The School for Advanced Research (SAR) offers four artist-in-residence fellowships annually to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. The fellowships give artists time to explore new avenues of creativity, grapple with new ideas to further advance their work, and to strengthen existing talents. While in residence, the artists can access the School’s Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) collection of Native arts for research and study.
|Glenda McKayRonald and Susan Dubin FellowshipGlenda McKay (Ingalik Athabascan) is a miniature-doll maker known for her intricate attention to detail. With each piece taking between three and nine months to create, her work is recognized nationally at art shows, museums, and galleries, including the Southwest Association for Indian Arts and the Autry National Center’s Southwest Museum.|
|Will WilsonRollin and Mary Ella King FellowshipWill Wilson (Navajo) is widely recognized for his unusual approach to the world of photography. Currently an instructor at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), he received the prestigious Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art in 2007 and the Native Arts and Culture Foundation Artistic Innovation Award in 2010.|
|Joan KaneSAR Indigenous Writer-in-Residence FellowshipJoan Kane (Inupiaq) is a published poet who is also in the early stages of writing a novel. She currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska. Through the SAR writer-in-residence program, Kane plans to study the collections at IARC with the goal of incorporating certain themes into her novel-in-progress.|
|Iva HonyestewaEric and Barbara Dobkin FellowshipIva Honyestewa (Hopi/Navajo) has been creating baskets for the past sixteen years. She is excited to have the time and space the fellowship provide to experiment with two new ideas. The first, “Building on Life’s Creations with Yucca,” combines Hopi plaque weaving with the sifter basket weaving, utilizing the best of traditional and contemporary basket-making techniques.|