Winners for 40th annual Trail of Tears Art Show announced
4/28/2011 7:14:07 AM
 
Cherokee artist Troy Jackson won the 2011 Trail of Tears Art Show grand prize with his pottery entry “Putting The Pieces Together.” This year’s exhibition at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill, Okla., features 155 art pieces from 93 Native American artists from 13 tribes. COURTESY PHOTO
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Cherokee artist Troy Jackson won the 2011 Trail of Tears Art Show grand prize with his pottery entry “Putting The Pieces Together.” This year’s exhibition at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill, Okla., features 155 art pieces from 93 Native American artists from 13 tribes. COURTESY PHOTO
By STAFF REPORTS PARK HILL, Okla. – The Cherokee Heritage Center have announced the winners of the 40th annual Trail of Tears Art Show with the grand prize going to Cherokee artist Troy Jackson for his work titled “Putting The Pieces Together” in the pottery category. “2011 marked another great year for the Trail of Tears Art Show,” CHC Executive Director Carey Tilley said. “The art speaks for itself in demonstrating the strength, beauty and creativity of the Native American art world.” The show and sale runs through May 8 and features authentic Native American art in one of Oklahoma’s oldest art shows. This year’s exhibition includes 155 art pieces featuring 93 Native American artists from 13 tribes. Artists from federally recognized tribes competed in several divisions and categories, including painting, sculpture, pottery, basketry, graphics and miniatures. A special Trail of Tears theme category and a jewelry category were offered for the first time. Thirty-five winners were named in nine categories and collectively took home $10,000. The winners were: Grand prize: Troy Jackson, Cherokee, “Putting the Pieces Together,” pottery Painting: Sharon Irla, Cherokee, “Corn Mother” Sculpture: Darrell Smith, Cherokee, “Red Tail Hawk” Basketry: Lisa Forrest, Cherokee, “Traditional Storage Basket” Pottery: David Pruitt, Cherokee, “Fire Carrier” Trail of Tears: Gary Wing, Cherokee, “Trail of Tears Water Crossing” Jewelry: Fritz Casuse, Dine’ Navajo, “Caia Ring” Graphics: Shan Goshorn, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, “High Stakes; Tribe’s Choice” Miniature: Dan Horsechief, Cherokee/Pawnee, “Seeker” The Bank of Oklahoma and the Chickasaw Nation sponsored this year’s art show. A complete list of the winners can be found at www.CherokeeHeritage.org.
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