Dr. Norma Dunning to speak at the 2022 IAS meeting

Dr. Norma Dunning will open the first full day of presentations on September 30th at the Inuit Art Society’s 2022 annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. A Padlei Inuk writer, professor, and grandmother, Dr. Dunning’s work primarily focuses on Inuit who reside outside of the tundra. An award-winning author, her short story collection Tainna (the unseen Read More …

Meet Sophia Lebessis: IAS 2022 keynote speaker

Inuit on her mother’s side and Greek on her father’s side, Sophia’s unique cultural background influenced a keen perspective of culture and art. Growing up among master artists of the Kivaliq region in her family-run art cooperative, Sophia was immersed in the procurement of Inuit art, from creation to distribution. Her lineage is tied to Read More …

2022 Inuit Art Society Meeting: Sept 29 – Oct 2 in Vancouver, British Columbia

The Inuit Art Society is teaming up with the Arctic Arts and Culture Society (AACS) for this year’s Annual Meeting. We’ll be meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning on Thursday evening, September 29th and ending at noon on Sunday, October 2nd. The home base for our meeting will be Vancouver’s “West End.” The West End Read More …

June 5, 2022, virtual meeting features Alaskan artist Vera Shoogukwruk

Our next virtual meeting will be on Sunday, June 5, 2022. We’re featuring Alaskan artist Vera Shoogukwruk. Vera is a Siberian Yupik/Inupiaq from St. Lawrence Island and White Mountain Alaska who has produced a beautiful collection of parkas, kamiks, mukluks, mittens, as well as jewelry to compliment her creations. She will be discussing her passion Read More …

Discussion with David Merkuratsuk

Our April 10, 2022 virtual meeting featured emerging artist David Merkuratsuk. Merkuratsuk, is an Inuk who originates from Nain, in northern Labrador, but now resides in Newfoundland. Utilizing the technique of pointillism in his work, David brings his traditional lifestyle to life for a new generation of Inuit art enthusiasts to enjoy.

2022 IAS Board

The new IAS Board had their first meeting in December, welcoming Jim Renner to the board in the position formerly held by Janet Beylin. One other change has Marie McCosh taking over as Secretary for Fred Sparling. Current IAS Board Officers: President: Michael Foor-Pessin Vice President: Larry Jacobs Treasurer: Lou Jungheim Secretary: Marie McCosh At-large Read More …