News for Tuesday, May 5, 2009

SAR Announces 2009–2010 Native Artist Fellows

Indian Arts Research Center (IARC)Indian Arts Research Center (IARC)Photograph by Jason S. Ordaz © 2007.Indian Arts Research Center (IARC)Photograph by Jason S. Ordaz © 2007.

May 5, 2009 — For Immediate Release

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) offers three 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.

SAR is pleased to announce the 2009–2010 Native Artist Fellows:

2009 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow

Ulysses Reid—Zia potter Ulysses Reid will be working with the IARC’s Henate Collection, which consists of a large series of pottery design sketches by Andreas Galvan. Reid, who is Galvan’s grandson, will be producing pottery from the sketches in honor of his grandfather. Galvan was never able to create works from his sketches after his wife, who produced the pots he painted on, passed away. Reid will be in residence from June 15–August 15, 2009.

2009 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow

Adrian Wall—The award-winning Jemez sculptor will be working on a multi-piece sculptural hanging. A significant departure from his established style, Wall’s piece will be a representation of Pueblo life, which includes perceptions of environment, spiritual beliefs, and subsistence. His plan is to utilize information from the IARC collections to research symbols and designs that he can reinterpret as elements in his overall design. Wall will be in residence from September 1–December 1, 2009.

2010 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow

Marla Allison—Emerging Laguna painter Marla Allison has been noted for her innovative approach to painting. A relative newcomer to the art scene, Allison is in the process of learning new ways of visually interpreting her beliefs and self through her artwork. Her hope is to use the IARC to develop a body of design references for her work and create a series of four paintings influenced by the collections. Allison will be in residence from March 1–May 31, 2010.

The Native Artist fellowships support diverse creative disciplines. Recent fellows have included Robert Mirabal (writer/musician), Marcus Amerman (beadworker), Armand Fritz (katsina carver), Cedar Sherbert (filmmaker), Erica Lord (performance artist), Pat Courtney Gold (basket maker), Estella Loretto (sculptor), Michael Bird Romero (jeweler/silversmith), and Ramson Lomatewama (glassblower).

Contact Elysia Poon for additional information.

Elysia Poon, IARC Program Coordinator
(505) 954-7279

Photos available on request

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