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Regional Artists to Create New Native Art

 

Regional Artists to Create New Native Art

VANCOUVER, Wash., (October 16, 2014) – From an open call to American Indian artists of Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Minnesota, four American Indian artists have been selected to receive NACF Regional Artist Fellowships by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF).

Kevin Pourier (Lakota) of Scenic, S.D., Jennifer M. Stevens (Oneida/Lakota) of Green Bay, Wis., Star Wallowing Bull (Ojibwe/Arapaho) of Moorehead, Minn. and Delina White (Ojibwe) of Walker, Minn. carry the honor of being the first artists to receive the award.

"We are proud to announce four talented American Indian artists who demonstrate continual innovation in their growth as culture makers in this diverse region, " said NACF President/CEO T. Lulani Arquette (Native Hawaiian). "We look forward to the creative new works these four artists will be presenting as they engage communities and share their art."

2014 NACF Regional Artist Fellows:

Traditional Art -

Kevin Pourier (Lakota), Scenic, S.D. – Oglala Sioux Tribe

Jennifer Stevens (Oneida/Lakota), Green Bay, Wis. – Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin

Delina White (Ojibwe), Deer River, Minn. – Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Visual Art -

Star Wallowing Bull (Ojibwe/Arapaho), Moorhead, Minn. – White Earth Band of Chippewa

The regional fellowship includes support ranging up to $20,000 per artist to help them complete ambitious projects and present them to communities in their home states over the next year. The four regional fellows will also be supported in completing a professional development opportunity of their choice to further their ongoing career trajectory.

To view artworks by these four talented artists, please visit: http://www.nativeartsandcultures.org.

About the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting the appreciation and perpetuation of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian arts and cultures. With the support of Native Nations, arts patrons and foundation partners, the Vancouver, Wash.-based organization has supported 89 Native artists and organizations in 23 states with $1,667,000 in assistance.

About the NACF Regional Artist Fellowship Program

This summer, the foundation accepted proposals for the regional award from artists in the four states who were enrolled members of one of the 37 tribes located in the region and practiced in the fields of traditional art or visual art. Foundation staff and peer panels reviewed applications from artists who applied online by the July 10 deadline. The award will be offered in the region again in 2015. These awards are made possible by generous support from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.

 

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