News from Aboriginals: Art of the First Person; TribalWorks, ZuniLink, Native-JewelryLink and Native-PotteryLink
Date Line: Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 22,2009
Reported by William Waites.
The 88th Annual SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market Awards were announced Friday, August 21 at the Members' Sneak Preview at the Santa Fe Convention Center.
Best of Show - Darryl and Rebecca Begay - Belt with cast silver conch-type figures representing "Return from the Long Walk"
(Also Winner of Best of Classification I - Jewelry)
Best of Classification II - Dominique Toya - Swirl Fluted Pot
Best of Classification III - Paintings, Drawings, Graphics & Photography - Jason Garcia
Best of Classification V - Sculpture - Vincent Kaydahzinnie - Bronze Tableau
Best of Classification VI - Textiles & Basketry - Barbara Ornelas - Weaving
Best of Classification VII - Diverse Art Forms - Therese Tohtsoni - Cabinet
Best of Classification VIII - Beadwork & Quillwork - Jamie Okuma - Beaded Figure
Best of Classification IX - Youth (17 years and under) Danielle Weahkee
Standards Award - Joseph Youngblood-Lugo - black on black incised pot
Standards Award -Darryl Growing Thunder - ledger paper art
Standards Award - Diane Douglas-Willard - small lidded basket
Artists' choice - Peer award for exceptional innovation in any media -Jackie Bread
Best of Division -Beadwork and Quillwork -Articles of Attire -Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty
Many more Division Awards were presented. They will be included in future Tribal Artery blogs.