Welcome to The Woodland Indian Art Show and Market
Welcome to the Woodland Indian Art Show and Market
The Woodland Indian Art Show and Market has been produced for seven years in a row by a group of volunteers here on the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin. Our website is the base for this emerging art organization.
Those who work on this art show each year believe it is vital that native tribes hold onto their unique cultural identity by celebrating their respective art forms and styles. Our organization exists to expand the narrow understanding of Native American art, by shining the light on the many Woodland Indian Artists who are breaking artistic barriers. By bringing Woodland Indian Artists together we plan to raise awareness of the distinct artistic styles and cultures of northern United States and Canada. We believe we are helping to create a growing economy of sales for their art work through the appreciation of their diversity.
Woodland Indian Art Show & Market
June 8, 9, 10, 11, 2014
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay, WI 54313
(For all correspondence to Woodland Indian Art: PO Box 116, Oneida, WI 54155
Or Call Loretta Webster, 920-713-8030)
This year when you register for the Art Show & Market you will have an opportunity to apply for a teaching grant to provide a major workshop which the public can sign up for. Money has been set aside to fund four workshops during the Art Show and Market. By January 2014 we plan to have the applications for the art show and for teaching a workshop ready for you on this website. Please note that we are requesting a bio from each artist so we can complete a program book. This program book will publish information about each artist and a picture of the artist and/or artwork, as well as contact information, so all artists who attend the 2014 Woodland Indian Art Show and Market receive PR.
The head judges for the 2014 Woodland Indian Art Show & Market are Becky Webster and Laura Manthe. Becky is a raised beadwork artist, former Commissioner and Vice-Chairwoman of the Indian Arts & Crafts Board, and a tribal attorney. Laura is a past member of Great Lakes Basket Makers Association, world traveler sharing Haudenosaunee art and culture. Both are Board members of Woodland Indian Art, the volunteer organization that produces the Art Show & Market.
The Oneida Tribe, the Oneida Nation Arts Program, the Oneida Tourism Department, and the Wisconsin arts Board are generous supporters of the Art Show & Market each year. In 2014, the Native American Tourism Of Wisconsin (NATOW) conference is helping to expand the activities and location of the Woodland Indian Art Show & Market. We appreciate the numerous sponsors of each artist award, and the many volunteers. This event could not happen without the coordination and help of many people.
WIA Board: Rae Skenandore, President; Becky Webster, Vice-President; Laura Manthe, Secretary; Loretta Webster, Treasurer; Jennifer Hill-Kelley, Board Member.