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above, left Hilaría Chavez Carrillo (Wixárika), El nacimiento del mundo, 2017, acrylic yarn and beeswax on wood, 47½ × 47½ in., on display at the Bienal de Arte Huichol, Mexico City. above, right Jamie Okuma (Luiseño-Shoshone-Bannock), stands next to her Best of Show piece, Protect, Honor, Cherish, at the 60th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, Phoenix. ART FAIRS Inuit artist collective Isuma selected a team to curate the Canadian Pavilion for the 2019 Venice Biennale. Th e fi ve- person team features Asinnajaq (Inuk), a filmmaker from Montreal; Candice Hopkins (Carcross/Tagish), an inde- pendent curator based in Albuquerque; Catherine Crowstone, chief curator at the Art Gallery of Alberta; Josée Drouin- Brisebois, senior curator of the National Gallery of Canada; and Barbara Fischer, chief curator at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. The first Bienal de Arte Huichol opened on April 12 and will continue through June 25 at the InterContinental Presidente Hotel in Mexico City. Forty Huichol artists were juried into the show, which features yarn paintings and chaquireados, beaded mosaics set in beeswax. On the last day of the fair, a prize of Mex$1,000 will be awarded on the strongest work. ART MARKETS Jamie Okuma (Luiseño-Shoshone- Bannock) won Best of Show at the 60th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, which included a one-time prize of $10,000 sponsored by Howard R. and Joy M. Berlin and Christine and Leland W. Peterson. Classification winners were Lyndon Tsosie (Navajo), jewelry and lapidary; Garrett Maho (Hopi), pottery; Peggy Fontenot (Patawomeck), paintings, draw- ings, graphics, and photography; Mavasta Honyouti (Hopi), Pueblo carvings; Cliff Fragua (Jemez Pueblo), sculpture; Kevin Aspaas (Navajo), weavings and textiles; Jamie Okuma, diverse art forms; Geo Neptune (Passamaquoddy), baskets; Orlando Dugi (Navajo), personal attire; and Beverly Bear King Moran (Standing Rock Lakota), beadwork and quillwork. Angela Babby (Oglala Lakota) won the Conrad House Cutting-Edge Award, and Albert Haskie (Navajo) won the best of the youth art. In conjunction with Indian Day on April 19, Alter do Chão in Pará, Brazil, hosted its second annual Tapajós Mutak Indigenous Art Show, which included music, dances, fi lm screenings, work- shops and four-day art market. The festival celebrates the cultures of the 18 | WWW.FIRSTAMERICANARTMAGAZINE.COM Tapajós region, which include the Tupaiú, Apiaka, Arapiun, Arara Vermelha, Borari, Kara-Preta, Kumaruara, Munduruku, Maytapú, Jaraki, Tapajó, Tupinambá, and Tapuia peoples. above NMAI Director Kevin Gover (Pawnee) consults with World War II Veteran Jesse Edward Oxendine (Lumbee) in Pembroke, N.C. about the National Native American Veterans Memorial, May 2016. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC.