IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is open to the public at a limited capacity (25 visitors per hour). We will be open from 11:00AM to 4:00PM Wednesday through Sunday.
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Face masks are required while in the museum and museum store. IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of contemporary Native art, history and culture through presentation, collection and acquisition, preservation, and interpretation. MoCNA is recognized as the preeminent organizer of exhibitions devoted exclusively to the display of dynamic and diverse arts practices representative of Native North America.

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Thank you Pasatiempo! Michael Namingha’s Altered Landscape is currently on view at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Nativ...
02/12/2021
Michael Namingha at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Thank you Pasatiempo!

Michael Namingha’s Altered Landscape is currently on view at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

Artist Michael Namingha translates the disruptive impact of the fossil fuel industry on the Four Corners region of the Southwest into a series of abstracted landscapes.

Check out this amazing project by Earthseed Black Arts Alliance, a local Black-led organization inspired by the science ...
02/10/2021
Black Story // Black Song — Earthseed Black Arts Alliance

Check out this amazing project by Earthseed Black Arts Alliance, a local Black-led organization inspired by the science fiction of the great Octavia Butler. Earthseed focuses on centering and amplifying Black voices in Northern New Mexico as well as collaborating with Indigenous artists, artists of color and the city’s artist community as a whole.

Their project, Black Story/Black Song equips educators and students with a program that will evolve students’ understanding of the political, historical, and artistic contributions of African Americans—not just by looking at the past, but also into the vibrant present and future. Using different forms of storytelling, contemporary Black New Mexican artists will showcase many lesser-known stories of the Black experience.

To find lesson plans, further resources, links to other materials, and more, please visit the Earthseed Black Arts Alliance Website at link below.

 Black Story // Black SongHistory through the African American Lens Welcome! We invite you to explore this site and check out all of the features.  There are many ways to interact with everything here. You can watch the full video program below (40 minutes long). Short on time or just curious? ...

New Job Opportunities at MoCNA! The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is now hiring for two positions, full-time C...
02/09/2021
Employment > Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)

New Job Opportunities at MoCNA!

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is now hiring for two positions, full-time Curatorial Assistant and part-time Security Guard, both positions are grant-funded. Job descriptions for both positions are found below:

Curatorial Assistant (Full-Time)
The Curatorial Assistant reports to the museum’s Chief Curator and supports the museum’s ambitious exhibitions program. S/he/they is/are responsible for a variety of curatorial and administrative tasks, including exhibition research; assisting with planning, organizing and developing exhibitions; managing contacts and correspondence; assisting with the coordination of catalogs, didactic materials, and exhibition documentation; and writing and editing exhibition-related copy. Occasionally s/he/they assist(s) with exhibition installation and registration activities. In addition, the Curatorial Assistant may have the opportunity to generate original exhibitions. Complies with IAIA’s vision, mission, and core values.

Security Guard (Part-time)

Reports directly to the museum Security Manager. Provide gallery security and other support services in a museum setting. Patrols assigned areas to safeguard exhibits and property against theft, vandalism and potential hazards/loss. Security officers are required to fulfill any and all obligations and duties set forth by Security Manager and Director of the MoCNA. Individuals employed by the MoCNA Security may be assigned to special activities or perform duties for the museum or school as deemed appropriate by the Security Manager or the Director of the MoCNA.

To learn more about each position and to apply, please visit the links below:

Curatorial Assistant: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/451103
Security Guard: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/451138

Apply for positions at the Institute of American Indian Arts and learn more about our mission.

Opening February 10th in the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery, located inside the museum store. Anthony Parker (Omaha), local Albu...
02/08/2021

Opening February 10th in the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery, located inside the museum store.

Anthony Parker (Omaha), local Albuquerque artist, brings his vision in acrylic and oils to the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery, located inside the Museum Store, at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA). Titled Against the Current: From Homeless to Artist, the exhibition highlights the works Parker created during the stay-at-home orders in place during much of 2020, due to the on-going pandemic. The show is inspired by the growth he has personally experienced as an artist during hardships and celebrates the results of hard work and perseverance. While his focus is heavily on the contaminating effects of the COVID-19 virus on the natural world, and those who inhabit it (including the continued rise in Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, another topic he visits regularly here), he has included works that also remind us the world continues, and we do as well, outside this moment in time.

