Nov. 23, 2022

The Ah'-Wah-Nee catalog is now live courtesy of the Donna Beam Gallery and the Department of Art, hosted by the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art!


The UNLV Department of Art is thrilled to announce that the Ah'-Wah-Nee exhibition catalog is now available to view and share as a digital catalog. The catalog was supported, in part, by the Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the digital catalog is generously hosted on Issuu by the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. The stunning catalog features a curator's introduction by Fawn Douglas, an essay by Dr. Erika Gisela Abad, and exhibition and symposium documentation by Mikayla Whitmore, designed by Chloe Bernardo. Printed versions of the catalog are being distributed to libraries and community centers across the state of Nevada.

Last Fall, the Donna Beam Gallery and the UNLV Department of Art, in collaboration with the College of Fine Arts, presented AH’-WAH-NEE (Paiute for ‘balance’), a momentous exhibition and symposium celebrating the beauty of Indigeneity through the art of local and regional Native American women and non-binary artists who held space on the campus of UNLV, the traditional homelands of the Nuwuvi, Southern Paiute People. The project was curated by Fawn Douglas (MFA Art 2022). Participating artists: Loretta Burden, Fawn Douglas, Noelle Garcia, Jean LaMarr, Melissa Melero-Moose, Natani Notah, Cara Romero, Rose B. Simpson, Roxanne Swentzell and Shelby Westika.
Thank you to Fawn Douglas, all of the artists, Dr. Erika Gisela Abad, the Nevada Humanities and all of our partners for making this project possible. 
Learn more on the AH'-WAH-NEE exhibition and symposium and find links to the video documentation of the symposium events here.