Cherokee Phoenix announces quarterly giveaway winner

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/05/2018 04:00 PM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
The bowl features a water beetle that says “In the beginning” in Cherokee. The darker pen is a walnut burl and the lighter pen is dyed box elder burl. They are both twist pens. The sign is a hand drawn and burned decorative sign. COURTESY
TAHLEQUAH – Congratulations to Geneva Collins, of Park Hill, for being the Cherokee Phoenix’s fourth-quarter giveaway winner for 2017.

On Jan. 4, Collins won handcrafted wooden art by Cherokee artist Jay Cox of Notchietown Hardwoods. The artwork consists of two pens, a bowl featuring the water beetle and a hand-drawn, burned, decorative sign featuring an eagle.

Collins won it after a Cherokee Phoenix staff member drew his name from 64 entries accumulated from the past three months.

Collins joins Steven Rice, of Bartlesville; Patrick Swartz, of Bellevue, Nebraska; Charlotte Foster from Chelsea; Dana Parks from Brownsboro, Texas; Nan Butler, of Wellston, Wauneta Wine of Columbia, Maryland; and Dale Easky of St. Clair, Missouri, as Cherokee Phoenix quarterly giveaway winners.

Rice a booger mask and scissor-cut art by Tana Washington of Scissor Cut Art. Swartz won an 18-inch-by-24-inch limited-edition giclee on canvas titled “Gifts of Life” by Traci Rabbit of Rabbit Studios. Foster won a finger-woven belt made by Cherokee artist Jules Brison of Waterspider Creations. Parks won beaded jewelry made by Native Uniques owner Samantha Barnes. Butler won four painted tiles by Cherokee artist MaryBeth Timothy of MoonHawk Art. Wine won a carving by Cherokee sculptor Matthew Girty, and Easky won a knife by Cherokee knife maker Ray Kirk.

The Cherokee Phoenix will hold its first 2018 quarterly drawing on April 2 when it gives away a loom-woven blanket by Cherokee weaver Janice Dreadfulwater.

Entries for the drawing can be obtained by donating to the Cherokee Phoenix’s Elder/Veterans Fund or buying a Cherokee Phoenix subscription or merchandise. One entry is given for every $10 spent or donated.

For more information regarding the giveaways, call Danny Eastham at 918-453-5743, Samantha Cochran at 918-207-3825 or Justin Smith at 918-207-4975 or email danny-eastham@cherokee.org, samantha-cochran@cherokee.org or justin-smith@cherokee.org.

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