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SWAIA made applying for a booth at Indian Market much more competitive than in previous years, with new guidelines for judging artworks. This came as a surprise to a lot of Indian Market artists who were expecting to be juried in.
The Indigenous Fine Art Market — better-known as IFAM — takes place from Thursday, Aug. 20 through Saturday, Aug. 22, in the Railyard. In addition to the three-day art market, there are many associated events, including numerous musical performances. It all begins with the Glow Launch Party at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, until midnight at the Farmers Market Pavilion.
Growing up with a conspicuous last name wasn’t easy for the son of imprisoned Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Chauncey Peltier was just a boy when, in 1975, his father was embroiled in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota that ended the lives of Joe Stuntz, a member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), and two federal agents, Jack R. Coler and Ronald A. Williams.
Spokesmen for both markets, which only went head to head Saturday, said this week that they were happy with the attendance at their shows and with the reports from artists about their sales.