2017 Blanket Design Contest Finalists

April 04, 2017 27 Comments

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

 



27 Responses

Valerie Jones
Valerie Jones

April 11, 2017

There all Awesome but I like Roberts 1st then Gregs second. i d buy One.

Colleen Miracle
Colleen Miracle

April 08, 2017

LOVE all of them!

Sally Brownfield
Sally Brownfield

April 05, 2017

Louie, So proud of you and the good works you continue.

Nola moss
Nola moss

April 05, 2017

Blackfeet artist John Isaiah Pepion’s style really would lend itself well to quiltwork…well done everyone!

Joy Davis
Joy Davis

April 05, 2017

David Robert Boxley melds traditional Tsimshian with innovative design to bring an outstanding, beautiful blanket! This is my top pick!

Conor Roberts
Conor Roberts

April 05, 2017

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!

Patty McNally
Patty McNally

April 05, 2017

John Isaiah Pepion of Blackfeet Nation’s work is my favorite. I love the nod to ledger art. Striking.

Victoria Gannaway
Victoria Gannaway

April 05, 2017

They are all beautiful. My favorites are Boxley & Worl. ?

Jamie Hascall
Jamie Hascall

April 05, 2017

Nearly impossible to choose a favorite. All have such depth and vitality. Sto:lo, Chinook, Blackfeet, Dine, … Amazing.

Sunny
Sunny

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.

Sunny
Sunny

April 04, 2017

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.

Maggie Wade
Maggie Wade

April 04, 2017

So happy to see Crystal’s submission. I’ve been a fan since your Chinook days, Crystal!

Adrienne Charlie
Adrienne Charlie

April 04, 2017

1. Carrie Lynn Victor
2. Greg A. Robinson
3. Jared Yazzie

Denise Dv-nis McKenzie
Denise Dv-nis McKenzie

April 04, 2017

Greg A. Robinson is the winner in my book. Visually stunning.

Lisa Rowan
Lisa Rowan

April 04, 2017

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.

Peg Cheng
Peg Cheng

April 04, 2017

All of them are beautiful! What a great group of artists. Thanks for sharing, Louie!

Jackie Swanson
Jackie Swanson

April 04, 2017

That’s gooing to be a touvh one….good luck!

Tracy Legler
Tracy Legler

April 04, 2017

All are magnificent. 2,4,6,1,8 (?) but I want them ALL!!!

David Grant
David Grant

April 04, 2017

These are magnificent! Really innovative designs. Congratulations to the winning artists!

Morgan Lanphier
Morgan Lanphier

April 04, 2017

Beautiful, each and all. ?

Morgan Lanphier
Morgan Lanphier

April 04, 2017

Beautiful, each and all. ?

Morgan Lanphier
Morgan Lanphier

April 04, 2017

Beautiful, each and all. <3

laura
laura

April 04, 2017

they are all just so beautiful in color and spirit and story. so many talented connected natives we have.

Dan O'Keefe
Dan O'Keefe

April 04, 2017

One and seven are great designs and I think those blankets would sell well.

susie chin
susie chin

April 04, 2017

amazing top 8, so much talent, beautiful pieces

Louise Durcan-Marsh
Louise Durcan-Marsh

April 04, 2017

Wow, such beautiful and meaningful designs! I wish everyone good luck in the contest, you’re all so talented!

Bshane
Bshane

April 04, 2017

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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