NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2006

  • Charles Carrillo has blended craft, conservation, and innovation throughout his career as a santero, a carver and painter of images...

  • Delores Churchill is a Haida master weaver of baskets, hats, robes, and other regalia.  Using such materials as spruce root,...

  • Henry Gray grew up on a farm near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. By the age of 12 he was spending his...

  • Doyle Lawson grew up in Ford Town, a rural community near Kingsport, Tennessee. His mother, father, and sister all sang...

  • Esther Martinez, also known as P'oe Tswa (Blue Water), is a storyteller, linguist, and teacher who has been a major...

  • Diomedes Matos has been referred to as the "master's master" cuatro maker. The cuatro, a distinctive 10-string guitar known as...

  • George Na'ope's full name is George Lanakilakekiahiali'i Na'ope, but throughout the Hawaiian Islands he is known simply as "Uncle George."...

  • Wilho Saari can trace the tradition of kantele-playing back five generations in his family. The kantele, a lap-harp reminiscent of...

  • In 1963, NEA National Heritage Fellow Pops Staples attended a church service led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Afterward,...

  • Nancy Sweezy has been one of the most influential advocates, scholars, presenters, and preservationists in the field of folk arts,...

  • The Treme neighborhood, on the outskirts of the French Quarter, was the birthplace and home of many generations of New...