The 50th Red Cloud Indian Art Show's Special Awards Winners 

September 27, 2018


The Red Cloud Indian Art Show, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, is a truly unique exhibition. It's not only the largest and longest-running Native art exhibition of its kind--it's also one of only a few held in an indigenous community.

But what sets the show apart is its inclusion of all Native artists. Its purpose is to create opportunities for Native artists to explore their talents and share their perspectives, regardless of their previous exposure to the art world. Grounded in community and culture, as part of the Red Cloud Indian Art Show, artists themselves guide the narrative on Native art and indigenous experience.

Each year, a series of awards are presented to artists to honor their extraordinary contributions. Here are the stunning works presented by some of this year's special award winners: 


Br. CM Simon, SJ Award, purchase award - for artwork to be used for publicity for the following year's show

Marlena Myles - Anpetu Wi


Judge's Choice Award - best work determined by Judges

Kevin Pourier - Hollywood Indian Buffalo Horn Glasses


Founder's Award - most innovative use of culturally specific methods of techniques

Randilynn Boucher - Pejuta Ota



Oscar Howe Award - representing a force in the evolution of indigenous fine arts

Roger Broer - Shaman


Visual Sovereignty Award - for the most developed indigenous theme

Bryan Parker - There's a Kind of Hush


Continuum Award - for best use of innovative medium, techniques or approach

Tani Gordon - She's Always with Me


Abstract Award - for the best non-representational work in any media

Neida Schrupp - Honoring the Survivors of Smallpox


Representation Award - for the best representational work in any media

Emil Her Many Horses - Painted Rawhide Hat & Box


New Artist Award (sponsored by Susan Elizabeth Eakle) - for an outstanding body of work by an emerging artist

Dustin Twiss - Calling Bull


Standing Rock/NoDAPL Award (sponsored by Susan Elizabeth Eakle) - for the focus on Standing Rock and water protectors 

Sandy Swallow - The Wind Blew, Who Knew the Ending 




View the full Artist Directory HERE.


Photos © Red Cloud Indian School 


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