Against the Current: From Homeless to Artist will be on display from February 10th, 2021, to May 2nd, 2021. Purchase inquiries can be directed to [email protected], or (505) 428-5912; shipping available for an additional fee. The Museum Store is open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Image credit: Anthony Parker, When the Storm Breaks (2020), oil on unframed canvas, $1200.00

Michael Namingha's "Altered Landscapes" is SFR's digital-ish pick of the week! "Altered Landscapes" opens tomorrow! Come...
02/04/2021
SFR Digital-ish Picks—week of Feb. 3

Michael Namingha's "Altered Landscapes" is SFR's digital-ish pick of the week!

"Altered Landscapes" opens tomorrow! Come visit us, we are open 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wed-Sunday.

Oil sucks, SITE smarties, Black history and members-only classical

NACF is now accepting Letters of Interest for the SHIFT–Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program. SHIFT is a tw...
02/03/2021
SHIFT - Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts - Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

NACF is now accepting Letters of Interest for the SHIFT–Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program.

SHIFT is a two-year award that includes financial resources, professional development, artist/stakeholder convening, cross-sector collaboration, evaluation, exhibiting and presenting opportunities for Native artists, cultural practitioners, and community partners. The program’s focus is to bring attention to Native communities to shift a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. SHIFT will provide invaluable resources for project development, production and presentation for artists and their collaborators.

More information can be found at the link below.

The only way to get change is not through the courts or—heaven forbid—the politicians, but through a change of human consciousness and through a change of heart. Only through the arts […] can we really reach each other.

MoCNA is featured in the February issue of BREATHE, a journal, and platform for artist expression and anti-racist educat...
02/02/2021
BREATHE

MoCNA is featured in the February issue of BREATHE, a journal, and platform for artist expression and anti-racist education and action. Included in the issue is former Social Engagement Resident Artist, Luzene Hill (Eastern Band Cherokee) and MoCNA Senior Museum Education Manager, Winoka Yepa (Diné). This month's theme is "Indigenous Voices."

A platform for artistic expressionA portal for anti-racist* education and actionFEBRUARY 2021 ISSUE - INDIGENOUS VOICES (and their allies)   Loreal Tsinginenicknamed Dreamer SAY HER NAME - ACT TO CHANGEOn 27 March 2014, Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old Navajo woman was shot and killed by Austin Shipl...

Thank you Albuquerque Journal! Check out this article in the ABQ Journal about our newest publication, “Making History: ...
02/01/2021
'An innovative approach to art education'

Thank you Albuquerque Journal!

Check out this article in the ABQ Journal about our newest publication, “Making History: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.”

Our publication is available at the museum store and online at IAIA.edu/store.

IAIA to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022

“Blending art and institutional history with practical pedagogical instruction, Making History is a nod towards the futu...
01/30/2021
Making History: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

“Blending art and institutional history with practical pedagogical instruction, Making History is a nod towards the futures of academia, museums, and publishing. It reflects Indigenous knowledge systems and is primarily written by American Indian scholars, making it a model for collaborative, nuanced research, and providing a thoughtful entry point for anyone looking to teach or learn about Native art.”

Read Lilia McEnaney’s review of our most recent publication, Making History: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

The new book Making History: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts shows how IAIA is redefining boundaries in Native art scholarship.

The Moving Land: 60+ Years of Art by Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) is officially on view in the Anne and Loren Kieve ...
01/28/2021

The Moving Land: 60+ Years of Art by Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) is officially on view in the Anne and Loren Kieve Gallery. Come check it out!

Museum admission tickets can be purchased online at https://iaia.edu/product/museum-admission/

MoCNA is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Face masks, covering your nose and mouth, are required at all times while in the museum and museum store.

