Originally Published: July 9, 2017 5:55 a.m.
Celebrating traditional weaving, Diné Navajo artist Tahnibaa Naataanii earned best-of-show honors and first place in traditional arts at the 20th annual Prescott Indian Art Market on Saturday, July 8.
The two-day market at Sharlot Hall Museum features more than 100 Native American artists showcasing pieces at the juried show. Naataanii’s cape of hand-loomed wool, utilizing native symbols and traditionally dyed materials, was deemed the Best of Show.
Judges reviewed more than 110 pieces in five general categories: Ceramics, Jewelry, Sculpture, Two-Dimensional Art, and Traditional Art. In addition to top-three awards in each category, judges also provided “Judges’ Choice” mentions. Eighteen different artists were selected after more than two hours of close inspection.
Lorraine Gala-Lewis, a Laguna Taos Hopi, won first place in Ceramics; Veronica Benally, a Diné Navajo, won in Jewelry; Adrian Wall, a Jemez Pueblo, won in Sculpture; and Gilmore Scott, a Diné Navajo, won in Two-Dimensional Art.
The Prescott Indian Art Market concludes today, July 9, at the museum, 415 W. Gurley St., two blocks west of the courthouse plaza. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Information provided by Sharlot Hall Museum