfill our mission of being an advocate for Native American artists. Through this new programming, SWAIA continues our work to support Native artists by creating greater opportunities to share their talents, art and stories.
Mail your check to
PO Box 969
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Call us at 505-983-5220
to make a donation over the phone
Warmest regards and well wishes,
Kimberly Peone, Executive Director
Colville Confederated Tribes/Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians