Arthur Holmes Jr. (Hopi) won the Best of Show at the 64th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market for his exquisite katsina carving in cottonwood root.
While entries were fewer this year, the quality and diversity of the artworks — coming from local Navajo and Hopi tribes and from across the continent in Maine and Alaska — were stunning.
Classification winners are as follows. Click on image to enlarge.
I. Jewelry and Lapidary
- Best of Classification: Lyndon Tsosie (Navajo), Origin of Life Through Light
- Best of Classification: Alvina Yepa (Jemez Pueblo), Hummingbird Water Jar
III. Paintings, Drawings, Graphics, & Photography
- Best of Classification: Carlin Bear Don’t Walk (Crow/Northern Cheyenne), These Dayz
IV. Pueblo Carvings
- Best of Classification: Arthur Holmes Jr. (Hopi), Reaching Out for Strength Encouragement
- Best of Classification: Tim Washburn (Navajo), Holding on to Traditions and Looking Forward
VI. Weavings & Textiles
- Best of Classification: Mary Henderson Begay (Navajo), Ganado Red Chief Blanket
VII. Diverse Art Forms
- Best of Classification: Elias Not Afraid (Apsáalooke), Life After Death
- Best of Classification: Jeremy Frey (Passamaquoddy), Fine Weave
IX. Personal Attire & Accessories
- Best of Classification: Elias Not Afraid (Apsáalooke), Spiked Ermine Tail Clutch
XI. Open Standards
- Best of Classification: Rain Scott (Acoma), Minah’ Dee (Keeper of the Salt)
Conrad House Award (Best of Innovation)
- Jamie Okuma (Luiseño/Shoshone-Bannock), Becoming
Idyllwild Arts Imagination Award
- Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), 3 Sisters