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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

It was love at first sight! I walked into a trendy home décor store while on vacation and spotted it. “It” was the bust of a 10-point buck, white, shiny, and brilliant. At that mome ...

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Teaching with Art Here and Now

Sunday, September 10, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

A wise professor I know once said that art reflects the times in which it was created. Is it any wonder that contemporary art today can be challenging, disturbing, or difficult to understand? Neverthe ...

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Indian Market 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

We just spent two full days at Indian Market in Santa Fe this past weekend, sharing information about the programs at SAR (The School of Advanced Research) and IARC (The Indian Arts Research Center) a ...

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Art Advocacy in Action

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Advocacy comes in many forms but taking action to promote your art program is incredibly important for its success. It is also up to you. Getting published, whether in a blog, newsletter, journal, or ...

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Visit the World in a Weekend: International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe

Sunday, July 16, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Do you want to travel around the world in a weekend? Meet the finest artists and artisans from 53 countries? Then come to the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, now in its 14th year. It is the wo ...

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Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art

Saturday, July 1, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

July is finally here and our Tres Culturas group of art teachers from around the country will be here soon. This exhibit, Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art, at the Museum of Indian ...

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STEAMing Into Summer: Santa Fe Summer Collaborative Program

Sunday, June 18, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

This past week I was involved helping with a Santa Fe Summer Collaborative Program  for students that included the Museum of International Folk Art, The Santa Fe Botanic Gardens, and the Center f ...

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Vivid Vejigante: Creating Caribbean Carnival Masks

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Vejigantes are clown-like characters in Hispanic Caribbean Carnival celebrations that trace their roots back to the days of Spanish colonialism and African slavery. Today these characters lead parades ...

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Humor in the Artroom

Monday, May 29, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

In preparing for the Summer issue of SchoolArts Magazine on Humor, I have given a lot of thought to how humor worked for me in my art room, both as a classroom management technique and as a theme ...

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Tradition, Transition, and Transformation: The Indian Arts Research Center

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

As an art teacher living in New Mexico, I am most interested in the artistry and aesthetics of work made by the Pueblo Indians. This includes sharing with others the reasons that it was made and the d ...

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