Path Breakers: The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, 2003

Exhibition catalogue; features Kay WalkingStick and includes an essay by Gail Tremblay

Path Breakers: The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, 2003 

November 8, 2003 - February 1, 2004

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN


Path Breakers is the third volume―following After the Storm―in a biennial series that brings the work of Native American fine artists to greater public attention. As Lucy Lippard writes in her introduction, the artists honored are “a wildly diverse and inventive lot.” Paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and installation pieces of variety, color, and power abound. Even a quick examination demonstrates Lippard’s contention that “the infinitely various ways of negotiating cultural space are apparent in contemporary Native art.”


The 2003 Eiteljorg Fellowhip for Native American Fine Art honors as distinguished artist Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee) and names five fellows including Corwin “Corky” Clairmont (Salish /Kootenai), Robert Houle (Saulteaux), Nora Naranjo-Morse (Tewa–Santa Clara Pueblo), Nadia Myre (Algonquin), and Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie (Diné/Seminole/Muscogee). Essays have been contributed by Lucy Lippard, Margaret Archuleta (Pueblo/Hispanic), Gail Tremblay (Onandaga/Micmac), Bonnie Devine (Ojibway), Patricia Deadman, Jennifer C. Vigil, and Veronica Passalacqua.


 Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee Nation) was named as Distinguished Artist among the Fellows. She was the first female Native American artist to be given the Fellow designation within the Eiteljorg Fellowship.


Table of Contents: 

  • Foreword by James H. Nottage and Jennifer Complo McNutt
  • "Esthetic Sovereignty, or, Going Places with Cultural Baggage" by Lucy R. Lippard
  • "Kay WalkingStick" by Margaret Archuleta
  • "Corwin 'Corky' Clairmont" by Gail Tremblay
  • "Robert Houle" by Bonnie Devine
  • "Nadia Myre" by Patricia Deadman
  • "Nora Naranjo-Morse" by Jennifer C. Vigil
  • "Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie" by Veronica Passalacqua
  • Exhibition Checklist


Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name, presented at Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art from November 8, 2003 - February 1, 2004. 


Item Specifications:


  • Publisher : University of Washington Press; First Edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 112 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0295983698
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0295983691
  • Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
  • Dimensions : 8.75 x 0.5 x 11 inches