e-Newsletter | July/August 2016 

Scholarship Dinner and Auction

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presented our annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction at La Fonda on the Plaza on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. This event helps raise critically needed scholarship funds that assist our students in reaching their academic and artistic goals. This year's event was a was a big success, with almost 470 guests. We raised over $160,000 for scholarships!

The evening's entertainment included a selection of clips from films created by students in the IAIA Cinematic Arts and Technology Department, directed by Razelle Benally (Navajo Nation), Echota KillsNight (Northern Cheyenne/Cherokee Keetoowah), and Kenneth Kanesta (Cochiti Pueblo)--along with an amazing live performance by IAIA Alumna Rose Simpson '07 (Santa Clara Pueblo). Live and silent auctions included works by Dale Chihuly, Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce), Charles Loloma (Hopi), Geraldine Tso (Diné), Nocona Burgess (Comanche), and many other notable artists.

Summer Writers Festival

IAIA Summer Writers Festival was held July 23-30, 2016. The IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing hosted free nightly readings in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC).

Participating in the this year's festival were noted authors, Kimberly Blesser (Anishinaabe), Theodore Van Alst, Jr. (Lakota), Sharma Shields, Diane Glancy (Cherokee), Amanda Boyden and Joseph Boyden (Métis/Ojibwe)--as well as MFA faculty writers Lidia Yuknavitch, Pam Houston, Claire Vaye Watkins, Joan Naviyuk Kane (Iñupiaq), Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Derek Palacio, Ramona Ausubel, Melissa Febos, Ismet Prcic, Elissa Washuta (Cowlitz), Sherwin Bitsui (Diné), Santee Frazier (Cherokee), Chip Livingston (Creek), Eden Robinson (Haisla/Heiltsuk), Ken White, Toni Jensen (Métis), and James Thomas Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk).

In addition, First and Second Semester students also were invited to do short readings of their works.

Support for these events is provided by the Lannan Foundation.

Opening Reception: Rick Bartow, Things You Know But Cannot Explain--A Retrospective Exhibition

On August 18, 2016, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) was fortunate to present the opening of a very important exhibition Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain--a traveling exhibition organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. The exhibition represents 40 years of work by the Native American artist, and is comprised of more than 120 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints. Drawn from public and private collections as well as the artist's studio, the exhibition and accompanying catalog explore themes central to the artist's work and life: Gesture, Self, Dialogue, Tradition, and Transformation--as well as New Work, featuring exciting examples of Bartow's production since his stroke in August 2013 that evidence a new freedom of scale and expression. Rick Bartow's brilliance shines through in this exhibition. Unfortunately, Rick passed on April 2, 2016, due to complications from congestive heart failure. Before his passing, Rick donated thirteen significant paintings to the IAIA collection. These works will also be on view during the show. The entire community misses Rick and will always be grateful for his contributions to advancing contemporary Native arts.

Bartow, one of the nation's most prominent contemporary Native American artists, was born in Newport, Oregon, in 1946. He was a member of the Wiyot tribe of Northern California and also had close ties with the Siletz community. He graduated in 1969 from Western Oregon University with a degree in secondary arts education and served in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1971. His work is permanently held in more than 60 public institutions in the U.S., including Yale University Art Gallery, CT; Brooklyn Museum, NY; and Peabody Essex Museum, MA. He has had 35 solo museum exhibitions and his art has been referenced in over 250 books, catalogs, and articles.

Support for the exhibition is provided by the Ford Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, the Coeta and Donald Barker Changing Exhibitions Endowment, a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and JSMA members.

For more information, see Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain--A Retrospective Exhibition.

Mexican Exchange Students visit IAIA

In a partnership with Universidad Intercultural del Estado de Mexico (UIEM), IAIA hosted five students from Mexico during a two-week long intensive exchange program. The students attended classes on campus covering topics on Museum Studies, Northern New Mexico history, and photography. Each student was provided with a Fujifilm digital camera and asked to document daily activities.  In addition, they were asked to make photographs and document classes, field trips, and each other.

