Happenings

Upcoming Happenings

2018–2019 Academic Calendar

January 1August 3

IAIA Academic Calendars are updated on a regular basis. See the following files for up-to-date information and about past, current, and upcoming happenings.

2018 IAIA Scholarship Dinner and Auction

August 15, 5:00 pm10:00 pm

IAIA continues its tradition to celebrate student imagination and achievement in the arts as we look toward hosting our most important fundraiser. Surrounded by superb Native art open to your bidding, you are invited to enjoy the rooftop reception and mingle with IAIA alumni, students, and faculty.

Past Happenings

5th Annual Family Day—Celebrate your Family at MoCNA

June 2, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) welcomes families and children of all ages to participate in unique artist-designed and hands-on art-making activities that highlight contemporary Native arts. Programs during the event are geared towards K–5.

The Time is Now—IAIA Exhibition at Shidoni Gallery

May 18, 4:00 pm6:00 pm

The IAIA exhibition The Time is Now is a glimpse into the IAIA Studio Arts Program and the work being created by the diverse and talented students.

2018 IAIA Commencement Ceremony

May 12, 11:00 am1:00 pm

Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota Nation) ’09 has been selected to give IAIA’s commencement address at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 12, 2018, and in addition to the distinguished speaker, IAIA will award an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree to noted artist and IAIA Alumnus George Rivera (Pojoaque Pueblo) AFA ’84 as part of the Commencement Ceremony.

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IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Readings

May 10, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Readers include Kate O’Neill, Rowena Alegria, Anna Osceola, Arielle Robbins, Brendan Basham, and Rose Simpson.

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IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Readings

May 10, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Readers include Arianne True, Allison Deegan, Boderra Joe, Marlena Gates, Trevino Brings Plenty, and Erin Singer.

2018 IAIA Student Filmmaker Showcase

May 10, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

This screening presents a mix of new films and award-winning past work from current students and recent graduates which span the storytelling spectrum of live action drama, documentary, and animation. Two of the IAIA Student films have been featured at the Santa Fe Film Festival, The Phoenix Film Festival, and NM Filmmakers Showcase.

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IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Readings

May 9, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Readers include Dennis Staples, Andrea Rogers-Henry, Kateri Menominee, David Tromblay, Anna Osceola, and Lauren Monroe.

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IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Readings

May 8, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Readers include Trevor Duplessis, Leah Lemm, Melanie Archuleta, Dave Weiden, Austin Eichelberger, and Jake Skeets.

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IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Readings

May 7, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Readers include Rebecca Reuter, Lemanuel Loley, Ishmael Hope, Kathy Olson, Adrian Quintanar, and Eric Davis.

IAIA 2018 Spring Graduating Senior Creative Writing Reading—Tuff Gurlz

May 5, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

IAIA 2018 Spring Graduating Senior Creative Writing Reading—Tuff Gurlz on Saturday, May 5, 2-4 pm at the Allan Houser Art Park at MoCNA. Graduating seniors from the IAIA BFA Creative Writing Program will be reading from their original works in poetry and fiction. The event is free and open to the public.

IAIA 2018 Spring Powwow

May 5, 10:00 am7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents its 2018 Spring Powwow on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 10 am–7 pm. Cash prizes are available.

IAIA 2018 ILS Senior Project Presentations

May 2, 6:00 pm8:30 pm

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the Indigenous Liberal Studies (ILS) Department will be having Senior Project Presentations in the CLE Commons. The event will showcase the capstone requirements for students graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Indigenous Liberal Studies.

IAIA A-i-R: Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Meghann O’Brien, and Ian Kuali’i—Dinner and Studio Tours

April 26, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join the IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Ian Ian Kuali’i, Meghann O’Brien, and Monte Yellow Bird, Sr. for dinner 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.

IAIA MusicFest

April 21, 10:00 am6:00 pm

The Second Annual IAIA MusicFest includes various performers and it will be held in the dance circle. The headlining act for the event is Nataanii Means. This is an all ages show, open to the public, and free admission. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted—rain or shine.

IAIA 2018 Spring Senior Graduating Exhibition “Semblance”—Opening Reception

April 13, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

In April, ten seniors from the Studio Arts BFA degree program will present their senior projects in “Semblance”—IAIA 2018 Spring Senior Graduating Exhibition. The senior graduating exhibition showcases the final projects of studio arts seniors.

IAIA A-i-R: Marwin Begaye, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Ian Kuali’i, Meghann O’Brien, and Wayne Nez Gaussoin—Dinner and Studio Tours

April 12, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Marwin Begaye, Ian Kuali’i, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Meghann O’Brien, and Wayne Nez Gaussoin for dinner 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.

IAIA A-i-R: Marwin Begaye, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., and Ian Kuali’i—Brown Bag It at MoCNA

April 11, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Bring your lunch and join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Marwin Begaye (Navajo), Monte Yellow Bird Sr, (Arikara and Hidatsa, Three Affiliated Tribes, North Dakota) and Ian Kuali’i (Native Hawaiian/Apache) as they discuss their artistic practice.

IAIA Disc Golf Amateur Classic 2.0

April 7, 8:00 am5:00 pm

The IAIA Amateur Classic (IAC) is a two-round, amateur-only PDGA C-Tier event at the IAIA Disc Golf Course on Saturday, April 7, 2018. This unique amateur event provides players with an exceptional tournament experience. The event is sold out.

Nizhónígo Anílééh (Make it Beautiful)—Flower Arranging Workshop

April 6, 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Just in time for Spring! The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) partnered with well-known floral designer Shawna Shandiin Sunrise for a workshop on creating Santa Fe-inspired flower arrangements. This event is limited to 10 participants with a fee of $20 for materials.

IAIA Annual Career Fair

April 6, 11:00 am2:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is hosting its annual career fair on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 11 am to 2 pm. We invite you and your organization to join us as a vendor, free of charge. The event will take place at IAIA in the Center for Lifelong Education building.

IAIA A-i-R: Marwin Begaye, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Ian Kuali’i, Meghann O’Brien, and Wayne Nez Gaussoin—Open Studios

April 4, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Drop-in to visit IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Marwin Begaye, Ian Kuali’i, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Meghann O’Brien, and Wayne Nez Gaussoin in their studios. Learn about their processes, techniques, tools, ideas, and cultural influences.

MoCNA Social Engagement Artist-in-Residence Talk

March 28, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Bring your lunch and join artists Anita Fields (Osage Nation/Muscogee Creek) and Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians) as they discuss their practice and their current Social Engagement Art Residency at MoCNA.

IAIA A-i-R: Marwin Begaye, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Ian Kuali’i, Meghann O’Brien, and Wayne Nez Gaussoin—Dinner and Studio Tours

March 26, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join newly-arrived IAIA Artist-in-Residence artists Marwin Begaye, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Ian Kuali’i, Meghann O’Brien, and continuing artist, Wayne Nez Gaussoin for dinner in the Academic Building on the IAIA Campus from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by studio tours.

A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of James Luna

March 22, 6:15 pm7:30 pm

IAIA and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) present a celebration of the life and legacy of internationally-renowned performance and installation artist James Luna (Payómkawichum (Luiseño)/Ipi (Diegueño and Mexican-American). The tribute will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 6:15 pm–7:30 pm in the LTC Auditorium on the IAIA Campus.

MoCNA Skype™ with Artist Emily Johnson

March 16, 10:30 am11:30 am

Join IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) and artist Emily Johnson (Yup’ik) currently featured in MoCNA exhibition Without Boundaries: Visual Conversations. This discussion will happen via Skype™.

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The MoCNA Reader—2018 Kids’ Day

March 10, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Please join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) book club, the MoCNA Reader as we welcome children (K-5) to the museum. The museum store will highlight Native children’s book author Emmett “Shkeme” Garcia from the Pueblos of Tamaya (Santa Ana) and Walatowa (Jemez).

IAIA A-i-R: Wayne Nez Gaussoin, Meghann O’Brien, and Orlando Dugi—Open Studios

March 7, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Drop-in to visit IAIA Artist-in-Residence artists Wayne Nez Gaussoin and Orlando Dugi in their studios. Learn about their processes, techniques, tools, ideas, and cultural influences.

2018 IAIA Student Success Summit

March 1, 8:30 am3:30 pm

IAIA students, faculty, and staff will gather on Thursday, March 1, 2018 for IAIA’s 7th Annual Student Success Summit. This year’s topic is centered around student success and the day includes workshops, presentations, and activities. IAIA is excited to welcome the keynote speaker for the event, AIHEC President Carrie Billy (Navajo).

