I went to Indian Market yesterday and as usual I went into visual overload! I visited with Marcus Amerman who had several beautiful beaded bracelets. His beaded panel showing Wild Bill Hickok and the Indians in full regalia from the Wild West Show took second place in beadwork. It was a stunning piece.Best of Show winners: Navajo metalworkers Daryl and Rebecca Begay won for their silver concha belt, Return from the Long Walk, which also took top honors in the jewelry division. Best of Classification VIII - Bead Work & Quill Work: Jamie Okuma. Jamie has won several awards in the past including Best of Show with her beaded dolls. Last year she won top honors in Diverse Arts for a piece featuring about 11 beaded Indian cowboys leaning against a fence. Each cowboy was about 10" tall. It was fabulous! I found photos of a couple of the cowboys: Indian Cowboy & Cowboy 2.Beverly Moran showed several incredible traditional garments with lots of beadwork. She was wearing one and told me it weighed between 40 and 50 pounds. She had two delightful frames pieces with miniature beaded garments. Both were already sold.Sam Haozous is supposed to have photos on his Facebook page. You can also read his Twitter site as he tweets while walking around the market.Award winning photographer Ann Murdy has 10 pages of photos from 2008 Indian Market.
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