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

By Megan Ward

   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 Winter Market

By Megan Ward

Virtual Winter Market is around the corner.  Please stay tuned!

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2020 Virtual Indian Market People’s Choice Award Winner: Aydrian James Day!

By Jamie Schulze
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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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2020 Virtual Indian Market Awards Program Winners!

By Jamie Schulze
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Q & A with 2020 Merchandise Artist Adrian Standing Elk Pinnecoose

By Jamie Schulze

Adrian Standing Elk Pinnecoose is a Diné digital artist who specializes in 2-D creations and 3-D printed jewelry, and was featured in the 2018 Fashion Show with a line of 3-D printed looks. With a Virtual Indian Market, his futuristic designs with natural elements was a natural choice for this year’s merchandise. We asked Adrian […]

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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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Fashion

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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