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    Deadline for Honored One nominations is Monday January 15th, 2024

    Honored One

    The criteria for selection of the Honored One is historically based on the following: 

    Native American master visual artist whose support of Native art has been substantial throughout his/her life; influence on Native artistic community as a whole; a continuing involvement, activity, and participation in their art form; those artists and artisans who embrace and embody the collective wisdom of their cultural experience.

    • Above: Yonavea Hawkins Honored One 2023 photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman

    •  Archie Blackowl

      Woody Crumbo

      Woodrow Haney

      Allan Houser

      Leonard Riddles

      Clayburn Straughn

      Jose Ray Toledo

      Dick West

      Woogie Watchetaker

      Mildred Cleghorn

      Cecil Dick

    • Alice Littleman

      Doc Tate Nevaquaya

      Lloyd Kiva New

      Enoch Kelly Haney

      Josephine Wapp

      Mavis Doering

      Anna Mitchell

      Dorothy Sullivan

      Joan Hill

      Charles Pratt

      Troy Anderson

    • Benjamin Harjo, Jr.

      Vanessa Jennings

      Harvey Pratt

      Mike Larsen

      Marlene Riding In - Mameah

      Austin Real Rider

      Jereldine Redcorn

      Gordon Yellowman

      Ruthe Blalock Jones

      Bill Glass, Jr.

    • Daniel Worcester

      Les Berryhill

      Merlin Little Thunder

      Jim VanDeman

      Patta LT

      Mary Aitson

      Clancy Gray

      Nelda Schrupp

      Fernando Padilla Jr.

      Linda Kukuk

      Yonavea Hawkins