Kathy Whitman-Elk Woman -  "Creating from the heart"
1992-1993       Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ                                  Sculpture I & II                                                                                                                                 Jewelry I & II
1976-1977       University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S. D                      Special Problems in
Painting & Etching
1976-1977       Sinte Gleska College, Rosebud, S. D.                                  Lakota Cultural
1973-1976       Standing Rock Community College, Ft. Yates, N.D.           Drawing I & II
Selected Experience
2009                Artist Exhibition by Heikki                                                   Curator
2009                Stone Sculpture Workshop in Estonia                                  Instructor
2009                Estonian Cultural Exchange                                      Teacher/Participant
2008                Estonian Cultural Exchange                                    Teacher/Participant
2007                Estonian Cultural Exchange                                      Teacher/Participant
2008-2010     Indigenous Sculptors Society                                               President
2007                Indigenous Sculptors Society Stone Workshop                  Instructor
2004                First People’s Fund Program                                     Grantee
2003-2004       Jemez Springs Stone Carving Workshop                            Instructor
1998-2006       Arizona Indian Arts Alliance (AIAA)                                    Board Member
2001-2002       First People’s Fund Program                                     Mentor
2000-present  Indigenous Sculptors Society                                                Member
2000-2001       Four Bear’s Casino, Three Affiliated Tribes,                      Installation of Public Art
                           Ft. Berthold Reservation, N. D.
1997                Scottsdale’s Mayo Center for Women’s Health,                Installation of Public Art
                       Scottsdale, AZ
1994                “Dead Man”, Motion Picture by Jim Jarmusch,                Cultural Consultant
1985                North Dakota Council on the Arts                                       Board Member
1982-1983       North Dakota Council on the Arts                                       Artist-in-Residence
Selected Exhibitions, Shows and Awards
2009                Yocha-De-He Wintun Academy,                                           Mural Installation
                        Rumsey Rancheria, Brooks, CA
2008                Yocha-De-He Wintun Academy,                                          Mural Installation
                        Rumsey Rancheria, Brooks, CA
2008                Poeh Cultural Center, Poquaque, N. M.                              Indigenous
                                                                                                                        Sculptors Society
2007                Three Affiliated Tribes, Ft. Berthold                                    Mural Installation
                        Reservation,  New Town, N. D.
2005                Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, N.M.            Indigenous
                                                                                                                        Sculptors Society                                                                                                                           Exhibition
2003-2004       Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, N.M.         Indigenous
                                                                                                                        Sculptors Society
2003                Lewis & Clark Expedition Showcase,                                  Showcase Artist
                        Five Nations Arts, Mandan, N. D.
2002-               Indian Craft Shop, Sculpture Garden,                                 Participating Artist
                        Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C.
1987-2007       Santa Fe Indian Market – Annual Event                            Participating Artist,
                                                                                                                       Consistent Award Winner
                                                                                                                       in Stone Sculpture,
                                                                                                                      Metal Sculpture, Jewelry,
                                                                                                                       Painting & Clothing
1987-2008       Heard Museum Guild Native American Art Show  Participating Artist
1992                National Museum of the American Indian,              Donating Artist
                        Washington, D. C.
1990                Phoenix Gallery, Nurnberg, Germany                                 One Woman Exhibition
1990                8 Northern Pueblos Art Show, San Ildefonso, N.M.            1 Place Stone Sculpture
1989                SWAIA Indian Market Poster Artist, Santa Fe, N.M.        1 of 5 Featured Artists
1988                Northern Plains Tribal Arts Show, Sioux Falls, S.D.           Best of Fine Arts Winner
                                                                                                                      Split – Best of Show  
1983                American Indian Museum, Heye Foundation, NYC,           Exhibition
                        N. Y.
Selected  Bibliography
2009               Masters of Contemporary Indian Jewelry , by                    Artist
                        Nancy N. Schiffer
 2009               Santa Fe New Mexican, by Arin Mckenna                          Indigenous Sculptor
                                                                                                                        Society  Article                                 
2006               Native People’s Magazine, Phoenix, AZ                             Top Native Fashion
2006               Cowboys and Indians, Dallas, TX                                        Top Native Fashion
                                                                                                                       Designers – June
2005               Santa Fean, Santa Fe, N. M.                                                Top Native Fashion
                                                                                                                       Designers – August
2004               Native People’s Magazine, Phoenix, AZ                             Top Native Fashion
                                                                                                                       Designers – May
2004               Southwest Art                                                                        Profile Article-June
2002               Southwest Art                                                            Indigenous Sculptor
                                                                                                                        Society Article
2000-              Contemporary Native American Artists                              Listed Artist 2000-             
2000               Encyclopedia of the American Indian                                  Listed Artist
2000-              Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World                          Inclusion
1989               Beyond Tradition, by Jerry & Lois Jacka                           1 of 137 Artists
1989               Feine Addressen, Nurnberg, Germany                                Profile Article
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