IAIA A-i-R: Wayne Nez Gaussoin, and Orlando Dugi—Open Studios

February 28, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Drop-in to visit IAIA Artist-in-Residence artists Wayne Nez Gaussoin and Orlando Dugi in their studios. Learn about their processes, techniques, tools, ideas, and cultural influences.

IAIA A-i-R: Wayne Nez Gaussoin and Christa Cassano—Workshop

February 23, 9:30 am3:30 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence artist Wayne Nez Gaussoin (Navajo/Picuris Pueblo) and Christa Cassano (Confederated Tribes of Colville, Arrow Lakes Band) for workshops on Friday, February 23, 2018, at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA).

IAIA A-i-R: Wayne Nez Gaussoin, Christa Cassano, and Orlando Dugi—Dinner and Studio Tours

February 19, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join newly-arrived IAIA Artist-in-Residence artists Wayne Nez Gaussoin, Christa Cassano, and continuing artist Orlando Dugi for dinner in the Academic Building on the IAIA Campus from 5:00-5:40 pm, followed by studio tours.

2018 Spring Exhibitions—Opening Reception

February 16, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Opening receptions for Without Boundaries: Visual Conversations, Art & Activism: Selections from The Harjo Family Collection, IAIA 2018 BFA Exhibition—Breaking Ground, Rolande Souliere: Form and Content, and The Abundant North: Alaska Native Films of Influence.

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IAIA BFA Creative Writing Reading—Listen to the H(ear)t

February 10, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Please join the IAIA faculty and students as they celebrate February—the month of love—with a reading. The Museum Store is offering special valentine-inspired activities in coordination with the IAIA BFA Creative Writing Reading event.

IAIA A-i-R: Orlando Dugi, Wade Patton, and Micheal Two Bulls—Farewell Reception

February 8, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Say farewell to IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Wade Patton and Micheal Two Bulls and find out more about continuing Artist-in-Residence Orlando Dugi as he enters the second month of his residency. Dinner in the Academic Building from 5:00-5:45 pm.

2018 IAIA Alumni Council Meeting

February 5, 10:00 am12:00 pm

The 2018 IAIA Alumni Council Meeting on Monday, February 5, 10–12 pm will be held in the Center for Lifelong Education (CLE) Conference Room 1. The meeting is open to the public.

IAIA A-i-R: Orlando Dugi, Wade Patton, and Micheal Two Bulls—Open Studio

January 24, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Drop-in to visit IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Orlando Dugi, Wade Patton, and Micheal Two Bulls in their studios. Learn about their processes, techniques, tools, ideas, and cultural influences. Free and open to the public.

Brown Bag it with MoCNA: Collaborative Mural Discussion with Eliza Naranjo Morse and Terran Kipp Last Gun

January 19, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Bring your lunch and join Eliza Naranjo Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo) and Terran Kipp Last Gun (Piikani Nation) as they discuss their artistic practice and current collaborative mural, entitled, Home is a Life Journey.

IAIA A-i-R: Orlando Dugi, Wade Patton, and Micheal Two Bulls—Welcome Reception

January 16, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join newly-arrived IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Orlando Dugi, Wade Patton, and Micheal Two Bulls for dinner in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 5:00–5:45 pm, followed by artist studio tours from 5:45–7:00 pm. Free and open to the public.

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IAIA Winter Readers Gathering—Blaeser, Orange, and Torres

January 13, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering January 6–13, 2018. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus.

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IAIA Winter Readers Gathering—Frazier, Ausubel, and HolyWhiteMountain

January 12, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering January 6–13, 2018. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus.

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IAIA Winter Readers Gathering—Stevens, Prcic, and Smoker

January 11, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering January 6–13, 2018. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus.

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IAIA Winter Readers Gathering—Palacio, Kane, and Mailhot

January 10, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering January 6–13, 2018. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus.

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IAIA Winter Readers Gathering—Pensoneau, Swaney, and Freeland

January 9, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering January 6–13, 2018. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus.

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IAIA Winter Readers Gathering—White, Jensen, and Bitsui

January 8, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering January 6–13, 2018. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus.

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IAIA Winter Readers Gathering—Livingston, Bertino, and Foerster

January 7, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering January 6–13, 2018. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus.

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IAIA Winter Readers Gathering—Davis, Dimaline, and Houston

January 6, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering January 6–13, 2018. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus.

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2017 IAIA Holiday Art Market

December 9, 2017, 9:00 am4:00 pm

Our Annual IAIA Holiday Art Market grows every year with the support of artists and art-enthusiasts alike. The mix of students, alumni, and other artists have made this market truly unique with their original works.

2017 MoCNA Holiday Sale and Performance Weekend

December 9, 2017December 10, 2017

Holiday shopping all weekend long at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Store, which is offering discounts on the finest American Indian artwork. Museum members receive 20% or more off store purchases.

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IAIA A-i-R: Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace—Brown Bag It at MoCNA

December 8, 2017, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in a lunchtime discussion. Bring your lunch and hear from the artists about their work.

Indigenous Liberal Studies Senior Presentation

December 7, 2017, 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Indigenous Liberal Studies (ILS) Senior Ozawa Bineshi Albert (Yuchi and Chippewa) will be presenting her Senior Project Methodology of Story: Indigenous Community Transformation and Action to fulfill her requirements for completion of her Bachelor’s Degree in Indigenous Liberal Studies. Albert will also be presenting her Creative Writing Minor Thesis on Wednesday, December 6 at 4pm in the CLE Commons.

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IAIA A-i-R: Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace—Radio Broadcast

December 5, 2017, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

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Cacti are Cool: Celebrating Indigenous Ecological Practices with DIY Terrariums—Workshop

December 1, 2017, 10:00 am12:00 pm

Take a moment to stop and smell....the cactus! Spend a morning learning about Indigenous dryland and desert ecological practices through our current exhibition Desert ArtLAB: Ecologies of Resistance and then put that knowledge to use by building your own cactus terrarium.

IAIA 2017 Fall Senior Graduating Exhibition—Opening Reception

November 17, 2017, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Senior exhibitions located at the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery and the Allan Houser Haozous Sculpture and Foundry Building Gallery. Exhibitions will be on display from November 17–December 5, 2017. Free and open to the public—refreshments served during the opening reception.

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IAIA A-i-R: Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace—Open Studio

November 15, 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace for an open studio session.

Indigenous Comic Con Master Workshops at MoCNA

November 9, 2017, 9:30 am3:00 pm

The Indigenous Comic Con is the first-ever pop culture convention dedicated to exploring and showcasing Indigenous peoples in the worlds of mass media and popular culture. The workshops will cover aspects of inspiration, process, and publication.

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IAIA A-i-R: Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace—Welcome Reception

November 6, 2017, 2:00 pm6:00 pm

Please join us in welcoming IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace to the IAIA campus. Meet the artists between 2–6 pm and visit the new Performing Arts and Fitness Center building dedication from 3:30–4 pm.

IAIA Annual Open House and Building Dedication Ceremony

November 6, 2017, 2:00 pm6:00 pm

You are invited to explore the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) campus and programs during our annual open house. Learn more about our exciting opportunities, meet students, faculty, and staff. A highlight of the event will be the dedication of the new Performing Arts and Fitness Center.

IAIA A-i-R: Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen—Fashion, Photography, and Art in Public Spaces

November 2, 2017, 5:30 pm7:00 pm

Please join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in a special evening with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen.

IAIA A-i-R: Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen—Open Studio

October 18, 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen for an open studio session. Free and open to the public—refreshments served.

IAIA A-i-R: Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen—Radio Broadcast

October 17, 2017, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen—Welcome Reception

October 9, 2017, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Please join us in welcoming IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen to the IAIA campus. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building from 6:00-6:45 pm, followed by a tour of the artists’ studios. Free and open to the public—dinner served.

IAIA “Wings” Exhibition—Opening Reception

October 9, 2017, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Wings is an exhibition showcasing the artistry of IAIA staff, faculty, and students based on the mystery of winged beings through creation stories, legends, poetry, music, dance, and art.

