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Eiteljorg Native American Contemporary Art Fellowship 2007

Diversity And Dialogue

Eiteljorg Native American Contemporary Art Fellowship 2007

Diversity And Dialogue

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Diversity And Dialogue

In 2007, James Luna (Payómkawichum [Luiseno], 1950-2018) was named the Distinguished Artist. His performance of Fire, Movement, Water and Voices at the annual conference of the Midwest Art History Society at IUPUI’s Herron School of Art and Design was videotaped by the Eiteljorg and WFYI. A DVD of the performance was included in the 2007 catalog.

Also in 2007, the Eiteljorg hosted a “homecoming” event and invited all previously awarded Fellows to come back and provide feedback on the program.

James Luna (Payómkawichum [Luiseno], 1950-2018), 'High Tech Peace Pipe', 2004, galvanized steel, glass beads, telephone, 8 1/8 x 22 x 8 3/4 in., Museum Purchase: Eiteljorg Fellowship
Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Iñupiaq/Athabascan, born 1969), 'Unraveled Pink Secret', 2006, Stretched walrus stomach dipped in acrylic polymar, mixed media, 24 x 24 in., Museum Purchase: Eiteljorg Fellowship

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  As far as through the larger population of contemporary indigenous art, I would hope that this dialog would continue and that it would grow beyond the scope of just being called indigenous art.”

Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Iñupiaq/Athabaskan) 2007 Fellowship Artist

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Will Wilson (Navajo (Diné), born 1969), 'Auto Immune Reponse # 2', 2005, Digital inkjet print, 38 x 63 in., Museum Purchase: Eiteljorg Fellowship