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

Thu, February 20, 2020, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

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Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Topaz Jones (Shoshone, Kalapuya, Molalla, Lummi) and Anna Hoover (Norwegian, Unangax̂) for free dinner in the Balzer Gallery in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces from 5:45-7:00 pm. Free and open to the public.

Topaz Jones

Topaz Jones

Topaz Jones

January 15–March 8, 2020

Topaz Jones (Shoshone, Kalapuya, Molalla, Lummi) is a multidisciplinary artist from the Pacific Northwest and Great Basin region. She is an enrolled Western Shoshone member from the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley Indian Reservation. Jones was born in Portland, Oregon and has descendancy ties to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and the Lummi Nation from Washington. Jones moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico to attend the Institute of American Indian Arts, where she earned a BFA in Studio Arts in 2011 and a certificate in Museum Studies in 2016. During her time at IAIA she was awarded an apprenticeship, that took her to Samsun, Turkey to create artwork for an exhibition. She also completed the Journey Home Internship where she worked for the Chachalu Tribal Museum and Cultural Center in Grand Ronde, Oregon.

Jones started creating art early on in life—her formal training began at age 10 when she took oil painting classes and studied landscapes. Being from a multicultural background and having lived in cities and on rural reservations, her perspective on people and places comes from her experience as a Native American. She depicts her experiences, culture, and elements of identity in her paintings, installations and other art forms she works in. Jones created a series of paintings titled, Dreamscapes. In this series, she fuses her conscious and subconscious with the landscapes of her homelands. Jones has recently illustrated three Native American children’s stories and wrote one Shoshone story for publication. In the years to come, Jones would like to publish more children’s books and begin writing art-themed publications. She plans to begin research on Contemporary Great Basin beadwork and basket making. Jones currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her family.

Anna Hoover

Anna Hoover

Anna Hoover

February 20–March 9, 2020

Anna Hoover (Norwegian, Unangax̂) is a writer, artist, and filmmaker. She produces documentary, fiction, and art films from her home state of Alaska. She trained in Printmaking at the University of Washington and participates in print exchanges when the opportunity arises.

Inspired by the natural world, Hoover’s mixed media work expresses observed nuance in shade and hue, interpreting the visual poetry of Mother Nature’s garden. Her films share honest Alaskan stories to audiences around the world. Hoover has received support in her career from the Alaska Humanities Forum, the Rasmuson Foundation, the Institute of American Indian Arts, the International Sami Film Institute, WGBH/PBS, as well as having screened at imagineNATIVE, Berlinale Native, Northwest Filmmakers, and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA). A private airplane pilot and commercial salmon fisher, Hover lives for a challenge and does not shy away from adventure.

Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of any type of auxiliary aid or service to attend this event, please contact IAIA’s ADA Office at least seven calendar days prior to the event or as soon as possible at or (505) 424-5707.


Thu, February 20, 2020
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) Program
(505) 424-2369


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