Be Blown Away by the Semi-Finalists! (2 of 2) - 2019 Wool Blanket Design Finalists

The Eighth Generation team has selected 13 semi-finalists after a tough and careful review of over 200 submissions from talented artists all across Indian Country! This blog announces the remaining 7. Check out our blog announcing the first 6 Semi-Finalists!  After a period of community feedback, we will decide on the final 4.  

We encourage you to show love and support for this year's semi-finalists (and the previously highlighted Honorable Mentions)by leaving a comment about your favorites!  And remember - the pieces below are samples of the artists' broader work, not necessarily wool blanket designs - so you'll have to use your imagination! A link to the artists website or social media pages has been added whenever possible.

Check out the stunning artwork below, and please don't hesitate to share with your networks! 

Geo Neptune -  Passamaquoddy at Indian Township

"Breathtaking. The colors and intricacy of the weaving are absolutely stunning."-Kim Kroeker, Design Support


Jessica Powless -  Oneida Nation of Wisconsin

"The design and colors in this piece have such beautiful and complex details." - Josh Swift, Studio Manager

David Naranjo -  Santa Clara Pueblo

"I love the use of negative and positive space here; the thoughtful combination of linework and bold shapes makes it such a strong design. This would be such an awesome blanket." -Kim Kroeker, Design Support


Pat Bruderer (Halfmoon Woman) -  Cree - Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation

"This beautiful piece reminds me of reflections of life because the dragonfly to me represents the interweaving of people in and out of my life." - H.L. Belmont Jr., Studio Assistant 

Ikerson Hopper -  Onondaga Nation

"Wow, this is so dope! The designs in this piece are strong." - H.L. Belmont Jr., Studio Assistant  


Jessica Rosemary Harjo -  Osage, Otoe-Missouria, Pawnee, Sac & Fox

"The colors and the designs in this are so beautiful, and I especially loved the birds!" - Adriana Perrusquia, Communications Specialist

Kim R Trujillo -  Taos Pueblo

"Wow! We are in love with these. The skill of the artist is so apparent in these gorgeous and diverse designs." -Kim Kroeker, Design Support