"They experienced New Mexico's summer heat, and the rich traditions and histories of the land, and learned of the shared history with Mexico. They perceived the many similarities as well as differences that exist in their communities and country, and in New Mexico. They had wonderful guides like Laura Fragua-Cota in Jemez Pueblo, and Nathan Romero in Cochiti, who shared their homes, families, traditions, feast, and art."
--Moira Garcia, Coordinator for the IAIA/UIEM Exchange Program

Indian Market

Once again the IAIA community stepped up and helped make the 2016 Indian Market an extraordinary event. Over 120 IAIA Alumni had booths and sold their artworks. Over 20 IAIA Students had boots at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts to sell their works there. IAIA Visiting Professor Amber-Dawn Bear Robe (Blackfoot/Siksita) produced the amazing 2016 Haute Couture Fashion Show, which featured designs by IAIA Alumnae Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo), Crystal Worl (Tlingit/Athabascan) and more. Additionally, many IAIA Students participated in the SWAIA Class X and Edge programs. It was a great showing of the talent in the IAIA community.

View an album of photograpsh on IAIA's Facebook.

IAIA Sponsors Bandstand Performance during Indian Market Week

A recent tradition which was started last year with the show by IAIA Alumna Joy Harjo (Mvskoke) and Larry Mitchell, IAIA once again sponsored a Bandstand performance on the Santa Fe Plaza-this year featuring Grammy Winners Robert Mirabal (Taos Pueblo) and Larry Mitchell.

Larry Mitchell is a Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and performer who has toured the world playing guitar with well--known artists including Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, Ric Ocasek, and Miguel Bosé. In his original compositions, Larry skillfully weaves guitar textures that showcase his virtuosity as a solo artist and ensemble player.

Two-time Grammy Award winner, Robert Mirabal, lives at the foot of the sacred Taos Mountain in northern New Mexico. Maintaining a traditional life, keeping the centuries-old customs of the Taos Pueblo people, Robert has been described as a Native American "Renaissance Man"--musician, composer, painter, master craftsman, poet, actor, screenwriter, horseman, and farmer. His albums of traditional music, rock and roll, and spoken word present a contemporary view of American Indian life that is unequaled.

Larry has produced and played with both Joy and Robert over the years, and both match-ups were perfect. This year, the transcendental alchemy between Larry and Robert produced one of the most memorable nights of the 2016 Bandstand season. Robert sang, played flute, drums, danced, and was a force of nature during the entire show. Backed by an all-star band including Robert Muller on keys, Maud Beenhouwer on bass, and Mike Boyko on drums along with special guests, two-time World Champion Fancy Dancer Larry Yazzie (Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi) and well-known producer John Kurzweg (Creed, Puddle of Mudd), Larry, Robert, and John took turns at the front of the stage putting on a performance that was nothing short of spectacular. Besides their original material, the ensemble performed an outstanding version of "All Along the Watchtower," featuring amazing guitar and flute solos to close the first set--and the evening ended with "Born on the Bayou," with everyone trading vocals, and Robert changing the lyrics to "Born on the Pueblo" during his verses. The results were magical and it was a perfect way to begin the celebration of Indian Market here in Santa Fe.

View an album of photographs on IAIA's Facebook.

IAIA Academic Dean Charlene Teters nominated for the Women's Caucus for Art 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

IAIA Academic Dean Charlene Teters (Spokane) was been selected as a 2017 Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient! She will be honored along with Mary Schmidt Campbell, Audrey Flack, and Martha Rosler.

The Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) has scheduled the awards events for Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the New York Institute or Technology (NYIT). Congratulations to Dean Teters!

IAIA Co-Sponsors SITE Santa Fe's Presentation of Inuk Performer Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq (Iñuk) made her first appearance in the U.S. Southwest, Monday, August 29, 2016, performing her score for Nanook of the North at Santa Fe's Lensic Performing Arts Center as part of SITElines 2016. Tanya Tagaq's music isn't like anything you've heard before. Unnerving and exquisite, Tagaq's unique vocal expression may be rooted in Inuit throat singing but her music has as much to do with electronica, industrial, and metal influences as it does with traditional culture. This Iñuk punk is known for delivering fearsome, elemental performances that are visceral and physical. Tagaq employs exquisite improvisations with traditional roots, a style she has perfected over a decade of performances on major stages worldwide, as well as through collaborations with Björk, Mike Patton, and many others. Tanya also held a private conversation with IAIA students during her visit to Santa Fe.

View an album of photographs on IAIA's Facebook.

IAIA Fall 2016 Artist-in-Residence Program

IAIA continues our well-received Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) program through the end of 2016. The residencies will take place September 2016 and run through December 2016. The artists selected for the A-i-R program live on campus for a month to make art and interact with both the campus community and the Santa Fe arts community. The program will include public receptions and talks from each of the artists.

