Dawn Spears (Narragansett/Choctaw) is a contemporary artist who specializes in unique, free-hand original abstract designs. Dawn also serves as Executive Director of the Northeast Indigenous Arts Alliance (NIAA) and has worked with numerous museums, cultural organizations, and tribal initiatives throughout the region. As a featured artist in our Virtual Holiday Market, join Dawn, along with IAIS staff, for a Zoom-based presentation on her artwork
, much of which features bright bold designs that incorporate vibrant colors, symbolism, and patterns of the natural world, in order to “invoke a sense of confidence and strength to empower one to conquer whatever challenge may lie ahead.”
This year, we are hosting a Virtual Native American Holiday Market featuring Native artists from throughout the country. Starting November 28th, several Native artists who work with different media will be featured on our website with information on how you can purchase items and artwork from them.
Through a series of virtual presentations scheduled throughout late November and early December of 2020, participating artists will discuss their artwork, and how they use it to express, preserve, and promote their cultural heritage and traditions in the digital age.