Cherokee Art Market honors prizewinners
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, October 14, 2012
10/14/12 at 5:33 AM
CATOOSA - The seventh annual Cherokee Art Market honored Orlando Dugi and Kenneth Williams with Best of Show for "Looking Forward, Looking Back-Mirror Bag" beadwork/quillwork entry.
The awards reception held Friday honored the Cherokee Art Market prizewinners with $75,000 in prize money awarded across 20 categories.
"The Cherokee Art Market continues to offer one of the largest prize purses of any Native American art show in the country," said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. "It attracts the country's most talented Native American artists and thousands of art lovers who can catch a glimpse of the finest native art."
The Cherokee Art Market continues 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and features art from more than 130 American Indian artists from across the nation. Admission to the show is $5 per person and free for Cherokee Star Rewards Club members.
The artwork representing more than 45 different tribes is on display and is for sale. Art forms include beadwork, pottery, painting, basketry, sculpture and textiles. Guests may also enjoy a variety of cultural demonstrations and performances during the market.
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