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June 11, 2014 

Six artists have taken top awards at Sealaska Heritage Institute's seventh Juried Art Show and Competition in Juneau.

The winners, chosen by juror David Boxley, a prominent Tsimshian artist, are:

Best of Show

*Wayne Price--Dancing Raven Hat (pictured)

Northwest Coast Customary Art

*1st Place--Pauline Duncan, Ravenstail Set
*2nd Place--Wayne Price, Quantum Raven
*3rd Place--Deborah Head-Aanutein, Echoing Traditions

Northwest Coast Customary-Inspired Art

*1st Place--Teri Rofkar, Caprini Tribal Regalia
*2nd Place--Della Cheney, Leadership and Change
*3rd Place--Lily Hope, Little Watchman

Formline Art

*1st Place--Wayne Price, Quantum Raven
*2nd Place-- Wayne Price, Mother Whale
*3rd Place-- Wayne Price, Dancing Raven Hat

Eight other artists also were chosen to exhibit their work in the show. Those artists included:

*William Bolton
*Hans Chester
*Mike Dangeli
*Robert Hoffmann
*Debra O'Gara
*Andrew Tripp
*Jennie Wheeler
*Joe Young

The show features a total of 21 pieces and will be on exhibit at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center through June 30. Some of the pieces are available for purchase.

SHI founded the competition in 2002 to promote the development of Southeast Alaska Native arts. The goals of the Juried Art Show are:

-To encourage and enhance the creation and production of Southeast Alaska Native objects of artistic value which have fallen into disuse and are becoming rare.

-To stimulate and enhance the quality of artistic work among our Native artisans.

-To encourage the development of new forms of art of purely Southeast Alaska Native form and design. 

To ensure an objective judging process, the names of the artists were not included with the photos of objects viewed during selection for exhibition or with the actual objects during the final judging process to determine top winners. 

Caption: Best of Show, Sealaska Heritage Institute 2014 Juried Art Show and Competition. Dancing Raven Hat by Wayne Price. Photo by Brian Wallace.

Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private, nonprofit founded in 1980 to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars. Its mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska.

CONTACT: Rosita Worl, SHI president, 463-4844