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Mohawk & Abenaki 2022 Art Market

ADKX's Fourth Art Market Focusing on Akwesasne Artists


Dodie Thompson holding her original and handmade bag, winning her First Place in Beadwork.

The Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, (ADKX) recently held their fourth Mohawk and Abenaki Art Market. Nestled on the side of Blue Mountain, the ADKX grounds were filled with live music by 3/5thz and storytelling by Tonia Galban, along with plenty of art and ADKX's own exhibits and activities on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

The Mohawk & Abenaki Art Market was hosted by the Adirondack Experience with special thanks to Akwesasne Travel and Abenaki Cultural Preservation. The first Mohawk and Abenaki Art Market in 2018 featured master and emerging Indigenous artists from the Mohawk communities of Akwesasne and Kahnawake, but this year's art market featured predominantely Akwesasronon. Skipping 2020 due the pandemic, this is ADKX's fourth art market.

Artists were allowed to enter two pieces of artwork for the Mohawk – Abenaki juried art show on Friday morning. As artist returned early Saturday morning to set up their booths, they were notified of how they placed.

"This event celebrates award-winning works judged by a prestigious panel and showcases pre-eminent artists working in such mediums as painting, sculpture, beadwork, basketry, pottery, jewelry, and more."

2022 Participating Artists included Carrie Hill, Glenn Hill, Kaylynn Adams, Victoria Ransom, Marlana Thompson, Trevor Brant, Isabella Thompson, Wilma Cook Zumpano, Vanessa Myra David, Kaiahtenhtas Thompson, Marjorie Skidders, Yvette White, Paulette Ann Winder,

Ben Benedict, Robin Lazore with pieces by Natashia Smoke Santiago, Tiann White, Katsitsionni Fox, and Nikita Lazore.

2022 Mohawk Abenaki Art Market Awards

Best in Show - Isabella Thompson & Niio Perkins: The Ones They Wanted Gone Traditional Outfit

2D Painting & Drawing

1st – Victoria Ransom: Circle Wampum Sunset

2nd – Yvette White: Not Even Halfway There

2D Mixed Media

1st – Kaiahtenhtas Thompson: Before Peace & After

2nd – Victoria Ransom: Blueberry Swirl

2D Photography

1st – Marjorie Skidders: Awenk'e:a - River Life Photograph

2nd – Marjorie Skidders: Looking into the Future Photograph


1st – Trevor Brant: Necklace and Earrings

2nd – Kaylynn Adams: Bridal Set Necklace and Earrings

Pottery, Sculpture, & Carving

1st – Natasha Smoke Santiago: Intergenerational Resilience Pottery

Traditional Clothing

1st – Marlana Thompson: He Plants the Corn Traditional Outfit

2nd – Marlana Thompson: She Brings the Strawberries Traditional Outfit


1st – Nikkita Lazore: Small But Beautiful Sweetgrass Basket

2nd – Robin Lazore: Earth and Sky Sweetgrass Basket

Winning Best of Show – Isabella Thompson and Niio Perkins 'The Ones They Wanted Gone' complete traditional outfit.

Beadwork & Quillwork

1st – Anna Thompson: Backyard Beauties Beaded Handbag

2nd – Kaiahtenhtas Thompson: Sweet Like Honey Beaded Frame


1st – Ben Benedict: Defying Gravity Carved Sculpture

Culturally Diverse Art

1st – Isabella Thompson: Celestial Tree Packbasket


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