Friday, May 05, 2006

Northwest Canadian Indian Artist (Haida) Wins Award at Heard Museum Market Fair

At the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market this past March, one of the major award winners was a Northwest Canadian Indian artist by the name of Eliasica Timmerman (Haida). Timmerman won for a basket. This is good news for Northwest Canadian Indian art since the Heard Museum event is one of the largest Indian art fairs in North America and is usually dominated by Southwest Indian art due to the location. Hopefully, this win will bring more exposure to Northwest Canadian Indian art, especially to the southwest U.S. market.

For lots of examples of Northwest Canadian Indian art, see Free Spirit Gallery.

2 comments:

alaskandave said...

Hello there---I agree that Eliasica's winning of the Heard Museum awards is good for Canadian artists as well, but I feel I need to make a correction...

Eliasica was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska and has lived here all her life. Her family comes from Hydaburg Alaska, which did come from Massett back in the day...but she is straight up Alaskan. Thanks for recognizing her...

Her Husband---Dave Timmerman

Clint said...

We stand corrected then. Her award and exposure will be of benefit to all Northwest artists then whether from the US or Canada. Thanks for visiting.

Clint