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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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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 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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