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Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art awards more than $22,000 to Native American artists at the 2013 Indian Market and Festival

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 Editor’s note: images available for all winners mentioned and their work 
  

 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art awards more than $22,000 to Native American artists at the 2013 Indian Market and Festival

 INDIANAPOLIS— Summer Peters (Saginaw Ojibwe Tribe of Michigan) took top prize for her piece Gentlemen Jim at the 21st annual Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival where more than 140 Native American artists were honored for their artwork.

 Nationally known judges, Joe Horse Capture (A’Aninin) , Margaret Archuletta (Tewa/Hispanic), Mario Nick Klimiades, Truman Lowe (Ho-Chunk) and Ed Archie NoiseCat (Shuswap/Stlitlimx) awarded more than $22,000 within ten divisions, including Best of Show, Best of Division and special awards: the Helen Cox Kersting Award, which is given to an artist whose work exemplifies the highest quality of execution and innovation within a traditional medium and the Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award, which is acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

Best of Show 
Gentleman Jim by Summer Peters (Saginaw Ojibwe Tribe of Michigan)

Helen Cox Kersting Award
Keepers of the Ancient Future  by Todd Bordeaux (Sicangu-Lakota)

Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
Love Gun by Susan Folwell (Santa Clara Pueblo)

The 2013 Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival Best of Division winners:

Painting, drawings, photography and prints
Honoring the Wild Strawberry (Treaty Calico Series) by Dawn Dark Mountain (Oneida)

Sculpture
Suit’s mana (Rising Sun) by Ryan Gashweseoma (Hopi)

Dolls
Reservation Period Doll  by Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota)

Jewelry
Manygoat Ring by Benson Manygoats [Navajo(Diné)]

Pottery
Winds of Change  by Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee Nation)

Basketry
Three Sisters  by Jamie Brown (Potawatomi)

Weavings and Textiles
Germantown Revival Child’s Wearing Blanket by Michelle Laughing-Reeves [Navajo(Diné)]

Cultural Items
Southeast Feather Mantle  by Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee)

 Beadwork
Gentleman Jim by Summer Peters (Saginaw Ojibwe Tribe of Michigan)

Collaborative
Frank’s Story  by Martha Gradolf (Winnebago) and Peggy Fontanot (Potawatomi/ Patawomeck/Cherokee)
 
The Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival is the largest juried sale and shows of Native American art in the Midwest and has become a mainstay in the Indianapolis arts community, allowing the public to enjoy not only celebrated artwork, but a full cultural experience of authentic Native American foods, performances, art demonstrations and family activities.

To be eligible to participate in the Indian Market and Festival, all entries must be handmade within the last two years by the artist entering the piece. They must also be available for purchase during the Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival, and must not include any part of a species of protected animal. To ensure the authenticity of the artwork and to protect the artists, all artists must provide documentation confirming that they are members of a state- or federally-recognized tribe.

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art works to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The museum, which opened in 1989, is located in Downtown Indianapolis’ White River State Park. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call (317) 636-WEST (9378) or visit www.eiteljorg.org.

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