Credit: Linda Lomahaftewa, Untitled, Late 1960s, acrylic/photo transfer on canvas, 36.75 x 31.25 in. On loan from Logan Slock and Ana Kuny. Photo by Eric Wimmer.

Congratulations to Illustrator Michaela Goade (Tlingit and Haida) for winning the prestigious ALA Randolph Caldecott Med...
01/27/2021

Congratulations to Illustrator Michaela Goade (Tlingit and Haida) for winning the prestigious ALA Randolph Caldecott Medal for her illustrations in the children’s book, “We Are Water Protectors.” Michaela is the first Indigenous person to receive this award.

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors, issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption. We Are Water Protectors is written by Carole Lindstrom (Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe) and illustrated by Michaela Goade (Tlingit and Haida).

'We Are Water Protectors' is available for purchase at our museum store.

Fun fact: This beautiful textile by Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) will be draped across the ceiling of the Anne and L...
01/26/2021

Fun fact: This beautiful textile by Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) will be draped across the ceiling of the Anne and Loren Kieve Gallery. So, when you come to visit our museum later this week or weekend, definitely check out the Linda Lomahaftewa exhibition, and make sure to look up!

Admission tickets can be purchased at iaia.edu/tickets.

Opening February 5, 2021. Michael Namingha's Altered Landscape series, will be on view in our North Gallery. Michael Nam...
01/25/2021

Opening February 5, 2021. Michael Namingha's Altered Landscape series, will be on view in our North Gallery.

Michael Namingha’s (Hopi) Altered Landscape series are abstract, photography-based works that juxtapose geometric shapes in bright neon colors against black-and-white aerial landscapes from the Four Corners region. The compositions are mounted to shaped plexiglass, creating the illusion of three-dimensional works.

Altered Landscapes address the environmental impact of the gas and oil industry: drilling stations, refineries, gas plants, fracking platforms, pipelines, and chemical storage are all situated in a drilling site around Chaco Canyon, a national historic park sacred to the ancestral Puebloans. More than 40,000 wells are in operation on federally leased land across the 7,500 square miles large San Juan Basin. While 34,0000 acres of the Black Place and nearby Chaco are protected from drilling and fracking, an overground pipeline runs through the Black Place.

An estimated 140,000 New Mexicans live within half a mile of a drilling site. While the risks of methane waste and related pollution have not been extensively studied, they include health conditions such as respiratory ailments. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, these issues are hitting Indigenous communities particularly hard. While other artists deal with these themes head-on, Namingha’s work is in contrast nonconfrontational, even quiet, inviting viewers to contemplate the devastating effects of the oil and gas industries on ancestral lands.

Did you know that Allan Houser's bronze "Swift Messenger" sculpture is now on display in the Oval office? The sculpture ...
01/21/2021
We Decode the New Art Biden Just Installed in the Oval Office, From a Bust of Cesar Chavez to a Calming Childe Hassam Painting

Did you know that Allan Houser's bronze "Swift Messenger" sculpture is now on display in the Oval office? The sculpture was gifted to the Smithsonian's National Museum by the widow of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye (1924-2012, D-Hawaii).

In 1962, Allan Houser (Chiricahua Apache) became a member of the IAIA faculty and set up IAIA's sculpture department. He combined modernistic styles with his own themes, leading to a recognizable and influential style that he passed on to hundreds of students.

Source: Allan Houser Gallery and Bureau of Indian Affairs Museum Program

New president Joe Biden has chosen artworks for the Oval Office featuring Benjamin Franklin, Rosa Parks, Robert F. Kennedy and Cesar Chavez.

While we are rotating our exhibition in the Anne and Loren Kieve Gallery, we are offering 50% off admission ticket price...
01/21/2021

While we are rotating our exhibition in the Anne and Loren Kieve Gallery, we are offering 50% off admission ticket prices from now until the opening of “Moving Land,” January 28th. Members, Veterans, and our Native American community still receive free admission.

Our museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please not that all CDC and state mandated rules and regulations still apply.

