IAIA Office of Institutional Advancement Launches Innovative Fundraising Initiative



February 2018 – IAIA students & faculty at the studio of Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo), ’79

Published July 9, 2018

SANTA FE — IAIA patrons and guests attending the Annual Scholarship Dinner & Auction on August 15th, 2018 will have the opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking fundraising endeavor centered around the casting of a sculpture in a small limited edition at the Allan Houser Foundry on campus.

Renowned Santa Clara Pueblo artist Roxanne Swentzell is the first artist invited to participate and she has produced a fabulous work entitled “Freedom” – a figure who is in the acting of sculpting herself and thus setting herself free (a perfect metaphor for what goes on at IAIA).

“Freedom” by Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo), ’79
original clay – 15″H x 16″D x 10″W

All proceeds from the sale of the sculptures in IAIA’s
portion of this edition go towards student scholarships!
Additional benefits which also accrue from this project include:
  • the patrons and supporters of IAIA have an exclusive opportunity to acquire a museum-quality work by a major artist with long-term identification with IAIA.
  • the students in the sculpture program garner important experience resulting from their interaction with the project.
  • the artist receives a portion of the total edition of 9, as well as substantial recognition among an important group of patrons and collectors.
  • the reputation of IAIA’s sculpture program and the Allan Houser Foundry at IAIA is enhanced.
  • IAIA’s role as a leader and innovator in the artistic and philanthropic landscape is reinforced.

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