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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Check out the amazing music video, "Seeds" by Indigenous reggae band, Innastate. The music video was filmed at MoCNA a f...
01/08/2021
Innastate at MoCNA - Postcards from Santa Fe

Check out the amazing music video, "Seeds" by Indigenous reggae band, Innastate. The music video was filmed at MoCNA a few weeks ago showcasing some of the work of many artists from our most recent exhibitions.

Seeds was filmed by Andy Primm and produced by AMP Concerts for the Post Cards from Santa Fe Series. This project was generously supported by the Falling Colors Foundation.

This week we're premiering our final offering in the Postcards from Santa Fe series - a video by Native reggae band Innastate performing in and around the Mu...

Connecting Perspectives is a collaborative, interdisciplinary series being produced and presented by the Social Distanci...
01/06/2021
CONNECTING PERSPECTIVES — The Social Distancing Festival

Connecting Perspectives is a collaborative, interdisciplinary series being produced and presented by the Social Distancing Festival and the Consulate General of Canada in New York. Drawing inspiration from the theme “Art Today,” 26 artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (13 artists in Canada and 13 artists in the United States) will be selected, paired up and tasked with creating new, collaborative works of art for presentation on the Social Distancing Festival website.

For more information, please visit the link below.
https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/connectingperspectives

Drawing inspiration from the theme “Art Today,” 26 artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (13 artists in Canada and 13 artists in the United States) will be selected, paired up and tasked with creating new, collaborative works of art for presentation on the Social Distanc...

On behalf of MoCNA, we wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you for supporting us throughout the year....
12/24/2020

On behalf of MoCNA, we wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you for supporting us throughout the year. All the best for 2021.

Happy Christmas Eve Eve! Today we are sharing the work of Susan A. Point (Coast Salish), titled "Winter Ravens." Point i...
12/23/2020

Happy Christmas Eve Eve! Today we are sharing the work of Susan A. Point (Coast Salish), titled "Winter Ravens."

Point is a descendant of the Musqueam people; she is the daughter of Edna Grant and Anthony Point.Susan inherited the values of her culture and traditions of her people by her mother Edna– who learned by her mother, Mary Charlie-Grant.

"Coast Salish art has forever been a way to honour and remember significant details of our social lives. My hope is that my children remember to tell not only our cultural accounts, but also their own stories as well.” -Susan A. Point

Credit: Susan A. Point. Winter Ravens. 2005. Serigraph on paper, 17.75" X15". SAL-18; Gift of Carol Heppenstall; Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Good morning, friends! Today, we're sharing the work of Peter Ray James (Navajo), titled "The Migration of Pueblo Spirit...
12/22/2020

Good morning, friends! Today, we're sharing the work of Peter Ray James (Navajo), titled "The Migration of Pueblo Spirits."

James is a 1984 honors graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts. He also attended the Parsons School of Design in New York City.

"I am known among my Navajo people as Nahat'a Yilth Yil Wood one who delivers the message." It is my Navajo name that braids many generations of prayers, symbolism, tradition, honor, knowledge, and love. I truly believe my destiny is to be a storyteller through my artist endeavors. I am always honored and respectful to represent my family name in my homeland and abroad". - Peter Ray James (Navajo)

Credit: Peter Ray James (Navajo). The Migration of Pueblo Spirits. 1989. Acrylic on Canvas, 40" X 46.75". N-943, Gift of the Artist; Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM.

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! In continuing with our winter series from the MoCNA collection, we have the work of Pet...
12/21/2020

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone!

In continuing with our winter series from the MoCNA collection, we have the work of Pete Chinana (Jemez) titled "Zuni Shalako."

Shalako, which is typically held in early winter, is a series of dances and ceremonies in which dancers representing the couriers of the rain deities come to bless new homes.
Citation: Pueblo of Zuni Website: ashiwi.org

Image Credit: Pete Chinana, Zuni Shaloko, 1985, water color on paper 20" X 28", J-43. Gift of Peter Prina, Courtesy of the Musem of Contemporary Native Arts. Photograph by Jason S. Ordaz.

For the next few days, we will be sharing some winter-inspired pieces from our MoCNA collection. First up, we have artis...
12/20/2020

For the next few days, we will be sharing some winter-inspired pieces from our MoCNA collection.

First up, we have artist Nancy Sevoga (Inuit) and her work titled "Beginning of Winter."
Nancy Sevoga is an Inuit Postwar & Contemporary artist whose work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Guelph, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and many others.

Citation: Nancy Sevoga. Beginning of Water, CAN-29; Gift of Carol Heppenstall, 2005; Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Photograph by Jason S. Ordaz

Did you know that our museum has its own mobile app? We just launched our mobile app for iPhone and iPad devices. Experi...
12/15/2020

Did you know that our museum has its own mobile app?

We just launched our mobile app for iPhone and iPad devices. Experience the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts from your smartphone! Explore contemporary Indigenous art through our current exhibitions, through guided tours, artist interviews, and more. Stay up to date on our latest events, and explore the museum using our interactive maps.

The MoCNA app was co-developed by Cuseum, Inc. and MoCNA Senior Manager of Museum Education, Winoka Yepa.

Download on the App Store by visiting: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mocna/id1540345560

Don't have an iPhone or iPad, you can still check out the app by visiting our web-based platform: https://web-app.cuseum.com/?institute-of-american-indian-arts

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). A New Landscape from the series I am an Indian first and an Artist second @t...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). A New Landscape from the series I am an Indian first and an Artist second @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Buffalo, from the series Remnants @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Buffalo, from the series Remnants @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk) from the Face mask series @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk) from the Face mask series @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk)IAIA and University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni Dyani White Hawk. Carry II, 20...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk)
IAIA and University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni Dyani White Hawk. Carry II, 2019, 122 x 12 x 10 in.
buckskin, synthetic sinew, glass beads, brass sequins, copper vessel and ladle
@dwhitehawk @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Midwest artist Debra Yepa-Pappan is an IAIA alum 1992. Affiliation is Jemez ...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Midwest artist Debra Yepa-Pappan is an IAIA alum 1992. Affiliation is Jemez Pueblo and Korean. "Whirling Corn Maiden" 2017, digital print on antique ledger paper. Debra Yepa-Pappan utilizes her multimedia practice that combines digital collage and photography. Her works center on themes about her mixed-race identity, of cultural pride, and of home by incorporating symbolic imagery influenced by both her cultures and the urban environment where she was raised. She is the community engagement coordinator for the Native American Exhibition renovation at the Field Museum where she advocates for inclusion of Native American voices and perspectives. She lives in Chicago with her husband, fellow IAIA alum and artist Chris Pappan and their daughter Ji Hae. @yepapappan @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk).                                              He Touched Him Good, photograph...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). He Touched Him Good, photograph and etched glass from the series Remnants. @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk).                       Patricia Marroquin Norby (Purépecha) graduated from t...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Patricia Marroquin Norby (Purépecha) graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002 with an MFA in Printmaking and Photography. She was Director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Senior Executive and Assistant Director of NMAI-NY, and now Associate Curator of Native American Art at The Met. @pnorby77 @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk)Sharing the work of Midwest artist Jason Wesaw, Ndenwemagnek (Jindis), 2020, o...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk)
Sharing the work of Midwest artist Jason Wesaw, Ndenwemagnek (Jindis), 2020, oil pastel and incised silver leaf with blue jay feathers. @jasonwesaw

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Studies in Cultural Appropriation currently on view at MoCNA until March 28t...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Studies in Cultural Appropriation currently on view at MoCNA until March 28th. @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk).                                           Julia White, 2019, colored pencil ...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Julia White, 2019, colored pencil drawing on embroidered tablecloth. I returned to drawing after a thirty year hiatus during my residency at IAIA last year. I am currently doing more of these drawings for future shows. @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska #drawing #nativeartist #iaiaresidency

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Bryson Funmaker, 2019, beadwork on photograph from the series Strong Unrelen...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Bryson Funmaker, 2019, beadwork on photograph from the series Strong Unrelenting Spirits. @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska #beadwork #nativephotographer #nativeartist

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk).                                           Sharing the work of another Midwes...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Sharing the work of another Midwest artist Valerie Tatera, Justice: MMIWG2S, 2020, text on ribbon, 7’ x 16’ x 8’. In the face of growing intolerance, widening inequalities, and erasure, I decided to focus my work on environmental justice, the commodifying of resources, sovereignty, colonialism and the effects of historical trauma. 

The work is layered with personal themes of exploring the impact of colonization on family history, self identity and visibility. My intention is for the work to hold visual and personal space for data that often erases the individual. The intersection of ethnicity, gender, commerce, and environment continue to influence my art.

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk)Dakota Mace is my most recent graduate student a the University of Wisconsin-M...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk)
Dakota Mace is my most recent graduate student a the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she is currently a lecturer within the art department. @dmaceart
Website: www.dakotamace.com

Artist Statement:
My work explores Diné traditions and our relationship to memory and land. Diné beliefs are built upon narratives, and symbols that teach us hózhó, the balance within ourselves. Through the color łichííʼ (red), I explore the past, present, and future with forms inspired by Kinétah (land). The materials I use, both traditional and non-traditional, are connected to the places they reside, the memories that they hold, and the complexities that they share to our lineage. Art is essential to our beliefs and can be seen as a lifeline within our culture, our land, and the histories that are a part of our identity. With each connection, tradition remains central to the fundamental understanding of the Diné, a line between one generation to the next. It is Nihá (for us).