Polar Bear Curl, 2017, acrylic, polymer, reindeer and polar bear fur, nylon thread, ca. 15" x 160 in., Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Iñupiaq/Athabaskan)

The MoCNA Reader—Connective Tissue

October 6, 2017, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Join IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art’s (MoCNA) tri-monthly book club called, The MoCNA Reader. Inspired by our exhibition, Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Contemporary Native Art, we take up the accompanying catalog recently published by IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

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IAIA Lecture and Conversation with Jason Begay ’96

September 28, 2017, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

In the wake of Standing Rock and the recent closure of Indian Country Today, journalist Jason Begay (Diné) ’96 will be visiting IAIA to talk about the importance of Native American Journalism. “We need Native journalists now more than ever,” says Begay.

IAIA A-i-R: Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen—Farewell Reception

September 28, 2017, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen for dinner. After dinner stop by the artists’s studios to see the work they’ve accomplished during their residency. Free and open to the public—dinner served.

IAIA A-i-R: Resilient Fibers

September 23, 2017, 1:00 pm2:30 pm

The current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen are all fiber artists. Join to the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for hands-on experiences with interesting materials like wool, bark, grasses, and cured fish skin. Free and open to the public.

IAIA A-i-R: Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen—Radio Broadcast

September 19, 2017, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

Chaos to Complexity

September 16, 2017, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

MoCNA and the Santa Fe Institute explore the creative process in art and science through a discussion between SFI President David Krakauer and artist Melissa Cody (Navajo)—the event is moderated by SFI Professor Mirta Galesic.

IAIA A-i-R: Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen—Open Studio

September 13, 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen for an open studio session. Free and open to the public—refreshments served.

IAIA A-i-R: Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen—Welcome Reception

September 5, 2017, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us in welcoming IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen to the IAIA campus. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by a tour of the artists’ studios. Free and open to the public—dinner served.

2017 Art Rush

August 31, 2017, 11:00 am10:00 pm

Get your creative ideas ready! Art Rush is an annual IAIA community event hosted in the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery. IAIA students, alumni, faculty, staff, and their families, are invited to join in on Art Rush to create a work of art that will be displayed during the Art Rush Exhibition September 13–21, 2017.

IAIA 2017 Staff and Faculty Exhibition “Forever Young”—Closing Reception

August 24, 2017, 3:00 pm6:00 pm

Closing reception for Forever Young, 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.

Contemporary Indigenous Discourse Series

August 20, 2017, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

This panel will explore the complexities of writing about Indigenous museums and the arts that moves beyond the celebratory and descriptive literature that dominates the field.

Bending Backwards for Benefactors—Panel

August 20, 2017, 11:00 am12:00 pm

In April of 2017, Museum Collections Registrar John Joe (Navajo) and IAIA Archivist Ryan Flahive packed a rental van and headed to Washington D.C. to pick up a significant donation from Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne/Hodulgee Muscogee), American Indian activist, lobbyist, policy maker, and 2011 recipient of an IAIA Honorary Doctorate.

Connective Tissue—Panel and Performance

August 19, 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Contemporary Native Art exhibition artists Merritt Johnson (Mixed descent/Mohawk/Blackfoot/Non-Indigenous), Melissa Cody (Navajo), and David Gaussoin (Picuris/Navajo/French) for a panel discussion on recent developments in Native fiber art.

desert ArtLAB’s Mobile ECO-STUDIO—Performance

August 19, 2017, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Join current exhibition Indigenous art collaborative, desert ArtLAB and their Mobile ECO-STUDIO, which acts as a portable Native ecology site distributing restorative Indigenous flora to share a message of ecological decolonization.

IAIA at documenta 14—Panel

August 19, 2017, 10:30 am12:00 pm

With funding from the Ford Foundation, IAIA offered two students an opportunity to travel to Kassel, Germany in June to attend documenta 14. Founded in 1955, documenta is a contemporary art exhibition which takes place every five years.

Artist Gallery Sessions

August 19, 2017, 9:15 am10:15 am

Join artists Marlowe Katoney (Navajo), Merritt Johnson (Mohawk/Blackfoot), Indigenous art collective desert ArtLAB, featuring April Bojorquez (Chicana/Rarámuri) and Matthew Garcia (Chicano), MoCNA curators Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer (Choctaw/Hopi) and John Joe (Navajo) in the museum galleries as they discuss their current exhibitions and practice.

American Traditional War Songs: The Ethnopoetic Videos of Sky Hopinka

August 19, 2017August 20, 2017

Sky Hopinka’s work is both multifaceted conceptually and formally, with involved tiers of images and narratives. Beautiful and mysterious, thick with color and gesture, his films are filled with notions and confluences around tribal identity, language and land.

Moving Pictures: The Current State of Native American Animation—Panel and Reception

August 18, 2017, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Animation has always played a part of everyday life in mainstream American society and Native American communities. Today, we are seeing a reflection of the state of diversity by the acknowledgement and production of culturally diverse animation.

2017 IAIA Alumni Luncheon at Indian Market

August 18, 2017, 12:00 pm3:00 pm

This year’s IAIA Alumni luncheon during Indian Market will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 12 pm at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in downtown Santa Fe.

Summer and Fall Exhibitions—Opening Reception

August 17, 2017, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Exhibition openings for Daniel McCoy: The Ceaseless Quest for Utopia, New Acquisitions: 2011–2017, Desert ArtLAB, American Traditional War Songs, Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Contemporary Native Art, and Action Abstraction Redefined.

IAIA Annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction

August 16, 2017, 5:00 pm9:00 pm

IAIA is proud to present its annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction at La Fonda on the Plaza on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. This event raises critically needed scholarship funds that assist our students in reaching their academic and artistic goals.

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IAIA Readers Gathering—Santee Frazier, Ramona Ausubel, and Stephen Graham Jones

July 29, 2017, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Featuring Santee Frazier, Ramona Ausubel, and Stephen Graham Jones. Readings are free and open to the public.

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IAIA Readers Gathering—First-Year MFA Student Showcase

July 29, 2017, 3:30 pm4:30 pm

Featuring First-Year MFA Student Showcase. Readings are free and open to the public.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Tommy Orange, Terese Mailhot, and Sherman Alexie

July 28, 2017, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Featuring Tommy Orange, Terese Mailhot, and Sherman Alexie. Readings are free and open to the public.

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The MoCNA Reader—Eating the Landscape

July 14, 2017, 12:00 am1:30 pm

Join MoCNA’s tri-monthly book club called, The MoCNA Reader. Inspired by our exhibition, Desert ArtLAB: Ecologies of Resistance, we take up Eating the Landscape: American Indian Stories of Food, Identity, and Resilience, by Rarámuri author and renown Indigenous ethnobotanist, Enrique Salmón.

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IAIA 2017 Summer Bridge Program

July 10, 2017August 4, 2017

The 2017 Summer Bridge Program is for new freshmen admitted to IAIA for the Fall 2017 semester. Incoming freshmen are highly encouraged to participate. During the four week, on-campus program, students will: earn college credit, explore art-related fields, and gain skills for college readiness.

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Introduction to Storyboarding

July 2, 2017, 10:00 am2:00 pm

Introduction the Storyboarding taught by J. storyboard artist Todd Anderson is a unique workshop that offers film students a chance to learn from a working professional on how to draw and create a storyboard. Each student will leave with their own storyboard book that is signed by J. Todd Anderson.

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Introduction to Storyboarding

July 1, 2017, 10:00 am2:00 pm

Introduction the Storyboarding taught by J. storyboard artist Todd Anderson is a unique workshop that offers film students a chance to learn from a working professional on how to draw and create a storyboard. Each student will leave with their own storyboard book that is signed by J. Todd Anderson.

Poetry Writing Workshop Featuring Luci Tapahonso (Day 2)

June 24, 2017, 10:00 am4:00 pm

In Navajo teachings, it’s said that the “sacred begins at the tip of my tongue.” What does this mean and how does it apply to poetry? In this two-day workshop, participants will explore this concept and write poems with a focus on the importance of place, family history, personal memories, and our connections to community.

Poetry Writing Workshop Featuring Luci Tapahonso (Day 1)

June 23, 2017, 10:00 am4:00 pm

In Navajo teachings, it’s said that the “sacred begins at the tip of my tongue.” What does this mean and how does it apply to poetry? In this two-day workshop, participants will explore this concept and write poems with a focus on the importance of place, family history, personal memories, and our connections to community.

4th Annual Interaction in Art or the Art of Ping Pong™

June 2, 2017, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

The 4th Annual Interaction in Art or the Art of Ping Pong™ is inspired by the wildly popular brainchild of Arizona’s Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Arm Wrestling for Art.

