Cherokee Art Market, an intertribal juried competitive event hosted by the Cherokee Nation, is back after two years of being virtual. In its 17th year, this event, the largest Native art market, in Oklahoma hosts more than 100 Indigenous artists from 40 different tribes from Canada and the United States in our Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa, located in Catoosa, Oklahoma, on the Cherokee Nation’s reservation.
The best of show award went to Troy Jackson (Cherokee Nation) for his Ancestral Duplication: Battle for Our Language, a complex ceramic-and-steel sculpture embellished with images of Cherokee syllabary.
Best of Show: Troy Jackson (Cherokee Nation), Ancestral Duplication: Battle for Our Language
Class 1–Painting, Drawing, Graphics, & Photography: Benjamin Harjo Jr. (Absentee Shawnee/Seminole) and Kenneth Willians Jr. (Northern Arapaho/Seneca), Charmers in the Wind
Class 2–Sculpture: Troy Jackson (Cherokee Nation), Ancestral Duplication: Battle for Our Language
Class 3–Beadwork/Quillwork: Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota), Red Dress Special: Remembering MMIW
Class 4–Basketry: Mike Dart (Cherokee Nation), The Burdens We Still Carry
Class 5–Pottery: Karin Walkingstick (Cherokee Nation), Magnolia
Class 6–Textiles: Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee Nation), Mississippian Style
Class 7–Jewelry: Matagi Sorensen (Yavapai-Apache), Silver Devil’s Claw Scarf
Class 8–Diverse Art Forms: Katrina Mitten (Miami), She Shimmers
Special Award Winners
Culture Keeper Award: Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee Nation), Mississippian Style
Innovator Award: Matagi Sorensen (Yavapai-Apache), Silver Devil’s Claw Scarf
Anna Mitchell Award (tie): Marcella Yepa (Jemez/Chickasaw), Turtles, and Troy Jackson (Cherokee Nation), Third Day
Jesse Hummingbird Award: Bryan Waytula (Cherokee Nation), The Defendant