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IAIA Article in Indian Country Today Media Network»

Santa Fe, NM | Oct 2, 2015 –

The Institute of American Indian Arts is featured on Indian Country Today Media Network’s website. The article, written by Alysa Landry, entitled “IAIA: Bringing Native Art and Higher Education Together,” talks about IAIA’s historical roots and plans for the future. “IAIA is about advancing the notion of contemporary art while acknowledging the history and artistic […]

IAIA Board of Trustees Member JoAnn Lynn Balzer receives 2015 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts »

Santa Fe, NM | Sep 28, 2015 –

IAIA Board of Trustees Member JoAnn Lynn Balzer has been honored by Mayor Javier M. Gonzales and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission for her exceptional contributions to Santa Fe’s world-class arts and culture with the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. JoAnn Lynn Balzer is a Santa Fe, New Mexico, community leader […]

IAIA Faculty and Alumni Awarded 2015 National Artist Fellowships»

Santa Fe, NM | Sep 28, 2015 –

For the fifth year, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) awards its distinguished National Artist Fellowship to a new group of talented, recognizable, and promising artists. Thirteen awardees were selected from a national open call of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artist applicants who were meticulously reviewed by a panel of invited art […]

IAIA Board of Trustees Member James Santini Passes Away at 78»

Santa Fe, NM | Sep 28, 2015 –

IAIA is sad to announce the passing of a member of its family.  James D. Santini, an original member of the IAIA Board of Trustees, appointed in May of 1988, has passed away.  He died yesterday at a hospice center in Rockville, Maryland, after recently being diagnosed with advanced-stage esophageal cancer.  He passed peacefully with […]

First Recipient of the Allan Houser Scholarship Announced»

Santa Fe, NM | Sep 28, 2015 –

In a beautiful ceremony at the Compound Restaurant in Santa Fe, IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation) announced the first recipient of the prestigious Allan Houser Scholarship. IAIA student Maria Fairbanks (Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa Band of Lake Superior), a sophomore majoring in studio arts (jewelry) with a minor in performing arts, has been […]

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