September 2-September 30, 2016

Jason Garcia (Okuu Pin-Turtle Mountain) uses his artwork to document the ever-changing cultural landscape of his home of Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. Gerry Quotskuyva (Hopi) has a remarkably diverse style of sculpture that has been nationally recognized in various media including public television, newspaper articles and books including Art of the Hopi by Jerry and Lois Jacka, Katsina by Zena Pearlstone, and Ancestral Echoes, a 10-year retrospective.

September 5-October 7, 2016

Luke Parnell is a member of the Nisga'a and Haida nations; he is both traditionally and classically trained. The Burden, the artwork to be completed in Santa Fe, utilizes this training to address issues of ownership and responsibility as an Indigenous artist. Parnell creates art works that honor the tradition of Northwest Coast art but are not devoid of contemporary meaning.

October 7-November 4, 2016

Erin Gingrich (Nome Eskimo Community) is an Alaska Native artist whose sculptures and mask forms are composed of wood, paint, and beads. This combination of artistic skills and elements comes from the diverse cultural and environmental influences that surround her.

Nakkita Trimble is from Wilps Axdii Wil Luugooda, The House that is Never Empty. She is Frog clan and maternally from Gingolx, British Columbia. Nakkita states: "Through my ancestors I am re-connecting the Nisga'a and Tlingit marital and family ties...My family tree and connection to identity are the seeds of the work I create."

November 11-December 9, 2016

Demian DinéYazhi' is a Portland-based transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht'ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water's Edge) and Tódích'íí'nii (Bitter Water) of the Diné (Navajo). His work is best understood through the lens of curatorial inquiry, zine production, street interventions, education, workshops, and art production. Demian's artwork and writing is an evolving inquiry into Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist ideology and has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally.

Cannupa Hanska Luger is of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, and Norwegian descent. Luger's unique, ceramic-centric, but ultimately multidisciplinary work tells provocative stories of complex Indigenous identities coming up against 21st Century imperatives, mediation, and destructivity.

Liselotte Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) left a 30-year Indian health and education job to pursue a longstanding interest in tribal history and the old Anishinaabe art form of birchbark pictography, "our original writing."

Funding for the IAIA A-i-R program has been generously provided by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.

For more information, see IAIA Artist-in-Residence.

IAIA Alumni Council Election

Wednesday, September 7, 2016--The results from the 2016 Alumni Council Election are in. There were 138 total ballots cast by alumni, or 7% of our 2,000 contactable alumni. 74 ballots were cast online and 64 ballots were cast via regular mail. Rose Simpson '07 (Santa Clara Pueblo), Linley Logan '85 (Seneca), and Kevin Locke '13 (Leech Lake Ojibwe) were the three candidates who received the most votes and are the new Alumni Councilors. They join Karl Duncan '09 (San Carlos Apache/Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara), Nancy Strickland Fields '06 (Lumbee), Selina Farmer '98 (Cherokee), and George Greendeer '86 (Ho-Chunk) on the seven-member Alumni Council. The Council convenes four regular meetings throughout the year. Each Councilor serves a term of two years.

For more information, see IAIA Alumni Election.

Don't Just Make Art, Make a Living Making Art

IAIA is one of the few art schools in the United States to offer an Online Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship. The Business and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program lays a solid foundation in business skills. The program is designed to meet the needs of small business owners and self-employed individuals. Courses cover topics such as personal finance, accounting, marketing, small business development, and how to write a business plan.

Students are encouraged to personalize their learning by focusing their coursework on a business of their choice, including the business of making and selling art. The program is designed for students of all ages and backgrounds.

Also available are Online Certificates in Native American Art History and Museum Studies. To learn more about IAIA's online programs, click here.

For more information on all IAIA classes, please contact the IAIA Office of Admissions and Recruitment by phone at (800) 804-6422, or by e-mail at admissions@iaia.edu.

For more information, see IAIA Certificate Programs.

IAIA Continuing Education

Institute of American Indian Arts announces the launch of the IAIA Continuing Education web page. The page showcases the Continuing Education Program and its happenings. Visitors will be able to view current and past course and workshop listings, plus review information about current and upcoming programming.

For more information, see Continuing Education, or please contact Continuing Education Manager Joannie Romero at (505) 424-2308.
IAIA Needs Your Wheels!

