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2008 Intertribal Arts Marketplace juried award winners

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LOS ANGELES — The annual Intertribal Arts Marketplace at the Autry National Center of the American West brings together more than 100 Native American artists from around the country to sell their beautiful artwork and compete for awards.

On Friday, Nov. 7, at a special opening-night reception, juried awards were presented to this year’s artists in various categories such as beadwork, jewelry, painting, sculpture, pottery, and weaving. One winner, Glenda McKay, won the Jackie Autry Purchase Award for her miniature Snow Owl Mask, which was purchased for the Autry’s permanent collection. Throughout the weekend visitors were able to see each of the 2008 prize-winning entries on display at the individual artists’ booths and speak to all the participating artists about their craft.

At the opening night awards ceremony the Autry also announced it has received a $1 million grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
Juried award winners:

• Best of Show – Endangered (sculpture) by Ed Archie NoiseCat, Shuswap/Stitlimx/Salish

• Jackie Autry Purchase – Snow Owl Mask by Glenda McKay, Athabascan, Alaska

• Jewelry – Necklace (silver and inlay) by Benson ManyGoats, Navajo/Diné

• Painting/Mixed Media/Photography – Warrior Dancer by Daniel Ramirez, Saginaw Chippewa/Odawa

• Pottery – Lighting Swirl by Andrew Harvier, Taos/Santa Clara Pueblos & Papago Tribe

• Sculpture and Carving – Endangered (sculpture) by Ed Archie NoiseCat, Shuswap/Stitlimx/Salish

• Textile and Basketry – Rio Grande Fall (basket) by Andrew Harvier, Taos/Santa Clara Pueblos & Papago Tribe

• Other Art Forms – Life on the Navajo Reservation (silver box) by Clarence Lee, Navajo/Diné

Throughout the Intertribal weekend, visitors enjoyed performances by Native dancers, storytelling, and musical acts such as the Twin Rivers band, hoop dancing by Terry Goedel and family, the Wild Horse Singers, and others. Visitors also enjoyed Native food including frybread, Indian tacos, and barbecue. Admission to the Intertribal Arts Marketplace included museum entrance.

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