Today is judging day at Indian Market. All of the artists’ pieces that were delivered to the Convention Center yesterday have now been classified. As I write this, the judges are evaluating each piece of art submitted. The two head honchos in charge of the judging are Carole Sandoval (Ohkay Owingeh), Vice Chair of SWAIA’s board, a graduate of IAIA and John Torres-Nez (Diné), Director of Artists Services for SWAIA and former curator of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Both Carole and John have assembled a wide variety of artists and other art experts to judge each category and award the winning pieces with ribbons.
First place in each category, as well as the Best of Show winner, will be determined this afternoon and will be formally announced tomorrow at the Best of Show Luncheon and Preview (all tickets already sold out for this event). All award-winning pieces will then be on display at the General Preview tomorrow night at the Convention Center (for tickets, please come to the Convention Center).
See pictures below of some of the work submitted.