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IACA Board of Directors - 2018

Artist of the Year Award Winners: Mary Small 2002, Alfred Joe 2001, George "Shukata" Willis 2000, Pahponee 1999, Bruce Contway 1998, Michael Kirk 1997

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The Indian Arts and Crafts Association is guided by an active Board of Directors which has representation from Artist, Wholesale, Retail and Collector Members.  IACA is fortunate that each director is actively involved in IACAs programs including Educational, Legal and Government Affairs, IACA Markets, Market Research and more.

David Villanueva, President
Retail Representative
El Paso, TX
Term: 2017-2019

David Villanueva is the managing partner of Galeria Zia LLC and owner of Galeria Zia Native Arts, in El Paso, Texas. David has been actively involved in the sales of Native American art for over 20 years, getting his start in Santa Fe, NM. David is an active member in his community helping with civic and charitable causes. He currently is an active community volunteer for Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, Border AIDS Partnership, and The Animal Rescue League of El Paso, and is the Past President of the Rio Grande AIDS Project. 

Harry Sandoval, Vice President
Associate Member
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Term: 2018 - 2019

Hello there, my name is Harry Sandoval Jr and I am Deer Spring born for Towering House. My maternal grandparents are the Tangle Clan and my paternal grandparents are of the Edge of Water Clan, and I am from the beautiful community of To’Hajiilee, New Mexico. As an artist I have designed Jewelry for a number of people out of the Albuquerque area. I was on the designing team for the largest southwestern jewelry manufacturing company in the United States, who catered to an audience of over 5 million viewers on a daily basis, as well as providing the most recent and latest southwestern jewelry styles to large and very well-known department stores all throughout the United States.  Upon moving back to New Mexico back in 2007 I have worked for amazing establishments like The embassy Suites Hotel and Spa as a Senior Banquet Captain (7 years), The Indian Pueblo Culture Center as an international Sales associate and floor sales person and most recently made the transition from Hotel Andaluz as a lead banquet server and set up personal (6.5 years) to the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce as a Destination Sales Executive primality focusing one the Native American/Indigenes sectors.

Don Dionne, Secretary
Wholesale/Retail Representative
Santa Fe, NM
Term 2017-2019

Don Dionne and his wife, Jodi, are the owners of Silver Across Borders, a reseller of Native American contemporary and antique jewelry, on and off of the internet since 2002. He has a passion for Native American arts and history, with a particular interest in Hopi and Zuñi culture. They have been retail members of the IACA since 2007.

Don worked as a teacher (mostly History and Science) for sixteen years in, and around, Los Angeles, CA. He has served as a board member for non-profit organizations in various capacities over a period of 10 years and as a docent for the Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe, NM.  He earned a Masters in Educational Administration from CSU, San Bernardino, and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from CSU, Northridge. Don and Jodi live in Santa Fe. 

Leanne Goebel, Treasurer
Retail Representative
Pagosa Springs, CO
Term 2017-2019

Leanne Goebel manages Lantern Dancer Native American & Southwestern Jewelry in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. She is also an award-winning journalist.
Born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Morrison, Colorado, Goebel can trace her family tree on her father’s side to one of the first Texas Rangers; while her mother’s ancestors arrived in Denver in1860 from West Virginia to escape the Civil War and her mother’s father is of possible Creek descent. Her experience ranges from marketing and public relations to editing andcurating to social media and content management. She was a Senior Contributor to the West’s
premier online art magazine adobeairstream.com. Her work has been featured in American Craft, Art Ltd. , Saatchi Online, ArtTattler, Arts Journal, Artinfo, Artcyclopedia, Cross Cut, Visual Arts Source, Public Art Review , and Cowboys & Indians Magazine. She edited and curated ColoradoCreates.com and has juried and curated contemporary art exhibits and awards in
Colorado and Wyoming. She began her career writing art criticism for small newspapers in the southwest including The Durango Herald and Pagosa Springs SUN.Goebel has a BA in English from the University of Texas, San Antonio and a Certificate in Marketing from the University of Denver. She is a 2009 NEA International Arts Journalism Fellow in the Visual Arts and a 2007 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Recipient. She has twelve years of experience as a journalist and editor and seven years experience in marketing and public relations. Goebel participated in the first Creative Capital
Professional Development Workshop in Fort Collins, CO in 2011. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Arts Journalism Program. Goebel is a board member of Arts for Colorado and participated in the Colorado Council on the Arts Creative Economy Strategic Plan in 2009-2010. She formerly served on the board of the Colorado Arts Consortium from 2003-2005 and coordinated the
“Healing the Arts in Colorado” conference held in Pagosa Springs in 2004. Featured keynote speaker was Russell Willis Taylor of National Arts Strategies in Washington DC. Locally, Goebel served as President of the Pagosa Arts & Culture Project, spearheading the Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour. She previously was employed as the administrator for the now
defunct Pagosa Springs Arts Council and she served on the board for the Pagosa Springs Arts Alliance and the Creative Development Team at Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts. She was an active citizen participant in the Community Vision Council, served on the Art & Culture Committee and also on the Master Plan Citizens Committee and the Archuleta County Vision Committee.

