Photo Credit: SWAIA Facebook Page
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