Santa Fe Indian Market Announces Open Call for Contemporary Artists to Exhibit at IM: Edge

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Santa Fe Indian Markets’ contemporary show, IM: EDGE celebrates its second year at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center during the 95th annual Indian Market

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IM:EDGE was a huge success last year,” said Maybee. “We see the contemporary show as a great addition and a key component to our market’s continued success and evolution.

Santa Fe Indian Market is pleased to announce the second year of its contemporary art show: IM: EDGE— held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center during Indian Market. IM: EDGE embraces Chief Operating Officer, Dallin Maybee’s vision of Santa Fe Indian Market as “a living and breathing culture,” adding that the contemporary art show will increase the scope and mission of Indian Market to include “contemporary art forms that do not fit into the traditional Santa Fe Indian Market categories.”

2016 marks Santa Fe Indian Market’s 95th year. With artist submissions to Santa Fe Indian Market completed, IM: EDGE is promoting an open call for native artists whose work is classified outside the traditional Indian Market categories. IM: Edge highlights new forms and digital content.

Applications for IM:EDGE can be found at http://swaia.org/Exhibitors/Indian_Market_EDGE/index.html The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016. Please contact SWAIA’s Marketing and PR Director, Amanda Crocker at (505) 983-5220 ext. 225 or acrocker(at)swaia(dot)org for additional information regarding the application process.

"IM:EDGE was a huge success last year,” said Maybee. “We see the contemporary show as a great addition and a key component to our market’s continued success and evolution.”

IM:EDGE begins on Thursday, August 18th, with a private preview and kick-off party at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center and continues through Sunday, August 21st.

INDIAN MARKET EDGE 2016 Events

IM:EDGE at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center August 18-21, 2016

Private Preview Reception: followed by the official Indian Market Kick off Party, Thursday, August 18, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

IM: EDGE will be open Friday, August 19, 5:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. during our Sneak and General Previews; and during Indian Market on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For media inquiries, contact:
Audrey Nadia Rubinstein
505 490 5029
audrey(at)jlhmedia(dot)com

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ABOUT SWAIA: Founded in 1921, The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Inc. (SWAIA) is an advocate for Native American arts and culture. It creates economic and cultural opportunities for Native American artists by producing and promoting the Santa Fe Indian Market as the finest Indian art event in the world; cultivating excellence and innovation across traditional and non-traditional art forms; and developing programs and events that support, promote, and honor Native artists year-round. swaia.org

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