Kathi Ouellet,
Retail Representative
River Trading Post, Scottsdale AZ
Term 2014-2018

Kathi Ouellet is the Managing Director of River Trading Post, Scottsdale, AZ. After years as a management consultant, she pursued her love of Indian art, and opened her own Pueblo pottery business, "Pueblo Arts. Today, Kathi is Managing Director of River Trading Post in Scottsdale. Kathi is one of the foremost authorities on American Indian art, and has served as a judge at the famed Heard Museum market. Kathi also served on the Board of Directors of the Scottsdale Gallery Association.  She is a past president of IACA.

Dawn Dark Mountain

Artist Representative
Santa Fe, NM
Term 2016-2018

Dawn Dark Mountain
is an Oneida Indian artist from Wisconsin who specializes in watercolors.  She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and the University of Iowa with a Master of Fine Arts degree. She has taught to both elementary and pre-school children. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a SWAIA fellowship.  Dawn also has served on many boards, including the Oneida Nations Arts Program and the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople.

Georgia Fischel

Retail Representative
Dragonfly Native American Jewelry, Warrenton, VA.
Term 2014-2018

Georgia Fischel
owns Dragonfly Native American Jewelry in Warrenton Virginia.  Her shop offers a variety of Native American jewelry and art.  A collector for nearly 40 years, Georgia is passionate about genuine Native American art and its ethical representation.  Having served on several major public boards in Virginia, she possesses a broad knowledge of operational, financial and resource experience.  She is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder.

.Martin Seidel
Wholesale Representative
Golden Fleece Trading Company, Albuquerque, NM
Term 2014 - 2018

Martin Seidel
has grown up in the Indian jewely business, and now works with his father Raphael to help grow the family business.  Martin has been in charge of sales and marketing for the company for over 11 years.  During this time he has traveled all over the country doing wholesale shows of all types in order to promote the talents of the Indian artists with whom they work.

Suzie McKay
Retail Representative
Las Vegas, NV
Term 2017-2019

Suzie McKay is a retired litigation and corporate paralegal.  Suzie is actively involved in civic and charitable causes, focusing particularly on the rights of the disabled, disaster relief and Indian elders and children.  Suzie serves on the Board of Directors of a Tuscon charity that privdes higher education for Native American people.  In 2010, Suzie and her husband Fred opened Indigenous Arts, LLC, a web based retail establishment.

Bob Scott
Retail Representative
Grand Lake, CO
Term 2017-2019

Bob Scott is the owner of Bob Scott's Indian Jewelry in Grand Lake, ColoradoBob has served on the board of directors for the United Way, various arts councils, museums, historical associations and Texas government appointed committees (Bob is a native Texan). He holds dregrees in both history and English, and has achieved teaching, antiques and fine arts credentials.  In 1970, Bob was chosen as the Grand Lake Citizen of the Year.

Past IACA Presidents

2016-2017 Kathi Ouellet
2015 Jacque Foutz
2011-2014 Joe Zeller
2010 Shane Hendren
2005-2009 Michael 'NaNa Ping' Garcia
2003-2004 Betty Numerof
2002 George Willis
2001 Susan Pourian
2000 Cliff Fragua
1999 Deanna Olson
1998 Georgiana K. Simpson
1996-1997 Andy Abeita
1995 Pam Phillips
1994 Thom Meyers
1993 Rita Alexander
1992 Joe Douthitt
1991 Alpine Rodman
1990 Dorothy Davis
1989 Dr. Kathryn Linden
1988 Leo Calac
1987 Dorothy Davis
1986 Frank Barker
1985 Anita Becker (Blythe)
1984 Fran Pawlowski
1983 Martha Hill
1982 Lillian Samuelson
1981 Joe Lowry
1980 Bill Conolly
1978-1979 Tom Wheeler
1977 Mark Bahti
1976 Tom Woodward
1974-1975 John D. Kennedy
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