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“My time here at IAIA has helped me realize that art, in its varied forms, is the most important thing in my life.”

William R. Thoms

(Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation)

“IAIA has helped me open doors to my creative and artistic abilities without boundaries. After I graduate, I want to give back to my community by sharing the knowledge I had gained from IAIA.”

Kristin Kaye

(Diné)

“The courses offered through IAIA and the Studio Arts department have expanded my advancement as a professional artist.”

Amanda Beardsley

(Hopi, Laguna Pueblo, and Choctaw)

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2016 Art Rush Exhibition

September 8September 28

136 paintings were created during the ten-hour Art Rush event on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Music was provided by DJ Ben Calabaza and Dj FXTRO throughout the day while participants of all ages gathered their supplies, mingled, and created works of art. Participants were provided lunch and snacks which were sponsored by ASG, Student Life, and the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery. The Art Rush Exhibition is curated and developed by MUSM 190 Art and Exhibit Prep Students. This exhibition is…

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2016 Art Rush Exhibition—Opening

September 8, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

136 paintings were created during the ten-hour Art Rush event on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Music was provided by DJ Ben Calabaza and Dj FXTRO throughout the day while participants of all ages gathered their supplies, mingled, and created works of art. Participants were provided lunch and snacks which were sponsored by ASG, Student Life, and the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery. The Art Rush Exhibition is curated and developed by MUSM 190 Art and Exhibit Prep Students. This exhibition is…

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IAIA A-i-R: Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell—Opening Reception

September 8, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us in welcoming IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Jason Garcia (Okuu Pín-Turtle Mountain), Gerry Quotskuyva (Hopi), and Luke Parnell (Nisga’a and Haida Nations). A complimentary dinner will be served in the Academic Building from 5–5:45 pm, followed by studio tours in the artists' studios. Jason Garcia Jason Garcia (Okuu Pín-Turtle Mountain) uses his artwork to document the ever-changing cultural landscape of his home of Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. Tewa cultural ceremonies, traditions, and stories, as well as 21st…

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IAIA Alumni at 2016 SWAIA Indian Market

If you are attending this year’s SWAIA Indian Market in the Santa Fe plaza, then please see this list of 126 IAIA Alumni and booth numbers. Visit IAIA Alumni at their booths, make a photograph or two of them and their art, and tweet about it on Twitter...

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Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

American Indian College Fund (AICF) in Partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) The mission of the American Indian College Fund (AICF) transforms Indian higher education by funding and creating awareness of the unique,...

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