Archive for Saturday, August 15, 1998


August 15, 1998


The Lawrence Indian Arts Show and the Haskell Indian Art Market are celebrating their 10th anniversaries.

Lawrence's interest in American Indian culture and art will be piqued again this year when the Lawrence Indian Arts Show and the Haskell Indian Art Market roll around in September.

The 10th annual Lawrence Indian Arts Show, a juried competition featuring two- and three-dimensional works, will run from Sept. 12 to Oct. 25 at Kansas University's Museum of Anthropology. The show is sponsored by the museum, Haskell Indian Nations University and the Lawrence Arts Center.

A total of $7,500 in prizes will be awarded at the benefit opening, art preview, sale, silent auction and reception from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sept. 11.

Two best-of-show prizes of $1,500 each and up to 14 merit awards of $300 each will be awarded in two- and three-dimensional art categories.

In the youth division, $350 in prize money will be awarded.

American Indian artists will also take part in the Haskell Indian Art Market Sept. 12 and 13 on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 12 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13.

American Indian artists from across the United States will display and sell their creations, which include paintings, graphics, basketry, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing.

New this year will be a tent featuring artists who have donated their works for the event's T-shirts and posters throughout the past decade.

There is no admission charge for the art market.

Other activities scheduled in conjunction with the arts show and market are:

  • A five-day, hands-on American Indian beadwork workshop with George Blackwood, Oct. 8-11, Museum of Anthropology, Spooner Hall.
  • An exhibit of recent works by contemporary American Indian artist Dewayne "Fishing Hawk" Mathews, Sept. 11 to Oct. 19, Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth. An opening reception will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 18.
  • An exhibit of American Indian jewelry, Sept. 2 to Oct. 25, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art on the KU campus. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, with extended hours to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Book discussions of American Indian classics, Sept. 9 and 23 and Oct. 7 and 21, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

For more information about the arts show and market, contact Maria Martin at the Museum of Anthropology, 864-4245.

-- Jan Biles' phone message number is 832-7146. Her e-mail address is

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