First American Art Magazine No. 22, Spring 2019 - Page 13

LETTERS TO FAAM APPRECIATION Hello First American Art Magazine, Thank you so much for the beautiful card. I was so touched. Thank you. I love your magazine and am so glad to look through it when it arrives. The magazines have a special place on my bookcase so that I can look at them anytime. Take care. I hope that the seasons are happy and peaceful for you all. Susie Sherman Denver, CO We appreciate your kind words, Susie! If you need back issues to complete your set of First American Art Magazine, you can order them through our website at: or by emailing us at While few copies of FAAM No. 0 or 20 remain, some are still available for individuals or institutions wishing to complete their collections. Thanks again, and we hope you enjoy a wonderful spring! NEW ARTISTS Hello! First off, thank you for such a great source of infor- mation. It’s been so helpful for me. I’m a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Your pages have opened my eyes to so many Indigenous artists I haven’t heard of or seen. They’ve shown me (through you) that we Native artists have a voice, and though it isn’t spoken the same or even seen the same, the source is similar. I just thank you for being you and available to my and everyone’s disposal! Xavier Jordan Davis Cherokee, NC By letting the artists’ and writers’ voices come through, the under- lying themes come to the surface. The overt themes we address are compelling, yet often the real conversation happens in intersections between articles. What common touchstones and concerns are coming to the fore? Our intention is to cover a wide range of perspectives and reach collectors, scholars, Native and non-Native artists and art lovers— and tribal members who are not necessarily artists—living in a variety of geographical regions. Speaking a language commonly understood by such diverse audiences is a challenge, but hopefully we can resonate with many people to foster an inclusive dialogue. So glad to hear our magazine resonated with you. NATIVE ART PODCAST Hello FAAM Family from NYC, Thank you for supporting the Curating Indigeneity podcast. I am here to plan the launch and meet with Spotify. I look forward to the year to come. Keep listening! Tahnee Ahtoneharjo-Growingthunder Oklahoma City, OK @curatingindigeneity We’re excited about the upcoming official launch of the Curating Indigeneity podcast later this spring. There is such a strong need for an accessible, intertribal discussion of Native arts and cultures from Indigenous perspectives. A podcast will be a great way to learn more on long road trips to the next art event. We welcome your letters to the editor! If we print your letter, we will send you a free copy of that issue of the magazine. Please email your letters to: INFO@FIRSTAMERICANARTMAGAZINE.COM or mail letters to: FIRST AMERICAN ART MAGAZINE Attention: Editor 133 24th Avenue NW #126 Norman, OK 73069 SPRING 2019 | 11