2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Library of Congress

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2018 NEA National Heritage Fellows
2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony. Clockwise from top left: National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter, Marion Coleman, Eddie Bond, Don Roy, Kelly Church, NEA Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Clifford Murphy, Cindy Roy, Ethel Raim, Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim, Ofelia Esparza, Manuel Cuevas, and Barbara Lynn. Photo by Tom Pich

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Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim

Palestinian embroiderer Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim from Milwaukie, Oregon, is presented with a medal in honor of her 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship by National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter and Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Clifford Murphy at the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony on September 26, 2018. Photo by Tom Pich

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Eddie Bond
Appalachian old-time fiddler and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Eddie Bond from Fries, Virginia, with National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter and Congressman Morgan Griffith at the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony on September 26, 2018. Photo by Tom Pich

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Kelly Church
Anishinabe (Gun Lake Band) black ash basketmaker Kelly Church from Allegan, Michigan, is presented with a medal in honor of her 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship by National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter and Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Clifford Murphy at the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony on September 26, 2018. Photo by Tom Pich

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Marion Coleman
African-American quilter Marion Coleman from Castro Valley, California, is presented with a medal in honor of her 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship by National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter and Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Clifford Murphy at the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony on September 26, 2018. Photo by Tom Pich

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Manuel Cuevas
Rodeo tailor Manuel Cuevas from Nashville, Tennessee, is presented with a medal in honor of his 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship by National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter and Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Clifford Murphy at the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony on September 26, 2018. Photo by Tom Pich

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Ofelia Esparza
Chicana altarista (Day of the Dead altar maker) Ofelia Esparza from Los Angeles, California, is presented with a medal in honor of her 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship by National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter and Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Clifford Murphy at the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony on September 26, 2018. Photo by Tom Pich

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Barbara Lynn
R&B musician Barbara Lynn from Beaumont, Texas, is presented with a medal in honor of her 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship by National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter, Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Clifford Murphy (left), and Congressman Randy Weber (right) at the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony on September 26, 2018. Photo by Tom Pich

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Don & Cindy Roy
Franco-American musicians Don and Cindy Roy from Gorham, Maine, are presented with medals in honor of their 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship by National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter (left), Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Clifford Murphy, and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree at the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony on September 26, 2018. Photo by Tom Pich
Ethel Raim

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Ethel Raim

Traditional music and dance advocate Ethel Raim from New York, New York, is presented with a medal in honor of her 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship by National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter and Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Clifford Murphy at the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony on September 26, 2018. Photo by Tom Pich

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