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Support of CommUNITY Learning Network during 2020 Virtual Market

By Megan Ward

  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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A Tremendous Start to Virtual Indian Market!

By Jamie Schulze

Thanks to all of YOU, Virtual Indian Market has started off with a bang! We have already received feedback that speaks to the importance of supporting artists during these uncertain times: ** As a former SWAIA Board member, I must say how impressed I am by the organization’s dedication to its artists and members, especially […]

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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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VIRTUAL INDIAN MARKET ARTISTS

By Jamie Schulze

Sharon Abeyta Victoria Adams Richard Aguilar Avery Aguilar Robert Albert Renee Allen Marla Allison Carlon Ami Ephraim Anderson Quinton Antone Venancio Aragon Irveta Aragon Allen Aragon Le’Ana Asher Francisco Bailon Virginia Ballenger Carlin Bear Don’t Walk Nanibaa Beck Victor Beck, Sr. Berdine Begay Erick Begay Eddie Begay Darryl Begay Frederick Begay Jr Marwin Begaye Roberta Begaye Daryl Begaye Esther Belin Veronica Benally Ernest Benally Tina Benavente George Bennett Donna Bennett Lester Berryhill Wayne Beyale Christian Bigwater Michael Billie Jolene Bird Dante Biss Grayson Leslie Bitsie, Jr. James Black Beverly Blacksheep Galen LaRoche Lee Bowers Albert Bowie Debra Box Karen Box […]

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SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR

SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR

By Jamie Schulze

Kim Peone will be the first Native American woman in SWAIA’s history to serve as Executive Director After a nationwide search, SWAIA’s Board of Directors is proud to announce the selection of Kim Peone as its new Executive Director. Peone is an enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes of Washington and currently resides in […]

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Santa Fe Indian Market

By Jamie Schulze

The very first “Indian Fair” was held in 1922. It was a small event featuring a handful of artists, held indoors at the National Guard Armory in downtown Santa Fe as part of the annual Fiestas de Santa Fe celebration.

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