Without question the most outstanding and coveted Grand Award of all the APS World Series Of Philately shows is the full size Kachina doll.
F. Burton “Bud” Sellers Memorial Grand Award
This years Kachina is carved out of a single piece of cottonwood by noted Hopi carver and painter Buddy TUBINAGHTEWA. He has been carving since the age of 8 and is from the Village of Sipaulovi, Second Mesa. He is from the Sun Forehead Clan. He currently resides in Phoenix, AZ. Buddy works in stone and exotic woods, paints and acrylics, watercolors, pen and ink, sandblasted glass, graphic arts and makes unique rattles out of gourds. He also produces graphic art He also produces some of his designs on T-shirts, tote bags, and other items from his company, Talavi Designs.
Buddy works in the “old” style of carving, painting, and adornment, drawing on his rich heritage of decorations and shapes. He represents a new generation of carvers that has moved away from traditional styles by adding movement and intricate details through the creative use of electric tools. His unique style NS flair is deeply rooted in his Hopi culture and tradition.
Contact: Mr. Buddy Tubinaghtewa. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.hopicarvingsandpaintings.com. Tel: 602.710.7113
Reserve Grand Award
This Katsina doll is carved from a single cottonwood root by noted Hopi artist Buddy TUBINAGHTEWA. PLEASE SEE BIOGRAPHY AND CONTACT INFORMATION ABOVE.
Single Frame Reserve Grand Award
Peoples Choice Award
THE FOLLOWING AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED DURING THE AWARDS BANQUET ON SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 15, 2020: