Happenings

Upcoming Happenings

List of Events

2018–2019 Academic Calendar

Mon, January 1, 2018Sat, August 10, 2019

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.

IAIA A-i-R: Marcus, Wilson, Redeye, Thompson, and Pitt—Open Studio

Wed, September 19, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Robert “Spooner” Marcus (Ohkay Owingeh), Luanne Redeye (Seneca), Catherine “Maggie” Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe), Bobby Wilson (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), and Lillian Pitt (Wasco/Warm Springs/Yakama) for open studios.

Lillian Pitt, image courtesy the artist

IAIA A-i-R: Lillian Pitt—Brown Bag It at MoCNA

Wed, September 26, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Bring your lunch and join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Lillian Pitt (Warm Springs Wasco/Yakama) as she discusses her art practice. Pitt is known internationally for her masks of clay, bronze, and cast glass, along with her sculpture, jewelry, and prints—which honor her ancestors from the Columbia River Gorge.

Past Happenings

List of Events

2018 Fall Scholarship Awards Night

Thu, September 13, 6:00 pm11:00 pm

IAIA Students, Staff, and Faculty—Please join us for a special recognition reception to celebrate our students' success! The IAIA Café will be open from 5–6 pm before the event, light refreshments will be served at the reception, and after the event, an all IAIA Community dance will be hosted by Student Life in the Performing Arts and Fitness Center Gym.

IAIA A-i-R: Bobby Wilson, Catherine Thompson, and Luanne Redeye on KSFR

Tue, September 11, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Bobby Wilson, Catherine Thompson, and Luanne Redeye in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Robert Marcus, Bobby Wilson, Catherine Thompson, and Luanne Redeye—Dinner and Studio Tours

Tue, September 4, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Robert Marcus, Bobby Wilson, Catherine Thompson, and Luanne Redeye 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: Janet Rogers and Robert Marcus on KSFR

Tue, August 28, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janet Rogers and Robert Marcus in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Janet Rogers and Robert Marcus—Dinner and Studio Tours

Tue, August 21, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janet Rogers and Robert Marcus 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.

Sea of Grass: A Family Tale from the American Heartland

The Sea of Grass—Book Reading and Dialogue

Sun, August 19, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Located in the Allan Houser Art Park. Join Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma citizens, author Walter Echo-Hawk and Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, in a lively discussion on historical fiction novel The Sea of Grass: A Family Tale from the American Heartland.

Contemporary Indigenous Discourse Series: Resilience and Rights—Panel

Sat, August 18, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Located in the Allan Houser Art Park. Contemporary Indigenous Discourse Series in Partnership with the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) + Creative Santa Fe—Native Arts and Policy: Resilience and Rights recognizes the increasing importance and relevance of the cultural community and art within a national and international platform. An introductory poem will be read by Navajo Nation Poet laureate Luci Tapahonso.

Sense of the Sacred-A Native Poet and Artist, a Universal Voice

N. Scott Momaday and the Sense of the Sacred: A Native Poet and Artist, a Universal Voice—Book Reading + Discussion

Sat, August 18, 1:00 pm2:30 pm

Located in the Allan Houser Art Park. Please join author N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa) and W. Richard West (Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma), President and CEO, Autry Museum of the American West, Dr. Joëlle Rostkowski, and Jill Momaday (Kiowa) in a dynamic discussion about N. Scott Momaday and the Sense of the Sacred-A Native Poet and Artist, a Universal Voice written by Dr. Joëlle Rostkowski.

Expanding Horizons: Darren Vigil Gray

Gallery Sessions with Artists Terrol Dew Johnson, Holly Wilson, Darren Vigil Gray, and Ian Kuali’i

Sat, August 18, 9:00 am11:30 pm

Located in the Anne and Loren Kieve Gallery and Allan Houser Art Park. Artists Terrol Dew Johnson (Tohono O’odham), Holly Wilson (Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma/Cherokee), Darren Vigil Gray (Jicarilla Apache/Kiowa Apache) and Ian Kuali’i (Native Hawaiian/Mescalero Apache) will discuss current exhibitions and participate in a panel discussion on their respective art practices with introductions by MoCNA Chief Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man.

Santa Fe’s Public Radio KSFR 101.1 FM—Live Broadcast

Sat, August 18, 9:00 am5:00 pm

Located in the South Courtyard. Santa Fe Public Radio KSFR 101.1 FM will have a live radio feed at the Museum. Featuring giveaways and live radio all day. Radio personality Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) of Indigenous Foundation will be live from the booth from 2–5 pm.

CineDoom: Narratives of Native Film and Beyond—Film Screening

Sat, August 18Sun, August 19

Located in the Helen Hardin Media Gallery. MoCNA is pleased to present six innovative films made by Southwestern based American directors and their teams of writers, producers, editors, and actors in the Helen Hardin Media Gallery. Run Time is 55:30 minutes

CineDoom: Narratives of Native Film and Beyond—Panel

Fri, August 17, 5:00 pm6:15 pm

Located in the Allan Houser Art Park. MoCNA is pleased to present six innovative films made by Southwestern based American directors and their teams of writers, producers, editors, and actors in the Helen Hardin Media Gallery.

Terran Kipp Last Gun

Terran Last Gun—Artist Talk

Fri, August 17, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join us as Terran Last Gun (Piikani) discusses his art practice and current solo exhibition at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Store in the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery, on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 4–5 pm.

IAIA Alumni Luncheon at Indian Market

Fri, August 17, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

This year’s IAIA Alumni luncheon during Indian Market will take place on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12 pm at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in downtown Santa Fe.

Indian Market at the Museum Store

Fri, August 17Sun, August 19

During the 2018 SWAIA Indian Market, please visit the Museum Store for its own special events. Here’s a listing of events from Thursday, August 16–Sunday, August 19, 2018. All events are free and open to the public.

Holly Wilson: On Turtle’s Back

2018 Summer Exhibitions—Opening Reception

Thu, August 16, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Located in the Allan Houser Art Park. Three new exhibitions will open on the first floor including Meeting the Clouds Halfway: Terrol Dew Johnson and Aranda\Lasch, Expanding Horizons: Darren Vigil Gray, and Holly Wilson: On Turtle’s Back. Featuring DJ Celeste Worl (Tlingit) during the opening reception.

Clouds Halfway: Terrol Dew Johnson and Aranda\Lasch

Indian Market at MoCNA (All Happenings)

Thu, August 16Sun, August 19

During the 2018 SWAIA Indian Market please visit IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for its own special events. Here’s a listing of events from Thursday, August 16–Sunday, August 19, 2018. All events are free and open to the public.

2018 IAIA Scholarship Dinner and Auction

Wed, 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.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Foerster, Graham Jones, White

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

Free and open to the public. Readers include Jennifer Elise Foerster, Stephen Graham Jones, and Ken White.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Dimaline, Stevens

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

Free and open to the public. Readers include Cherie Dimaline and James Thomas Stevens.

IAIA A-i-R: Janet Rogers—Book Launch and Reading

Fri, July 27, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

MoCNA will host a book launch and public reading of the spring edition of Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought. IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Janet Rogers (Mohawk/Tuscarora) is the guest editor of the Yellow Medicine Review and she will do a public reading.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Freeland

Thu, July 26, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Reader includes Sydney Freeland.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Kahakauwila, Bitsui, Geller

Wed, July 25, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Readers include Kristiana Kahakauwila, Sherwin Bitsui, and Danielle Geller.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Bertino, Blaeser, Ausubel

Tue, July 24, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Readers include Marie-Helene Bertino, Kimberly Blaeser, and Ramona Ausubel.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Prcic, Frazier, Jensen

Mon, July 23, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Readers include Ismet Prcic, Santee Frazier, and Toni Jensen.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Livingston, Robidoux, Houston

Sun, July 22, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Readers include Chip Livingston, Barbara Robidoux, and Pam Houston.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Palacio and Harjo

Sat, July 21, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Readers include Derek Palacio and Joy Harjo.

