IAIA Virtual Scholarship Event and Auction
August 18, 5:30-6:30 pm MDT
The Institute of American Indian Arts’s (IAIA) Annual Scholarship Event and Auction is IAIA’s premier event for raising critical scholarship support for students, which is now more important than ever. Members of the public can view the artworks in the auction art exhibition at the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery on IAIA’s campus August 4-13, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 pm.
The IAIA Virtual Scholarship Auction is live and open for bidding today!
This year’s online auction features more than seventy works, many donated by some of IAIA’s award-winning alumni artists, including featured artist and alumna Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) ’14. Wall was named the 2020-2021 Museum of Indian Arts and Culture “Native Living Treasure,” and just received the 2021 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. She created a collection of four spectacular works specifically for this year’s auction titled Create Our Future—Honor Our Past. An extraordinary cohort of artists collaborated with Wall in the creation of the works. Contributing artists include Tony Abeyta (Navajo Nation) ’86, Penny Singer (Diné) ’96, Diego Romero (Cochiti Pueblo) ’86, Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo), Marcus Amerman (Choctaw), Kelly Church (Potawatomi/Odawa/Ojibwe) ’96, Wanesia Spry Misquadace (Ojibwe) ’04, and Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) ’65.
Join virtually at iaia.edu/bid for the live-stream event on August 18, 5:30-6:30 pm MDT. The event will feature special appearances by IAIA students, alumni, and celebrity supporters, and a paddle call for direct scholarship support. Bidding ends at 7:30 pm MDT after the live-stream event.
IAIA’s mission is to empower creativity and leadership in Native arts and cultures through higher education, lifelong learning, and outreach.
At IAIA, the spirit and vision of Native American and Alaska Native people is our first priority. Founded on October 1, 1962, the Institute of American Indian Arts offers academic excellence for both Native and non-Native populations. Named one of the top art institutions by UNESCO and the International Association of Art, IAIA has taken its rightful place among leading art institutions in the nation.
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