News for Friday, February 19, 2016

Alumni News/Artist Edition, February 2016

2013 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow Glenda McKay received the 2015 Jackie Autry Purchase Award at the Autry National Center’s American Indian Arts Marketplace in Los Angeles, California this past November. The purchase award honors a single artwork to be included in the museum’s permanent collection. Read more here.

2015 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow Dawn Dark Mountain has been appointed to the Indian Arts & Crafts Association Board of Directors. As Artist Representative, Dark Mountain and other board members and representatives will continue IACA’s mission “to promote, preserve and protect authentic American Indian arts and crafts."

2007 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow Eliza Naranjo Morse has been given a one-woman show at the Institute of American Indian Arts’ Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. The exhibit, titled Forward, will be on view in the downtown Santa Fe museum until July 31, 2015. According to Alex De Vore of the Santa Fe Reporter, “Morse utilizes modern mediums such as drawing, clay and even cartoons to create a stunning and emotional intersection between the roots of her people’s art, history and lore, and the progressive nature of her own mediums.” Read more.

2013 Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellow Will Wilson will be highlighted in “Zig Jackson, Wendy Red Star, Will Wilson: Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy” this spring at the Portland Museum of Art. This major contemporary photography exhibition will feature work by the three renowned photographers in dialogue with images from Edward Curtis’s The North American Indian. The exhibit is from February 6—May 8, 2016. Visit here for more info.

2010 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow Duane Slick has been selected to participate in the Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) for Spring 2016. Slick will be working in a studio space in New Orleans for two months, alongside twenty-eight other artists. According to the Foundation, the AIR Program “offers space and time for artists to create work in a contemplative environment focusing on the transformative possibilities of a residency experience.” For more information, click here.

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