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). I am a Professor of Photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The ...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). I am a Professor of Photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The art department has a long history of hiring Native Artists since 1955 beginning with Gibson Bird, Truman Lowe, George Cramer, John Hitchcock, Nancy Mithlo, and Emily Arthur.
Emily Arthur, Cherokee by Blood (Red Sky with Aphid Hemlocks), 2018.
Screen print on glazed BFK Rives paper. Unique Print.
60 x 40 inches. Collection of the Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI.
@tom_jones_cax_shep_ska @darkhorsepress
#printmaking
#artistbooks
#kohlerartlibrary
#saintlouisartmuseum
#chazenmuseumofart

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Andrew Rave Jr., 2020, beadwork on photograph from the series Strong Unrelen...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Andrew Rave Jr., 2020, beadwork on photograph from the series Strong Unrelenting Spirits. @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska #beadwork #nativephotographer #nativeartist

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk).                            Andrew Rave Jr., 2020, beadwork on photograph fro...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Andrew Rave Jr., 2020, beadwork on photograph from the series Strong Unrelenting Spirits. @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska #beadwork #nativephotographer #nativeartist

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk)Dyani White Hawk was the first Native graduate student I worked with when I jo...
12/12/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk)
Dyani White Hawk was the first Native graduate student I worked with when I joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has since gone on to have a thriving career as a working artist, I am so proud of her. Untitled, (White, Grey and Gold)

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk)This piece is by my former UW-Madison graduate student Jason Garcia.          ...
12/11/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk)
This piece is by my former UW-Madison graduate student Jason Garcia. “Corn Maiden #26”
Ed. 30.
Hand pulled 10 color serigraph print.
Image size: 16” x 20”
Paper size: 19” x 24”

Jason Garcia/Okuu Pín
(Santa Clara Pueblo Tewa)
IG: @okuu.pin.studio
@tom_jones_cax_shep_ska

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Studies in Cultural Appropriation currently on view at MoCNA until March 28t...
12/11/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Studies in Cultural Appropriation currently on view at MoCNA until March 28th. @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk).                       Raymond Goodbear, 2019, from the series Strong Unrelen...
12/11/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Raymond Goodbear, 2019, from the series Strong Unrelenting Spirits, beadwork on photograph. Currently on view at MoCNA until March 28th. @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska www.tomjoneshochunk.com

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk)Shout out to Midwest artist Andrea Carlson.                      Anti-Retro (2...
12/11/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk)
Shout out to Midwest artist Andrea Carlson. Anti-Retro (2018) 34” x 47” 20-layer screen print with Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis, MN. This pint references pulp images of cowboys and Mondo filmmaking at its center. This imagery is flanked by two important trees that are considered vulnerable for removal or vandalism: The Little Cedar Spirit tree and a cottonwood tree planted in the Walker Art Center's sculpture garden. @andrea.carlson
Website: www.mikinaak.com

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk).                                           Elizah Leonard, 2019, beadwork on ...
12/11/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Elizah Leonard, 2019, beadwork on photograph, from the series Strong Unrelenting Spirits. Currently on view at MoCNA until March 28th. @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk).                                                Shout out to fellow Ho-Chunk ...
12/11/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Shout out to fellow Ho-Chunk Jodi Webster, “Beadwork Remix” Mohawkite, sterling silver. www.jodiwebster.com

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk).                                        Studies in Cultural Appropriation cur...
12/11/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Studies in Cultural Appropriation currently on view at MoCNA until March 28th.

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk).                                          I am a Professor of Photography at ...
12/11/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). I am a Professor of Photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The art department has a long history of hiring Native Artists since 1955 beginning with Gibson Bird, Truman Lowe, George Cramer, John Hitchcock, Nancy Mithlo, and Emily Arthur. This is the work of John Hitchcock, She scattered Her Beads on the Table, acrylic paint and screenprint on wooden panel, 30”X30”, 2020. John Hitchcock (Comanche) uses the print medium with its long history of commenting on social and political issues to explore his relationships to community, land, and culture. His artworks are based on his childhood memories and stories of growing up in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma on Comanche Tribal lands next to the US field artillery military base Ft Sill.  Many of the images are interpretations of stories told by his Kiowa/Comanche grandparents and abstract representations influenced by beadwork, land, and culture.
https://www.instagram.com/hybridpress/ @hybridpress

https://www.hybridpress.net/

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk).          Join or Die from the series Remnants, 2017, Etched glass and photog...
12/11/2020

Instagram takeover by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Join or Die from the series Remnants, 2017, Etched glass and photograph. I photographed over 100 Indian casinos throughout the U.S. I paired these with illustrations that depict Native Americans. This work speaks to tribal sovereignty and the land. @tom_jones_cax_shep_ska www.tomjoneshochunk.com

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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.
Tribute to T.C. Cannon-Native American artist and Vietnam Vet. Cannon’s art illustrated the complexities of contemporary Native American life as well as his ambivalence toward war. The song “Red, White and Blue” was inspired by the exhibit of Cannon’s work, titled “At the Edge of America"
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.
I love Santa Fé. Santa Fé is so neat. Everytime I go to Santa Fé I want to be an artist from Santa Fé.
Museum of Contemporary Native Arts was named a Most Astounding University Museum by EDsmart!
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Re-Move Free Tattoo/Tattoo Removal Clinic - Performance Art by Nicholas Galanin and Merritt Johnson at IAIA MoCNA - happening right now!
Performance art Re-Move by Merritt Johnson and Nicholas Galanin at IAIA MoCNA happening NOW