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August 2010

Nicholas Galanin, ghost

Nicholas Galanin, s'igeikáawu: ghost (x10) (detail), Slip cast ceramic masks, horsehair
exhibitsmuseum reopens in grand style with six times the exhibits

IN AUGUST, THE MUSEUM OF Contemporary Native Arts marks the reopening of its galleries with six extraordinary new exhibitions:

While the exhibits go on display August 2 and remain up until January 2, 2011, a free public opening reception will take place on Thursday, August 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the museum (108 Cathedral Place, downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico).

Museum members will be treated to an earlier reception and tour with the curator on Saturday, August 7, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. There is no cost for members to attend, however reservations are requested. Interested parties should email membership@iaia.edu or call 505.428.5909.

For more information about any of these exhibits or announcements, click on the individual links above or call 505.983.8900.

Also effective August 2, 2010, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts' new admission rates are:

*Adults - $10
*Seniors (62+), Students with valid ID, and Residents of NM - 1/2 price
*Native people, Members, Veterans and their families, Youth 16 and under, and NM residents visiting on Sunday - Free

However, in honor of the grand reopening, admission is 50% off through August 31, 2010.

Many programs related to the exhibits begin August 18 and run through August 22 and beyond, so please scroll down to the calendar of events below or visit www.iaia.edu/calendar.php to find our more.

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Denise Wallace

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denisetransformative treasures: master jeweler's work featured in annual museum store event

THE MUSEUM STORE AND LLOYD Kiva New Gallery will again host celebrated jeweler Denise Wallace (Chugach Aleut) for an annual showcase of new works. Special guests to be announced!

A complimentary reception with the artist will take place on Thursday, August 19 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the museum, 108 Cathedral Place, downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. Call 505.983.1666 for more information.

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IAIA Gala: The 80's

gala'80s event already a radical success!

THIS YEAR, IAIA CELEBRATES THE decade known for big hair and decadence with The '80s: a Totally Rad Revolution! on August 18, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at La Fonda on the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.

While tickets are already sold out to this festive event (thank you, IAIA supporters!), sponsorships are always welcome to help underwrite the costs associated with the event. 

The gala includes dinner, silent and live art auctions and a special performance by comedian Drew Lacapa. IAIA alumni Denise Wallace and Tony Abeyta will serve as honorary co-chairs.

All proceeds will benefit IAIA's deserving students via scholarship and student program support.

To become a sponsor, please call 1.800.804.6423 or email cgasper@iaia.edu soon!

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Gerald Vizenor, Shrouds of the Earth

vizenordistinguished author to read at the museum

ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Gerald Vizenor, Distinguished Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, will read and sign copies of his new novel, Shrouds of White Earth, at the Museum Store, 108 Cathedral Place, downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pierre Cayol, the painter who created the cover art, Le Début et la Fin, and four interior drawings will also be in attendance. The reading is free and open to the public.

Shrouds..., an innovative novel about a contemporary Native American Indian artist, illuminates, infuriates, and enchants. Main character Dogroy Beaulieu, a painter by nature, reveals his marvelous story to a Native writer, an intuitive visionary artist. As an artist, Beaulieu creates shrouds of sacrificed and crucified animals and birds, the faint traces of natural motion on linen, at his studio on the White Earth Nation in Minnesota.

The very sight of the shrouds torments the traditional fascists on the reservation, and the faint traces of native totems haunt the patrons of galleries and curators of museums. His artistic sentiments and shamanic tribute to the shrouds, however, do not protect him from his envious enemies on the reservation. Beaulieu is banished by casino politicians, in flagrant violation of the new Constitution of the White Earth Nation for his artistic tease, his baroque mockery, and his ironic portrayals.

This unforgettable journey of discovery and creativity ranks as one of the finest stories from the pen of the irresistibly witty and insightful Gerald Vizenor.

Please call 505.983.1666 for more information.