4th Annual Family Day—Celebrate your Family at MoCNA

May 20, 2017, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) welcomes families and children of all ages to participate in unique artist-designed and hands-on art-making activities that highlight contemporary Native arts. Programs during the event are geared towards K–5.

2017 IAIA Commencement Ceremony

May 13, 2017, 11:00 am1:00 pm

Irene Bedard has been selected to give IAIA's 2017 commencement address at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 13, 2017, and in addition to the distinguished speaker, IAIA will award an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree to noted artist and IAIA Alumna Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) as part of the Commencement Ceremony.

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IAIA MFA in Creative Writing Thesis Reading

May 12, 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Featuring Kat Wilder, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Ina Leonard, Virginia Gaffney, Sasha LaPointe, and Ruby Murray. Readings are free and open to the public.

IAIA 2017 BFA Exhibition—IN CONCLUSION: Closing Reception

May 12, 2017, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) presents IN CONCLUSION, a BFA exhibition showcasing the graduating class of 2016–2017. IAIA continually inspires the next generation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists alike.

2017 IAIA Alumni Day

May 12, 2017, 10:00 am7:00 pm

Please join us for an exciting alumni lecture, a tasty luncheon, an alumni studio demonstration, and the BFA Closing Exhibition. Then stick around on Saturday, May 13 for the IAIA Commencement! To RSVP, kindly call Angela Sedillo at (505) 424.5730, or email asedillo@iaia.edu by May 10.

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IAIA MFA in Creative Writing Thesis Reading

May 11, 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Featuring Kyce Bello, Jennifer Love, Ira Huff, Michelle LaPena, and Taylor Werner. Readings are free and open to the public.

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IAIA MFA in Creative Writing Thesis Reading

May 10, 2017, 2:30 pm4:30 pm

Featuring Peter Kershaw, Waylon Baker, Peter Brass, Amy Maki, and Justin Gauthie. Readings are free and open to the public.

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IAIA MFA in Creative Writing Thesis Reading

May 9, 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Featuring Bea Szymkowiak, Helga Schimkat, Collestipher Chatto, Elizabeth Lee, and Monique Sanchez. Readings are free and open to the public.

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IAIA MFA in Creative Writing Thesis Reading

May 8, 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Featuring George Cramer, Michaelsun Knapp, Ruby Murray, Angela Vasquez, and Barbara Robidoux. Readings are free and open to the public.

IAIA Music Festival

May 7, 2017, 11:00 am6:00 pm

The First Annual IAIA Music Festival includes various performers and it will be held in the dance circle. Performers include Def-I, Lakota John, IAIA Music Phenomena (with Dakota Yazzie and Jai Ram Rideout), Innastate, Pray for Brain, and Son of Hwéeldi.

Fast Cars and Slow Burns

May 6, 2017, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

IAIA graduating seniors in the Creative Writing BFA program Douglas Suano Bootes (Saponi-Catawba), Veronica A. Clark, Katharina Deiter (Peepeekisis First Nation), and Jamie Natonabah (Navajo Nation) will be reading from original works in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Readings will draw from the portfolio created during each student’s academic career and consists of the student’s best writing.

IAIA 2017 Spring Powwow

May 6, 2017, 10:00 am7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents its 2017 Spring Powwow on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 10 am–7 pm. Over $4,500 in contest prize money is available.

Decolonial Gestures | A Symposium on Indigenous Performance (Day 2)

May 6, 2017, 9:15 am8:00 pm

Decolonial Gestures | A Symposium on Indigenous Performance is an interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and intertribal symposium intended to both present and stimulate contemporary Indigenous expressive forms. Taking cue from the recent theoretical unfolding of decoloniality, the symposium will both enact and examine decolonial praxis, which resists the perceptual and discursive strictures of colonial matrices of power.

Decolonial Gestures | A Symposium on Indigenous Performance (Day 1)

May 5, 2017, 11:00 am8:00 pm

Decolonial Gestures | A Symposium on Indigenous Performance is an interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and intertribal symposium intended to both present and stimulate contemporary Indigenous expressive forms. Taking cue from the recent theoretical unfolding of decoloniality, the symposium will both enact and examine decolonial praxis, which resists the perceptual and discursive strictures of colonial matrices of power.

IAIA A-i-R: Ka’ila Farrell-Smith and Anthony Lovato—Farewell Reception

April 27, 2017, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Ka’ila Farrell-Smith and Anthony Lovato for dinner on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 5:00–5:45 pm, in the Academic Building. After dinner stop by the artists’s studios to see the work they’ve accomplished during their residency. Free and open to the public—dinner served.

Brown Bag it with MoCNA— Ka’ila Farrell-Smith and Anthony Lovato

April 26, 2017, 12:30 pm1:30 pm

Bring your lunch and join visual artist Ka’ila Farrell-Smith (Klamath/Modoc) and jeweler Anthony Lovato (Santo Domingo Pueblo) as they discuss their artistic practice. Both artists conclude their month of participation in the IAIA Artist-in-Residence program on the IAIA campus with this event. Ka’ila Farrell-Smith Ka’ila Farrell-Smith Ka’ila Farrell-Smith (Klamath/Modoc) is focused on channeling research into a creative flow of experimentation and artistic playfulness that is rooted in Indigenous aesthetics and abstract formalism. Ka’ila is a contemporary Klamath and Modoc visual…

IAIA Student Transfer Day

April 14, 2017, 10:00 am2:00 pm

IAIA is hosting a Student Transfer Day on April 14, 2017, from 10 am-2 pm, in the Center for Lifelong Education (CLE) Commons. The day’s events will feature a presentation about the degree programs offered by IAIA and transfer opportunities and requirements for students, plus lunch will be provided to all attendees.

IAIA 2017 Spring Senior Graduating Exhibition—Opening Reception

April 13, 2017, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Senior exhibitions located at the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery and the Allan Houser Haozous Sculpture and Foundry Building Gallery. Exhibitions will be on display from April 13–May 13, 2017. Free and open to the public—refreshments served during the opening reception.

IAIA A-i-R: Ka’ila Farrell-Smith and Anthony Lovato—Open Studio

April 12, 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Ka’ila Farrell-Smith and Anthony Lovato for an open studio session on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 3–5 pm. Free and open to the public—refreshments served at each studio.

MoCNA Skype with Artist Melanie Yazzie

April 6, 2017, 10:30 am11:30 am

Join IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and artist Melanie Yazzie (Diné) as we discuss Yazzie’s art practice and work in our current exhibition, New Impressions -Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking currently on display at MoCNA.

IAIA Annual Job Fair

April 4, 2017, 9:00 am12:00 pm

IAIA is hosting a job fair on Monday, April 4, 2017 from 9 am to 12 pm. In the spirit of your support for Native American students in the arts at IAIA, we invite you and your organization to join us as a vendor, free of charge.

IAIA A-i-R: Ka’ila Farrell-Smith and Anthony Lovato—Welcome Reception

April 3, 2017, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Please join us to welcome IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Ka’ila Farrell-Smith and Anthony Lovato. Artist talk will take place in the Auditorium on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 6:00–7:30 pm. Free and open to the public—refreshments served.

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Brown Bag it with MoCNA—John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun

March 24, 2017, 12:30 pm1:30 pm

Bring your lunch and join photo artist John Hagen (Aleut/Inupiaq) and sculptor Craig Dan Goseyun (San Carlos Apache) as they discuss their artistic practice. Both artists conclude their month of participation in the IAIA Artist-in-Residence program on the IAIA Campus with this event.

IAIA A-i-R: John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun—Farewell Reception

March 23, 2017, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us for dinner in the Academic Building Hallway with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun studios to see the work they accomplished during their residency on campus. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building from 5:00–5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’s studios.

