A Metlakatla artist won the top two awards at last week’s Sealaska Heritage Institute’s juried art show in Juneau, an event that coincided with the biennial Celebration.

David R. Boxley's painted drum, titled "Txaamsem." (SHI photo)

David R. Boxley’s painted drum, titled “Txaamsem.” (SHI photo)

David R. Boxley won Best of Show and Best of Formline for his painting on a deer-hide drum. That piece also won Best of Division and Best of Painting and Drawing.

Kandi McGilton, also of Metlakatla, won Best of Division in sewing and Best of Beadwork for her beaded octopus bag.

According to a Sealaska Heritage Institute announcement, the winning pieces are on display at the Nathan Jackson Gallery at the Walter Soboleff Building in Juneau through Sept. 30th. Also included in the display are works by master artists David A. Boxley, Delores Churchill, Robert Davidson, Nathan Jackson and Preston Singletary.

For Sealaska’s high school art contest, Jeanette Lakeikau-Buxton of Metlakatla won first

Kandi McGilton's beaded octopus bag, titled "Lax'o." (SHI photo)

Kandi McGilton’s beaded octopus bag, titled “Lax’o.” (SHI photo)

place for her acrylic painting on paper. Sky McInturff of Ketchikan won second for her cedar bark hat, and Faithe Gray of Metlakatla won third for her bentwood box.

The youth art exhibit is on display at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center through the end of June.

Sealaska Heritage Institute officials noted the quantity and quality of pieces submitted by young Metlakatla and Ketchikan artists. In addition to the top-three high school youth winners, a number of local youth also received honorable mentions.

Honorable mention awards went to: Aani Perkins of Sitka; Andrea Cook of Hydaburg; Bianca Adams of Ketchikan; Kathryn Price of Juneau; Jeanette Kaleikau-Buxton of Metlakatla; Victoria Lent of Metlakatla; Angelika DeLeon of Sitka; Shawaan Jackson-Gamble of Kake; Sky McInturff of Ketchikan; Elizabeth Staveland of Juneau; and Victoria Lent of Metlakatla.