Juried Competition Winners

Winners of the 2022 Indian Fair & Market Juried Competition

Best of Show Winner Arthur Holmes, Jr. (Hopi), “Reaching Out for Strength, Encouragement”

 

 

 

Ten artists were awarded with Best in Class ribbons for the best entries in each of ten classifications of art and three artists were awarded ribbons for the best entries in three special categories:

  • Jewelry and Lapidary: Lyndon Tsosie (Navajo), “Origin of Life Through Light”
  • Pottery: Alvina Yepa (Jemez Pueblo), “Hummingbird Water Jar”
  • 2-Dimensional Art: Carlin Bear Don’t Walk (Crow), “These Dayz”
  • Pueblo Carvings: Arthur Holmes, Jr. (Hopi), “Reaching Out for Strength, Encouragement”
  • Sculpture: Tim Washburn (Navajo), “Holding on to Traditions and Looking Forward”
  • Weavings and Textiles: Mary Henderson Begay (Navajo), Ganada Red Chief Blanket
  • Diverse Art Forms: Elias Not Afraid (Apsaalooke (Crow)), “Life After Death”
  • Baskets: Jeremy Frey (Passamaquoddy), “Fine Weave”
  • Personal Attire and Accessories: Elias Not Afraid (Apsaalooke (Crow)), Spiked Ermine Tail Clutch
  • Open Standards: Rain Scott (Acoma), “Minah’Dee (Keeper of the Salt)”
  • Idyllwild Arts Imagination Award: Cara Romero (Chemehuevi Indian Tribe), “3 Sisters”
  • Conrad House Innovation Award: Jamie Okuma (Luiseno/Shoshone/Bannock), “Becoming”
  • Indian Arts & Crafts Association Commemorative Award: Kenneth Johnson (Muscogee (Creek)/Seminole), “Ivory Billed Woodbecker Mokume Gane Gorget”

The complete list of winners and judges is here.

The Conrad House Innovation Award is given to an artist who is grounded in traditional precepts yet shows originality, vision, and innovation. To learn more about Conrad House and the award, including past winners, click here.

The Andy Eisenberg Award, which is no longer awarded, honored excellence in contemporary jewelry.  To learn more about the award, including past winners, click here. Instead, an Innovation award is given in each of the classifications.


Best of Show Winner of the 2021 Virtual Indian Fair & Market
Juried Competition

 

Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty  (Assiniboine/Sioux), “Wakitantanka (Strong-Willed) Pandemic Survivalist”

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Best of Show Winner of the 2020 Indian Fair & Market
Juried Competition

 

 

Jamie Okuma (Luiseno/Shoshone-Bannock) “Common Ground: Culture Isn’t Black and White”

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Best of Show Winner of the 2019 Indian Fair & Market
Juried Competition

 

Ephraim Zefren Anderson (Navajo), “White House Revival II”

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Best of Show Winner of the 2018 Indian Fair & Market
Juried Competition

 

Jamie Okuma (Luiseño/Shoshone-Bannock), “Protect, Honor, Cherish”

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Best of Show Winner of the 2017 Indian Fair & Market
Juried Competition

 

Don Johnston (Qagan Tayagungin), “Qagaxtag (Love)”

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Best of Show Winner of the 2016 Indian Fair & Market
Juried Competition

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Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) and Glendora Fragua (Jemez Pueblo-Walatowa), “Pueblo Luck”

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Best of Show Winner of the 2015 Indian Fair & Market
Juried Competition

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Jeremy Frey (Passamaquoddy), “Loon,” featuring a porcupine-quill loon on the lid.

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Best of Show Winner of the 2014 Indian Fair & Market
Juried Competition

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Kenneth Williams Jr. (Arapaho/Seneca), “He Was Iconic,” beaded bag that pays tribute to the late Hopi artist Charles Loloma

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Best of Show Winner of the 2013 Indian Fair & Market
Juried Competition

 

 

Marvin Oliver (Quinault), A River’s Spirit and Offering

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Best of Show Winner of the 2012 Indian Fair & Market
Juried Competition

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Stetson Honyumptewa (Hopi),
“Techno Kid on the Run”

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Best of Show Winner of the 2011 Indian Fair & Market
Juried Competition

2011

 

Jeremy Frey (Passamaquoddy),
“Pointy Urchin”

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Best of Show Winner of the 2010 Indian Fair & Market
Juried Competition

2010

 

 

Ed Archie Noisecat and Jhane Myers,
(Salish-Shuswap/Lil’wat and Comanche/Blackfeet),
“Coyote as Champion”

 

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Best of Show Winner of the 2009 Indian Fair & Market
Juried Competition

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Molly Murphy (Oglala),
“Past is Prologue,” Salish-style beaded cradleboard

 

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