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DWARD

C

HARLIE

N

AMED

2015 A

RTIST

OF

THE

Y

EAR

; M

ARK

F

ISCHER

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APTURES

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ND

P

LACE

Trading Post Times

Two leading River Trading Post artists cap-

tured top honors at the Indian Arts and Crafts

Association annual Artist of the Year

ceremony in Albuquerque in April.

Edward Charlie Takes Top Honors

Navajo jeweler, Edward Charlie, was named

the IACA 2015 Artist of the Year for his mag-

nificent interpretation of Navajo legend

Spider

Woman

in silver and turquoise (

right

). While

Charlie’s Spider Woman has simple, elegant

lines, the engineering complexity involved in

its creation took it over the top in the judges

balloting.

Spider Woman

is on display and is available at

River Trading Post, Scottsdale.

Mark Fischer Takes Close Second Honor

Oneida sculptor Mark Fischer’s life size sculp-

ture,

Ancient Dignity,

garnered the second place

recognition in the 2015 Artist of the Year

competition. Fischer used nearly a mile of

copper wire with 39,000 silver weld points to

create the wooly buffalo.

The margins between top honors and second

place were razor thin in the 2015 competition.

Edward Charlie and Mark Fischer are at the

top of their game. Both are valued members

of the River Trading Post artist family. You

can enjoy their work in our galleries and on

our website.

Volume 12, Issue 3

July:September 2015

R i v e r T r a d i n g P o s t

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Turbulence at Santa Fe

Indian Market

2

Copper and Silver Is Cool 2

Favorite Places: Indian

Pueblo Cultural Center

3

Thoughts from a Hopi

Artist

4

River Trading Post’s Joe

Zeller presents the 2015

Artist of the Year ribbon to

Edward Charlie, along with

a check for $3,000.

Oneida sculptor, Mark Fischer,

garnered second place in the 2015

Artist of the Year competition for his

sculpture

Ancient Dignity

.

SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST:

SWAIA Indian Market

August 22 & 23

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Indigenous Fine Art Market

August 20 - 22

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Indian Summer Festival

September 11 - 13

Milwaukee, Wisconsin