Monday-Sunday (Aug. 13-19)
• The 12th Annual Native Cinema Showcase:
Free admission. SWAIA and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian present a seven-day celebration of films and videos by and about indigenous peoples in connection with Santa Fe Indian Market. All films will be shown at the New Mexico History Museum; all films subject to change. For complete schedule log onto www.swaia.org
Tuesday (Aug. 14)
• 8:3010 a.m. — SWAIA and MIAC Present Breakfast with the Curators: Indian Market Highlights with Bruce Bernstein, Executive Director of Santa Fe Indian Market:
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, http://www.miaclab.org/
. Tickets — $35/ $30 for Foundation members, museum admission included — available through the museum shop: (505) 982-5057. For more information, call (505) 476-1247 or (505) 476-1271.
• 4:30 p.m. — SWAIA and Collected Works Bookstore Present A Conversation with Bruce Bernstein, Ph.D., Executive Director, SWAIA:
Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St. (505-988-4226) Free admission. Bruce Bernstein discusses the history of the Santa Fe Indian Market in his new book, The Santa Fe Indian Market: A History of Native Arts and the Marketplace. Book signing to follow.
Wednesday (Aug. 15)
• 4:30 p.m. SWAIA and Collected Works Bookstore Present Contemporary Native American Artists:
Collected Works Bookstore 202 Galisteo Street (505-988-4226) Free admission. Author Suzanne Deats and photographer Kitty Leaken discuss their recent release, Contemporary Native American Artists. They will be joined by 14 artists featured in the book for a signing and Q&A.
Thursday-Saturday (Aug. 16-18)
• Native Cinema Showcase: Classification X Winners:
New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave. (505-476-5200) Free admission. Times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 5:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday. This special program features the SWAIA Indian Market moving image “Classification X” winners. This category is the 10th and one of the more recent classifications to be added for judging. Awards for Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animation Short, Experimental Short and — for the first time — Feature Film recognize an artist’s dedication and skill in working with new media and innovative art forms while retaining a commitment to traditional creation and technique. Three screenings will be presented, each followed by a Q&A with the Classification X winners, moderated by Jhane Myers NoiseCat (Comanche/Blackfeet), SWAIA film coordinator.
Thursday (Aug. 16)
• 4:30 p.m. SWAIA and Collected Works Bookstore Present Inner Vision: The Sculpture of Michael Naranjo:
Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St. (505-988-4226) Free admission. As part of the SWAIA Native Literary Arts Reading Series, this special evening features sculptor Michael Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) with his new book, Inner Vision: The Sculpture of Michael Naranjo. Q&A with the author will follow.
Friday (Aug. 17)
• 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Best of Show Ceremony and Luncheon:
Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. Ticketed event. This exclusive event is central to the identity of the Santa Fe Indian Market, as it notes the acknowledgments of Native artists who often work for years to create the stunning artwork entered for judging and a chance to be named Best of Show. For tickets, call (505) 983-5220.
• 3 p.m. Third Annual SWAIA: State of Native Arts Symposium:
New Mexico History Museum. 113 Lincoln Ave. (505-476-5200) Free admission. A panel discussion about quality in Native American art and Indian Market. What is it? How do we know when we see it? Museum directors from the Autry National Center of the American West, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Heard Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian engage in a roundtable discussion about the current and future direction of Native arts.
• 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Sneak Preview), 7:30-9:30 p.m. (General Preview) Preview of Award-Winning Art:
Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. Ticketed event. SWAIA’s Artist Awards Sneak Preview gives SWAIA members the early opportunity to see the best of Indian Market art after the Best of Show Awards ceremony. The General Preview that follows opens the doors to the public for a glimpse at the award-winning artwork. For tickets call (505) 983-5220.
Saturday (Aug. 18)
• 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Santa Fe Indian Market:
Santa Fe Plaza. Free admission. The 91st Annual Indian Market — the world’s most prestigious Native American arts show — opens with more than 1,100 artists, food and demonstration booths, entertainment and more.
• Noon-1 p.m. Houser, Povi’ka, and Fellowship Awards Presentation:
Santa Fe Plaza Stage, Downtown Santa Fe. Free admission. The Houser Award is the highest honor that SWAIA bestows upon a Native artist. The annual award recognizes the contributions by a distinguished Native American artist to Native arts and culture. This year the award celebrates the enduring contributions of Pueblo potters to the Native arts world and Santa Fe Indian Market. The Povi’ka Award will recognize the service, leadership and support that SWAIA volunteers provide to the annual Santa Fe Indian Market. The 2012 SWAIA Discovery, Residency and Youth Fellowship recipients will also be honored.
• 1-4 p.m. Buffalo Thunder Stage at Santa Fe Plaza Stage:
Free admission. A new addition to the 2012 Santa Fe Indian Market, the Indian Market Stage is a two-day showcase of Pueblo dances, music and performance. Audiences will experience rich Pueblo traditions and cultures and further expand the deep connections of Pueblo artists and Santa Fe Indian Market. Alaska’s Git-Hoan Native Dance Group also performs.
• 5-9:30 p.m. Santa Fe Indian Market Live Auction Gala at La Fonda on the Plaza:
Ticketed event. The Gala Dinner and Auction is the most glamorous event during Indian Market week. Guests enjoy a fabulous evening of gourmet food and entertainment while bidding on stunning Native art. The auction features prized works from Native America’s most renowned artists and attracts the most discerning patrons from around the country. This is the largest and most important fundraising event for SWAIA. For more information or to order tickets, call 505-983-5220.
Sunday (Aug. 19)
• 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Santa Fe Indian Market:
Santa Fe Plaza. Free admission.
• 9 a.m.-Noon Native American Clothing Contest:
Santa Fe Plaza, Downtown Santa Fe. Free admission. Among the many cherished traditions at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Native American Clothing Contest is one of the most beloved and anticipated events. For more than 20 years, the NACC has been the most photographed event at the Santa Fe Indian Market. The contest includes categories for traditional and contemporary Native American fashions, features child and adult participants and awards prizes in more than 20 categories.
• 1-4 p.m. Buffalo Thunder Stage at Santa Fe Plaza Stage:
Sealaska Stage, Santa Fe Plaza, Downtown Santa Fe. Free admission. Sealaska Corporation and Sealaska Heritage Institute feature southeast Alaska Native artists and cultural performances by David Boxley and the Git-Hoan Native Dance Group. Multiple performances throughout the day.
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