2016 Woodland Indian Art Show & Market

The Woodland Indian Art Show and Market (WIAS&M) is an art competition and market showcasing the unique artistic styles of Native American Nations from the midwest and eastern regions of the United States.
July 1, 2 & 3 | Oneida Radisson Hotel & Conference Center | 2040 Airport Drive | Oneida, Wisconsin

Woodland Indian Art, Inc. …

Woodland Indian Art, Inc.  is a non-profit organization created to expand the awareness and appreciation of Woodland Indian Arts and Culture through education, events and markets. We bring Woodland Indian artists together to raise awareness of their distinct artistic styles and cultures. We contribute to the economy of Native communities by cultivating the public’s appreciation of Woodland Indian artists and the unique diversity of their art. Woodland Indian Art, Inc. and its volunteers have produced the Woodland Indian Art Show and Market on the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin since 2006. 


1 JulWIAS&M Reception

WIAS&M Reception

Join us for the Woodland Indian Art Show & Market’s opening reception. Enjoy an evening with the artists, listen to a live performance and have a bite to eat. The winners of the juried art show will be announced, plus there will be a special  presentation for the WIAS&M 10th anniversary. Tickets: $15
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1 Jul2016 Luncheon and Presentation

2016 Luncheon and Presentation

Protecting the Woodland Indian Artist’s Canvas: Mother Earth Join us for a lunch featuring a presentation by the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) has become an active co-sponsor of this luncheon because of its mission to protect and enhance the natural resources while...
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3 JulWIAS&M Luncheon Theater

WIAS&M Luncheon Theater

Join us at 11 a.m. for a beautiful brunch followed by the one-woman play “Honor Song.” Carol O. Smart portrays her grandmother, Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill, a Native American woman physician who served the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin during the years of 1876 through 1952. Woodland Indian Art Show & Market, Radisson Hotel & Conference...
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Image description: “The Courtship: When the River met the Forest” by Ren Katchenago Jr.  Media is Basswood on Pine carving.
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Image description: “Thirteen Moons” is a transparent watercolor on paper depicting the Haudenosaunee ‘calendar’; the thirteen lunar cycles of the year on Turtle’s back.  Artist is Dawn Dark Mountain.  It won first place in the 2-dimensional category at the 2015 Woodland Indian Art show and market.
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Image description: Neva Cahill’s “Iroquois Raised Beadwork” table.   The Iroquois or Haudenosaunee formed a confederacy of six nations:  Oneida, Mohawk, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Tuscarora.  In the early 1800s the Haudenosaunee style of “raised” beadwork became a collector’s item with the tourists to Niagara Falls.
By Cindy Thomas, Oneida

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Image description:”Tehanunyonkwa (He Dances)” – first place ribbon in the 2015 theme category: Laughter is Good Medicine.  It is a molded sculpture by Cyndi Thomas, inspired by her son who loves to Smoke Dance.    “When the song is over and he lands solid, I laugh from sheer joy and happiness for him.”
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Image description:  Completed “no-face” dolls are made out of corn husks.  Haudenosaunee stories say a  young girl was so vain about her beauty that she neglected her responsibility for taking care of the children while the parents tilled the fields. Corn husk dolls teach the importance of being responsible.
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Image description: Youth (12-18 yrs) are given one FREE entry to the competitive art exhibit.  They are very talented and add a lot of excitement.  This is a “Self-Portrait” by an Oneida Youth.  It won first place in the Youth Category in 2015.
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Artwork description:  Raised Beadwork is a separate category at the Woodland Indian Art Show because it is located within the Oneida Nation reservation in Wisconsin.  There are many award winning Oneida beaders here.  John Breuninger, WIA President, is shown giving Betty Willems her 2015 First Place ribbon for “Spring Garden.”
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Image Description: Traditional Native art meets the modern digital age with Michael Begay’s “reIncar NATIVE.”  It won a 2nd place ribbon in the two-dimensional category at the 2015 Woodland Indian Art Show.  We hope to see him back in 2016.