2022 Best of Show Ceremony + Luncheon
BEST OF SHOW CEREMONY & LUNCHEON
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Fri. August 19, 2022
ABOUT THIS EVENT
2022 BEST OF SHOW CEREMONY & LUNCHEON
An exclusive, SWAIA members-only event awarding the year’s top artists in all ten juried market categories. The event begins with an awards ceremony for Best of Classifications and the year’s overall Best of Show winner.
Followed by a luncheon in the courtyard, the event is limited to Best of Show and Best of Classification winners, their guests and SWAIA ticket holders.
Attendees will also enjoy a preview of the stunning array of the year’s art entries from all classifications.
BEST OF SHOW AWARDS is sponsored by
a generous anonymous donor
CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE ARTISTS
2022 BEST OF SHOW WINNERS
Class I : Jewelry
Ernest Benally (Navajo)
Jeweled belt entitled, “Turtle Family”
Handmade and stamped tooled bezel
12 turtle pieces
Made with natural stones and shells.
Class II : Pottery (Best of Show)
Russell Sanchez (San Ildefonso Pueblo)
Polychrome jar- incised, then painted. “100 years in the making!” 8” w x 7” d x 10 ½ h Inlaid with sleeping beauty hematite and lone mountain turquoise. All traditional materials and firing.
Class III : Painting, Drawing, Graphics & Photography
Cara Romero (Chemehuevi)
Archival pigment print.
43” x 48” x 3”
Digital capture of model with corn on fishing line.
Class IV : Wooden Pueblo Figurative Carving & Sculpture
Manuel Chavarria (Hopi)
Hopi old- style katsina dolls “Qooglee Storyteller Hunters”
— set of 2
15” t x 4.5” w and 15.5 t x 8.5” w
Leather cottonwood root, pigment paint, parrot feathers, leather attire, sinew, copper on knives and arrow tips, cotton string, turquoise necklace, and sterling silver pendants.
Class V : Sculpture
Ryan Benally (Diné)
Hand carved Italian marble and granite sculpture, “Bold as Love”
34” w x 24”h x 10” d
Love comes and goes but love is infinite. Love is in our hands.
Class VI : Textiles
Ahkima Honyumptewa (Hopi)
Weaving, “Oryavi Kenel Kwasa”
43” x 46.5”
Woven wool in diamond and diagonal twills with hills and valleys.
Class VII : Diverse Arts
Glenda McKay (Ingalik Athabascan)
Traditional walrus harpoon with float Harpoon: 6’ x 2.5” Float: 48” x 12” Handmade 4 strand rope: 30 +” Hand carved walrus ivory.
Class VIII : Beadwork & Quillwork
Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty (Assiniboine Sioux)
Beaded and quilled horse collar “Walking this Good Way of Life Together”
Original design created by the artist with hopes and dreams for this generation to find healthy partnerships. Designs are centered around Wahpe Wastemna (sweet leaf) as used as good medicine. Used to help partners walk this good way of life. Porcupine Quills, smoked moose hide, antique size 15 beads, brass beads, bells, thimbles, French cut beads, silk ribbon, Ermine, horsehair.
Class IX : Youth (Artists aged 17 and under)
TobieMae Patricio (Acoma Pueblo)
Basket Weave Polychrome Pot
4” x 5”
Traditional clay, traditional paints, sandstone paints, wild spinach, hand coiled and traditionally fired.
Class X : Basketry
Jeremy Frey (Passamaquoddy)
21.5”h x 11.5” w
Black ash, sweet grass, dye. Plate weave.
All materials harvested and processed by artist from Maine.
COMPLETE AWARDS LIST