First American Art Magazine is celebrating our tenth anniversary this spring! We are hosting two celebration events, one in Tulsa, the other in Santa Fe, and sponsoring a series of 5 Plain Question podcasts.
Tulsa, May 5, 2023
Where: Archer Studios at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship
109 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Atrium, second floor
Tulsa, Muscogee Nation Reservation, OK 74103 | map
When: Friday, May 5, 2023
6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Part of the First Friday Art Crawl
What: Launch party! Indigenous foods created by Chef Nico Albert (Cherokee Nation) of Burning Cedar Sovereign Kitchen.
Help yourself to copies of FAAM’s current issue or back issues, plus awesome schwag. Meet FAAM writers and editors. Pop-up exhibition of contemporary Native American visual art, curated by Shelley Patrick (Mvskoke) and Stacy Pratt (Mvskoke).
FAAM is sponsoring a series of special episodes on the 5 Plain Questions podcast. Joe Williams (Dakota) of Eleven Warrior Arts and the Plains Art Museum of Fargo, North Dakota, host 5 Plain Questions, which “poses 5 general questions to Indigenous artists, creators, musicians, writers, movers and shakers, and culture bearers.” Williams visits with the four Native American artists who were profiled in the pilot issue, FAAM No. 0, Spring 2013. They are:
- Orlando Dugi: Diné fashion designer and beadwork artist
- Anita Fields: Osage/Muscogee ceramic and textile artist
- Tom Jones: Ho-Chunk photographer
- Erin Shaw: Chickasaw/Choctaw painter
Learn how their careers have transformed over the last decade. You can listen at:
Apple Podcasts | SoundCloud | Audible | Spotify
- Burning Cedar Sovereign Kitchen, Tulsa, OK
- Eleven Warrior Arts, LLC, Fargo, ND
- Oscar Hokeah (Kiowa Tribe/Cherokee Nation), Tahlequah, OK
- Tulsa Arts District, First Friday Art Crawl
- 5 Plain Questions, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
- Native America Calling: “The Enduring Appeal of Native Magazines“
Santa Fe, April 29
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Library
704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 | map
When: Saturday, April 29, 2023, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
1:15 pm: Roundtable discussion: “Reflecting on the Last Decade in Native Art”
Moderated by Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Rama Chippewa). Panelists: RoseMary Diaz (Santa Clara Pueblo), Michelle J. Lanteri, Suzanne Newman Fricke, and America Meredith (Cherokee Nation)
2:00 pm: Reception. Light refreshments served. Complimentary copies of FAAM available. Free stickers and bookmarks. Free and open to the public!
- RoseMary Diaz (Santa Clara Pueblo) is a freelance writer based in Santa Fe. She guest-edited Legacy and Craftsmanship Quarterly. RoseMary studied literature and its respective arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Naropa University, and the University of California, Santa Cruz.
- Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Chippewas of Rama First Nation) is a graphic designer, visual artist, and writer for the Institute of American Indian Arts communication departments. They earned their Honors BFA from Oregon State University and serve on the First American Art Magazine advisory council.
- Michelle J. Lanteri, PhD, is the curator of collections and exhibitions at the Millicent Rogers Museum near Taos, New Mexico, and earned her doctoral degree in Native American art history at the University of Oklahoma.
- Suzanne Newman Fricke, PhD, is the director at Gallery Hózhó in Albuquerque. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of New Mexico; taught art history at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, University of New Mexico, and Institute of American Indian Arts; and has curated internationally.
- America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), based in Norman, Oklahoma, is the publishing editor of First American Art Magazine and an art writer, critic, visual artist, and independent curator, who earned her MFA degree from the San Francisco Art Institute.
About the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
The Wheelwright Museum is New Mexico’s oldest independent nonprofit museum. Founded in 1937 by Mary Wheelwright, the museum presents exhibitions of contemporary and iconic Native American art. The museum is home to the Jim and Lauris Phillips Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry, which contains the most comprehensive collection of Navajo and Pueblo jewelry in the world. The Wheelwright Museum respects, supports, records, and presents the living traditions and creative expressions of Native Americans.
Native America Calling
On May 4, 2023, popular Indigenous radio show Native American Calling explored “The Enduring Appeal of Native Magazines” , including Winds of Change (the AISES magazine), Native Max, and First American Art Magazine.
Here’s the Facebook event if you want to see who else is going :: https://www.facebook.com/events/1058133185147441