To purchase tickets, please visit: IAIA.edu/tickets

Thank you Santa Fe Reporter! MoCNA Director, Patsy Phillips, shares her thoughts about how the last year went, and what ...
01/20/2021
New Year/New Plans

Thank you Santa Fe Reporter! MoCNA Director, Patsy Phillips, shares her thoughts about how the last year went, and what comes next for the museum.

Check it out!

“There were many unforeseen and unexpected challenges but we also had great accomplishments. Our entire facility was developed into a virtual museum. We documented all our current shows as well as expanded our digital footprint by providing alternative engagement opportunities for visitors, community members, teachers, students and the general audience. The museum will always document our exhibitions virtually and they will live on our website in perpetuity. There has long been a need for change in museums that has started to take hold nationally, and our hope is that the momentum in terms of Black, Indigenous and Peoples of Color (BIPOC) awareness and social justice continues, and positive change endures. We believe the arts can contribute to the reduction of poverty and injustice and advance human achievement."

Santa Fe’s cultural leaders talk 2020, the pandemic and what’s up next

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts will be closed tomorrow, January 20th, Inauguration Day.We will reopen, Thursday...
01/19/2021

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts will be closed tomorrow, January 20th, Inauguration Day.

We will reopen, Thursday, January 21st at 11:00 AM and will continue with our normal operating hours thereafter.

Thank you for your understanding. Take care and stay safe.

Thank you, First American Art Magazine!The Moving Land: 60+ Years of Art by Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) is set to o...
01/17/2021
The Moving Land: Art by Linda Lomahaftewa | First American Art Magazine

Thank you, First American Art Magazine!

The Moving Land: 60+ Years of Art by Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) is set to open on January 28, 2021.

Purchase your timed tickets online at IAIA.edu/tickets

Linda Lomahaftewa's long-anticipated retrospective art exhibition will open at the IAIA Museum of Contemoprary Native Arts on January 28, 2021.

Beginning tomorrow, January 16th, in the Helen Hardin Media Gallery. We will be screening the film, Future Ancestor, dir...
01/15/2021

Beginning tomorrow, January 16th, in the Helen Hardin Media Gallery. We will be screening the film, Future Ancestor, directed by Josué Rivas (Mexica and Otomi).

Future Ancestor is a short film about Indigenous scholar and poet Lyla June, whom challenges the status quo when she decides to run for House of Representatives in New Mexico’s District 47. Future Ancestor follows her through a 7-day “fast for the future” on the steps of the Capitol building. Fueled by prayer and bone broth, Lyla is an unlikely candidate who reveals a new vision for leadership, and urging us to “think seven generations ahead.”

The film will be shown at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in the Helen Hardin Media Gallery. The film will be shown from January 16th to February 21st.

To purchase admission tickets to the museum, please visit: https://iaia.edu/product/museum-admission/

Tickets are now 50% off for a limited time, as we are rotating our exhibition spaces.

Opening January 28, 2021. The Moving Land: 60 + Years of art by Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw). This exhibition gather...
01/11/2021

Opening January 28, 2021. The Moving Land: 60 + Years of art by Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw).

This exhibition gathers together more than sixty years of Linda Lomahaftewa’s (Hopi/Choctaw, IAIA 1965) artistic production, making it possible to see the ways her work has responded to time and place, shifting with new influences. From the deep and mysterious spaces of her early paintings to the vibrating intensity of her drawings during her years in San Francisco, to the prints and collages of the last two decades, when the artist moves, the land moves with her and moves us in turn.

Lomahaftewa is a printmaker, painter, and mixed media artist, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has traveled and exhibited internationally and has been listed in Who''s Who in American Arts and twice in Who's Who in American Indian Arts. In 2001 she won the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation's Power of Art Award. After earning her high school diploma from IAIA, Lomahaftewa received her BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Prior to teaching at IAIA for more than forty years IAIA, she taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and Sonoma State University.

