Adams, EBCI tribal member, won first place in woodcarving
at 2015 Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) Santa
Fe Indian Market Aug. 22-23. (EBCI photos)
SANTA FE, NM Two EBCI tribal members landed first place
prizes at the 2015 Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA)
Santa Fe Indian Market held Aug. 22-23. Joshua Adams won a blue
ribbon in woodcarving and Shan Goshorn was awarded a blue ribbon
and second-place red ribbon in basketry.
Also displaying work at the juried Indigenous Fine Arts Market
(IFAM) Aug. 20-21 in Santa Fe were EBCI artisans James "Bud" Smith
and Antonio Grant.
EBCI artist Shan Goshorn has lived in Tulsa, Okla. since 1981.
Her multi-media work has been exhibited worldwide and is part of
collections in the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American
Indian in Washington, D.C., Oklahoma's Gilcrease Museum, the Museum
of Contemporary Native Arts in New Mexico, and the Gorman Museum
at the University of California, Davis, Calif., among others.
Among her many accomplishments, Goshorn was named Best of Class
at SWAIA Indian Market and the Heard Museum Indian Fair in 2013
and at the 2012 Cherokee Art Market. Her work has been widely shown
internationally in England, France, South Africa, Italy and China.
Adams was taking part in his first Indian Market. His work has
been shown throughout the world and he most recently won Best in
Show award at the 2014 Cherokee Indian Fair. His work was also chosen
for the Art in the Embassies project and is currently on display
at the Tanzanian Embassy.
Shan Goshorn, EBCI tribal member, was awarded a blue ribbon
and second-place red ribbon in basketry. Shown is her piece entitled
"Hearts Of Our Women".
Goshorn, EBCI tribal member, was awarded a blue ribbon and
second-place red ribbon in basketry. Shown is her piece entitled
"Hearts Of Our Women".
Adams is descended from legendary Cherokee woodcarvers James
and Urma Bradley. He also studied under Cherokee woodcarver Dr.
James "Bud" Smith, who was also displaying his work at the IFAM.
Adams says his work is inspired by legendary woodcarver Amanda Crowe.
Adams, Smith, and Grant were among 267 Native artists, craftsmen
and musicians from through the country and Canada who were invited
to participate in the second annual event.
The 94th annual SWAIA Market featured 1,100 Native American
artists from 400 nations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Attracting
some 150,000 visitors to Santa Fe each year, it is the largest juried
Native American art show in the world.
"At Santa Fe Indian Market, we are not just promoting and selling
art, we are unfolding the history and legacy of Native traditions
and cultures, while recognizing contemporary growth and evolution,"
said Dallin Maybee, SWAIA's Chief Operating Officer. "Santa Fe Indian
Market allows you to immerse yourself in a rich, sacred cultural
experience. It is a place to embrace diversity, creativity, living
traditions and a warm sense of family."
woodcarver Bud Smith
artist Antonio Grant