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Dan Horse Chief, Mountain Music

Daniel Horse Chief (Cherokee Nation), Mountain Music
artmarketmuseum highlights students and alumni in more ways than one

Visit the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. August 21 and 22 to buy directly from fantastically talented IAIA students and alumni in the annual artist market under the portal! Student artists exhibiting this year are Aaron Natewa, Bryan Akipa, Carlo Martinez, Dan Remmenga, Tammy Rahr, Marty Two Bulls Sr., Moira Garcia, and Kenneth Peshlakai. IAIA alumni artists include AJ Katoney, Anderson Kee, Anthony Deiter, Daniel Horse Chief, Eddy Shorty, Erika Eckerstrand, John Pepion, Linley Logan, Pat Natesway, Rita Iringan, Sandy Fife Wilson, and Thompson Chicharello. Be sure to visit the museum to buy directly from these fantastically talented IAIA students and alumni. Call 505.428.5900 for more information.

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On Sunday, August 22, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., IAIA's Associated Student Government will present VITAL STRIDES: A Live Paint Event and Fundraiser in the Allan Houser Art Park at the museum. Art donated by IAIA alumni, faculty, staff, and students will be showcased in a silent auction, and emerging artists will paint on TOMS shoes on site. All proceeds will benefit the ASG who provide student representation in the Institute's community, and offer a variety of services and opportunities for leadership, expression and involvement. Call 505.603.4422 for more information.

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In other news, as a result of Under Construction: LIVE PAINT! a fundraiser which took place at the museum over two days in February, just over $5,000 was raised. Funds were divided evenly between the artists and the museum who used the monies to acquire new works for IAIA's permanent collection, the National Collection of Contemporary Native Art. Consequently, three works from among the bachelor of fine arts graduates' exhibition SPLASH!, were added to the collection. These work include Te Ata by Natasha Wagner, A Step Down to Help by Dwayne Manuel and Inside the Heart by Kit Julianto. For more information, call 505.428.5900.
Members Breakfast

Photos taken at 2009 members breakfast courtesy of Julien McRoberts (julenmcroberts.com)

mmbkfastmuseum member? breakfast is on us!

IN WHAT HAS BECOME A popular annual tradition, the museum's Member Appreciation Breakfast, generously sponsored again this year by Eldorado Hotel & Spa (www.eldoradohotel.com), will be held on Saturday, August 21 from 7:30 until 9:00 a.m. in the Allan Houser Art Park at the museum at 108 Cathedral Place, downtown Santa Fe.

The breakfast is free to members, and $10 for not-yet members. Members are encouraged to bring a friend as anyone who joins during the event will receive a free gift and "admission forgiveness" which means the $10 admission fee will be applied to the new membership. Plus, the referring member will receive a bonus: an extra month of membership for every friend who joins!

Reservations are required, so please RSVP before August 17 or join the museum today by contacting Guin White, Membership Director at 505.428.5909 or membership@iaia.edu.

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Northwest Totem Poles

seattletripregistration for pacific northwest trip extended!

YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO sign up for the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts' travel program, Contemporary Native Arts of the Pacific Northwest, (September 8-12, 2010).

Guests will be treated to top notch accommodations, and trip highlights include behind-the-scenes looks at Native art collections and special exhibitions at the area's best museums, Native American institutions of art and learning, and galleries. Evening occasions include exclusive receptions with curators and artists, and dinners at some of Seattle's hot spots.

Travelers will also enjoy a last look Preston Singletary's (Tlingit) exhibition Echoes, Fire, and Shadows which closes on September 19. As well, you will get a behind-the-scenes tour of Preston's studio in Seattle. Other experiences include Dale Chihuly's 500 foot Bridge of Glass as well as his revered Boathouse. Another highlight is a special day-trip to Evergreen College with a presentation by Longhouse Educational and Cultural Center Director Tina Kuckkahn, who will accompany guests to Squaxin Island for a tour of the local Native arts collection with a chance to meet the artists themselves.

