Donald Vann wins award for his art

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Donald Vann wins award for his art - BY DONALD VANN Painting is Tops Donald Vann....
BY DONALD VANN Painting is Tops Donald Vann. young Stilwell artist now in the Army, was named winner of the grand award at the fourth annual Five Civilized Tribes Indian Art Exhibition in Muskogee. Vann receives a bronze medallion and $100 in cash. He was also named winner in his tribe (Cherokee) which means another $100 to him. Thirty-five artists entered 158 painting and pieces of sculpture in the competition. Maurice DeVinna. Tulsa, the judge, said Vann's "Death on the Trail" was highly reminiscent of a Trail of Tears scene painted by the late Jerome Tiger. Vann was one of the first to adapt the style of the nationally known Tiger. DeVinna said he judged the show on the characteristics of traditional American Indian art. Two other area artists also exhibited at the show. William Wolfe, Stilwell, placed second in the Cherokee division and won $75. Wayne Terrapin, formerly of Stilwell and now of Muskogee, received honorable mention. 1

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  1. Stilwell Democrat-Journal,
  2. 08 Oct 1970, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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