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IAIA 2017 Staff and Faculty Exhibition “Forever Young”

Mon, June 26, 2017Fri, August 25, 2017

| Free

Forever Young is an exhibition showcasing the artistry of IAIA staff and faculty based on the concepts of memory, emotion, imagination, freedom, and exploration. The works on display take the viewer backstage to get a glimpse of the artist and their process and how they work with these concepts.

Visitors are invited to participate in the creation of the IAIA Thunderbird Button Blanket by Jessie Ryker-Crawford. For this piece, guests can sew antique Mother-of-pearl buttons onto the blanket. Once the blanket is completed it will be added to the Borrowing Collection comprised of traditional regalia for graduating IAIA students to wear during commencement. The Borrowing Collection is available to students who cannot afford to have regalia made in celebration of their academic achievement.


  • Caitlyn Bird (Anishinaabe)
    Junior, Museum Studies
  • Arrow Yazzie (Diné)
    Senior, Studio Arts

Curatorial Advisors

  • Mary Deleary (Anishinaabe)
    Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery Coordinator
  • John Joe (Irish, Diné)
    IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Collections Registrar

Participating Artists

  • Arista Slater-Sandoval
    Visiting Faculty, Studio Arts
  • Charlene Teters (Spokane)
    Academic Dean
  • James Rivera (Yoeme, Pascua Yaqui)
    Faculty, Studio Arts
  • Jeff Kahm (Plains Cree)
    Faculty, Studio Arts
  • Jessie Ryker-Crawford (White Earth Chippewa)
    Faculty, Museum Studies
  • John Joe (Irish, Diné)
    IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Collections Registrar
  • Jon Carver
    Adjunct Faculty, Museum Studies and Studio Arts
  • Laura Fragua–Cota (Jemez Pueblo)
    Adjunct Faculty, Indigenous Liberal Studies
  • Matthew Eaton
    Faculty, Studio Arts
  • Mayumi Nishida
    Adjunct Faculty, Studio Arts
  • Mildred Raphaelito (Navajo)
    IT Technician
  • Moira Garcia
    Adjunct Faculty, Indigenous Liberal Studies
  • Nancy Deleary (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation)
    Adjunct Faculty, Studio Arts
  • Neal Ambrose-Smith (Salish-Kootenai, Métis-Cree, Sho-Ban)
    Faculty, Studio Arts
  • Stephen Wall (White Earth Nation)
    Chair, Indigenous Liberal Studies
  • Susan Scarberry-Garcia
    Adjunct Faculty, Indigenous Liberal Studies and Creative Writing


Mon, June 26, 2017
Fri, August 25, 2017
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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)


Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508 United States
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(505) 428-5813
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