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The MoCNA Reader—Kids’ Day

March 11, 2017, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Please join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’s (MoCNA) tri-monthly book club, the MoCNA Reader, as we welcome children (K–5) to the museum. The museum store will highlight Native children’s book author, Emmett “Shkeme” Garcia, from the Pueblos of Tamaya (Santa Ana) and Walatowa (Jemez). The children’s event will include readings from Coyote and the Sky: How the Sun, Moon, and Stars Began, and Sister Rabbit’s Tricks, plus a sing-a-long, a book-signing, and snacks. During the event, MoCNA is…

IAIA A-i-R: John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun—Open Studio

March 8, 2017, 11:30 am1:30 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 11:30 am–1:30 pm for an open studio session. Stop by their studios to see what they’ve been working on while here at IAIA. Free and open to the public—refreshments served at each studio. John Hagen John Hagen John Hagen (Aleut/Inupiaq) is a landscape photographer who lives in Haines, AK. His inspiration is people and place and the interaction between the…

MoCNA Local Artist-in-Residence Open Studio and Talk—David-Alexander Hubbard Sloan

March 4, 2017, 12:00 pm4:00 pm

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’s (MoCNA) current local Artist-in-Residence David-Alexander Hubbard Sloan (Navajo) will give a talk on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 12 pm, plus his studio will be open to the public through 4 pm. About the Program and Artist Every year, the MoCNA offers residencies to local artists working in any media. We are pleased to announce our current resident. David-Alexander Hubbard Sloan (Navajo) was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sloan works in…

IAIA A-i-R: John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun—Welcome Reception

February 27, 2017, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us to welcome IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building on Monday, February 27 from 5:00–5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’s studios in the Photography Studio and the Allan Houser Sculpture and Foundry Building. Free and open to the public—dinner served. John Hagen John Hagen John Hagen (Aleut/Inupiaq) is a landscape photographer who lives in Haines, AK. His inspiration is people and place and the…

2017 IAIA Student Leadership Summit

February 22, 2017, 8:30 am4:00 pm

IAIA students, faculty, and staff will gather on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for IAIA’s 6th Annual Student Leadership Summit. This year’s topic is centered around leadership and the day includes workshops, presentations, and activities. IAIA is excited to welcome the keynote speaker for the event, IAIA alumna and artist Keri Ataumbi (Kiowa) ’96. Some of this year’s dynamic workshops include fun and games, plus a student-led presentation “Activism in Action.” The community gathering at lunch, hosted by Student Life, will…

Brown Bag it with MoCNA—Emmi Whitehorse

February 17, 2017, 12:30 pm1:30 pm

Bring your lunch and join artist Emmi Whitehorse (Navajo) as she discusses her art practice. See Whitehorse’s work in New Impressions: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking. Whitehorse is a painter and printmaker, born in Crownpoint, NM, she grew up northeast of Gallup, NM in a family where only the Navajo language was spoken. In 1980, Whitehorse earned her Bachelor of Arts in painting and Masters from UNM, majoring in printmaking and minoring in art history. Whitehorse’s paintings draw upon a…

IAIA A-i-R: Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse—Farewell Reception

February 15, 2017, 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Please join us for dinner in the Academic Building Hallway with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse studios to see the work they accomplished during their residency on campus. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building from 5:00–5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’s studios. Free and open to the public—dinner served. Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien (Cape Mudge/ Kiusta/Haida Gwaii/Irish) is a Northwest Coast weaver working in the traditions of basketry, Yeil Koowu…

IAIA BFA Creative Writing Poetry Reading—Chocolates, Roses, and Truthful Lies

February 4, 2017, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Please join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) faculty and students as they celebrate February—the month of love—with a reading. Michael Namingha, He Loves Me Not, 2005, Silver, digital print on canvas, MoCNA Collection H-409 Students Douglas Bootes Vivian Carroll (Cherokee Nation) Veronica Clark Katharina Deiter (Peepeekisis) Courteney Handy Paige Hannan (Shinnecock Nation) Savannah Junes (San Juan Pueblo) Jamie Natonabah (Navajo) Faculty Jon Davis Evelina Zuni Lucero (Isleta/Ohkeh Owingeh Pueblo) Annette Rodriguez James Thomas Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk) Jennifer Shapland…

IAIA A-i-R: Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse—Open Studio

February 1, 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 3:00–5:00 pm for an open studio session. Stop by their studios to see what they’ve been working on while here at IAIA. Free and open to the public—refreshments served at each studio. Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien (Cape Mudge/ Kiusta/Haida Gwaii/Irish) is a Northwest Coast weaver working in the traditions of basketry, Yeil Koowu (Raven’s Tail) and Naaxiin (Chilkat) textiles.…

IAIA A-i-R: Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse—Radio Show

January 31, 2017, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.” Stream the live broadcast at www.ksfr.org or listen to previous shows at www.throughoureyes.libsyn.com. Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien (Cape Mudge/ Kiusta/Haida Gwaii/Irish) is a Northwest Coast weaver working in the traditions of basketry, Yeil Koowu (Raven’s Tail) and Naaxiin (Chilkat) textiles. She is descended from the…

New Impressions: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking—Opening Reception

January 27, 2017, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Organized by the International Print Center New York, New Impressions: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking showcases over forty prints by twelve contemporary Native American printmakers. Grounding their work in the images, textures, and experiences that shaped their lives, artists layer old and new, past and present to explore how the attitudes that informed the racial policies and practices of the last centuries continue to resonate in popular culture today. Among the artists are Lynne Allen (Hunkpapa Lakota descent), Rick…

IAIA A-i-R: Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse—Welcome Reception

January 23, 2017, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Please join us to welcome IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building on Monday, January 23, from 5:00–5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’s studios. Free and open to the public—dinner served. Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien (Cape Mudge/ Kiusta/Haida Gwaii/Irish) is a Northwest Coast weaver working in the traditions of basketry, Yeil Koowu (Raven’s Tail) and Naaxiin (Chilkat) textiles. She is descended from the Kwakwaka’wakw village of…

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IAIA 2017 Winter Readers Gathering—Bitsui, Houston, and Freeland

January 14, 2017, 6:00 pm9:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering on January 7 through January 14, 2017. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. Participating in the readers gathering this year are noted authors Andre Dubus III, Ross Gay, Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/ Muskogee) and Syreeta McFadden, as well as MFA faculty writers…

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IAIA 2017 Winter Readers Gathering—Gay and Jensen

January 13, 2017, 6:00 pm9:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering on January 7 through January 14, 2017. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. Participating in the readers gathering this year are noted authors Andre Dubus III, Ross Gay, Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/ Muskogee) and Syreeta McFadden, as well as MFA faculty writers…

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IAIA 2017 Winter Readers Gathering—Yuknavitch, Blaeser, and Harjo

January 12, 2017, 6:00 pm9:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering on January 7 through January 14, 2017. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. Participating in the readers gathering this year are noted authors Andre Dubus III, Ross Gay, Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/ Muskogee) and Syreeta McFadden, as well as MFA faculty writers…

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IAIA 2017 Winter Readers Gathering—Pensoneau, Kane, and Dubus

January 11, 2017, 6:00 pm9:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering on January 7 through January 14, 2017. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. Participating in the readers gathering this year are noted authors Andre Dubus III, Ross Gay, Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/ Muskogee) and Syreeta McFadden, as well as MFA faculty writers…

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IAIA 2017 Winter Readers Gathering—Washuta, Watkins, and White

January 10, 2017, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering on January 7 through January 14, 2017. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. Participating in the readers gathering this year are noted authors Andre Dubus III, Ross Gay, Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/ Muskogee) and Syreeta McFadden, as well as MFA faculty writers…

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IAIA 2017 Winter Readers Gathering—Livingston, Bertino, and Prcic

January 9, 2017, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering on January 7 through January 14, 2017. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. Participating in the readers gathering this year are noted authors Andre Dubus III, Ross Gay, Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/ Muskogee) and Syreeta McFadden, as well as MFA faculty writers…

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IAIA 2017 Winter Readers Gathering—McFadden, Frazier, and Gonzales

January 8, 2017, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering on January 7 through January 14, 2017. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. Participating in the readers gathering this year are noted authors Andre Dubus III, Ross Gay, Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/ Muskogee) and Syreeta McFadden, as well as MFA faculty writers…

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IAIA 2017 Winter Readers Gathering—Febos, Stevens, and Ausubel

January 7, 2017, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering on January 7 through January 14, 2017. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. Participating in the readers gathering this year are noted authors Andre Dubus III, Ross Gay, Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/ Muskogee) and Syreeta McFadden, as well as MFA faculty writers…

The Art of Grant Writing (Day 6)

December 14, 2016, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

Instructor: Melissa E. Riley, PhD (Laguna Pueblo) The Art of Grant Writing course will teach about the grant writing process including how to construct a grant from start to finish. It will also focus on what grantors are looking for and how to find the right grant for a specific need. Participants will gain an overview of developing project summaries, goals and objectives, as well as developing a timeline and budget for a grant application. The Art of Grant Writing is part…

