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IACA 2016 Board of
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IACA Member Award
Winners at the 2016
Heard Museum Guild
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Volume 5, Issue 2
IACA 2016 A
RTIST OF THE
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
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
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
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 “