2017 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.
June 30 - July 2 | 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. 

FEATURED STORIES & EVENT NEWS

1 JulJosy Thomas: Artist Demonstrator
1Jul

Josy Thomas: Artist Demonstrator

As a young artist, Josy Thomas told ancient stories of the First People of Turtle Island; as a man in his prime, he draws from traditional themes and symbols to bring to life the stories of contemporary Indigenous people. The raw power of his stone carvings demand attention but it is the soulful expression...
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30 JunClinton Miller: Native Music Performance
30Jun

Clinton Miller: Native Music Performance

Clinton Miller was born and raised on a reservation in the Northwoods of the Midwest, Clinton Miller began playing guitar at the age of twelve. His spider-like, lightning fast fingers were perfected with eight hours of daily practice for years and at the age of fourteen he landed his first gig. He played...
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2 JulYouth Fashion Show
2Jul

Youth Fashion Show

Youth artists have been busy designing and creating their own apparel pieces. Come to the Woodland Indian Art Show & Market to see them display their completed work on the runway!  These youth have been taught by Wanda Anton (shown in the event cover photo). The Fashion Show will be on the Main...
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Birch Bark Basket

Image description: Double walled birch bark basket by Pat Kruse, Red Cliff Chippewa.  Pat’s birch bark artistry was a much appreciated addition to the 2016 Art Show.  He used birch bark from all seasons to provide the floral and animal designs on his finished products.

Thirteen Moons

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, a well known water colorist from Oneida, WI.  It won first place in the 2-dimensional category at the 2015 Woodland Indian Art show and...

Raised Beadwork Booth

Sandra Wescott-Gauthier’s “Iroquois Raised Beadwork” table catches your eye at the Woodland Art Market.   This style started with the Iroquois Tribes in New York about 1850.  In the 1990s, a movement to revive raised beadwork on the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin began.  Sandra was a part of this movement from the beginning...

Self-Portrait of You

Wesley May has grown as an artist through many trials and tribulations and thanks the Creator for helping him become a stronger American Indian individual.  He shares his story through art.  The artwork in the picture is called “Self-Portrait of You.”  Wesley is a member of the Red Lake, MN Chippewa.

Miami Style Corn Husk Doll

Completed “no-face” dolls are made out of corn husks. You will find several styles at the Woodland Indian Art Market.  The picture shows a corn husk doll by Catherine Nagy Mowery, which  “evolved from a lost but not forgotten art form into a viable teaching tool for Miami life styles.”

Ribbon Shirt Applique

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 applique design is on a Ribbon Shirt which won a 1st place ribbon in the Youth category in 2016.  Ernest Stevens IV worked 18 hours to complete...

“Celestial Tribute” Yoke

Raised Beadwork is a separate category at the Woodland Indian Art Show because there are many award winning Oneida beaders here. The picture shows the yoke from Becky Webster’s woman’s outfit titled “Celestial Tribute.”  It won 1st in her category and Best of Show in 2016.

Boyz In The Band

Judith Jourdan, Oneida Nation, uses what she needs to create the desired effect in her dolls – even PVC pipe and rubber hose! Her “Boyz in The Band” won a 1st place ribbon in the 3D category in 2016.