Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art awards more than $26,000 to Native American artists

. June 27, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has awarded more than $26,000 to Native American artists at the at the 2012 Indian Market and Festival.

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Cherish Parrish (Gun Lake Band) took top prize for her piece The Next Generation II at the 20th annual Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival where more than 100 awards were given to Native American artists.

Nationally-known judges Tony Abeyta (Navajo/Anglo), Anita Fields (Osage Nation), Marita Hinds (Tesuque Pueblo/ Tewa), Bryn Potter and Christy Vezolles (Shawnee) awarded more than $26,000 within ten divisions, including and the prestigious Best of Show. Other major awards include The Helen Cox Kersting Award, which is given to an artist whose work exemplifies the highest quality of execution and innovation within a traditional medium, and The Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award , which is acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival is one of the largest juried sale and shows of Native American art in the Midwest and has become a mainstay in the Indianapolis arts community, allowing the public to enjoy not only celebrated artwork, but a full cultural experience of authentic Native American foods, performances, art demonstrations and family activities

The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. Through its Project New Moon campaign, the museum is attracting new audiences with dynamic new interpretations of its mission. The museum is located in Downtown Indianapolis’ White River State Park. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call (317) 636-WEST (9378) or visit www.eiteljorg.org

Category: Fine Art

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