2021 Best of Show
Presented By JoAnn and Bob Balzer
Title: Malsom (Wolf)
Description: 16” x 10”, double wall ash basket with porcupine quill on birch, sweet grass trimmed.
Title: Raining Dawn to Dusk
Description: 14” x 16 ½”, traditional clay, sandstone paints, wild spinach paint, handmade and hand coiled.
Tribe: Pueblo of Acoma
Rhonda Holy Bear
Winner: Beadwork & Quillwork
Title: Lakota Honor Sees The Horses Woman
Description: 27 ½” x 8” x 9”, wooden carved figure, antique micro seed beads, micro porcupine quills, pipe stove, shell, metal, chicken feathers, hair, paint, fabric, deer skin, wool
Tribe: Cheyenne River Sioux
Title: Origins, Roots, and Sources
Description: 3 ½” x 12 ½” not including the leather belt.
Tribe: Native Village of Tatitlek
Winner: Diverse Art Forms
Title: Taxidermy Otter
Description: 38” x 12” x 22”, taxidermy otter in leather, quillwork, beadwork, lapidary, silver, weaving, and feathers
Tribe: Menominee / Potawatomi
Title: Poncho For Days
Description: 59” x 84”, Navajo churro poncho with average of 54 to 56 wefts an inch, two years to complete.
Tribe: Navajo (Dine)
Title: Healing into the Night
Description: Apache Ga’an Crown Dancers, made of cottonwood tree branch, chainsaw, hand tool, chisel, sandpaper, dremel, commercial acrylic paint and stain, shell.
Tribe: Navajo (Dine)
Winner: Painting, Drawings, Graphics, & Photography
Title: Buffalo / Elk Dance
Description: 29” x 42”, watercolor on matt board, traditional Buffalo and Elk Dance honoring the evergreen tree which is planted in an elk pot.
Tribe: Pueblo of Tesuque
Arthur Holmes Jr.
Winner: Wooden Pueblo Figurative Carvings & Sculpture
Title: Broken Arrow
Description: 27” H x 9” dia, roots of cottonwood tree, knives, sandpaper, dremel tools, wood burner for fine detailing, oil paint.
Title: Mishkiikii Ode (Medicine of the Heart)
Description: 110” x 9”, smoked elk hide, galaxy beads (bead soup), 24K size 11 gold true cut beads, size 9 3cut beads, fire polish accent beads w/brass cones and bells, mother of pearl sequence shells, lined with plaid fabric.