First American Art Magazine No. 13, Winter 2016/17 - Page 15

ART SHOW The Cherokee Heritage Center hosted its 21st Annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show open to members of the three Cherokee tribes. The Grand Prize winner was Michael Mounce. Category winners were Hillary Glass, visual arts; Leslie Gates, traditional arts; Teresa Million, traditional basketry; Renee Hoover, contemporary basketry; Carolyn Pallett, contemporary beadwork; Toneh Chuleewah, contemporary jewelry; Troy Jackson, contemporary pottery; Matthew Girty, contemporary sculpture; and Karen Berry, contemporary textiles. PRECONTACT ART Nation), Susan Power (Yanktonai Dakota), Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Mnicoujou-Itazipco Lakota), Thea Hopkins (Aquinnah Wampanoag), Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache), Theresa Secord (Penobscot), T. J. Young (Sgwaayaans-Haida), Luzene Hill (Eastern Band Cherokee), Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan-HidatsaArikara-Lakota), Brenda Mallory (Cherokee Nation), Preston Singletary (Tlingit), Bunky Echo-Hawk (PawneeYakama), and Mateo Romero (Cochiti). In its second year, the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, sponsored by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, The Grolier Codex, a 13th-century Maya manuscript, has been authenticated by a team of researchers from Brown University. The amatl book was discovered in the 1960s by looters in Chiapas, Mexico. Its illustration style is unusual; however, Stephen Houston and his team have determined that the work is genuine and is the oldest known, surviving codex from the Americas. Woven fabric from coastal Peru has recently been determined to be the oldest known use of indigo dye. Archaeologists Tom Dillehay and Duccio Bonavia discovered these cotton scraps, dating from 4200 to 2000 BCE, embedded in a temple ramp at Huaca Prieta. High-performance liquid chromatography revealed the presence of indigoid. Previously, 4,400-year-old fabric from Egypt was thought to be the world’s oldest evident of indigo dyeing. HONORS and AWARDS The 10th annual BC Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations Art were awarded to Corinne Hunt (Kwakwaka’wakw-Komoyue), Maxine Matilpi (Ma’mtagila-Tlowitsis), Corey W. Moraes (Lax Kw’alaams), Luke Parnell (Nisga’a-Haida), and Xwalacktun (Coast Salish–Squamish-Kwakwaka’wakw). The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation announced its sixth year of National Artist Fellowships. The 2016 fellows include Erica Tremblay (SenecaCayuga), Kelli Jo Ford (Cherokee The World Wildlife Fund chose Kevin Pourier (Oglala Lakota) as one of a select group to be the Voice for the Monarch in their 2017 national campaign to restore habitat of the monarch butterfly. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts’ Fulcrum Fund, now administered by 516 ARTS in Albuquerque, New Mexico, awarded a grant to Candice Hopkins (Carcross/Tagish) and Raven Chacon (Navajo) for their Off Lomas public art project. ORGANIZATIONS With increased funding, the Qaggiavuut Art Society, based in Iqaluit, Nunavut, has been able to further its goal of bolstering performing arts in the Arctic. Earlier this year, the organization held a summit and art collaboration with 50 Canadian Inuit artists, and in July, it hosted a workshop to train Inuit performing arts teachers. CRIME and LAW Unknown Maya scribe, folio from the Grolier Codex, ca. 1230, paint on stucco-coated amatl, Chiapas, collection of the Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, Mexico. has expanded and now offers literary fellowships. Arigon Starr (KickapooMuscogee), Sterlin Harjo (Muscogee Creek), Anita Fields (Osage-Muscogee), and Yatika Fields (Osage-MuscogeeCherokee) were among the 27 selected fellows for 2017. The Hnatyshyn Foundation of Ottawa, Ontario, bestowed its two Mid-Career Awards to First Nations artists/curators. Peter Morin (Tahltan) received the Award for Outstanding Achievement as an Artist, and Tania Willard (Secwepemc) received the Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art. An Acoma shield stolen from the pueblo in the 1970s was removed from an auction held by Eve Auction House of Paris. In August, US District Judge Martha Vasquez approved a warrant requested by US federal officials in support of their efforts to recover the shield and return it to the pueblo. The shield was one of seven stol VP'&V֖FR'W&VRbFff'0&V6fW&VBFW"Rg&&VF#R6VF"'FV&6N( 4ҒG&GV6VB23#r6fVwV&BG&&&V7G0bG&7Bb#b5D7Bv6vVB7&V6RVFW0f"FRFVgBbFfRW&667&V@FV2B7VGW&G&BvV@6R( VvgVf"W'6FvvǒW'B"FW'v6RG&7'@g&FRVFVB7FFW2FfPW&67VGW&&V7B'FVBfFb( bFRFfRW&6w&fW2&FV7FB&WG&F7N( Тu$B( FR&6Vv6&W6W&6W2&FV7F7Bbs( '6&gr&WG&F&&F2FRFVgBb67&VBFV2FRvbFP5D7BvVB&RF&WfVBFV0g&VfrFRVFVB7FFW2F&R6@FRFW&F&WBtDU"#br0