2016 IAIA Holiday Art Market

December 10, 2016, 9:00 am4:00 pm

The 2016 IAIA Holiday Art Market will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 9 am–4 pm at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). The market will feature works of art by over 60 artists including: “Piikani Lodge Near Rockies” by Terran Kipp Last Gun ’16 (Piikani) Ron Martinez Looking Elk ’90 (Isleta Pueblo) Tania Larsson ’17 (Gwich'in) Clyde Tenorio ’64 (Kewa Pueblo) Stephen Wall (White Earth Chippewa) Terran Kipp Last Gun ’16 (Blackfeet) Mary Deleary ’10 (Ojibwe)…

Coffee + Cup Making + Chief Curator

December 8, 2016, 10:00 am12:00 pm

Please join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’s (MoCNA) staff for a conversation, coffee, and the creation of a clay coffee cup. Meet the new Chief Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man and Ceramist and Graphic Designer Sallie Wesaw Sloan in an informal setting as we hand-build coffee cups which will be fired and picked up at a later date. This event is limited to 20 participants with a fee of $10 for materials and firing. For more information and to RSVP, please contact…

The Art of Grant Writing (Day 5)

December 5, 2016, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

Instructor: Melissa E. Riley, PhD (Laguna Pueblo) The Art of Grant Writing course will teach about the grant writing process including how to construct a grant from start to finish. It will also focus on what grantors are looking for and how to find the right grant for a specific need. Participants will gain an overview of developing project summaries, goals and objectives, as well as developing a timeline and budget for a grant application. The Art of Grant Writing is part…

IAIA Digital Dome—Scatter Their Own

December 2, 2016, 8:00 am5:00 pm

Closing out the semester, and a year of great performances, was Scotti Cliff (Oglala Lakota) and family who form the musical group Scatter Their Own from Pine Ridge Sioux Nation in South Dakota.

The Art of Grant Writing (Day 4)

November 30, 2016, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

Instructor: Melissa E. Riley, PhD (Laguna Pueblo) The Art of Grant Writing course will teach about the grant writing process including how to construct a grant from start to finish. It will also focus on what grantors are looking for and how to find the right grant for a specific need. Participants will gain an overview of developing project summaries, goals and objectives, as well as developing a timeline and budget for a grant application. The Art of Grant Writing is part…

The Art of Grant Writing (Day 3)

November 28, 2016, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

Instructor: Melissa E. Riley, PhD (Laguna Pueblo) The Art of Grant Writing course will teach about the grant writing process including how to construct a grant from start to finish. It will also focus on what grantors are looking for and how to find the right grant for a specific need. Participants will gain an overview of developing project summaries, goals and objectives, as well as developing a timeline and budget for a grant application. The Art of Grant Writing is part…

2016 MoCNA Holiday Sale

November 25, 2016November 27, 2016

Don’t miss the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) holiday sale event—Holiday shopping MoCNA-style, all weekend long at the museum shop. Find that perfect gift for family, friends, or just yourself, at the Museum Shop 2016 Holiday Sale. This shopping event offers discounts on the finest contemporary Native American artwork. Non-members will save 10% on most items* while IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) members save an additional 10% on purchases, for a total of 20% in savings. Complimentary…

IAIA A-i-R: Demian DinéYazhi’ and Liselotte Erdrich—Radio Show

November 22, 2016, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Demian DinéYazhi’ and Liselotte Erdrich in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.” Stream the live broadcast at www.ksfr.org or listen to previous shows at www.throughoureyes.libsyn.com. Demian DinéYazhi’ Demian DinéYazhi’ Demian DinéYazhi’ is a Portland-based transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht'ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water's Edge) and Tódích'íí'nii (Bitter Water) of the Diné (Navajo). His work is best understood…

The Art of Grant Writing (Day 2)

November 21, 2016, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

Instructor: Melissa E. Riley, PhD (Laguna Pueblo) The Art of Grant Writing course will teach about the grant writing process including how to construct a grant from start to finish. It will also focus on what grantors are looking for and how to find the right grant for a specific need. Participants will gain an overview of developing project summaries, goals and objectives, as well as developing a timeline and budget for a grant application. The Art of Grant Writing is part…

IAIA A-i-R: SFAI 140 with Demian DinéYazhi’, Cannupa Hanska Luger, and Liselotte Erdrich

November 18, 2016, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Artists-In-Residence (A-i-R) artists Demian DinéYazhi’, Cannupa Hanska Luger, and Liselotte Erdrich will be presenters at SFAI140. For additional information, please see Water Rights SFAI140: 1 Night, 20 Talks and Performances, 140 Seconds Each. Demian DinéYazhi’ Demian DinéYazhi’ Demian DinéYazhi’ is a Portland-based transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht'ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water's Edge) and Tódích'íí'nii (Bitter Water) of the Diné (Navajo). His work is best understood through the lens of curatorial inquiry, zine…

IAIA Digital Dome—Performing Arts Students and Jai Rideout

November 18, 2016, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

IAIA’s Performing Arts Department presented Acting I Fall Final Jazz and Theatre in the IAIA Digital Dome, featuring skits from popular classical radio, TV shows, as well as from popular movies followed by a live musical performance from the IAIA Music Club with special guest saxophonist, Jai Rideout.

IAIA 2016 Fall Senior Graduating Exhibition—Opening Reception

November 18, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Senior exhibitions located at the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery and the Allan Houser Haozous Sculpture and Foundry Building Gallery. Exhibitions will be on display from November 18–December 7, 2016. Free and open to the public—refreshments served. The senior graduating exhibition showcases the final projects of studio arts and museum studies seniors. In their final semester, the seniors develop exhibitions and work closely with advisors, gallery and museum studies staff, faculty and students, to realize their artistic visions. IAIA Seniors Frank…

Listen, Play, Learn!—Indigenous Comic Con Master Workshops at MoCNA

November 17, 2016, 9:00 am4:30 pm

The is the first-ever pop culture convention dedicated to exploring and showcasing Indigenous peoples in the worlds of mass media and popular culture. As part of the Indigenous Comic Con, the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) will host a day of master class workshops for students and emerging professionals on Thursday, November 17, in Santa Fe. This is an amazing opportunity for students and emerging professionals in the field of comic books and game design to work with…

IAIA MFA Library Readings—Ginger Gaffney and Barbara Robidoux

November 15, 2016, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. For questions regarding the MFA Library Readings, please contact IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye at (505) 424-2397 or vnye@iaia.edu. Ginger Gaffney Ginger Gaffney is currently a student in the IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing program. She will be reading from her book in progress which chronicles her experience working with horses and…

The Art of Grant Writing (Day 1)

November 14, 2016, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

Instructor: Melissa E. Riley, PhD (Laguna Pueblo) The Art of Grant Writing course will teach about the grant writing process including how to construct a grant from start to finish. It will also focus on what grantors are looking for and how to find the right grant for a specific need. Participants will gain an overview of developing project summaries, goals and objectives, as well as developing a timeline and budget for a grant application. The Art of Grant Writing is part…

IAIA A-i-R: Demian DinéYazhi’, Cannupa Hanska Luger, and Liselotte Erdrich—Welcome Reception

November 14, 2016, 5:00 am6:30 pm

Please join us to welcome IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Demian DinéYazhi’, Cannupa Hanska Luger, and Liselotte Erdrich. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building on Monday, November 14, from 5–5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’s studios. Free and open to the public—dinner served. Demian DinéYazhi’ Demian DinéYazhi’ Demian DinéYazhi’ is a Portland-based transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht'ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water's Edge) and Tódích'íí'nii (Bitter Water) of the Diné (Navajo). His work is best understood…

IAIA Digital Dome—Music Club Performance

November 11, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

IAIA Students from the IAIA Music Club performed inside the IAIA Digital Dome to an all ages audience. Artists in included Dakota Yazzie (Navajo Nation), Page Hannan (Shinnecock), Kevin Wright (Muskogee Creek), Kyleton Wichapa (Tohono O’odham), and Digital Dome Manager Mats Reiniusson on bass guitar.