At IAIA, we provide our students with the best programs, facilities, and equipment possible to help them reach their educational goals. One way you can help is to consider donating a car or motorcycle you no longer need. Almost any vehicle can be donated to IAIA to support our highest academic priorities. Through our partner, Center for Car Donations, we make this as simple as possible for you. To find out more about the process call (877) 411-3662 or visit, Center for Car Donations.

New Sculptures in MoCNA Allan Houser Art Park

The Allan Houser Foundation recently rotated three new sculptures into the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Allan Houser Art Park-the outdoor area directly behind the museum. During your next visit, please drop by to see Allan Houser's (Chiricahua Apache) sculptures.

For more information and photographs, see New Sculptures in MoCNA Allan Houser Art Park.

Student, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni News

This newsletter edition includes a feature that highlights the excellence and accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

IAIA's students, faculty, staff, and alumni are consistently involved in research, scholarly, and artistic activities, that help to further IAIA's outstanding reputation.

IAIA Alumna Recipient of Inaugural Fellowship

Vermont Studio Center is proud to announce a new partnership with IAIA to sponsor an annual IAIA Creative Writing Fellowship--awarding a month-long residency to Native writers who are alumni of the MFA Creative Writing program at IAIA. The award includes round-trip travel to Vermont Studio Center and a $500 stipend.

Congratulations to Paige Buffington, who was nominated for the inaugural IAIA Creative Writing Fellowship at VSC. Her residency will begin in September 2016.

Buffington's family is originally from Tohatchi, New Mexico, a small town sitting on the Eastern portion of the expanisive Navajo Nation. She is Navajo, of the Naashaashi Clan (Bear Enemies), Born for the Bilagaana (White People). She earned both her BFA and MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Paige has been a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship, and has attended both the Juniper Summer Writing Institute and Idyllwild Summer Writing Program. Her work has been published in the Taos Journal of International Poetry and Arts. Her poem All-American Biography was published in Narrative and went on to earn recognition from the Western Writers of America.

She currently lives in Gallup, New Mexico where she works as a receptionist by day and chases down the town's stories by night.

IAIA Cinematic Arts and Technology Chair James Lujan's TV project The Tomahawk Moves into Development

Blue Sky Producers Lab will take three New Mexico projects into development this month, including a proposed mini-series, TV series, and a feature film.

The projects include The Tomahawk, a contemporary Native American-themed TV series by writer James Lujan, MFA (Taos Pueblo), The Virgin Vampire Hunter, a genre-comedy by writers David Morris and Bart Koerner, and The Taos Massacre, an historical piece based on the Taos Revolt of 1847, with producer Frank Gallegos.

"We're really excited to be in partnership with all of these folks," said Tony DellaFlora, one of the company founders. "We've always believed there were plenty of great stories and creative talent in New Mexico and the first batch of submissions proved that. Now we'll try to get them to the next level."

Artist Trust Announces 2016 $25,000 Arts Innovator Award Recipients--IAIA MFA Faculty Among Winners

Writer Elissa Washuta and performer Ahamefule J. Oluo have received Artist Trust's 2016 Arts Innovator Awards. Each will receive $25,000 in unrestricted funds for originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries in their respective fields. The Arts Innovator Awards are funded by The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation.

Elissa Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and an essayist. She is the author of two books, Starvation Mode and My Body Is a Book of Rules, and was named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere. Elissa holds an MFA from The University of Washington, currently serves as the undergraduate adviser for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington, and is a nonfiction faculty member in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is a faculty advisor for Mud City Journal and Saturday editor for The Rumpus.

Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation Select 12 Fellows for 2016 Artist Support Grants

Twelve diverse independent artists will receive support from the 2016 Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation Fellowship Program. These Fellowships and accompanying grants mark their 10th anniversary and are part of the Institute's year-round efforts to discover and support independent artists from diverse backgrounds in getting their work made and seen.

The program includes support for Fellows working in new media, documentary and narrative film, theatre, and film music as well as from the Institute's Native American and Indigenous Program. Fellows receive continued support from the Institute ranging from attendance at an annual Lab, mentoring, strategic granting, attendance at the Sundance Film Festival, and participation in screenplay readings, work-in-progress screenings and related programs and events. One of the Time Warner Fellows is IAIA's own Kahlil Hudson (Tlingit). His first feature documentary Low and Clear premiered at SXSW where it won the Audience Award. The film went on to screen at numerous festivals including True/False, HotDocs, and IDFA. Kahlil is the co-founder of Finback, a creative content agency that brings documentary-style storytelling to brands and has handled large campaigns for Filson, Ram Trucks, and others.

