Saturday, August 18, 2007

Dallin Maybee receives Best of Show Award at 2007 Santa Fe Indian Market.

Santa Fe, NM August 17, 20007: Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) tonight announced that the Best of Show winner of the 86th Annual Indian Market artist awards program for 2007 is Dallin Maybee, (Seneca/Norther Arapaho), whose winning entry was two panels of bead work done in ledger book style as the cover for a children’s book. One panel represents a mother and child and the second represents a father son, with horses as the theme because horses have been so important to native people. This entry also won Best of Classification for Bead Work & Quill Work.
Dallin Maybee with his Best of Show winning work.

Additional "Best of" awards were awarded to Philander Begay (Navajo), Artist's Choice - Peer award for exceptional innovative work in any media, for a silver concho belt; Ric Charlie (Navajo) for Best of Classification - Jewelry; Rainy Naha (Hopi) for Best of Classification - Pottery; W.B. Franklin ( Navajo) for Best of Classification - Paintings, Drawings, Graphics & Photography; Kevin Sekakuku (Hopi) for Best of Classification - Wooden Pueblo Figurative Carvings & Sculpture; Anthony Begay (Navajo) for Best of Classification - Sculpture; Melissa Darden (Chitimacha) for Best of Classification - Textiles & Basketry; Jamie Okuma (Shoshone Bannock/Luiseno) for Best of Classification - Diverse Art Forms; Chris Youngblood Cutler (Santa Clara Pueblo) for Best of Classification - Youth (17 years and under); Gloria Kahe (Navajo) for Helen Naha Award; Chandler Goodstrike (Gros Ventre) for Indian Arts Fund Award; and America Meredith (Cherokee) for IAIA Distinguished Alumni Award - for Excellence in Contemporary Native American Arts. Six of the winning artists were available at the presentation and announcement. They are pictured below. (L-R) Ric Charlie, Melissa Darden, Dallin Maybee, Jamie Okuma, Chris Youngblood Cutler, America Meredith

More pictures and Indian Market news will follow in subsequent blog messages.

Thanks for your interest.

Posted by William Ernest Waites, Eyewriter, and Susanne Waites, Aboriginals Gallery.