facebookpixel
Select Page

SAR Announces 2020-2021 Native American Artist Fellows

Apr 1, 2020

The School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce the 20202021 cycle of Native artist fellows. Each year SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers three residential fellowships to support the work of mature and emerging Native artists. The program gives artists time to explore new avenues of creativity and invites them to grapple with ideas that advance their work and strengthen their existing talents. While in residence, artists can access the IARC’s collection of 12,000 works of Native art for research and study. This year’s artists include a print artist, a weaver and textile artist, and an illustrator and graphic design artist

Mikayla Patton 

2020 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow 

Oglala Lakota papermaker and printmaker Mikayla Patton is an early career artist whose work transforms traditional practices into new art forms. She says, “The idea is to push traditional forms into new materials as we (modern Natives) are forced to adapt to a forever changing environment. While at SAR, Patton will experiment with different ways of bookmaking and paper installation as she explores topics of mental health, Native healing, and feminine views of strength through Native women’s practices and design

Patton will be in residence from June 15, 2020, to August 15, 2020.  

Anpa Kazanzan Win (Daylight Woman)
Handmade paper, laser etching and cutting, sage and sinew, 12″ 12″ x 24″, 2019.

Venancio Aragon

2020 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow 

Venancio Aragon’s (Navajointerest in weaving centers on learning and understanding the structures of lesser known and rarely practiced techniques. While at SAR, Aragon will research the IARC’s textile collection to create a series of textiles that will represent several distinct variations of twill structures and uncommon weaving techniquesAragon says, “I look forward to the opportunity to challenge my art and research skills while at SAR and to return to my community with knowledge important to the survival of our cultural artsI view the IARC fellowship as a means to create a generative project of public service that engages with communitycentered needs through art and education.” 

Aragon will be in residence from September 1, 2020, to December 1, 2020.  

Texture and Movement (front)
Merino and Navajo Churro wool fiber (Tapestry and tufted technique), 3′ 4′, 2018.

Neebinnaukzhik Southall 

2021 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow 

Years ago, Illustrator and graphic designer Neebinnaukzhik Southhall (Chippewas of Rama First Nation) realized the need for culturally relevant illustrations and the importance of visual sovereignty for her Anishinaabe community. According to her, “Most Anishinaabe organizations and communities do not have ready access to professional, culturally relevant icon sets or stock art. . . . When promoting a cultural event, organizers are often forced to use generic Indian imagery to relay their message, if they use anything Indigenous at all. This situation results in a disconnect to who we are as Anishinaabeg, and is a lost opportunity to perpetuate our culture.” During her time at SAR, Southall will create culturally relevant stock art and illustrations to expand Anishinaabe resources and provide her with an avenue to give back to her people. 

Southall will be in residence from March 1, 2021, to May 31, 2021.

Anishinaabe Healing Stories on Racial Justice Illustration
Vector artwork, scaleable dimensions, 2019.


Since 1984, the IARC’s Native artist fellowship programs have supported artists in diverse creative disciplines. Recent fellows have included Brent Michael Davids (composer), Maile Andrade (multimedia artist), Mateo Romero (painter), Will Wilson (photographer), Erica Lord (performance artist), Carol Emarthle Douglas (basketmaker), Kathleen Wall (sculptor), and Loren Aragon (fashion designer).

Learn more about the IARC Native American Artist Fellowships 

Follow SAR

Upcoming Events

Dec
1
Tue
2020
10:00 am Archaeologies of Empire and Impe... @ Hosted online. Register below.
Archaeologies of Empire and Impe... @ Hosted online. Register below.
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Archaeologies of Empire and Imperial Formations in Conversation: What Do Ancient Empires Teach Us about the Modern World? @ Hosted online. Register below.
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Throughout history, much of the world’s population has lived under imperial rule. Although scholars do not always agree on when and where the roots of imperialism lie, most would agree[...]
Dec
2
Wed
2020
4:00 pm SAR Artists Live on Instagram An... @ SAR's Instagram page
SAR Artists Live on Instagram An... @ SAR's Instagram page
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram Anne Ray Intern Takeover with Emily Santhanam @ SAR's Instagram page
Tune in on Wednesday, December 2nd for part two of the Anne Ray intern takeover of our SAR Artists Live series. Join us as we jump behind-the-scenes of our internship program and learn more about[...]
5:00 pm Annual President’s Circle Event:... @ Hosted online - Registrants will be sent a Zoom link to participate
Annual President’s Circle Event:... @ Hosted online - Registrants will be sent a Zoom link to participate
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Annual President's Circle Event: A Virtual Winter Party - An Immersive Journey to the Andean Highlands of Peru @ Hosted online - Registrants will be sent a Zoom link to participate
Join us for an evening of sound, sights, and taste from the Andean Highlands, “Re-Sounding Ancient Chavín: A Virtual Archaeoacoustical Tour.” Take a virtual trip to the Andean highlands with SAR’s 2016-17 Weatherhead fellow and[...]
Dec
8
Tue
2020
2:00 pm Online Salon: Recognition in Une... @ Hosted online. Register below.
Online Salon: Recognition in Une... @ Hosted online. Register below.
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Online Salon: Recognition in Unexpected Places: The Yaqui Indians and the 89th Wenner-Gren International Symposium with Nicholas Barron @ Hosted online. Register below.
In November of 1981, an assortment of academics gathered in Tucson, Arizona for the 89th Wenner-Gren International Symposium. Organized in collaboration with the newly federally recognized Pascua Yaqui Tribe and local anthropologists, the symposium promised a[...]
Dec
10
Thu
2020
10:30 am Messages + Monuments: Perspectiv... @ Hosted online. Register below.
Messages + Monuments: Perspectiv... @ Hosted online. Register below.
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Messages + Monuments: Perspectives on Collective Memories Support provided in part by the Continuous Pathways Foundation. The School for Advanced Research and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture are[...]
Aug
1
Mon
2022
10:00 am Beyond Borders Symposium TEST FO... @ Hosted online
Beyond Borders Symposium TEST FO... @ Hosted online
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Beyond Borders Symposium TEST FOR GARRET @ Hosted online | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
THIS CALENDAR EVENT IS A TEST PAGE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE 2020 Beyond Borders Symposium, please visit: https://sarweb.org/event/beyond-borders-symposium/    Beginning in the summer of 2020, the School of Advanced Research (SAR), in collaboration[...]

Pin It on Pinterest

Share this

Share this post with your friends!