March 3, 2012

Adornment Wins at Heard Indian Market - Part I

Last night I had the great opportunity to check out the 54th Annual Heard Indian Fair & Market Best of Show event, held in Phoenix at the Heard Museum (many thanks to Sarah Sense and Andrea Hanley).

It is so cool to see all of the Market winners in one room. It's like the best of the best, and sometimes it can be overwhelming!

I love to run around the winners showcase room and check out all the clothing and accessories that won awards. And what I found is that a lot of objects of adornment are big winners at the Heard. It's exciting to see the beadwork, the patterns, the cool ideas, the new styles. Click below to peep images of a few of them.

.. enjoy!

Carla Hemlock (Mohawk), 'Treaty Cloth Shirt,' 
Second Place, VI Textiles, Weavings, and Clothing D

Gianna Willard (Haida/Tlingit), 'Cedar Bark Hat,' Judge's Award

Jamie Okuma (Luiseno/Shoshone Bannock), 'Painted Leather Jacket,' 
First Place, VI Textiles, Weavings, Clothing E

Roger Amerman (Choctaw), Bandolier Bag, 
Second Place, VII Diverse Art Forms E

Sandra Okuma (Luiseno/Shoshone Bannock), Hand Bag, 
Honorable Mention

Stay tuned, I will post more tomorrow!