Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Another selection of Santa Fe Indian Market winners.

The pictures below and in the previous post were taken by the witer at the press preview on Friday night, August 18.

The lighting was ambient. The tables were filled with many ribbon win
ners. The time was limited. The photographs betray these problems.

It seemed to me, however, that you who visit this blog would be interested in photos of the winners.

Autumn Ray Borts-Medlock, Santa Clara, was the creator
of the deeply incized vase above.
Pahponee, Kickapoo and Potawatomi, continued her tradition of
adventurous potting with the blue ribbon winning plate above.
Rainey Naha, Hopi, followed in the family footsteps with this First Prize winner
and winner of the Helen Naha Memorial Award (above).

Rebecca Lucario, Acoma, was responsible for the plate above,
a winner of a coveted First Prize blue ribbon. Ronda Huma, Hopi, applied her unique painting and design characteristics
to the above bowl, which also won a First Prize blue ribbon.
Samuel Manymules, Navajo, showed his delicate sense of balance,
symmetry and polish in this tall bowl - a blue ribbon First Prize winner.

Virgil Ortiz, Cochiti, entered this unusual figurative pottery piece
and was rewarded with a First Prize blue ribbon.

Covering the 85th Annual SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market 2006 as a writer and blogger was a rare opportunity and a great privilege. I'm excited to be able to share aspects of that coverage with you.
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