3 Cherokees win at Native American Heritage Festival Art Show

BY STAFF REPORTS
09/14/2017 08:00 AM
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Mike Dart, a 2017 Cherokee National Treasure, won Best of Show and first place in basket weaving for his burden basket titled “The Burdens We Carry” at the 2017 Native American Heritage Festival Art Show in Cushing, Oklahoma. COURTESY
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Cherokee Nation citizen Julie Brison won second place in textiles for her “Earth Meets Rust” piece at the 2017 Native American Heritage Festival Art Show in Cushing, Oklahoma. COURTESY
CUSHING, Okla. – Three Cherokee Nation citizens performed well on Sept. 8 at the third annual Native American Heritage Festival Art Show at the Cushing Community Theater.

Mike Dart, a 2017 Cherokee National Treasure, won Best of Show and first place in basket weaving for his burden basket titled “The Burdens We Carry.” He also won first place in the Cultural Crafts category for his “Hunter’s Arrow Quiver.” His Best of Show award came with $1,000, while he earned $300 each for his first-place finishes.

CN citzen Rene Hoover took second place in basket weaving for her piece titled “My Mother’s Basket.” The award earned her $200. Also earning $200 with a second-place finish in textiles was CN citizen Julie Brison for her “Earth Meets Rust” piece.

The art show’s categories consisted of painting, graphics, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and cultural crafts.

The Native American Heritage Festival Art Show abides by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and Oklahoma’s American Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1974 and 2016 Amendment.

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