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Artist's Profile
Permanent Collections:
2004 Second Place "Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market" Indianapolis, IN
2004 Artists' Choice Award "Indigenous Peoples Art Show," Mt.Pleasant, MI
2004 Purchase Award "National Museum of the American Indian", Washington DC
2004 Ziibiwing Cultural Center outdoor sculpture garden purchase
2005 National Museum of the American Indian gallery purchase
2005 Honorable Mention "Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market" Indianapolis, IN
2007 First Place"Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market" Indianapolis, IN
2007 Third Place:Sculpture- Other Metals "Santa Fe Indian Market" Santa Fe, NM
Tribal Affilation:
Metis
Training:
Permanent Collections:
Methods and Style of Work:
Awards:
Board of Directors of these organizations
•CIAC (Council for Indigenous Arts & Culture)
•IACA (Indian Arts & Crafts Association)
Member of these organizations
•SOU’ West Nova Métis (Canada)
•Mi’Kmaq/Abenaki/Huron
•Fairbanks Arts Association
•Wickenburg Art Club,
Wickenburg, AZ
•Southwest Premier Artists
Awards
•2010 — Litchfield Park, AZ. " The Gathering- The best of the best Native American Artists". 2nd Place Overall, The Hunter, wolf
foot bone breastplate ; 2nd Place Traditional Category, Six Nations Wampum Belt
•2008 — Indian Arts and Crafts Association Artist of the Year Show, 3rd place Judges Choice, St. Regis Wampum Belt
•2010 — Showcase Artist: River Trading Post, Scottsdale AZ; University of Alaska Museum of The North, Fairbanks, AK
•2009 — Artist of the Month (July): The Alaska House Gallery, Fairbanks AK
Signature or Hallmark:
About The Artist:
I was born in Massachusetts as the son of Andre “Grey Wolf” Forest and Esther “NightDancer” Forest.
My grandparents, parents and sisters, have been influential in my pursuit of native heritage and artistic expression.
In 1975, I followed a dream and moved to Alaska. There I attended the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and later played on the
college hockey team. Eventually I settled in the Two Rivers area (east of Fairbanks, Alaska) where I've lived now for over 20 years.
When not busy with art, I spend time with my wife Edie. Her interests include 17 sled dogs, gardening, hunting and fishing.
I am associated with the Fairbanks Art Association, Coalition of Historical Trekkers, and the UAF Nanook Hockey Booster Club. I'm
also keeper of the “Walks the Nation” Drum. I teach traditional Native American Drumming and Dancing to elementary students, as
well as Native arts and crafts.
Since 2004 I have expanded my artwork to other areas in the United States. During the summer of 2005 I spent five weeks on the
“powwow trail” exhibiting work. Subsequently, I have been invited to participate in the American Indian Art show and other shows.
Don "Standing Bear" Forest
Other Information:
Friday, February 17, 2012
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