SWAIA announces winners in 2011 Indian Market artist competition

Friday night, August 19, Southwest Association for Indian Arts, stagers of the annual Santa Fe Indian Market announced the winners in the annual artist and art competition.

Best of Show - Jeremy Frey for a PASSAMAQUODDY basket.

It also won best of classification in baskets, and had previously won in the Heard Museum Show.

Best of Classification / Moving Images - Bennie Klain, NavajoBest of Classification / Pottery - Jody Naranjo, Santa Clara
Best of Classification / Jewelry - Chris Pruitt, LAGUNA
Best of Classification / Diverse Arts - Jamie Okuma, SHOSHONE/LUISENO
Best of Classification / Pueblo Wooden Carvings - Arthur Holmes, HOPI

Best of Classification / Youth - Valerie Calabaza, SANTO DOMINGO (KEWA)
Best of Classification / Beadwork & Quillwork - Joyce Growing Thunder, SIOUX/ASSINIBOINEBest of Classification / Sculpture - Marcus Wall, JEMEZ
Best of Classification / Textiles - Linda Teller-Pete, Navajo

Innovation Award - Pat Pruitt, LAGUNA

Many other first, second and honorable mention ribbons were awarded. Too many to detail here.