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May 25-26, 2024

Join us for the 19th annual Native Treasures - Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) Art Market at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Each year, MIAC personally invites hundreds of talented Native artists to apply. Participating artists keep 100% of their sales from the market and 100% of the event proceeds are donated to MIAC's exhibition and educational programming funds. The market will also include performances, children’s activities and more. A special Friday Night Market provides early-access shopping and special entertainment.

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2024 MIAC Living Treasure & Legacy Awards

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Living Treasure and Legacy Awards. These awards are part of the annual MIAC National Treasures Art Market and honor Native American artists who have made outstanding artistic contributions to the field of Indigenous arts and culture.

Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo) is the 2024 recipient of the MIAC Living Treasure award. Michaels is known for her haute couture designs. Growing up in New Mexico, she was surrounded by beauty—in culture, landscape, and art, all of which influenced her design aesthetic. She became widely known through participation in the Emmy Award-winning season 11 of “Project Runway” in 2012. Based in Taos, her career as a designer has taken her to faraway places like New York and Paris. In June 2023, she dressed actress Tantoo Cardinal for the Cannes Film Festival to premiere “The Killers of the Flower Moon.” Michaels will be celebrated with a solo exhibition in the spring of 2024.

Martha Arquero (Cochiti Pueblo) is this year’s recipients of the Native Treasures Legacy Award. Arquero has been creating clay sculptures since the 1960s. She was inspired to continue the family tradition of clay sculpting by her mother, Damacia Cordero. She continues to use traditional methods: gathering and processing her own clay, using plant and mineral pigments to paint, and firing outdoors. Arquero specializes in handmade Cochiti figures, nativities, animal and traditional storytellers. However, her unique whimsical style and divergence into characters like the superheroes Wonder Woman and Spiderman propel the tradition of Cochiti figures into the 21st century like no other artist. Her art works are a special combination few artists achieve, carrying forward an art form that emerged in the 19th century to our present. Click to read more: