Art Competition Award Winners

2015 Red Earth Grand Award Winner (Best of Show)

Jolene Bird (Santo Domingo)
Inlayed Gourd - Diversified Art Form

President's Award

Troy Anderson (Cherokee of NE Alabama)
"Raven" - Sculpture

Kathleen Everett Upshaw Award

Alberta Henderson (Navajo) 
Two Grey Hill Rug - Textiles

Awards by Division


1st::  Kristie Vann (Cherokee), "A Mothers Love"
2nd:: Dana Talbert (Cherokee), "Crossing Paths"
3rd::  Ronda Talbert Moss (Cherokee), "Blended Together"


1st::  Yonavea Hawkins (Caddo/Delaware), "Hah De Cooh Night"
2nd:: Debbie May Silvas (Assiniboine of Fort Peck), "Running with Paints"
3rd::  Connie Hart Yellowman (Cheyenne), "Blue Twins"

Clothing, Textiles, Weaving

1st::  Margaret Roach Wheeler (Chickasaw), "Tribal Dress"
2nd:: Tyra Shackleford (Chickasaw), "Traditional Fingerwoven Belt with Beads"
3rd::  Tahnee Ahtone Harjo Growing Thunder (Kiowa), "Woodlands Velvet Ribbon Dress"

Cultural Items, Utilitarian

1st:: Daniel Worchester (Chickasaw), "Stars and Stripes"
2nd:: James Black (Cheyenne & Arapaho), "Custer's Retreat"
3rd:: A. Wayne "Tay Sha" Earles (Caddo), "P'-t-ta-u-ni-wan'-ha "to have Power from"


1st:: Anita Caldwell Jackson (Echota Cherokee), "The Fourth Sister"
2nd:: Fernando Padilla (San Felipe Pueblo/Navajo), "Greeting the Sun"
3rd:: Daniel Worcester (Chickasaw), "Sunburst"


1st::  Peggy Fontenot (Pataworneck (Potawatomi/Cherokee), "Pura Fe"
2nd:: Lester Harragarra (Otoe-Missouria/Kiowa), "I am Apsaalooke"
3rd::  Chad Nish Earles (Caddo), "Pathway of Souls"

Contemporary Jewelry

1st::  Tonya June Rafael (Navajo), Squash Blossom Necklace
2nd:: Duran Gaspar (Zuni Pueblo), Bear Paw Pendant
3rd::  Lester Ortiz (Navajo), Navajo Concho Belt

Traditional Jewelry

1st::  Jolene Bird (Santo Dominto), Inlay Beads with Earring
nd:: Don Nieto (Santo Domingo), Mop/Turquoise necklace & earrings
3rd:: Clancy Gray (Osage), "Seeing Blue"

Painting, Oil/Acrylic

1st:: Fernando Padilla (San Felipe Pueblo/Navajo, ""Raing the Wind"
2nd:: Gilmore Scott (Dine (Navajo) ), "Turquoise Sky"
3rd:: Brent Greenwood (Chickasaw/Ponca), "Rethink"

Painting, Water-Based

1st::  Merlin Little Thunder (Cheyenne/Arapaho), "Offering Cloth's"
2nd:: Enoch Kelly Haney (Seminole), "Night Warrior"
3rd::  Brent Learned (Cheyenne/Arapaho), "You Became One"

Traditional Pottery

1st::  Chase Kahwinhut Earles (Caddo), Deetumba Kahwis "Horse Tripod" Traditional Caddo Bottle
2nd:: Scott Roberts, (Muscogee (Creek) ), "Sacred Path"
3rd::  Scott Roberts (Muscogee (Creek) ), "Milky Way"

Contemporary Pottery

1st:: Karin Walkingstick (Cherokee), "The Gathering"
2nd:: Jeri Redcorn (Caddo), "Nah Kaoshun"
3rd:: Carolyn Bernard Young (Choctaw), "Flight"


1st::  Troy Anderson (Cherokee of NE Alabama), "Searches"
2nd:: Anita Caldwell Jackson (Echota Cherokee), "Basket Maker"
3rd:: Kelly Dyars (Choctaw), "She Walks in Beauty"