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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, August […]

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November 2021: SWAIA in the News

By Audrey Rubinstein

Santa Fe Indian Market is pleased to share its most recent press. November 19: Good Old Fashioned American Craftsmanship, The Pasatiempo by Jennifer Levin. November 17: Five Things to Do This Weekend by Maria Manuela for New Mexico Magazine. November 17: SFR Picks- Week of Nov.17 by Alex DeVore for the Santa Fe Reporter. November […]

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

By Audrey Rubinstein

  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

By Audrey Rubinstein

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

By Rachel Pinkin

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

By Rachel Pinkin

  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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Yuxweluptun: Man of Masks by Dana Claxton

By Megan Ward

CLICK TO WATICH YUXWELUPTUN: MAN OF MASKS By Dana Claxton This short documentary serves as a portrait of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, one of Canada’s most important painters. We meet him at the Bisley Rifle Range in Surrey, England, where he’s literally shooting the Indian Act in a performance piece called “An Indian Shooting the Indian […]

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CIBOLA: Seven Cities of Gold

By Megan Ward

  WATCH CIBOLA: SEVEN CITIES OF GOLD A film by Jamison Chas Banks 1864- NEW MEXICO TERRITORY: While the Civil War rages in the east, a Confederate renegade embarks on a mythic trail of stolen Union gold. Rival bounty hunters vie to claim the riches and the Red Rebel’s scalp. There is no law here, […]

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SWAIA Artist Spotlight: Eugene Tapahe Art Heals, The Jingle Dress Project

By Megan Ward

    Eugene Tapahe Watch: Art Heals, The Jingle Dress Project   ART HEALS: THE JINGLE DRESS PROJECT Our project originated from a dream to unite the beauty of the land and the healing power of the jingle dance during these uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The origin of the jingle dance to […]

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