Claflin University Professor Among Artists at Famed IFAM

[Dallas,TX – August 22, 2014]

Growing up on a reservation along the U.S.-Canadian border, Anthony Deiter did what other young, Native men did – he began working as a tradesman.

Today, Deiter is a digital media arts professor and interim chair of the Art Department at Claflin University. And this weekend, he will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for the renowned Indigenous Fine Art Market, which highlights the crème of the crop in Native American arts.

IFAM is a celebration of Native art and the cultures that inspire it. The juried art show includes only the highest-quality artwork –paintings, beadwork, jewelry, sculpture, pottery and more – by some 400 acclaimed Native American artists. Also featured will be cultural performance stages and booths representing tribal diversity through music, dance, the spoken and written word, and more. IFAM is set for Aug. 21-23 at the Santa Fe Railyard.

“This is one of the most prestigious venues for indigenous art in North America, indeed the world,” said Deiter, of the File Hills Cree Nation in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. “I feel quite honored to have made the list.”

During IFAM, Deiter will be in the presence of such acclaimed artists as self-taught Navajo goldsmith Ric Charlie – whose one-of-a-kind jewelry can sell for as much as $20,000 apiece – and Crow Nation painter Kevin Red Star.

“I’m going in there with no expectations,” he continued. “I’m 52, and when I was 32, I thought I’d be there, at this show. It just took that long. I’ve got lots of shows behind me, but not on the scale of this one.”

Deiter’s digital and traditional works have previously been displayed in such galleries and museums as the prestigious Grand Palais in Paris, France; the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York City;

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Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.