MoCNA Skype with the Curators

November 10, 2016, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Join IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’s (MoCNA) Chief Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man and Jordan Schnitzer Museum McCosh Associate Curator Danielle Knapp as they discuss the impact of recently passed artist Rick Bartow (Wiyot tribe of Northern California) on contemporary Native art, and Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain—A Retrospective Exhibition currently on display at MoCNA. Rick Bartow passed away on April 2, 2016, from congestive heart failure. This discussion will happen via Skype—a video phone call when projected…

IAIA Annual Open House and Groundbreaking Ceremony

November 9, 2016, 2:00 pm6:00 pm

You are invited to explore the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) campus and programs during our annual open house. Learn more about our exciting opportunities, meet students, faculty, and staff. IAIA Campus Map (click on image to see larger version) The day’s events will feature a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new IAIA Performing Arts and Fitness Building at 4:00 pm, hosted by KOAT’s Royale Dá, and will include several celebrity guests and speakers. Additionally, Honey Harris from 98.1 Radio…

IAIA Digital Dome—Frank Waln and the Sampson Brothers

November 4, 2016, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Music, spoken word, and dance performance at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Digital Dome featuring Frank Waln and the Sampson Brothers. Additionally, workshops will be happening the day of the event.

Communications for Tribal Programs, Organizations, and Groups

November 4, 2016, 9:00 am3:00 pm

Instructors: Mary K. Bowannie (Zuni Pueblo/Cochiti Pueblo) and Andrea Hanks (Navajo/Objibwe) During this workshop, participants will learn best practices and tips for writing various communications including grant writing narratives, press releases, as well as the processes for contacting the media. By the close of the workshop, participants will have clear definitions for who their target audiences are for their communications and how to adjust their writing for the appropriate audience (i.e. to grant funders, tribal communities, the media, etc...). Earn…

IAIA A-i-R: Erin Gingrich and Nakkita Trimble—Farewell Reception

November 3, 2016, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us for dinner in the Academic Building Hallway with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erin Gingrich and Nakkita Trimble on Thursday, November 3, from 5-5:45 pm, and then visit the A-i-R artists’ studios to see the work they accomplished during their residency on campus. Studio visits take place at the Allan Houser Sculpture and Foundry Building and the A-i-R Studio in the Academic Building. Free and open to the public—dinner served. Erin Gingrich IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erin Gingrich…

IAIA MFA Library Readings—Kyce Bello, Ira Huff, and Jennifer Love

November 1, 2016, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. For questions regarding the MFA Library Readings, please contact IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye at (505) 424-2397 or vnye@iaia.edu. Kyce Bello Kyce Bello is a first-year poetry student in the IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing program. She edited The Return of the River: Writers, Scholars, and Citizens Speak on Behalf of the…

The MoCNA Reader—Monkey Beach

October 28, 2016, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Join IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’s (MoCNA) tri-monthly book club, The MoCNA Reader. Inspired by our exhibition, Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain—A Retrospective Exhibition, when we take up Monkey Beach by First Nations writer and IAIA MFA fiction mentor Eden Robinson. Monkey Beach is filled with details of Haisla culture and wildlife that surround the village of Kitamaat, Haisla Nation, which sits at the head of the Douglas Channel in British Columbia, Canada. Sasquatch or B’gwus…

IAIA Food Day (Food Sharing Theme)

October 27, 2016, 11:00 am12:00 pm
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Lloyd Kiva New Centennial Convocation

October 27, 2016October 28, 2016

Join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in a two-day symposium as we present, discuss, and reflect upon the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee). Talented art-historians, educators, and curators will engage in a wide-array of interdisciplinary discussions surrounding the contemporary Native Art Movement, art education, and other issues surrounding Native American art. Register for the Lloyd Kiva New Centennial Convocation today. Admission Fees Non-Student: $75 for both days or $40 per day Non-IAIA Student:…

IAIA Food Day (Culture and Health Theme)

October 26, 2016, 11:00 am12:00 pm

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IAIA MFA Library Readings—Anne Haven McDonnell and Kim Parko

October 25, 2016, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. For questions regarding the MFA Library Readings, please contact IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye at (505) 424-2397 or vnye@iaia.edu. Anne Haven McDonnell Anne Haven McDonnell is an associate faculty member at IAIA in the Essential Studies department. She holds an interdisciplinary MA degree in Environmental Humanities from Prescott College and she is currently enrolled…

IAIA Food Day (Preperation Theme)

October 25, 2016, 11:00 am12:00 pm

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IAIA Food Day (Growing and Acquiring Theme)

October 24, 2016, 11:00 am12:00 pm

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IAIA Annual Spookathon

October 20, 2016, 6:00 pm11:55 pm

IAIA Associated Student Government (ASG) and Indigenous Queers Plus (IQ+) clubs present the second annual Spookathon in the auditorium and lobby in the Library and Technology building on the IAIA campus. Light food and IAIA student art will be for sale during the event. Live music by Lilith, Weedrat, Midnight Stew, and more.

IAIA Superhero Antihero Exhibition—Opening Reception

October 20, 2016, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Superhero Antihero is the title of the upcoming exhibition at the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery. Depending on the point of view, what may be a hero to some, may be an antihero to others. IAIA Students, Staff, an Faculty’s artwork from the Superhero Antihero exhibition will be on display from October 20 through November 2, 2016. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, October 20, 5-7 pm. Light food and refreshments provided, a live DJ delivering soundscapes, plus we…

IAIA A-i-R: Erin Gingrich and Nakkita Trimble—Open Studio

October 19, 2016, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erin Gingrich and Nakkita Trimble on Wednesday, October 19, from 3-5:00 pm for an open studio session. Stop by their studios to see what they’ve been working on while here at IAIA. Studio visits take place at the Allan Houser Sculpture and Foundry Building and the A-i-R Studio in the Academic Building. Free and open to the public—refreshments served. IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erin Gingrich and Nakkita Trimble Erin Gingrich Erin Gingrich…

Problem, Solution, and Action

October 19, 2016, 9:00 am4:00 pm

Instructor: Ron Martinez Looking Elk (Pueblo of Isleta/Pueblo of Taos) Professionals get lost in diverse and complex issues that surround the challenges that we all face on a daily basis. Within the workshop, participants will learn how to outline a particular organizational challenge or issue by developing a framework for action steps an implementation plans for solutions. Earn .6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) and register for this workshop. (One CEU is equivalent to ten hours of classroom contact time.)

IAIA A-i-R: Erin Gingrich and Nakkita Trimble—Radio Show

October 18, 2016, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erin Gingrich and Nakkita Trimble in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.” Stream the live broadcast at www.ksfr.org or listen to previous shows at www.throughoureyes.libsyn.com. IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erin Gingrich and Nakkita Trimble Erin Gingrich Erin Gingrich (Nome Eskimo Community) is an Alaska Native artist whose sculptures and mask forms are composed of wood, paint, and beads. This…

IAIA Student Benefit for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

October 16, 2016, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

To help support the Standing Rock Community, Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Students will host an event to raise funds for the Sacred Stone School at Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, on Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 2–4:00 pm, in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. IAIA Associated Student Government President Chad Browneagle (Shoshone/Spokane) at Sacred Stone Camp, photograph by IAIA Student Jaida Grey Eagle (Oglala Lakota) Organized by IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing…

IAIA MFA Library Readings—Kate O’Neill and Eric Davis

October 11, 2016, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. For questions regarding the MFA Library Readings, please contact IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye at (505) 424-2397 or vnye@iaia.edu. Kate O’Neill Kate O’Neill (Irish/Scots-Irish/Canadian Metis) is an IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing student who grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. She is an educator who has been published in numerous journals…

IAIA A-i-R: Erin Gingrich and Nakkita Trimble—Welcome Reception

October 10, 2016, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us to welcome IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erin Gingrich and Nakkita Trimble. Dinner will be served in the Allan Houser Sculpture and Foundry Building on Monday, October 10, from 5–5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’s studios. Free and open to the public—dinner served. Erin Gingrich Erin Gingrich Erin Gingrich (Nome Eskimo Community) is an Alaska Native artist whose sculptures and mask forms are composed of wood, paint, and beads. This combination of artistic skills and elements…

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

September 29, 2016, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us for free dinner (served 5–5:45 pm) and farewell reception for our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell on Thursday, September 29, from 5–6:30 pm in the Allan Houser Sculpture and Foundry Building and Academic Building for an open studio session. Stop by the artists’s studios to see what they have accomplished in their residence. Free and open to the public—dinner served. Jason Garcia Jason Garcia Jason Garcia (Okuu Pín-Turtle Mountain) uses…

Project Management for Agricultural Programs in Pueblo Communities

September 26, 2016, 9:00 am3:00 pm

Instructors: Charlene Carr (Pueblo of Laguna) and Thelma Antonio (Pueblo of Laguna) Participants will learn how to assess program needs, develop long range plans, and prepare for grant opportunities as well as the necessary steps for completing a successful grant program. This is a wonderful opportunity for ranchers, farmers, natural resource departments, and program administrators who want to gain a better understanding for the technical side of agricultural project management. Earn .6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for attending the workshop.…

IAIA A-i-R: Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell—Open Studio

September 21, 2016, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 3–5:00 pm in the Allan Houser Sculpture and Foundry Building and Academic Building for an open studio session and bronze pour (3 pm). Stop by the artists’s studios to see what they’ve been working in their residence at IAIA. Free and open to the public—refreshments served. Jason Garcia Jason Garcia Jason Garcia (Okuu Pín-Turtle Mountain) uses his artwork to…

IAIA A-i-R: Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell—Radio Show

September 20, 2016, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.” Stream the live broadcast at www.ksfr.org or listen to previous shows at www.throughoureyes.libsyn.com. Jason Garcia 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…

IAIA Digital Dome—Madina Nawabi

September 16, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The IAIA Digital Dome hosted the first of the 2016–2017 school year scheduled performances, with the student organized IAIA Music Club. The performance featured a combination of live music and spoken word, as well a special guest appearance from local poet Madina Nawabi.

