2011 Zuni Festival at Museum of Northern Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The 21st Annual Zuni Festival was held at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff on May 28-29. There were a large number of Zuni artists displaying and selling Zuni Art. Fourteen categories of craft awards were given out to a total of 25 individual winners.

There were events all day, both days. The festivities included: Olla Pottery Maidens, Zuni Map Art Exhibit - Jim Enote, a puppet show featuring "A Dragonfly's Tale," Zuni Pueblo Band, Zuni Salt Lake - Jim Enote, the Nawesta Family Dancers, "Zuni Search For The Middle Place" - Curtis Quam, and "Grand Canyon And Zuni Sacred Sites" - Octavious Seowtewa.

21st Annual Zuni Festival Award Winners

Best of Show Award

Carlton Jamon - Coral Squash Blossom Necklace

MNA Spirit Award

Edward Wemytewa - The Endangered Humpback Chub

(If the Fish is Sacred to the Zuni, the Zuni Must be Fish People)

Fetish Carving - Traditional Awards

First Place - Lynn Quam - Ammonite Bear with Sun Faces

Second Place - Daryl Shack Sr. - Searching Bear

Honorable Mention - Lorandina Sheche - Mole

Fetish Carving - Contemporary Awards

First Place - Raymond Tsalate - Dancing Frog Carving

Second Place - Raymond Tsalate - Sky-The Rainbow

Honorable Mention - Troy Sice - Dancing Bear with Bolo Tie

Jewelry - Traditional Awards

First Place - Ola Eriacho - Hopi Sun Maiden Necklace

Second Place - Smokey Gchachu - Zuni Rain Necklace Set

Honorable Mention - Mike Yatsayte - Six Directional Necklace

Jewelry - Contemporary Awards

First Place - Carlton Jamon - Coral Squash Blossom Necklace

Second Place - Myron Panteah - Silver Cutout Set

Honorable Mention - Rolanda Haloo - Dragonfly Pin


First Place - Noreen Simplicio - Bowl With Raised Frogs

Second Place - Gilbert Lalio - Owl Pot

Honorable Mention - Gilbert Lalio - Large Olla Pot


First Place - Aric Chopito - White Weaving

2-D Fine Art

First Place - Kyle Wauneka - Wide Sleeved

Second Place - Geddy Epaloose - Shuma.gol Ima

(The Place of the Dragonfly)

Koko Carvings Awards

First Place - Robert Cachini - Siwolo Buffalo

Second Place - Barry Gasper - Longhorn Set

Honorable Mention - Barry Gasper - Ogre

Sculpture Awards

First Place - Edward Wemytewa - The Endangered Humpback Chub

(If the Fish is Sacred to the Zuni, the Zuni Must be Fish People)

Second Place - Edward Wemytewa - Shosuwanne Reed Snare/Decoy

Youth Awards (16 years or younger) - Pottery

First Place - Kenneth Epaloose - Traditional Olla Water Jug

Youth Awards (16 years or younger) - 2-D Fine Art

First Place - Matthew Neha - Butterfly Spirit

Senior Awards (65 years or older) - Fetish Carving

First Place - Bobby Shack - Buffalo


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