Friday, August 22, 2008

Indain Market winners announced

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) announced the Best of Classification and Best of Show Awards winners in the 2008 competition. In addition to these awards we also have special awards categories listed below including the new "Innovation" award.

Best of show: Sheldon Harvey - for a painting
Best of Classification
I. Jewelry: Rebecca Begay - for a sterling silver tufa cast seed jar
II. Pottery: Linda Tafoya-Sanchez - for a blackware, incised pot
III. Painting: Sheldon Harvey - for a painting
IV. Wooden Pueblo Carving: Robert Albert - for a intricate wood carving
V. Sculpture: Sheldon Harvey - for a tradition-breaking carving
VI. Textiles & Basketry: Mona Laughing
VII. Diverse Arts: Jamie Okuma
VIII. Quillwork & Beadwork: Juanita Growing Thunder
IX. Youth: Trent Lee

2008 Special Awards
Adult Smile Award: Ryan Singer
Youth Smile Award: Tulane John
Eric & Barbara Dobkin Award for Innovation: Marla Allison
Institute of American Indian Arts: Peterson Yazzie
Sidney & Ruth Schultz Award for Miniatures: Rebecca Begay
Andrew Smith/Andrew Smith Gallery Award for Photography: none
Jean Seth Award for Traditional Basketry: Griselda Saufkie
(also 2008 lifetime achievement award recipient)
Jean Seth Award for Traditional Painting: John I. King
Indan Arts Fund, Excellence in Traditional Arts: Joseph Lugo Youngblood

I attended the awards announcement and have some additional thoughts on this year's competition, photos of award-winning entries and some other notable awards. Come back tomorrow for more on SWAIA's Santa Fe Indian Market awards.


Anonymous said...

I just want to say congrats to the winners and especially Marla Allison today is her birthday! you can check her out at!!! Yay Marla!!!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to clarify that Best in jewelry was a sterling silver tufa cast seed jar by Rebecca Begay- a beautiful design of concentric blossoms.