A MEASURE OF EXCELLENCE: Award Winning Indian Art and Artists from the Gallup Ceremonial
By Laurance D. Linford
Publisher: Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial Association, Gallup, New Mexico
First edition, 1991, soft cover, 95 pages, illustrated in color.
From the inside Cover:
This book is not simply another discourse on the origins, development and future of Native American art. Rather, it is a "chronicle of currency" in the Indian art world. The photographs in this volume feature some of the finest examples of American Indian art and craftwork to be found in the world today. This can be stated without hesitation because each of the items included has been examined, assessed and ranked by a cadre of recognized experts in Native Americana. All received top honors in competition with scores - even hundreds - of similar items judged in the 1991 rendition of one of America's oldest and most renowned Native American art shows: The Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial at Gallup, New Mexico.
This volume stands on its own merits as an important milestone in Indian art. However, it is all the more exciting when viewed as the first in an annual series which will track future developments in the most American of all arts and artists.
Class I, Navajo Rugs
Class II, Kachina Dolls
Class III, Jewelry and Flatware
Best in Show
Class IV, Pottery
Class V, Baskets
Class VI, Cultural Crafts
Class VII, Juvenile
Class VIII, Painting
Class IX, Sculpture