IAIA MFA Library Readings—Sharon Franklet and Helga Schimkat

September 13, 2016, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. For questions regarding the MFA Library Readings, please contact IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye at (505) 424-2397 or vnye@iaia.edu. Sharon Franklet Sharon Franklet was born on the coast of Texas, and lives in rural northern New Mexico where, in her favorite moments, she sits and watches. Her writing often focuses on resistance and submission…

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

September 8, 2016, 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’s studios. Jason Garcia 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…

2016 Art Rush Exhibition—Opening

September 8, 2016, 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. 2016 Art Rush The Art Rush Exhibition is curated and developed by MUSM 190 Art and Exhibit Prep Students.…

2016 Art Rush Event

August 24, 2016, 12:00 pm10:00 pm

Get your creative ideas ready! Art Rush is an annual Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) community event hosted in the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery. IAIA students, alumni, faculty, staff, and their families, are invited to join in on Art Rush to create a work of art that will be displayed during the Art Rush Exhibition, September 8–28, 2016. All artwork created during the event will be curated into the Art Rush Exhibition. Canvas, paint, brushes, and easels are provided,…

Telling a Story: The Art of Cape Dorset—Panel

August 21, 2016, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in partnership with Dorset Fine Arts, brings together Inuit art professionals and collectors for a discussion about Inuit art from Cape Dorset. Located in the heart of the Canadian Arctic, Cape Dorset is widely recognized as the Capital of Inuit art. The region’s distinctive creative output—particularly in stonecut and lithography—is produced at Kinngait Studios, the oldest fine art print shop in Canada. While focusing on the celebrated history and enduring significance of the…

Exhibiting Culture—Panel

August 21, 2016, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Exhibiting Culture brings together artists, curators, museums, and universities to consider the future of presenting multiple voices and cultures in museums, galleries, educational institutions, and public spaces. This conversation explores how we indigenize and decolonize institutions, what should and should not be exhibited, models of collaboration and community participation, and ways to build powerful narratives around sensitive and contentious histories and objects. Join panelists Anchorage Museum Director Julie Decker, Artist Shan Goshorn, and Philbrook Museum of Art Curator of Native…

Contemporary Indigenous Discourse Series: Land Art—Film and Panel

August 20, 2016, 3:30 pm5:00 pm

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) has created a platform in the Southwest for Indigenous peoples to share knowledge and strategies for advancing tribal self-determination within an era of intense globalization. As part of this series, this panel will consider the impact of recent temporary land art installation Repellent Fence, the largest bi-national land art installation ever exhibited on the United States and Mexican border, near Douglas, Arizona. Excerpts of the film will be shown and Director and Producer…

Current Issues in Native Arts and Culture—Panel

August 20, 2016, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Join IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Director Patsy Phillips, Native Arts and Culture Foundation President and CEO Lulani Arquette, and Eiteljorg Museum Curator of Contemporary Art Jennifer Complo McNutt, and Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Museum Programs Outreach Coordinator Keevin Lewis, for a discussion of current issues in Native arts and culture. Download and view the .

Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain—Panel and Tour

August 20, 2016, 10:30 am12:00 pm

Moderated by Charles Froelick of the Froelick Gallery, please join Collector Bill Avery, Artist Joe Feddersen, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Executive Director Jill Hartz, and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art McCosh Associate Curator Danielle Knapp, as they discuss the impact of Rick Bartow on contemporary Native art. Born December 16, 1946, Rick Bartow passed April 2, 2016, due to heart disease. A tour of Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain will be led by Charles Froelick and…

Gallery Sessions

August 20, 2016, 9:15 am10:15 am

Join IAIA Archivist Ryan Flahive, Artist Eliza Naranjo Morse, and IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Member and Program Manager Andrea R. Hanley in the museum galleries as they discuss current exhibitions and best practices. Introduction conducted by MoCNA Chief Curator Dr. Manuela Well-Off-Man. Download and view the .

The Future of Native Storytelling—Sundance Institute Panel and Reception

August 19, 2016, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

This panel will center on the next generation of Native storytellers with members from New Mexico-based alumni of the Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab and Full Circle Fellowship. Participants will be discussing their journeys into storytelling and what the future holds for Native cinematic experiences. Featuring Native filmmakers Razelle Benally, Peshawn Bread, and Shandiin Tome. This panel is moderated by Sundance Institute Native American Indigenous Program Director Bird Runningwater. Download and view the .

2016 IAIA Alumni Lunch During Indian Market

August 19, 2016, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

This year’s IAIA Alumni lunch during Indian Market will take place on Friday, August 19, 2016, at 12 pm at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in downtown Santa Fe—mark your calendars! Last year we had over 45 alumni attend. IAIA Alumni during the 2015 Alumni lunch

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Summer/Fall Exhibitions—Opening Reception

August 18, 2016, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Opening reception for the 2016 Summer/Fall Exhibitions at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) and featuring DJ Celeste Worl (Tlingit). Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain—A Retrospective Exhibition Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, the exhibition represents 40 years of work by the Native American artist. More than 120 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints will be on view in “Rick Bartow:…

IAIA Annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction

August 17, 2016, 5:00 pm10:00 pm

IAIA is proud to present its annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction at La Fonda on the Plaza on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. This event raises critically needed scholarship funds that assist our students in reaching their academic and artistic goals. Last year’s event raised more than $170,000. Our guests had the chance to mingle with noted artists and IAIA students—and acquire some extraordinary art. The Annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction is SOLD OUT! Photographic Selections from the 2015 Scholarship Dinner…

Museum Shop 2016 Summer Sale (Day 2)

July 31, 2016, 12:00 pm5:00 pm

Find that perfect gift for family, friends, or just yourself at the Museum Shop 2016 Summer Sale. This shopping event offers discounts on the finest contemporary Native American artwork. Non-members will save 10% on most items* while IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) members save an additional 10% on purchases, for a total of 20% in savings. *Previously discounted items are ineligible for additional discounts. Photographic Views

Museum Store 2016 Summer Sale

July 30, 2016, 10:00 am5:00 pm

Find that perfect gift for family, friends, or just yourself at the Museum Store 2016 Summer Sale. This shopping event offers discounts on the finest contemporary Native American artwork. Non-members will save 10% on most items* while IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) members save an additional 10% on purchases, for a total of 20% in savings. *Previously discounted items are ineligible for additional discounts. Photographic Views

IAIA 2016 Summer Writers Festival Reading—Lidia Yuknavitch and Joseph Boyden

July 29, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Summer Writers Festival on July 23 through July 30, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. See the Visit page for directions and a campus map. Schedule of Readings MFA Director Jon Davis Participating in the festival this year are noted authors, Kimberly Blesser…

IAIA 2016 Summer Writers Festival Reading—Ismet Prcic, Sherwin Bitsui, and Eden Robinson

July 28, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Summer Writers Festival on July 23 through July 30, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. See the Visit page for directions and a campus map. Schedule of Readings MFA Director Jon Davis Participating in the festival this year are noted authors, Kimberly Blesser…

IAIA 2016 Summer Writers Festival Reading—Diane Glancy, Santee Frazier, and Pam Houston

July 27, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Summer Writers Festival on July 23 through July 30, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. See the Visit page for directions and a campus map. Schedule of Readings MFA Director Jon Davis Participating in the festival this year are noted authors, Kimberly Blesser…

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