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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Shane Hendren is Artist of

the Year

2

Welcome New IACA

Members

2

IACA Artist of the Year

Selection Process

3

Celebrating IACA Wholesale

Market

4

Welcome New Board

Members

5

The Vast and Ever-Expanding

World of Turquoise

6

I n d i a n A r t s a n d C r a f t s A s s o c i a t i o n

J O U R N A L

THE WORLD’S LEADING AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS ALLIANCE

Volume 6, Issue 2

Fall 2017

You may recall that several months ago we sent out a plea for new Board members due to the

retirement of several very active Directors. The plea was answered by people who believe in our

mission and are willing to help keep IACA alive and vibrant.

We are delighted to announce that IACA has three new Directors. Please welcome Leanne

Goebel of Lantern Dancer, Pagosa Springs, CO; David Villanueva, Galeria Zia, El Paso, TX;

and Bob Scott, Bob Scott’s Authentic Indian Jewelry, Grand Lake, CO. These new Directors

join Don Dionne and Suzie McKay, introduced in our previous Journal, in taking on the chal-

lenge of revamping IACA in the midst of changing technology and business environments.

Jacque Foutz, Beth Hale and Dave Eversmann will retire

from the Board at the end of 2017. We thank them for

their many years of hard work and dedication.

Dawn Darkmountain, Georgia Fischel, Martin Seidel,

and Kathi Ouellet have agreed to remain on the Board at

least through the end of 2018 to ensure a smooth transi-

tion.

We are thankful to Nina Alexander from the Indian Arts

& Crafts Board for showing her support for our organization. Our board is committed to sup-

porting and encouraging the modernization of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, and providing

stronger protections for the authenticity of Native American Art.

Our current Board members, along with our new Board members, are already working closely

together with a renewed sense of purpose and focus, to take our organization in a new direction

to fulfill our mission:

to

promote, preserve, and protect authentic Native American arts and crafts

. With

fresh ideas and new perspectives, we will provide our membership with opportunities that will

fulfill that mission in new and exciting ways, taking on the challenges of the modern market-

place.

Because IACA has been around for over 40 years, many of us have become rooted in the way

things have always been done. When we think of IACA, we often think of Wholesale Markets

and bricks and mortar establishments.

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IACA ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS, RENEWED

SENSE OF MISSION