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“IAIA is a community of artists and activists that understand the complexity of Indigenous knowledge systems and has helped me find my voice in that conversation.”

Melissa Shaginoff

(Chickaloon Village/Pyramid Lake)

“It was the hands-on classes, supportive staff, internships, and gallery preparation experiences that were most beneficial to me. After I graduate, I plan to use my knowledge and experience within my community and career.”

Tazbah Gaussoin

(Picuris Pueblo/Navajo)

“IAIA gave me the tools to further expand my artistry and talents and I give praise and appreciation to the Institute for all it has offered to me.”

George Alexander

(Muscogee Creek)

Upcoming Events

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List of Events

IAIA A-i-R: Jones and Paz-Pedro on KSFR

Tue, January 21, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Topaz Jones (Shoshone, Kalapuya, Molalla, Lummi) and Margarita Paz-Pedro (Laguna Pueblo, Mexican American) in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Jones and Paz-Pedro—Dinner and Studio Tours

Thu, January 23, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Topaz Jones (Shoshone, Kalapuya, Molalla, Lummi) and Margarita Paz-Pedro (Laguna Pueblo, Mexican American) for free dinner followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA A-i-R: Jones and Paz-Pedro—Open Studios

Thu, February 6, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Topaz Jones (Shoshone, Kalapuya, Molalla, Lummi) and Margarita Paz-Pedro (Laguna Pueblo, Mexican American) on the IAIA campus for tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

Free First Fridays at MoCNA

Fri, February 7, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join us on Friday, February 7, 2020, from 5–7 pm at the MoCNA for “Free First Fridays”—free admission to the Museum and hot cocoa.

G. Peter Jemison: Iroquois Creation Story—Reception

Thu, February 13, 4:30 pm7:00 pm

This exhibition features colored pencil drawings and 3-D works by renowned contemporary Native artist G. Peter Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan) created in preparation for his film Iroquois Creation Story.

Indigenous Futurisms: Transcending Past, Present, Future—Reception

Thu, February 13, 4:30 pm7:00 pm

Indigenous Futurisms highlights artworks that present the future from a Native perspective, and illustrates the use of cosmology and science as part of tribal oral history and ways of life.

Charlene Teters: Way of Sorrows—Reception

Thu, February 13, 4:30 pm7:00 pm

Way of Sorrows, a new installation by Charlene Teters (Spokane), addresses current issues such as forced migrations and the US-Mexico border crises, while asking questions about responsibility and identifying new myths.

IAIA Shadow Program

Sun, February 16Mon, February 17

High School seniors who are interested in art-related college majors will be able to shadow a current IAIA student for a two-day overnight program. Selected participants will be matched with an IAIA student.

IAIA A-i-R: Jones and Hoover—Dinner and Studio Tours

Thu, February 20, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Topaz Jones (Shoshone, Kalapuya, Molalla, Lummi) and Anna Hoover (Norwegian, Unangax̂) for free dinner followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA A-i-R: Hoover on KSFR

Tue, February 25, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Anna Hoover (Norwegian, Unangax̂) in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Jones and Hoover—Open Studios

Thu, February 27, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Topaz Jones (Shoshone, Kalapuya, Molalla, Lummi) and Anna Hoover (Norwegian, Unangax̂) on the IAIA campus for tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA A-i-R: Nielsen and Pourier—Dinner and Studio Tours

Thu, March 26, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Marlene Ann Nielsen (Yup’ik Kokhanok Tribe) and Kevin Pourier (Oglala Lakota) for free dinner followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA A-i-R: Nielsen and Pourier on KSFR

Tue, April 7, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Marlene Ann Nielsen (Yup’ik Kokhanok Tribe) and Kevin Pourier (Oglala Lakota) in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Nielsen and Pourier—Open Studios

Thu, April 9, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Marlene Ann Nielsen (Yup’ik Kokhanok Tribe) and Kevin Pourier (Oglala Lakota) on the IAIA campus for tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA A-i-R: Young Man—Dinner and Studio Tour

Thu, April 23, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Alfred Young Man (Chippewa-Cree) for free dinner followed by a tour of the artist’s studio space.

IAIA A-i-R: Young Man and Evans on KSFR

Tue, May 5, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Alfred Young Man (Chippewa-Cree) and A-i-R Director Lara Evans (Cherokee) in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Young Man—Studio Tour

Thu, May 7, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Alfred Young Man (Chippewa-Cree) on the IAIA campus from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm for a tour of the artist’s studio space.

Latest News

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IAIA 2019–2020 Undergraduate Scholarship App (Incoming Spring Students Only)

IAIA 2019–2020 Undergraduate Scholarship App (Incoming Spring Students Only)

IAIA was established in 1962 as a high school with an innovated approach to arts education. In 1984, IAIA gained accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and North Central Association of College of Art and Design (NASAD) to offer college degrees. IAIA currently serves over 629 students from various national and international communities.

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2019 Alumni Council Election

2019 Alumni Council Election

The Alumni Council will hold elections in November for three open seats. The Alumni Council is the principal representative of IAIA alumni and the primary forum for the exchange of alumni sentiment.

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IAIA 2020 Winter Reading Series

IAIA 2020 Winter Reading Series

The 2020 Winter IAIA MFAC Winter Reading Series brings together a diverse range of voices working in the literary arts. The 2020 Winter Reading Series happens January 4–11, 2020. Readings will take place each night beginning at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium. All readings are free and open to the public.

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2019 IAIA Website Survey

2019 IAIA Website Survey

We’re conducting a survey about the website—its functionality, ability to find pertinent information, and its ease of use, whether it be in its navigational components or how it performs and looks on mobile or desktops systems. Won’t you assist us by providing valuable feedback and submit an anonymous survey?

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IAIA MFA Quarterly, Volume IV, July 2019

IAIA MFA Quarterly, Volume IV, July 2019

This fourth issue of the IAIA MFA Quarterly, to be published four times a year, highlights the publications and writing-related news from our MFA community. Read more to find out how the IAIA MFA students and alumni are transforming the literary landscape.

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College Catalog

Information about the academic calendar, admissions, financial aid, and more.

Tuition

Tuition and general information about fees.

Housing

There are two options for housing at IAIA—the Residence Center and our Family Housing apartments. Each area is accessible to students with disabilities.

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