Eighth annual Cherokee Art Market selects ‘A Little Girl’s Dream’ as Best of Show

October 12, 2013

Alvin Marshall’s sculpture, “A Little Girl’s Dream,” was named Best of Show at the eighth annual Cherokee Art Market.Alvin Marshall’s sculpture, “A Little Girl’s Dream,” was named Best of Show at the eighth annual Cherokee Art Market.

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TULSA, Okla. - This year’s eighth annual Cherokee Art Market honored Alvin Marshall with Best of Show for “A Little Girl’s Dream” sculpture entry at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The awards reception held on Friday honored the Cherokee Art Market prizewinners with $75,000 overall prize money awarded across 20 categories.

“The Cherokee Art Market continues to be one of the most competitive events with one of the largest prize purses of any Native American art show in the country,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “This weekend, thousands of people will view the outstanding work created by these talented artists from across the country, and some will have a chance to take their favorite piece home.”

The event runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and features inspirational art from more than 150 elite Native American artists from across the nation. Admission to the family-friendly show is $5 per person.

The finest Native American artwork representing more than 45 different tribes is on display and sale at the Cherokee Art Market. Art forms include beadwork, pottery, painting, basketry, sculptures and textiles. Guests will also enjoy a variety of cultural demonstrations and performances during the market.

With nearly 60 winners in eight classes, the following highlights the Cherokee Art Market 2013 Best of Show and Best of Class winners:

Cherokee Art Market / Class / Place

Artist Name / Art Piece

8th Annual Cherokee Art Market, Best of Show

Alvin Marshall, “A Little Girl’s Dream”

Class 1 – Painting, Best of Class

Tony A. Tiger, “Essence of Being”

Class 2 – Sculpture, Best of Class

Alvin Marshall, “A Little Girl’s Dream”

Class 3 – Beadwork/Quillwork, Best of Class

Jackie Larson Bread, “Amsakappii Prikonni”

Class 4 – Basketry, Best of Class

Shawna Cain, “Reclaiming Our Sacred Symbol”

Class 5 – Pottery, Best of Class

Chase Kahwinhat Earles, “Red River Bowl”

Class 6 – Textiles, Best of Class

Margaret Roach Wheeler, “The Story of Mahota”

Class 7 – Jewelry, Best of Class

Antonio Grant, “Spirit Keeper”

Class 8 – Diverse Art Forms, Best of Class

David Scott, “Fishing at Night”

For a complete list of winners and additional details on the eighth annual Cherokee Art Market, please call (918) 384-6990 or visit www.CherokeeArtMarket.com.

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