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Heard Fair 2018 Award Winners

Jamie Okuma

Jamie Okuma (Shoshone-Bannock-Luiseño) poses next to “Protect, Honor, Cherish,” Best of Show

Jamie Okuma

Jamie Okuma’s “Protect, Honor, Cherish”

Jamie Okuma (Shoshone-Bannock-Luiseño) won the 2018 Best of Show with her beaded soft sculpture, Protect, Honor, Cherish, featuring a Shoshone mother and child in a cradleboard. In celebration of the 60th annual Heard Fair, Howard R. and Joy M. Berlin and Kristine and Leland W. Peterson sponsored the one-time $10,000 Best of Show prize.

Classification Winners

I. Jewelry and Lapidary

  • Best of Classification: Lyndon Tsosie (Navajo)
Garrett Maho

Best of Classification II Pottery: Garrett Maho (Hopi), “Talking with the Clay”

II. Pottery

  • Best of Classification: Garrett Majo (Hopi)

III. Paintings, Drawings, Graphics, Photography

  • Best of Classification: Peggy Fontenot (Patawomeck)

IV. Pueblo Carvings

  • Best of Classification: Mavasta Honyouti (Hopi)

V. Sculpture

  • Best of Classification: Cliff Fragua (Jemez)
Mavasta Honyouti

Best of Classification IV Pueblo Carvings: Mavasta Honyouti (Hopi), “Entering the Kiva”

VI. Weavings and Textiles

  • Best of Classification: Kevin Aspaas (Navajo)

VII. Diverse Art Forms

  • Best of Classification: Jamie Okuma (Shoshone-Bannock-Luiseño)

VIII. Baskets

  • Best of Classification: Geo Neptune (Passamaquoddy)

IX. Personal Attire

  • Best of Classification: Orlando Dugi (Navajo)

X. Beadwork and Quillwork

  • Best of Classification: Beverly Bear King Moran (Standing Rock Lakota)
Angela Babby

Best of XI Cutting-Edge: Angela Babby (Oglala Lakota), “Kikusuyapi 1890 (Remember Don’t Forget)”

XI. Cutting-Edge (Conrad House Award)

  • Best of Classification: Angela Babby (Oglala Lakota)

Junior Award

  • Best of Show, Junior: Albert Haskie (Navajo)

More to follow!


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