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Handmade Indian doll wins Red Earth’s best in show

Winners from 2013 Red Earth Festival Juried Art Competition

BY KAREN KLINKA Modified: June 7, 2013 at 11:54 pm •  Published: June 8, 2013

A colorfully beaded handmade Indian doll, created by Cheyenne-Arapaho artist Laketa Pratt of Oklahoma City, received the Grand Award for best of show Friday at the 27th annual Red Earth festival’s juried art competition.

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Red Earth art awards

Art winners in 14 other categories were honored during the AT&T Red Earth Adult Art Awards ceremony. First-place winners in each category received $500; second place, $300; and third, $100. Those artists and their winning artworks were as follows:


•First: Vivian Garner-Cottrell (Cherokee), Dream Weaver.

•Second: Ronda Talbert Moss (Cherokee), Baby Locks.

•Third: Mary Aitson (Cherokee), Black Walnuts & Acorns.


•First: La Verna Capes (Cherokee), Buckskin Dress.

•Second: Yonavea Hawkins (Caddo Delaware), Blue Dreams.

•Third: Michael Standing (Cherokee), Feather Fan .

Clothing, textiles, weaving:

•First: Rafina Canyon (Cherokee), Two Gray Hills rug.

•Second: Brihilda Coriz (Santa Domingo Pueblo) Traditional shirt.

•Third: Frances Begay (Navajo), Yei rug—Harvest Season.

Contemporary jewelry:

•First: Nelson Garcia (Kewa/Santo Domingo Pueblo), Reflection of Kingman Turquoise.

•Second: Nelda Schrupp (Pheasant Rump Nakota), Necklace Breastplate.

•Third: Sharon Trudeau (Odawa), Eclipse.

Traditional jewelry:

•First: Nelson Garcia (Kewa/Santo Domingo Pueblo), Boulder Turquoise.

•Second: George Begay (Navajo), Ornate Bracelet.

•Third: Jolene Bird (Santo Domino Pueblo), Corn Necklace.

Cultural items, utilitarian:

•First: Daniel Worcester (Chickasaw), Skinny Knife.

•Second: James Black (Cheyenne Arapaho), Sister That Saved Her Brother.

•Third: Nelda Schrupp (Pheasant Rump Nakota), Decorative Set of Two Rattles.

Cultural items, diversified:

•First: George Levi (Southern Cheyenne), Ledger Art, Cheyenne Headdress.

•Second: Laketa Pratt (Cheyenne Arapaho Sioux Creek), Proud Parents.

•Third: Gary Roybal (San Ildefonso Pueblo/Tewa), Kings of the Mountain.

Drawings and graphics:

•First: Marwin Begaye (Navajo), Southern Plains Warrior.

•Second: Jon Tiger (Creek), Sister Love.

•Third: Linda Kukuk (Choctaw), Moonlit Flight.

Painting, oil/acrylic :

•First: Raymond Nordwall (Pawnee/Ojibwe) Reflections of Yesterday.

•Second: Jon Tiger (Creek), Sacred Birds of the Mississippians.

•Third: Dylan Cavin (Choctaw), Ann.

Painting, water-based:

•First: Linda Kukuk (Choctaw), Medicine Crow.

•Second: Bobby Bales (Taos Pueblo), Telling Time.

•Third: Starr Hardridge (Creek), Southern Cloth.


•First: Alan Yeahquo (Kiowa), Raising the Church for the New Year.

•Second: Connie Yellowman (Cheyenne/Arapaho), Ho’ ne he tan ei (Wolf People).

•Third: Alan Yeahquo (Kiowa) Ageless we Victory Dance.

Traditional pottery:

•First: Jeri Redcorn (Caddo/Potawatomi), Turkey Dance.

•Second: Chase Kahwinhut Earles (Caddo), Natchitoches Witsi.

•Third: Scott Roberts (Muscogee Creek), Mythical Birdman.

Contemporary pottery:

•First: Scott Roberts (Muscogee Creek), Keeper of the Fire.

•Second: Jeri Redcorn (Caddo/Potawatomi), Nacoqdoches Scrolls.

•Third: Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee Nation), Textile Imprinted Pottery.


•First: Troy Anderson (Cherokee N.E. Alabama), American Pickers.

•Second: Michael Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo/Tewa), Spring Time Pueblo Girl.

•Third: Gary Moore (Choctaw), Conflict on the High Plains.


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