IAIA A-i-R: Janet Rogers on “Through Our Eyes” KSFR Radio Show

Tue, July 17, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Janet Rogers and Mara Bouvier (General Manager of Sunrise Springs Spa Resort) in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

5th Annual Family Day—Celebrate your Family at MoCNA

Sat, 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

Fri, 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

Sat, 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

Thu, 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

Thu, 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

Thu, 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

Wed, 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

Tue, 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

Mon, 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

Sat, 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

Sat, 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

Wed, 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

Thu, 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

Sat, 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

Fri, 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

Thu, 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

Wed, 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

Sat, 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

Fri, 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

Fri, 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

Wed, 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

Wed, 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

Mon, 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

Thu, 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

Fri, 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

Sat, 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

Wed, 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

Thu, 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

Wed, 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

Fri, 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

Mon, 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

Fri, 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.

IAIA BFA Creative Writing Reading

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

Sat, 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

Thu, 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

Mon, 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

Wed, 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

Fri, 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

Tue, 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

Sat, 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

Fri, 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

Thu, 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

Wed, 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

Tue, 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

Mon, 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

Sun, 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

Sat, 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

Sat, 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

Sat, December 9, 2017Sun, December 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

Fri, 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

Thu, 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

Tue, 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

Fri, 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

Fri, 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

Wed, 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

Thu, 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

Mon, 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

Mon, 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

Thu, 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

Wed, 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

Tue, 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

Mon, 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

Mon, 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.

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The MoCNA Reader—Connective Tissue

Fri, 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

Thu, 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

Thu, 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

Sat, 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

Tue, 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

Sat, 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

Wed, 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

Tue, 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

Thu, 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

Thu, 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

Sun, 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

Sun, 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

Sat, 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

Sat, 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

Sat, 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

Sat, 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

Sat, August 19, 2017Sun, August 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

Fri, 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

Fri, 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

Thu, 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

Wed, 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

Sat, 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

Sat, 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

Fri, 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

Fri, 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

Mon, July 10, 2017Fri, August 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

Sun, 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

Sat, 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)

Sat, 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)

Fri, 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™

Fri, 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

Sat, 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

Sat, 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

Fri, 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

Fri, 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

Fri, 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

Thu, 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

Wed, 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

Tue, 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

Mon, 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

Sun, 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

Sat, 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

Sat, 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)

Sat, 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)

Fri, 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

Thu, 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

Wed, 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

Fri, 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

Thu, 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

Wed, 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

Thu, 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

Tue, 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

Mon, 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

Fri, 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

Thu, 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

Sat, 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

Wed, 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

Sat, 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

Mon, 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

Wed, 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

Fri, 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

Wed, 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

Sat, 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

Wed, 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

Tue, 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

Fri, 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

Mon, 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

Sat, 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

Fri, 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

Thu, 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

Wed, 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

Tue, 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

Mon, 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

Sun, 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

Sat, 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)

Wed, 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

Sat, 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

Thu, 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)

Mon, 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

Fri, 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)

Wed, 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)

Mon, 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

Fri, November 25, 2016Sun, November 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

Tue, 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)

Mon, 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

Fri, 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

Fri, 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

Fri, 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

Thu, 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

Tue, 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)

Mon, 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

Mon, 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

Fri, 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

Thu, 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

Wed, 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

Fri, 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

Fri, 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

Thu, 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

Tue, 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

Fri, 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)

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

Thu, October 27, 2016Fri, October 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)

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

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IAIA MFA Library Readings—Anne Haven McDonnell and Kim Parko

Tue, 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)

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

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IAIA Food Day (Growing and Acquiring Theme)

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

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IAIA Annual Spookathon

Thu, 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

Thu, 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

Wed, 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

Wed, 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.)

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