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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

President’s Message

2

Welcome New IACA

Members

2

IACA 2016 Board of

Directors

2

Positive Outlook for

American Indian Art in

2016?

3

IACA Member Award

Winners at the 2016

Heard Museum Guild

Indian Fair & Market

3

Advertising and

Promoting IACA

Wholesale Markets

3

What do you think?

Are Wholesale Markets

Obsolete?

4

I n d i a n A r t s a n d C r a f t s A s s o c i a t i o n

J O U R N A L

THE WORLD’S LEADING AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS ALLIANCE

Volume 5, Issue 2

Spring 2016

S

HANE

R. H

ENDREN

IS

IACA 2016 A

RTIST OF THE

Y

EAR

Shane Hendren,

Navajo

,

broke new ground as the first three time

IACA Artist of the Year, and the $3,000 cash award that goes

with the recognition. Hendren was previously honored in 2007

and 2014.

Shane Hendren is a Master Metalsmith who has spent a lifetime

working at his craft. For the past twenty years his focus has been

on jewelry rooted in his Navajo heritage, incorporating traditional

symbolism while using advanced metals techniques such as

Mokume-gane, and engraving.

His work can be found in public and private collections around

the globe as well as being featured in magazines and books. His

hard work and dedication to his craft has been recognized through

awards from all the major art markets.

Shane’s style reflects traditional and formal training. He has an

Associate’s Degree from IAIA in Museum Management and a

BFA in all Disciplines from the University of New Mexico.

Shane was recognized in 2010 on the floor of the NM House of

Representatives for his service to the arts.

Hendren’s winning entry is completely fabricated, inlaid with

Mokume, has natural Apache turquoise, and is hand engraved.

Of his entry, he says,

"This buckle is a combination and respectful

acknowledgment of all my ethnic, cultural, and technical knowledge"

Dine Bizaad yee Nidaazbaa'igi.i

A Tribute to Our Navajo Code Talkers"

This entry is a 2-piece set consisting of a box and a bag. The bag is made in the traditional way for

Navajo medicine bags with a box keeper to store the bag. Inside the box lid are the names of the origi-

nal 29 Navajo Code Talkers.

Everything is hand sewn on hand-dyed smoked deer hide, with sterling silver conchos, 13 charlotte

cut beads, 24 microbeads, 24k gold beads, Sleeping Beauty turquoise, Navajo churro sheep wool, and

cotton liners.

"

The most memorable piece I have ever made. The Navajo Code Talkers were the reason to win a war. They are

why I am proud to speak my language."

Artist of the Year Continued on Page 2

JT Willie

,

Navajo, 2013 Artist of the Year, second place award for Artist of the Year honors in 2016.

Apache Turquoise Keto Buckle"

Dine Bizaad yee Nidaazbaa'igi.i “