Tuesday, April 29, 2008

SWAIA Announces Award Winners

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, organizers of the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, has announced the winners of the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards and the 2008 Povika Awards as follows:

Lifetime Achievement - Mary Cain (Santa Clara potter), Blue Corn (San Ildefonso potter) - awarded posthumously, Mary Holiday Black (Navajo basket weaver), Lawrence and Griselda Saufkie (Hopi artists).

Povika Award - Herman Agoyo (former Governor and lifetime Tribal Council member of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo), Robert Best (former SWAIA Board member), The Institute of American Indian Arts (Leader in educating and showcasing Native American artists).

The winners will be honored at a reception and dinner on June 5, 2008 at La Fonda Hotel, 100 East San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event will last from 6 pm to 8 pm and will cost $50 per person.

If you are going to be in the Santa Fe area at the time, contact SWAIA at 505-983-5220 or through the web site www.swaia.org.


Aboriginals: Art of the First Person, with websites featuring Native American (Zuni, Navajo, San Felipe and Cochiti) carvings at ZuniLink, Native American Indian jewelry (Zuni, Santo Domingo, Navajo and Hopi) at Native-JewelryLink, Pueblo and other Native American pottery (all tribes) at Native-PotteryLink and Navajo folk art at TribalWorks is proud to be a member of SWAIA.

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