Quantcast

Artists: SWAIA leader’s departure a blow to Indian Market

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 10:25 pm, Mon Apr 7, 2014.

The resignation of John Torres Nez earlier this week as chief operating officer of the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, the group that organizes the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, has caused an uproar on social media, with dozens of Native American artists demanding answers and calling for his return.

Though Torres Nez has said tantalizingly little about his reasons for leaving, and the association’s board members have been mum on details, some artists are threatening to cut off donations to SWAIA. A few are considering not participating in Indian Market, one of Santa Fe’s premier cultural events, which takes place each August. Yet other artists, while offering support for Torres Nez, say it’s not a good idea to boycott the organization that has helped them make a living, especially when the market is only four months away.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

You must login to view the full content on this page.

Thank you for reading 5 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 5 free articles, or you can get complete access to the online edition for $2.49 a week. If you need help, please contact our office at 505-986-3010 You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 No Alias Commenters must use their real names.
  • 2 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 3 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. and please turn off caps lock.
  • 4 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

Welcome to the discussion.

Follow The Santa Fe New Mexican

Today’s New Mexican, July 25, 2014

To view a replica of today's printed edition of The Santa Fe New Mexican, you must be a subscriber. Get complete access to the online edition, including the print replica, at our low rate of $2.49 a week. That's about the price of a cup of coffee. Or get online and home delivery of our print edition for $3.24. Click here for details.  

Advertisement