Santa Fe Indian Market Announces Best of Show Winners for 2014 | - August 22, 2014

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The Santa Fe Indian Market announced the Best of Show winners today. Out of hundreds of submissions, only 11 pieces are selected as the best in their class, each year. Of these top pieces, one work of art is selected as Best of Show. SWAIA describes the honor as "the most prestigious and important award in the Native arts world."  

The Best of Show award went to Navajo weaver Lola Cody for her handmade lamb's wool rug. Cody's work, along with the work of the other best of class winners will be available this weekend during the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, Aug. 22-24. Below are the winners by classification.

Awards by Classification

Jewelry - Gerald Lomaventema

Pottery - Chris Youngblood-Cutler

Paintings, Drawings, Graphics & Photography - Norma Howard

Wooden Pueblo Figurative Carving & Sculpture - Bryant Honyouti

Sculpture - Marvin Oliver

Textiles - Lola Cody

Diverse Art Forms - Babe & Carla Hemlocks

Bead Work & Quill Work - Joyce Growing Thunder, Jessa Rae Growing Thunder, Juanita Growing Thunder

Youth (artists 17 and under) - Sage Maybee

Moving Images - Sydney Freeland

Basketry - Jeremy Frey

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