Released: November 1, 2023
Free admission, free parking
More than one hundred of the finest artists and craftspeople from across New Mexico will be selling their work at the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair and the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) Holiday Art Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 9. Everyone is encouraged to visit both campuses, which are only a six-minute drive or an 11-minute bike ride apart. The SFCC Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair will be in the Main Hallway and Campus Center at 6401 Richards Ave. The IAIA Holiday Art Market will be in the Performing Arts and Fitness Center at 83 Avan Nu Po Road. Admission and parking are free at both events.
Image above from IAIA: Artwork by Chad Yellowjohn (Shoshone and Spokane) ’19
Artists from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, Cochiti Pueblo, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Farmington, and other locations will participate in both events.
IAIA will feature the work of Indigenous artists, including traditional incised and carved pottery from Eric Tafoya (Santa Clara Pueblo), traditional and contemporary beadwork by Juniper Anderson (Navajo), bronze and glass works by Adrain Wall (Jemez Pueblo), functional porcelain and stoneware by Margarita Paz Pedro (Laguna Pueblo and Santa Clara Pueblo), wood carvings including Kachinas by Timothy Talawepi (Hopi), contemporary Native jewelry by Cree LaRance (Navajo, Hopi, and Assiniboine) and more.
The SFCC Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair will feature jewelry, metal art, tinwork, holiday ornaments, hand carved birds and angels, beadwork, baskets, leatherwork, quilts, handmade vintage stockings, wreaths, straw applique, photography, greeting cards, scarves, ponchos, wooden bowls, ceramic dishware and mugs, decorated elk & deer skulls/antlers, fiber art, small canvas paintings, aroma products and much more.
Table reservations for artist vendors are limited and filling fast. The deadline to reserve a table at SFCC is Friday, Nov. 10. To reserve a table at SFCC, call 505-428-1402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: sfcc.edu/sfcc-holiday-arts-and-crafts-fair/. IAIA’s vendor tables are full. To be placed on the waitlist, please call 505-428-5931. Read more about the IAIA fair at iaia.edu/holidaymarket.
- SFCC: Facilities Coordinator Fran Nawrocki at email@example.com at 505-428-1675 or visit www.sfcc.edu.
- IAIA: Associate Director of Institutional Advancement Danielle Murzynsky-Obiekwe (Chickasaw Nation) at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit iaia.edu.
About the Institute of American Indian Arts: The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)—the birthplace of contemporary Indigenous American art—has been the educational home for esteemed and innovative artists, writers, filmmakers, performers, and leaders since 1962. IAIA continues to grow on its stunning 140- acre campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Named one of the top art institutions globally by UNESCO and the International Association of Art and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, IAIA offers undergraduate degrees in Cinematic Arts and Technology, Creative Writing, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, Performing Arts, and Studio Arts; graduate degrees in Creative Writing, Studio Arts, and Cultural Administration; and certificates in Broadcast Journalism, Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History. The college serves approximately 500 full-time Native and non-Native American students from around the globe, representing nearly a hundred federally recognized tribes. Learn more about us at www.iaia.edu. Follow us: IAIA on Facebook and IAIA on Instagram.
For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological, and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is a designated Best for Vets and Military Friendly school. The college serves more than 12,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.