Price’s ‘Dancing Raven Hat’ is a painted hat made of red cedar and otter fur. The piece also took third place in the Formline Art category. Price’s other works – ‘Quantum Raven’ Paddle and ‘Mother Whale’ Paddle took first and second places in Formline, the show’s newest category.
Here are the complete results:
Best of Show
- Wayne Price—Dancing Raven Hat
Northwest Coast Customary Art
- 1st Place—Pauline Duncan, Ravenstail Set
- 2nd Place—Wayne Price, Quantum Raven
- 3rd Place—Deborah Head-Aanutein, Echoing Traditions
Northwest Coast Customary-Inspired Art
- 1st Place—Teri Rofkar, Caprini Tribal Regalia
- 2nd Place—Della Cheney, Leadership and Change
- 3rd Place—Lily Hope, Little Watchman
- 1st Place—Wayne Price, Quantum Raven
- 2nd Place— Wayne Price, Mother Whale
- 3rd Place— Wayne Price, Dancing Raven Hat
Awards totaled more than $8,000.
Tsimshian carver and artist David R. Boxley was the show’s sole juror. He was responsible for selecting the 21 pieces featured in the show as well as the winners.
The Juried Art Show will be displayed at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center through June 30.
- It aims to preserve Alaska Native culture by giving tribes and tribal organizations the ability to oversee local child welfare problems, rather than social workers coming in from outside their communities. That often results in children being removed from their communities.
- Dressed in full Gwich’in regalia, Potts recounted growing up in a modest dirt-floor hunting cabin in Eagle, losing someone close to suicide, and taking the conventions theme of strength in unity to get back to enjoying life again.
- The Juneau School District wants to consolidate its two high school football programs and cheer squads. Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller said at a press conference Thursday afternoon that the decision to send a formal request to the Alaska School Activities Association has been two years in the making.
- Three helmets, two hats, a headdress and a beaded shirt are from as far back as the 1600s to about 1890. They will be stored through the National Park Service, with access being granted to the Tlingit clans.