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Santa Fe Indian Market at ABQ

By Jamie Schulze

SFIM @ ABQ Join us for the first annual Santa Fe Indian Market at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Artists must obtain a $35 Albuquerque business registration license/permit. (more information will be sent to the placed artists’ email).  Please note that the GRT and CRS are the same number.  This is the number you provide to […]

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Welcome to our Centennial Celebration

By Miranda Larson

  I would like to acknowledge that this gathering convenes in O’gah’poh geh Owingeh (White Shell Water Place), or Santa Fe, New Mexico, located on the traditional and ancestral lands of the Tewa people. This celebration of Indigenous art and ingenuity brings together artist delegates from hundreds of tribal nations every year to share their […]

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Bosque Redondo

Slavery, Silver And The U.S. War Against The Navajo Nation

By Jamie Schulze

Excerpt From:         The Blacksmith’s Shop   “The chief quartermaster will direct that a set of blacksmith tools complete, and some iron, be sent to Fort Sumner for the use of the Navajos. Tell them to go to work at once and make adobes to build the shop. You select the site […]

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Indian Market Throughout The Years

By Jamie Schulze

Honoring Tradition With Joann and Bob Balzer   As Indian Market celebrates its centennial anniversary, this video captures so much of the wonderful aspects of the Indian Market throughout the years, as seen through the eyes of JoAnn and Bob Balzer. It captures not just JoAnn and Bob’s experiences of 50 STRAIGHT Indian Markets, but […]

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SWAIA Announces Centennial Fashion Designers

By Audrey Rubinstein

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), the non-profit organization that produces the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, is pleased to announce SWAIA’s Centennial Indigenous Fashion Show designers. The 2022 fashion programming is expanding over two days, showcasing two full fashion shows with the first premiering on Saturday, August 20, at […]

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National Geographic

February Press Highlights

By Audrey Rubinstein

  How turquoise became synonymous with New Mexico   Sacred to Indigenous people, beloved by collectors, one blue-green stone has huge cultural cachet in the “Land of Enchantment.” by Jennifer Barger —LINK   “The natural rock is more connected to mother earth, with no middleman,” says Muskett. “The stone’s softness can affect how I cut […]

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January 2022 Press Highlights

By Audrey Rubinstein

Website Gives Santa Fe high marks for art scene by Teya Vitu —LINK “I think it plays an important role in bringing people here and reminding people who have been here what an amazing destination Santa Fe is,” he said. Art is Santa Fe’s major virtual player with online sales, though the pandemic has brought […]

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December 2021 Press Highlights

By Audrey Rubinstein

    (Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month) The Enduring Power Of Turquoise Jewelry In Native American Cultures And what it means today. by BY HILARY GEORGE-PARKIN —LINK ” “We hoard our turquoise because it’s our way of life,” says Puebloan jewelry artist Rey Pacheco, who works alongside her husband Farrell. “Some people invest in stocks; our stocks are […]

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By Audrey Rubinstein

Santa Fe Indian Market Centennial   SANTA FE, N.M., Dec. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), the non-profit that produces the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, is pleased to announce planning is underway for the Centennial Santa Fe Indian Market. Santa Fe Indian Market 2022 will be held on Saturday, […]

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