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The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is pleased to welcome visitors Monday, and Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 am until 5 pm and on Sunday from Noon until 5 pm. We are closed on Tuesdays and on the following holidays: New Years Day Easter Sunday Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day Admission: $10 for adults; half-price for seniors (62+), students with a valid ID, and NM residents; and free for members, Native people, veterans and their families, youth (16 & under), and NM residents visiting on Sunday. Admission rates are subject to change. Call (505) 983-8900 for more information. With your admission, you will receive an in-depth printed gallery guide. Use it as a narrative for your self-guided tour. Individual tours of most exhibits are available on request and based on availability of tour guides. Please inquire at the admissions desk. MoCNA offers group tours for educational, travel, and corporate groups. Group tours must be arranged at least three weeks prior to arrival. Please contact: [email protected] Walk – In Tours with our Docents: The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts provides current exhibition highlight tours every week on Mondays and Saturdays at 11:00 am led by our Docents. With cost of admission, these walk – in tours are free to our guests and offer insight into contemporary Native American art and experience. In some cases, we might not have a docent available, so please call 505-428.5907 during museum hours to confirm the walk-in tours are offered on a particular day or ask the museum admission desk.

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Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

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The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is the country’s only museum for exhibiting, collecting, and interpreting the most progressive work of contemporary Native artists. MoCNA is dedicated solely to advancing the scholarship, discourse, and interpretation of contemporary Native art for regional, national, and international audiences. As such, it stewards—9,000 Contemporary Indigenous artworks (created 1962 to present). MoCNA is at the forefront of contemporary Native art presentation and strives to be flexible, foresighted, and risk-taking in its exhibitions and programs. MoCNA is located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Request for Qualifications City of Salem Naumkeag Portrait Project The City of Salem, MA invites artists to submit qualifications for a $30,000 public art commission grant award to create a portrait of a Naumkeag leader or other prominent Indigenous community member to commemorate the Indigenous Peoples of Salem, MA. The Salem Public Art Commission, in conjunction with the City of Salem Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services; Mayor Kimberley Driscoll or her designee; the Massachusett-Ponkapoag Tribal Council and other Indigenous community stakeholders, will be the acting Art Jury managing the artist selection process. To be considered for this commission, submit your qualifications via email to [email protected] as well as [email protected] by 4:00 p.m., May 15, 2020. Details below. The Naumkeag Portrait Project was proposed by Mayor Kimberley Driscoll to the Public Art Commission in May 2019, with the purpose of recognizing and highlighting the contributions and sacrifices of the Indigenous Peoples of this land. The Naumkeag band of the Massachusett, among other Indigenous communities, lived on and moved through this land long before the Town of Salem was established. The City’s goal is to acknowledge the past and historic contributions of these communities, while honoring and celebrating the presences of these rich cultures and their Peoples today. From the Request for Qualifications (RFQ), three or four finalists will be selected by the Art Jury to participate in an “in-person” interview process, to the extent we are able to do so, with the Art Jury. One artist will be selected by the Art Jury for this commission, based on the finalists’ presentations and pending final formal approval by the Mayor. The selected artist will be required to meet or confer regularly with the Massachusett-Ponkapoag Tribal Council and other members of the Indigenous community to identify the subject of the portrait and ensure that the completed product accurately and satisfactorily represents the Indigenous community in a way that feels appropriate to them. The City intends to unveil the newly completed portrait as part of a public celebration in October 2020. The City is seeking qualifications from artists with demonstrated portraiture painting experience. Ideally, this artists would also have some experience with or expertise in the art of Indigenous cultures. The $30,000 grant commission must cover all services from subject/content development through final completion and framing, including but not limited to artist fee, travel, community meetings, research, subject sketches, materials, portrait creation, transportation, framing, and coordination with consultants, the Massachusett-Ponkapoag Tribal Council, and City staff and volunteers. PORTRAIT PARAMETERS:  Subject matter to be informed by conversations with Indigenous community to ensure reflection of and connection to the deep history of Indigenous Peoples here in Salem.  