September in the Northern Plains

Autumn is my favorite time of the year.  Though I dread the winter ahead, there’s great satisfaction in seeing the fruits of our labor.  Being a landscape painter, I can’t get enough of the color and texture enhanced by dramatic light.

Another favorite of fall is the Northern Plains Indian Art Market in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  September 20 through 23 will showcase 26 years of talent and strong tradition.  Artists from twenty three invited Northern tribes from the Northern United States and selected regions of Canada are eligible to participate.  I’m proud to have attended all of them.

Opening ceremony starts with the drum, prayer, handshakes, hugs, and smiles.  It’s great to see long time friends.  The Friday night preview in the Old Courthouse Museum is outstanding.  Winning pieces are on display that evening.  Saturday morning the market opens and we welcome the public and friends, old and new.  Sunday evening we all gather one more with the drum, prayer, handshakes, hugs, a few tears, and best wishes to send each on their way until we come to the circle again.

I’d like to invite you all to come and join us.  The Northern Plains Indian Market is the only all northern show in the country.   You will see some of the absolute best traditional works along with contemporary style art.  I’m including a link.  I think you will be impressed.  This event is heartfelt and so special to me, you will see why.

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