First Plateau Native Art Show/Sale a huge success!


With more than a dozen of some of the best Native Artists of the Eastern Washington Region showing up the first Plateau Native Art Show ended up being a great success. Virtually every artist who made the trip to Grand Coulee Dam Washington agreed that we must do it again. There was a lot of cross-pollination learning between the artists. We had experienced art show veterans and some new faces on the art scene all in attendance.


Here Diane Covington’s paintings of the women of the plateau region were on display. This was her first art show and  she said she wants to come back again. And we at the NNDF definitely want to help her market her works in the future.

The NNDF provided a judged contest with cash prizes to the top three contestants for their work. Each artists was allowed to choose one piece of work to be judged by a three person panel. All the works were amazing and the judges had a very hard time trying to choose a winner. However the winners were:

1st Prize – Roma Tynan with an incredibly detailed and intricate necklace.

horse regalia2nd Prize – Aurolyn-Stwyer with a jaw dropping full horse regalia.

3rd Prize- Jeanne Jerred, with a full beaded bag.

Our thanks go out to the artists who participated an all will be on our “first call” list for future events.



We also want to thank the First People’s Fund for their generous support in helping to put this event on. We would not be able to do this without their help.