Proposed subject matter must be reviewed and approved by members of the Art Jury  Preferred medium is oil paint, style can be classic or modern/contemporary  Frame should be made of a simple dark natural wood  Finished product is preferred to be Round or Oval in shape, to reflect the importance of the circle in Indigenous cultures  Finished framed work should be approximately 36'' x 28" in size, to be in keeping with the size of other portraiture in City Hall THE SITE: It has been proposed to the City Council that this new commissioned portrait be placed in the location where the existing portrait of Andrew Jackson now hangs in Council Chambers at Salem City Hall. If approved, the portrait of Andrew Jackson would be relocated to the Council anteroom or some other prominent location in City Hall. If this is not approved by Council, the newly commissioned portrait will be hung on display in another publicly viewable and prominent location of honor within Salem City Hall. THE ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS: 1. Artists submit qualifications via email to [email protected] as well as Purchasing Agent Tom Watkins at [email protected]. Requested qualifications are: • No more than 10 .jpg image examples of relevant previous work • A formal CV or Resume • Brief biographical information • Statement of interest for this specific commission 2. The Art Jury reviews all submissions and selects finalists. 3. Finalists interviews/presentations. 4. Art Jury will select one artist to be awarded the commission grant. PORTRAIT CREATION PROCESS: 1. The selected artist will be paid one-third of the total commission for supplies and research time amount upon signing of City contract. 2. Contracted artist will begin work by meeting, to the fullest extent possible via virtual means, with members of the Indigenous communities in and around Salem, MA to help identify the subject, content, and style of the portrait. 3. Artist will review identified subject matter with Art Jury. 4. Once the subject is identified and agreed upon by all parties, including the artist, the artist will begin work on the creation of the piece. 5. Artist holds a mid-point check in with Senior Planner for Arts & Culture and/or full Art Jury 6. Artists delivers finished and framed work to the City of Salem. Remaining two-thirds balance of contact paid upon delivered of completed work that meets City’s satisfaction and standards. 7. The new work is unveiled at a public celebration in October 2020.* *Note: If the artist would like to give a talk about their process at this event, that would be welcome, but is not required. TIMELINE: May 14, 2020 4pm Deadline for submissions of qualifications May 19, 2020 Finalists selected May 25-29, 2020 Selected finalists’ interviews May 4, 2020 Public announcement of selected artist May – September 2020 Work Created July 1, 2020 Project Mid-point Check-in October 1, 2020 Finished & Framed work delivered to City of Salem October 12, 2020 Unveiling Celebration & possible Artist’s Talk ELIGIBILITY:  Must have demonstrated Portraiture experience.  Preference will be given to artists with experience/expertise in the art of Indigenous cultures.  Salem is committed to providing equal opportunities for ALL. Artists of all gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation/ identity, religion/beliefs, education and physical ability are encouraged to apply.  Salem residency not required. HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS:  Artists submit qualifications via email to [email protected] and [email protected].  Requested qualifications are: • No more than 10 .jpg image examples of relevant previous work • A formal CV or Resume • Brief biographical information • Statement of interest for this specific commission  Deadline for submissions of qualifications is Thursday, May 14, 2020 by 4:00pm DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: The City of Salem is not liable for any costs incurred by the proposer in submitting this proposal. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to award the agreement in its best interest. The City reserves the right to make multiple awards. Any municipal permit fees required will be waived by the City, however, the awarded artist may still be required to pull the permits. MGL c. 30B, §2 defines “Grant agreement'', [as] “an agreement between a governmental body and an individual or nonprofit entity the purpose of which is to carry out a public purpose of support or stimulation instead of procuring supplies or services for the benefit or use of the governmental body. Therefore, this Contract is exempt from the rules and regulations of MGL 30B S. 5 or 6. The City of Salem does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. Attached is the City of Salem contract with insurance requirements which will be executed. A Certificate of Insurance will be required at the time of contract execution. QUESTIONS: For more information please contact: Julie Barry, Senior Planner of Arts & Culture at [email protected] or 978-619-5681.
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I am Anna Sheffield's mother and enjoyed an amazing tour of your Museum about a year ago. Keep up the great work with our Native Americans.
Johnnie Diacon (Mvskoke ) Where No Indian Has Gone Before, 2019 Acrylic on stretched canvas 28" x 22" IAIA Alumni Class of 1999.
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