Honoring a Trailblazer

Ben Nighthorse Campbell receives the Trailblazer Award by Kevin Gover, director of the ATALM, and Walter Echo-Hawk, chairman of the ATALM (c) Cathy Short 2016

Given annually to honor those that who made consistent and noteworthy contributions to preserving indigenous cultural heritage, the Trailblazer award is a major lifetime achievement for its recipients. The award is presented by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums (ATALM), and the 2016 honoree is an unforgettable painter.

Sorrel Sky Gallery is one of the many top-tier galleries located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Representing over 90 nationally known artists, the gallery features sculpture, jewelry, painting, and much more. As of October 2016, the gallery can now boast that it also represents the latest recipient of the ATALM’s “Trailblazer” award: Ben Nighthorse Campbell.

Via the gallery: “Campbell was nominated this year for his lifelong efforts to preserve and advance Native culture, as well as his current involvement with the National Museum of the American Indian and its program to establish a National Native American Veterans Memorial.”

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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