SWAIA Announces its 8th Annual Winter Indian Market to be held Thanksgiving weekend, Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2013

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Winter Indian Market, held during Santa Fe’s magical winter season, will feature 200 Native artists, open studio demonstrations, film screenings, hoop dance performances, and a youth activity area.

Brian Frejo and Nakotah LaRance

Winter Indian Market gives visitors an opportunity to spend time interacting with their favorite artists and the opportunity to discover new ones.

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) announces its 8th Annual Winter Indian Market to be held Thanksgiving weekend, November 30-December 1, 2013 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A smaller, more intimate version of summer Indian Market—an event that attracts 175,000 visitors to Santa Fe each August—Winter Indian Market is held during Santa Fe’s magical winter season. Winter Indian Market gives visitors an opportunity to spend time interacting with their favorite artists and the opportunity to discover new ones.

This year’s show includes:

  •     200+ Native artists from the US and Canada
  •     Five open studio artist demonstrations by award-winning artists
  •     Screening of 2013 Class X film winners (list below): Saturday and Sunday, 11am
  •     Performance by world champion hoop dancer and Cirque du Soleil star Nakotah LaRance (http://tinyurl.com/nakotah) in collaboration with Brian Frejo who will play the Native flute, hand drum and a mix of hip hop beats (http://tinyurl.com/brianfrejoflute): Saturday and Sunday, 1:30pm
  •     NextGen Performing Arts Workshop Showcase: Saturday 3pm
  •     Fashion row featuring the work of Native fashion designers
  •     Youth artist area with hands-on activities and a youth art exhibit
  •     Silent auction including artwork donated by SWAIA artists and fabulous items from local businesses
  •     Raffle - two holiday trees with one-of-a-kind handmade ornaments designed by renowned SWAIA artists

General Winter Indian Market Hours & Admission Fees:

Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1
9am to 5pm
Admission is $10 per day. $15 for a weekend pass. SWAIA members and children are free. Performances and film screenings are included with admission. Tickets are available at the door.

All events will take place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. Santa Fe, NM 87501

Screening Class X Winning Films 2013:

Animated short:
Shhhhhhh - Steve Judd (Kiowa/ Choctaw)    
Documentary short:
The Gathering -Tewanee Joseph, (Squamish B.C)
Experimental:
Cibola: Seven Cities of Gold - Jamison Banks (Seneca-Cayuga, Cherokee),
Feature:
Young Lakota - Heather Rae (Cherokee), (http://itvs.org/films/young-lakota)
Narrative shorts:
Red Girl’s Reasoning - Elle-Maija Tailfeathers (Blackfoot),
Youth Winners (Age 14-17):
Don’t - Amber Midthunder (Assiniboine, Ft Peck), (http://tinyurl.com/dontfilm)
Sun Kink - Forrest Goodluck (Dine’, Mandan-Hidatsa, Tsimshian)

For downloadable high-resolution images: http://tinyurl.com/SWIMpress

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ABOUT THE SOUTHWESTERN ASSOCIATION FOR INDIAN ARTS:

For ninety-two years, Santa Fe Indian Market has brought together the most gifted Native American artists from the US and Canada with millions of visitors and collectors from around the world; it ranks as the world's largest and most highly acclaimed Native American arts show and as New Mexico's largest attended annual weekend event.

Santa Fe Indian Market is the place where Native American art and culture meets the world. As a primary vehicle for showcasing Native American arts, Indian Market serves as a principal means for advancing the careers of many of today's noted American Indian artists.

SWAIA's mission of "bringing Native arts to the world by inspiring artistic excellence, fostering education, and creating meaningful partnerships” is evident in its programs which include SWAIA's Lifetime Achievement Awards, Fellowship Awards, Business Training Seminars, Youth Mentorships and committees which establish and uphold the highest known standards for traditional and contemporary Native American art.

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