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

By Jamie Schulze

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

By Jamie Schulze

   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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2020 Virtual Indian Market Winners!

By Jamie Schulze

Glenda McKay (Athabascan) wins the 2020 Virtual Indian Market– Virtual Grand Award FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—August 17, 2020; Santa Fe, New Mexico: SWAIA is pleased to announce this year’s Virtual Grand Award winner, Virtual Indian Market Class Awards and Special Award Winners. For 98 years, Santa Fe Indian Market, the world’s largest and most prestigious Native […]

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

By Jamie Schulze

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

By Audrey Rubinstein

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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SWAIA’s Fashion Show is Now Virtual

By Audrey Rubinstein

 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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Support of CommUNITY Learning Network during 2020 Virtual Market

By Jamie Schulze

  Community Learning Network Mobilized Volunteers and Interns to Help SWAIA Artists Create Websites     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2020; Santa Fe, NM: Community Learning Network (CLN) mobilized an informal and formal network and coordinated more than 40 interns and volunteers (meet a few of them here) from a range of partner organizations including Stonehill College, Villanova University, University of Portland, University […]

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SWAIA & the Clark Hulings Fund Create Virtual Indian Market

By Audrey Rubinstein

New Mexico arts leaders respond to cancellations— create new platforms for Native artists FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—May 7, 2020; Santa Fe, NM: Santa Fe Indian Market and the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) are pleased to announce a significant collaboration aimed at providing opportunities for Native artists to showcase and sell artwork amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The like-minded organizations, both based […]

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SWAIA Launches Global Native American Art Marketplace With Help From the Clark Hulings Fund & Artspan

By Audrey Rubinstein

SANTA FE, N.M., June 29, 2020 (Newswire.com) –​​​​​​The Southwestern Association for Indian Art (SWAIA) is pleased to announce additional details about their partnership with the Clark Hulings Fund, which will launch the 2020 Virtual Indian Market on Aug. 1, 2020, while providing business training and support to Native artists. A further collaboration with Artspan.com is producing e-commerce websites […]

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Santa Fe Indian Market Welcomes New Director

By Audrey Rubinstein

  Kim Peone will be the first Native American woman in SWAIA’s history to serve as Executive Director   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 16, 2020; Santa Fe, NM: After a nationwide search, SWAIA’s Board of Directors (www.swaia.org) is proud to announce the selection of Kim Peone as its new Executive Director. Peone is an enrolled member of […]

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