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IACA Education Fund Board of Directors

Pam Lujan-Hauer (Taos Pueblo), President
 Santa Fe, NM

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Pam Lujan-Hauer is a member of the Taos Pueblo Tribe of New Mexico. She started making pottery as a child being inspired by her great aunts Josephine Ortiz and Anita Lujan, both highly regarded traditional Taos potters. Pam continued her interest in pottery while attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in 1975 and 1976. All of her pieces are coil built from clay, which she digs and processes herself. Her traditional pottery is made from Taos micaceous clay, which contains mica chips and is native to northern New Mexico. Her contemporary pottery is made from various native clays, which are all hand gathered and processed according to native tradition. The natural paints and slips are made from plants, clay and minerals. Her pottery is pit or kiln fired. Her current work incorporatesa silver inlay technique and sculpture


Kathi Ouellet, Vice President
 Scottsdale, AZ
 


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," which now resides inside River Trading Post. Kathi is one of the foremost authorities on American Indian art, and has served as a judge at the famed Heard Museum market. Kathi serves on the Board of the Gateway at Main Street Plaza Association. She is an accomplished graphics artist and has designed websites for artists Cliff Fragua, Wallace Nez and Kenneth Johnson.

Brian Lush (Yankton Sioux) Secretary
Albuquerque, NM



Brian Lush is a music industry professional and entrepreneur. In 2005 he launched the online music site Rockwired.com to help promote new music artists in conjunction with the weekly radio show Rockwired Live which aired on KTSTFM.COM from 2005 - 2009. In 2010 He launched the daily podcast series Rockwired Radio Profiles which features exclusive interviews and music. He has also developed and produced the online radio shows Jazzed and Blue - Profiles in Blues and Jazz, Aboriginal Sounds - A Celebration of American Indian and First Nations Music, The Rockwired Rock N Roll Mixtape Show and The Rockwired Artist of the Month Showcase. In 2012, Brian Lush and his company Rockwired Media LLC launched the monthly digital online publication Rockwired Magazine. The magazine attracts over 75,000 readers a month and shows no signs of stopping. Brian Lush's Rockwired also bares the distinction of being the first American Indian-owned rock magazine. Brian Lush is an enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe. Brian Lush's background in music journalism, radio and podcast hosting, podcast production, web design, publicity, advertising sales, social media and online marketing, strategic editorial planning and branding have all made Rockwired a name that is trusted and respected throughout the independent music industry.

Jacque Foutz, Treasurer
Kirtland, NM

Jacque Foutz is a past IACA President . She is the owner of Monsterslayer, a company that provides materials, supplies and services to Navajo silversmiths.  Jacque's late husband John was a fifth generation Indian trader working trading posts in Kirtland, New Mexico, just off the Navajo reservation.  Jacque has continued the family tradition with Monsterslayer, a Navajo name coming from a story of two legendary twins who rid the world of monsters so the people could flourish.

Dave Eversmann
Bernalillo, NM


David Eversmann has been a collector member of IACA since 2003.  Originally Dave and his wife lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, but moved to Bernalillo, New Mexico in the fall of 2012.  Dave came to Albuquerque in 1999 for a business conference.  While in Albuquerque, Dave started collecting Native American art by purchasing a Zuni fetish.  Dave and his wife collect all forms of Native American art.  They were encouraged to join IACA by another member, Meg Toomey from Athens, Ohio.  Shorty after moving to New Mexico, Dave began volunteering at IACA.  Dave and Edie enjoy meeting other IACA members and working to promote Native American art.
Dave holds a BSW in social work and an MEd in Councling.  He worked for 30 years in child welfare while living in Cincinnati.

 

Beth Hale
 Albquerque NM


Beth Hale and her husband Ron were IACA retail members from 1991 to 2004 and owned the Indian Village- a shop in Palo Alto, California that sold American Indian jewelry, katsinas and pottery.  In 2008, the Hales relocated from California to New Mexico and returned to IACA as Collector Members.  Beth has been an active volunteer and has worked at several recent IACA Markets.

Dawn Dark Mountain (Oneida)
Santa Fe, NM



 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 elementry and pr-school dchildren.  She is the recipient of nuerous awards, including q SWAIA fellowship.  Dawn also havs served on many boards, including ther Oneida Nations Arts Program and the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople.

  

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