IAIA Board Member Sonya Kelliher-Combs Exhibition at SITE Santa Fe

Sonya Kelliher-Combs, an Alaskan native of Iñupiaq heritage, grew up in Nome, a small town with a population of less than 3,600 people. Kelliher-Combs, was commissioned to create an installation for SITE Santa Fe's biennial exhibition Much Wider Than a Line installation. The work, Remnant is composed of a series of white-painted shadow boxes within which are affixed objects from the natural world, items from Alaskan wildlife primarily: wolf fur, musk ox fur, caribou antlers, a moose jawbone, to name a few. These objects are placed inside the boxes beneath the acrylic polymer "skin," a translucent material that semi-obscures these organic remnants. "The boxes are similar to a museum display of artifacts where they put them underneath a vitrine or glass case and they become precious."

Her past work has included a blending of mediums such as bone and walrus gut. Such items she harvests herself or obtains from relatives or purchases from subsistence hunters and gatherers. "The word subsistence is an interesting word," she said. "I guess I just call it living. It's hunting and gathering the way Alaskan Native people have done for millennia. But with the changing environment, our resources are changing."


Happenings in and around the Institute of American Indian Arts.

IAIA's Bookstore and Museum Shop Manager Guillermo Tilley parted ways with IAIA and is heading off to new adventures in California. IAIA Chief Financial Officer Larry Mirabal, had this to say about Tilley: "His dedication and can-do attitude will be missed by the entire IAIA community."

Marist College Executive Vice President Geoffrey L. Bracket discussing the upcoming Venice Bienale with IAIA Students and Faculty.

Chairman of the IAIA Board of Trustees Loren Kieve (Cherokee) and Board Treasurer Barbara Davis Blum, shown during the Honoring Ceremony for Ann Santini, wife of founding trustee James Santini, who passed away last September.

IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee) with Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales at the 2016 IAIA Scholarship Dinner.

Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee) and Luci Tapahonso (Diné) enjoyed attending the opening of Jeff Kahm's (Plains Cree) paintings at the Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art Gallery on Canyon Road, June 3, 2016.

Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee) attended a joint meeting of the American Indian Higher Education and American Indian College Fund board in Denver, Colorado, July, 2016.

New Employees

Sheila Rocha is our new Visiting Assistant Professor in Performing Arts. She comes to IAIA with 25 years of experience in theater, performing arts, social justice theater, and Native American studies scholarship. She received her PhD degree this August in American Indian Interdisciplinary studies from the University of Arizona. Her dissertation examines the use of performance text to explore post-Indian identities integrating playwriting and critical discussion, and ultimately social justice theater processes that yield performance power to the community.

Jennifer Love is our new Developmental Education Coordinator. She reports directly to the Academic Dean and will work closely with the Retention Director and Essential Studies faculty. Her resume includes creating, developing and implementing progressive educational curriculum for literacy improvement and support for students with exceptionalities. She is currently an MFA candidate in our MFA Creative Writing Program. Love also holds a BA in Literary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Nicole Lovato (Santa Domingo Pueblo) is our new Retention Specialist. Reporting directly to Retention Director Jeminie Shell, Lovato brings wide-ranging experience. Her resume includes work as Project Coordinator for a Native American experiential educational training program, Afterschool Educator for the Southern Ute Community Action Programs, and Student Outdoor Leader at Fort Lewis College. You may know Lovato from her time here at IAIA as a past student, a Teaching Assistant, and most recently as the Program Coordinator for our Summer Bridge Program. Lovato holds a BA in Native American and Indigenous Studies from Fort Lewis College.

Mattie Reynolds (Choctaw Nation Oklahoma) has joined the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) as Preparator and Exhibitions Coordinator. She will be reporting directly to Chief Curator Dr. Manuela Well-Off-Man. Reynolds comes to IAIA with a Masters of Science in Arts Management from the University of Oregon with a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies. She has a wide range of experience working as an Exhibit Evaluator, Steward's Assistant, and Repatriation Research Assistant. She has handled exhibition design and installation for exhibits at the University of Oregon, Many Nations Longhouse, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Karen Hagel is our new Gardener and Landscape Technician. Hagel will be reporting directly to Land Grand Director Charlene Carr. Hagel is a Master Gardener, a Certified Nutritionist, holds a BS in Child Health Education and 25 years of Sustainable Business Development and Management. She has founded Community Supported Agriculture organizations, consults on both permaculture garden design and restructuring companies to become "Green."

