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Congratulations to Shane

Hendren, the 2016 IACA Artist

of the Year!

Frequently we’re asked how the

Artist of the Year is actually se-

lected. Here is the way it works.

Each entry is identified by a num-

ber only. There are three inde-

pendent judges who know Ameri-

can Indian art and who are not

Board Members, or exhibitors.

Judges for the 2016 competition

included two IACA Collector

members, and one from a busi-

ness affiliated with the American

Indian art industry.

Each judge works totally independently and rates each entry from 1

to 10 for

Creativity/Originality, Technical Complexity and

Overall Appeal

. Judges are not permitted to communicate with

one another, or to share notes, during the judging process.

There are a total of 30 available points per judge. Ballots are tabu-

lated and the entries with the highest scores are the winners.

The judging process is one of the strictest and most objective in the

entire American Indian art industry. Now you know how it works!

In this Journal, we have introduced a new feature

“What Do You

Think?”

Read the article and let us know! A selection of the re-

sponses will be published in the following issue of the Journal, and

your Board will use these responses to mold IACA as

you

want it.

Suggestions, praise, opinions or thoughts? Contact us at

whatdoyouthink@iaca.com

Kathi

Kathi Ouellet— President,

Retail Member

Georgia Fischel—Vice President,

Retail Member

Dee Dowers— Secretary,

Collector Member

Jacque Foutz— Treasurer,

Wholesale Member

Martin Seidel— Director,

Wholesale Member

Beth Hale— Director,

Collector Member

David Eversmann—Director,

Collector Member

Dawn Dark Mountain, Oneida—

Director, Artist Member

Joe “Jo-Jo” Jojola, Isleta—

Director, Artist Member

IACA is pleased to welcome the

following new members who

have joined the IACA since

October 2015.

Weeya Michelle Smith

Echota Cherokee

Artist Member (Beadwork)

Anderson Koinva

Hopi

Artist Member (Jewelry)

YellowSkyz, LLC

Hillsdale, MI

Wholesale/Retail Member

Steve and Roberta Senecal

Salem, MA

Collector Members

Dennis Ray Payne

Georgia Tribe of Eastern

Cherokee

Artist Member (Traditional

Crafts)

Kachina House

Sedona, AZ

Wholesale/Retail Member

Arlene & Mark Ritz

Gregory, MI

Collector Members

Renette Maury

Metis

Artist Member (Easel art)

Paul Tohlakai

Dine'

Artist Member (Drums)

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ELCOME

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IACA M

EMBERS

IACA P

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Dawn Dark Mountain, Oneida, received third place Artist of the

Year honors in 2016.

“We Will Follow Our Own Path"

This image represents Two-Row Wampum (The Kaswentha).

The painting is transparent watercolor on paper with cut and

manipulated paper and quahog shell (wampum) beads sewn

into the wampum belt painting. There is a

trompe d'oeil

(fool the

eye) fold and an actual fold in the paper to further the illusion of

a wampum belt.

"This belt commemorates the earliest treaty between Europeans and the

Six Nations in 1613. The two purple rows symbolize the path of each

culture, the white beads symbolize the Peace between, as we each follow

our own path."

IACA 2016 B

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Artist of the Year Continued from Page 1

“We Will Follow Our Own Path"