Institute of American Indian Arts’ Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery Spring Schedule

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Free Admission to shows at Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery on campus

SANTA FE—The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) announces its Spring 2015 Schedule at the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery, located in the Academic building on the IAIA campus — 83 Avan Nu Po Road, minutes off of Richards Avenue on the south side of Santa Fe.

Opening the schedule is the IAIA Art Competition, featuring student artwork, running February 9 through February 13.  All of the entered artwork will be submitted to theAmerican Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Art Competition, March 15 through 17 in Albuquerque.  The IAIA winning pieces of art will be available for public viewing Thursday, February 12 and Friday, February 13, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Photos:  Jason Ordaz

Photos: Jason Ordaz

Next on the list, the IAIA Faculty and Staff Exhibit opens on February 26, with a reception at 5:00 pm.  This exhibition will explore the sources of inspiration the faculty and staff use to create their works of art.  The IAIA Faculty and Staff teach and inspire their students, and this is a great opportunity to experience the talents of the IAIA Faculty and Staff and how they express their creative side.  Participating artists include Interim Academic Dean Charlene Teters (Spokane), Assistant Professor Linda Lomaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw), and Associate Professor of Creative Writing James Thomas Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk).

March 15th – 17th, IAIA and the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery will be hosting the AIHEC Art Competition at the Albuquerque Convention Center.  Students who would like to register for AIHEC Competitions must do so before February 27, 2015.  Registration forms are available online at:

Closing the Spring Schedule is the Senior Graduating Exhibition, which runs April 16 – May 7, 2015.  Nine graduating Seniors will display their Senior Projects and Thesis works in the Gallery and various locations throughout the IAIA Campus

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