Karen Gomez (Laguna Pueblo) has joined the IAIA Student Success Center team as Career Advisor. She will be reporting directly to Chief Enrollment and Retention Officer Nena Martinez Anaya. Gomez comes to IAIA with a Master's Degree in Social Work from New Mexico State University and has wonderful advising, program coordination, facilitation, and training experience. Gomez has developed, coordinated and implemented pre-college programs for Native American students in middle school and high school. She has been a college instructor, financial literacy trainer and college coaching trainer. Most recently, as Academic Coach, Gomez provided academic advising and career coaching to diverse student populations at Central New Mexico Community College.

Miria Caldwell has joined IAIA and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts as Museum Store Manager. She will be reporting directly to Chief Financial Officer Larry Mirabal. Caldwell has a BFA in Art and Art Education from the University of Georgia where she was awarded the Robert Nix Scholarship for Excellence in Art Education. Caldwell was Co-Founder of the Healing Arts Initiative for cancer patients and caregivers. She has worked as a museum educator, a public schools art teacher, retail sales associate and museum store manager.

Doris Hernandez is our new Assistant to the Faculty. Reporting directly to Academic Dean Charlene Teters, Hernandez joins IAIA with wonderful education and professional experience. Her background includes work as an administrative assistant for the Graphic Design and Fine Arts Departments at Northern New Mexico College. She also has experience as a graphic designer, engraver, production artist, and marketing assistant. Hernandez has earned an Associate of Applied Arts from Seattle Art Institute and Certificate in Media Arts Web Design from Santa Fe Community College.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Exhibitions

MoCNA Happenings

October 18-November 1, 2016
Volunteer Training

October 18, 2016-January 31, 2017
Docent Training

IAIA Happenings

September 8-September 28
Art Rush Exhibition
Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 4 pm
MFA Fall Reading with Sharon Franklet and Helga Schimkat

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
IAIA Community Gathering and Constitution Day

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 3-5 pm
IAIA A-i-R Open Studio with Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell
Academic Building

Thursday, September 15, 2016
IAIA Scholarship Awards Night

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
IAIA Health Screening

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 4-4:30 pm
IAIA A-i-R Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell
KSFR 101.1 Radio Show

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5-6:30 pm
IAIA A-i-R Farewell Reception and Studio Tour
Sculpture and Foundry Building

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4 pm
MFA Fall Reading with Kate O'Neill and Eric Davis

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 4 pm
MFA Fall Reading with Anne Haven McDonnell and Kim Parko

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
IAIA Food Day
IAIA Campus

October 27 and 28, 2016
Lloyd Kiva New Centennial Convocation

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 4 pm
MFA Fall Reading with Kyce Bello, Ira Thorpe Huff (Haudenosaunee), and Jennifer Love

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
IAIA Open House
IAIA Campus

Tuesday, November 25, 2016, 4 pm
MFA Fall Reading with Ginger Gaffney and Barbara Robidoux (Eastern Tsalagi/Cherokee/Metis)

General Information

IAIA's mission is to empower creativity and leadership in Native arts and cultures through higher education, lifelong learning and outreach.

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About IAIA

Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, and Museum Studies, and a graduate degree in Creative Writing, the Institute of American India Arts (IAIA) is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe. IAIA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and it's the only college in New Mexico accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Newsletter writer, editor, and contributing photographer: Eric Davis

Assistant Editor and contributing photographer:  Jason S. Ordaz
IAIA Radio Show, Tuesdays at 4 pm

The IAIA Radio Show Through Our Eyes on Tuesdays from 4-4:30 pm, KSFR, 101.1 FM, Santa Fe Public Radio, is an IAIA-produced show examining a wide variety of issues relating to the Native American community. Hosted by IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis, the show features conversations with Native American Scholars, Artists, Tribal Leaders, and more. You can listen to the show on the radio or stream it on your computer at KSFR.org. Past shows are podcast on their website, so you can listen any time you'd like at the following link.

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