We’ll say this about Santa Fe Indian Market — going on 93 years, it has a deep bench of supporters to turn to when times get rough.
Just look at this week’s announcement of a new chief operating officer for the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, which puts on Indian Market each summer. The 2007 Best of Show winner Dallin Maybee has stepped up to take over the organization on an interim basis and prepare this summer’s market, joining already announced director of marketing John Paul Rangel, who previously held the job, and remaining staff. Maybee resigned from the SWAIA board to assume leadership of SWAIA. In addition to being an award-winning bead artist, Maybee is a noted traditional dancer and attorney. He’s a true Renaissance man.