Art show and sale runs through Sept. 27 at Cherokee Heritage Center
Published September 1, 2016
TAHLEQUAH– Winners of the 21st Annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show have been announced.
Cherokee Nation citizen Michael Mounce was awarded the grand prize for his visual arts piece titled “Music With Papa.”
The premier Cherokee art show features 116 pieces by 68 artists divided into two divisions: traditional and contemporary.
The traditional division is defined as “arts originating before European contact” and consists of three categories: basketry, pottery and traditional arts.
The contemporary division is defined as “arts arising among the Cherokee after European contact” and consists of seven categories: paintings, sculpture, pottery, basketry, beadwork, jewelry and textiles.
More than $15,000 in prize money, sponsored by Cherokee Nation Businesses, was distributed to nearly 30 winners at the awards reception held Friday evening.
First-place winners in each category are as follows:
Visual Arts: Hillary Glass, “In the Sky”
Traditional Arts: Leslie Gates, “Courage to Carry On”
Traditional Basketry: Teresa Million, “Honeysuckle Purse”
Contemporary Basketry: Renee Hoover, “Refiner’s Fire”
Contemporary Beadwork: Carolyn Pallett, “Revival Takes Root”
Contemporary Jewelry: Toneh Chuleewah, “Double Woodpecker Mini Dog Tag”
Contemporary Pottery: Troy Jackson, “Bird Effigy Pot”
Contemporary Sculpture: Matthew Girty, “Ballgame of the Birds and Animals”
Contemporary Textiles: Karen Berry, “Jacobite Groom”
Other special awards include the following:
Emerging Artist Award: Katherine Wilkinson, “Thunder Boys are Coming,” Acrylic
Bill Rabbit Legacy Award: Troy Jackson, “The Singing,” Clay Sculpture
Betty Scraper Garner Cherokee Elder Artist Award: Bill Glass Jr., “DC Falcon,” Clay Sculpture
For a complete list of winners and photos from the reception, please visit www.Anadisgoi.com.
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