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FAAM Tenth-Anniversary Celebration


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.

FAAM celebration Tulsa

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).

5 Plain QuestionsPodcast

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

FAAM No. 0, Spring 2013FAAM No. 1, Fall 2013FAAM No. 2, Spring 2014FAAM No. 3, Summer 2014FAAM No. 4, Fall 2014FAAM No. 5, Winter 2014/15FAAM No. 6, Spring 2014FAAM No. 7, Summer 2015FAAM No. 8, Fall 2015FAAM No. 9, Winter 2015/16FAAM No. 10 Spring 2016FAAM No. 11, Summer 2016FAAM No. 12, Fall 2016FAAM No. 13, Winter 2016/17FAAM No. 14, Spring 2017FAAM No. 15, Summer 2017FAAM No. 16, Fall 2017FAAM No. 17, Winter 17/18FAAM No. 18, Spring 2018FAAM No. 19, Summer 2018FAAM No. 20, Fall 2018FAAM No. 21, Winter 2018/19FAAM No. 22, Spring 2019FAAM No. 23, Summer 2019FAAM 24, Fall 2019FAAM No. 25, Winter 2020FAAM No. 26, Spring 2020FAAM No. 27, Summer 2020FAAM No. 28, Fall 2020FAAM No. 29, Winter 2021FAAM No. 30, Spring 2021FAAM No. 31, Summer 2021FAAM No. 32, Fall 2021FAAM No. 33, Winter 2022FAAM No. 34, Spring 2022FAAM No. 35, Summer 2022FAAM No. 36, Fall 2022FAAM No. 37, Winter 2023FAAM No. 38, Spring 2023


FAAM No. 38 cover

FAAM No. 38, Spring 2023 cover. Cover art: “Elizah Leonard,” photograph and beadwork by Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk), 2019.

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!

Speakers bios:

First American Art Magazine

  • 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.

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
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.

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