NEWS RELEASE                     
For Immediate Release 

  Eric Davis, Marketing & Communications Director
                505.424.2351, or

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)

Presents the 

Annual Holiday Market

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Native American artists 

to sell their works on the IAIA campus

SANTA FE, N.M - October 3, 2019.

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will hold its Annual  Holiday Market on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Performing Arts and Fitness Center, located at Entrance One,  on the IAIA campus -- located at 83 Avan Nu Po Road, eight minutes from the intersection of Rodeo Road and Richards Avenue, on the south side of Santa Fe.  For directions please click here.  

The 2019 IAIA Holiday Market will feature works of art by more than 80 artists including:

Paul Moore (Chicasaw) '03
Terran Last Gun (Piikani) '16
Shawn Deel (Navajo/Hopi) - artist
Justus Benally (San Carlos Apache) '17  
Amanda Beardsley (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) '16
Erika Knecht - student  
Golga Oscar ( Yup'ik) - student
Crystal Tohee (Otoe-Missouria/Ioway/Navajo) '14
Arlene Kinart (Taos Pueblo) '14
Emily Peck '19
Lorenza Marcais (Chicana) '19
Tina Sparks  '19
Shelley Patrick (Muscogee Creek) - student
Delight Talawepi (Hopi) - staff
Alex Lewis  (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) - former student
Anna Osceola (Crow Tribe of Montana) '18
Nika Feldman - student 

And many more IAIA community members and other Native American artists.

Danyelle Means (Oglala Lakota), Director of Institutional Advancement and the producer of the Holiday Market, had this to say about the 2019 Market:  "We hope you'll join us for this unique opportunity to finish your holiday shopping with over 80 IAIA students, staff, faculty, alumni, and many other Native artists. There will be prints, paintings, pottery, jewelry-something for everyone on your list!"

To arrange an interview with any of the participating artists, please contact Eric Davis at 505.424.2351, or

2018 Holiday Art Market . Photo by Jason S. Ordaz. Courtesy of IAIA.

Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, and Performing Arts -- an MFA in Creative Writing -- along with certificates in Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History -- IAIA is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves 495 full time equivalent (FTE) Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe.  IAIA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission -- and is the only college in New Mexico accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

About IAIA -- For over 50 years, the Institute of American Indian Arts has played a key role in the direction and shape of Native expression. With an internationally acclaimed college, museum, and tribal support resource through our Land Grant Programs, IAIA is dedicated to the study and advancement of Native arts and cultures -- and committed to student achievement and the preservation and progress of their communities.  Learn more about IAIA and our mission at

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