The cost at $1995 for members ($100 additional for non-members), is  reasonable, and the value exceptional. With exclusive access to private collections, special exhibitions, educators, curators and artists that you simply could not get on your own, this truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Only 16 spots remain, so reserve yours by August 8--the new registration cutoff date. You may sign up by downloading the registration form here or by contacting Academic Travel Abroad at 1-800-556-7896 ext. 7357 or travel@academic-travel.com.

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IAIA Volunteers

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AUGUST IS A BUSY TIME for IAIA and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and we your help.

At the IAIA fundraising gala on Wednesday, August 18 at La Fonda on the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, people are needed help set up, during the live and silent auctions, with registration, and to direct attendees. To volunteer, please contact Denise Keron at 505.424.2335 or dkeron@iaia.edu.
Also, the museum needs assistance on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22 with artist markets, and at the members breakfast and various programs. Volunteers are needed to help set up and break down tables and chairs, at the member sign-in, and to direct visitors. To  help at the museum, 108 Cathedral Place, downtown Santa Fe, please contact Guin White at 505.428.5909 or membership@iaia.edu.
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Effective August 2, 2010, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts' new admission rates are:

Adults - $10

Seniors (62+), Students with valid ID, and Residents of NM - 1/2 price

Native people, Members, Veterans and their families, Youth 16 and under, and NM residents visiting on Sunday - Free

However, admission is 50% off through August 31, 2010.
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through 08/14/10
Annual Historic Works Show, plus Cumulus by Dennis Esquivel in the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery

08/02/10 through 01/02/11
Dry Ice: Alaska Native Artists and the Landscape; Oblique Drift: Nicholas Galanin; Round-UP: Torry Mendoza; It Wasn't a Dream of Golden Cities: PostCommodity; Matterings: Rose Simpson; and Apaches & Angels: Douglas Miles

08/16/10 through 09/12/10
Annual Denise Wallace Jewelry Showcase

08/07/10, 2-4 PM
Museum members reception and tour of new exhibits. Please RSVP by August 4: 505.428.5909 or membership@iaia.edu

08/18/10, 4-5:30 PM
Artists Reception for PostCommodity, complimentary informal reception where the artists will be present to discuss their work one-on-one with guests.

08/19/10, 4-7 PM
Artist Reception for Denise Wallace (Chugach Aleut), Lloyd Kiva New Gallery and Museum Store

08/19/10, 5-7 PM
Public Opening Reception for New Exhibits, refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

08/20/10, 11:30 AM-1 PM
Panel Discussion with PostCommodity, bring your lunch and join us for a free discussion in Allan Houser Art Park.
08/21/10, 7:30-9 AM
Members Appreciation Breakfast Sponsored by Eldorado Hotel & Spa
Free for members, $10 for all others. RSVP by August 17: 505.428.5909 or membership@iaia.edu


08/21/10, 1-2 PM
Alaskan Native Artists Panel: Dry Ice
Join us for a lively conversation about arts and the environment

08/21/10, 3-4PM

In Session: A Conversation with Rose Simpson and Michelle McGeough, Vision Project | Gallery artist and curator
08/21/10 & 08/22/10, 8 AM-5 PM
Annual IAIA Student & Alumni Artist Market and Museum Store Featured Artists

08/22/10, 10 AM-2 PM
VITAL STRIDES: Live Paint Event & Fundraiser, proceeds will benefit IAIA community building and educational programs.

08/22/10, 3-5 PM
Book Reading and Signing with Gerald Vizenor, the painter who created the cover art will be present as well. Free and open to the public.

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The '80s: A Totally Rad Revolution, Annual benefit dinner and art auction, call 1.800.804.6423 for more info or to purchase tickets

08/21/10, 4-6 PM
IAIA Alumni Reception
A special event during Santa Fe's Indian Market to honor IAIA's alumni.
RSVP required. Please call 505.424.5704

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