welcome from chief – awards ceremony

past Best OF Show winners

1972
Solomon McCombs “Untitled”

1973
Freeman Mitchell “Come on Granny”

1974
David Williams “The Trail of Tears”

1975
Freeman Mitchell “Why Did They Do That To Us?”

1976
Johnny Hawks “Reflections – Yesterday and Today”

1977
Solomon McCombs “The March”

1978
Mike Wimmer “Trail of Tears”

1979
None

1980
Charles Pratt “Indian Territory – Now We Rest”

1981
Jason Stone “Great Blue Heron”

1982
C.A. (Cathy) Rutledge “Her First Basket”

1983
Valjean McCarty Hessing “Journey to Indian Territory”

1984
Parker Boyiddle “True Dog”

1985
Valjean McCarty Hessing “Trail of Tears”

1986
Gary Montgomery “The Teacher”

1987
Manyi-Ten “Final Harvest in the Palo Duro”

1988
Murv Jacob “Tennessee River Village”

1989
Troy Anderson “Bird Maiden”

1990
Donald Vann “Leaving the Memories”

1991
Barthell Little Chief “Brothers of the Night”

1992
Dianna Beach “Tears for Her Children”

1993
Tillier Wesley “Color of the Spirit”

1994
Dorothy Sullivan “She Speaks for Her Clan”

1995
Robby McMurtry “Coke and a Smoke”

1996
Daniel Horsechief “Going Snake’s Trail”

1997
Troy Anderson “Anti-tsa-squa”

1998
Brad McLain “Something Borrowed & Blue”

1999
Bill Glass Jr. “Forced Removal”

2000
Bob Thomason “Spellbound-Ancient Cherokee Ways”

2001
Sonja Ayres “Spiro Chief”

2002
Talmadge Davis “The Headress”

2003
Fred Trompler “Spirit Power”

2004
Norma Howard “Gathering River Canes”

2005
K. Henderson “Son of the Earth”

2006
Roy Boney “Our Father”

2007
Joel Queen “In His Own Hand”

2008
Joel Queen “Industrial Strength Basket”

2009
Gary Allen “The Cherokee Birdman”

2010
Norma Howard “Untitled”

2011
Troy Jackson “Putting the Pieces Together”

2012
Dan Corley “Reflections”

2013
Troy Jackson “Waiting on the Tractor”

2014
Troy Jackson “5:00 Friday”

2015
Bill and Demos Glass “Warrior’s Doorway”

2016
Troy Jackson “The Building of a Nation”

2017
Tony Tiger “Metamorphosis”

2018
Troy Jackson “Adadolisdi – The Prayer”

2019
Troy Jackson “Faith in the Creator”

2020
Jerry Sutton “Cultural Appropriation”

2021
Vivian Garner Cottrell “We Are Still Here”

2022 
Tonia Hogner-Weavel “Flower Dress and Purse”

2023
Roy Boney “ᏚᏙᎠ ᏥᏍᏚ ᎤᏂᎩᏍᏗ (Her Name is Wild Rose)”