Don Standing Bear Forest Metis/Mi’kmaq/Abenaki/Huron

Memberships:

  • IACA (Indian Arts & Crafts Association) 2006 – present, Board of Directors 2009 – 2013, Vice-President 2011, 2012
  • IACA-EF (Indian Arts & Crafts Education Fund) 2009 – present, Board of Directors 2009 – 2013, IACA-EF Vice-President 2011
  • CIAC (Council for Indigenous Arts & Culture) 2008 – present, Board of Directors 2008 – 2013
  • Southwest Premier Artists 2010 – 2013
  • Fairbanks Arts Association 2002 – present
  • Wickenburg Art Club 2009 – present

Publications:

  • Native Peoples Magazine Nov/Dec 2011; article and photo
  • World Eskimo-Indian Olympics Program 2011; featured artist
  • Book: American Indian Jewelry II; by Gregory & Angie Schaaf
  • River Trading Post Times; article and photo 1st quarter 2012
  • Book: Whirling Thunder: One Man’s Journey through Native America; by Paul Bullock

Awards:

  • 2008 IACA Artist of the Year Show; Judges Choice 3rd Place
  • 2010 “The Gathering” Native American Arts Festival; Traditional Category 2nd Place (wampum art); Overall 2nd Place (bone breastplate)
  • 2012 “The Gathering” Native American Arts Festival; Judges Choice Award
  • 2016 Wickenburg Art Club “Gold Rush” Juried Art Show; 1st Place Jewelry (moose bone feather with sleeping beauty turquoise)

Showcase Artist:

  • Museum of the North, Fairbanks, Alaska; 2010 – present (Summer)
  • River Trading Post, Scottsdale, Arizona; 2010 – present
  • Alaska House Gallery, Fairbanks, Alaska 2009, 2011 – present
  • World Eskimo-Indian Olympics; Fairbanks, Alaska 2011

Shows:

  • “The Gathering” Native American Arts Festival, Litchfield Park, Arizona
  • Arts of Native America; Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Southwestern Premier Artists Invitational; Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Native American Art Festival; Sun City, Arizona
  • IACA Spring & Fall Wholesale Shows; Albuquerque, New Mexico (Spring) Mesa, Arizona (Fall)
  • World Eskimo-Indian Olympics Art Show; Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Indian Art Market & Cultural Festival; Carefree, Arizona
  • The Autry Museum American Indian Arts Marketplace; Los Angeles, California
  • The Native Heritage Art Market; Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market; Phoenix, Arizona

Lecturer:

  • Southwest Indian Art and Culture; varies 2010 – present
  • The Business of Art, The Art of Business; 2009 – present

Commission Work:

  • Clients kept confidential