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floor of the New Mexico House of Repre-
sentatives for his service to the arts. All of
this, and he was called on by the British
Museum in 2009 as an expert panelist
on the new school of Native American
turquoise jewelry—of which he is exempla-
ry—at the Turquoise, Henry Christy, and
museum collections conference. Shane’s
IACA award-winning “Four Directions
Buckle” was featured in the IACA Summer
2014
Journal.
2008:
Mary Lou Big Day
(Crow Nation)
Mary Lou Big Day
was born on the Crow
Reservation. Traditional
arts have always been
an integral part of her
life. The oldest of five
children, Mary Lou was
raised by her grandmother who taught her
many things, but it’s her mother and father-
in-law she credits for teaching her many
of the traditional arts of the Crow Nation.
Mary Lou and her husband, Heywood,
travel across the country selling her dolls
and talking about Crow traditions and
culture. The dolls were given to young girls
to help teach them about their responsibil-
ities as they grew older, and to teach them
respect for their roles as women—from
giving birth to caring for their children and
grandchildren and, later in life, caring for
their mothers and grandmothers.
2011:
Earl Plummer
(Navajo)
A Navajo fromThoreau,
New Mexico,
Earl Plum-
mer
began making jewelry
at age 14 by learning from
family members. He
started with simple stamp
work and has progressed to the fine inlay
work he makes today. He takes many of his
ideas from nature, and creates contempo-
rary designs, using combinations of shells
and natural stones. Earl is known for the
quality of his work, his creativity, and his
attention to detail, which has resulted in
many awards over the years.
2012:
Caroline Carpio
(Isleta Pueblo)
Caroline Carpio
is a
lifelong resident of the
Isleta Pueblo, New Mexi-
co, and has been working
as an artist for over 30
years. Her artwork is a
reflection of her tradi-
tional upbringing and Native culture. Most
of Caroline’s pottery is in a contemporary
style made from clays that she gathers her-
self, and many beautiful bronze sculptures
are produced from Caroline’s originals. “At
times, my artwork is a reflection of my in-
ner prayers and other times, it is the stories
of our ancestors that inspire a new vision.
I would like my sculptures to preserve a
story and educate who we are many gener-
ations from now,”
2013:
JT Willie
(Navajo)
JT Willie
is of the
Taabaaha (Waters Edge
People) and born for the
Tachiinii (Red Running
into the Water People),
and is currently studying
for his PhD in Political
Science. JT’s exceptional beadwork reflects
where he came from as a young man, and
his hope is that his artwork will also inspire
young artists to find their vision.
JT expresses his feelings in each bead-
ed moccasin, bracelet, and wearable art
piece that he creates. While beadwork is
always the center for each of his designs,
JT embellishes his pieces by forming silver
around the beadwork in order to protect
the beadwork in each piece.
Biographical information obtained from a
variety of sources with some biographies
courtesy of Georgia Fischel, Dragonfly Native
American Jewelry, and Joe Zeller, River Trading
Post. We apologize for any inadvertent errors.
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