April 04, 2017
We were honored to receive nearly 60 submissions from artists all across Indian Country, and after careful deliberation, the Eighth Generation team has chosen 8 artists as this year's finalists.
As a community-engaged company, we recognize the role that community support and wisdom has played in getting us to where we are today. So while we are not interested in making this into a popularity contest, we do encourage you to show support for the finalists. And remember - the pieces below are samples of the artists' broader work, not proposed blanket designs - so you'll have to use your imagination!
We plan to make our final selection in mid-April. In the meantime, check out this awesome art and share with your networks!
David Robert Boxley - Tsimshian
Jared Yazzie - Diné
Carrielyn Victor - Sto:lo
Bobby Wilson - Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota
Topah Spoonhunter - Northern Arapaho Tribe
Crystal Rose Worl - Tlingit and Athabascan
John Isaiah Pepion - Blackfeet Nation
Greg A. Robinson - Chinook Indian Nation
April 11, 2017
There all Awesome but I like Roberts 1st then Gregs second. i d buy One.
April 08, 2017
LOVE all of them!
April 05, 2017
Louie, So proud of you and the good works you continue.
Blackfeet artist John Isaiah Pepion’s style really would lend itself well to quiltwork…well done everyone!
David Robert Boxley melds traditional Tsimshian with innovative design to bring an outstanding, beautiful blanket! This is my top pick!
Very biased as i consider David Boxely one of my favourite artists in general. I love Tshimsian art and He represents the pinnicle of the Northwest style! Good luck to everyone!
John Isaiah Pepion of Blackfeet Nation’s work is my favorite. I love the nod to ledger art. Striking.
They are all beautiful. My favorites are Boxley & Worl. ?
Nearly impossible to choose a favorite. All have such depth and vitality. Sto:lo, Chinook, Blackfeet, Dine, … Amazing.
April 04, 2017
Jared Yazzie – diné – for sure, don’t know what everything means but i love the design and the colours, beautifull warm colours like a blanket should be.
Jared Yazzie – diné – for sure, don’t know what everything means but i love the design and de colours, beautifull warm colours like a blanket should be.
So happy to see Crystal’s submission. I’ve been a fan since your Chinook days, Crystal!
1. Carrie Lynn Victor
2. Greg A. Robinson
3. Jared Yazzie
Greg A. Robinson is the winner in my book. Visually stunning.
I am glad I am not a judge. They are all stunning. I love Greg A. Robinson’s design…I could imagine gifting that to friends with a new child.
All of them are beautiful! What a great group of artists. Thanks for sharing, Louie!
That’s gooing to be a touvh one….good luck!
All are magnificent. 2,4,6,1,8 (?) but I want them ALL!!!
So hard to chose
These are magnificent! Really innovative designs. Congratulations to the winning artists!
Beautiful, each and all. ?
Beautiful, each and all. <3
Beautifu,l each and all. ?
they are all just so beautiful in color and spirit and story. so many talented connected natives we have.
One and seven are great designs and I think those blankets would sell well.
amazing top 8, so much talent, beautiful pieces
Wow, such beautiful and meaningful designs! I wish everyone good luck in the contest, you’re all so talented!
You’ve done an outstanding job in selecting the finalists. All @of the artists are extremely talented. I’m glad I’m not the one who has to make a choice!
There is so much talent in this group, it would be great if Eighth Generation could work with all of them in some way or another.
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Oprah Winfrey stopped by St. Paul, Minnesota, for her “2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus” tour. Winfrey is joining local workout groups at each stop as part of her tour, and her latest stop was with the KwePack, an incredible running group of Native American women based on the Fond du Lac Reservation near Duluth, which was started by Inspired Natives Collaborator Sarah Agaton Howes (Anishinaabe). Watch as Sarah made her wildest dreams come true by wrapping Oprah in an Eighth Generation blanket that she designed!
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