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Tahltan artist takes first place for paddle carving – BCLocalNews.com
by ahnationtalk onSeptember 12, 2017125 Views
Sep 12, 2017
A female Tahltan carver from Prince Rupert was awarded first prize for her work at the Indigenous art show in Sante Fe.
Dale Campbell is becoming a regular at the annual Santa Fe Indian Market that showcases approximately 900 artists from First Nations groups across the U.S. and Canada.
This year, she submitted a paddle she carved with an eagle design and abalone inlaid in the wood to the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) organization. She called the piece “eagle harvesting the salmon” and she received first place in the “diverse art” category.
Campbell explored the market two years ago, and then last year she set up her own booth and came away with two first-place ribbons and second place for her wood carvings.