Celebration: Boxley's chest wins Best of Show

Posted: Friday, June 04, 2004

Six artists have taken top awards at the second Sealaska Juried Art Show for best contemporary and traditional Native art.

The winners were chosen by artist Robert Davidson and Northwest Coast art scholar and music director Aldona Jonaitis.

Best of Show earned $1,500, while first through third places won $1,000, $750 and $500 respectively.

The pieces will be shown in the lobby of Sealaska Plaza from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 3 to July 2, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5.

• Best of Show - "Wolf and Eagle Telescoping Chest," by David Boxley.

• Traditional Art - First place, "Sleeper-Style Tsimshian Articulating Mask," by David Boxley; Second place, "Daajang," red and yellow cedar Haida hat, by Della Cheney; Third place, "Raven's Dream," silver spoon, by William Pfeifer.

• Contemporary Art - First place, "Naatssilanéi," blown and sand-carved glass, by Preston Singletary; Second place, "Black Seaweed," beaded necklace, by Chloe French; Third place, "Blind Uncle Bear Learns to See," blanket, by Clarissa Hudson.

• The following pieces were also selected for inclusion:

"Bird Track and Tree Shadows," cedar bottle, by Opal Olsen; "Raven Brings His Light," painting, by Clarissa Hudson; "Theories," painting, by Clarissa Hudson; "Eagle and Rainbow," mask, by David Boxley; "Killer Whale Fin," by Preston Singletary; "Raven Rattle," by Preston Singletary; "Killer Whale Ancestral Mask," by Preston Singletary; "Storage Box," by Preston Singletary; "Flirting Eagle," pendant, by William Pfeifer; Seal Bowl, by William Pfeifer; head canoe bowl, by William Pfeifer; "Tsaagweidi Robe," by Kimberly MacLoud; "Raven Rattle," by Archie Cavanaugh; Killer Whale vest, by Nancy Phillips; Chilkat gold headband, by Anna Ehlers; Chilkat blanket, by Anna Ehlers; Tsimshian basket 2004, by Lindarae Shearer; Tsimshian basket with lid, by Lindarae Shearer; abstract rug necklace and earrings, by Jada Katherine Smith; "Transcending Spirit," drum, by Michael Dangeli; "Seeking the Power," mask, by Michael Dangeli.

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