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 Studies 
1973-1976       Standing Rock Community College, Ft. Yates, N.D.           Lakota Cultural Studies
Drawing I & II

Selected Experience

2012                Artist in Residency, Yocha De He Academy, Rumsey Rancheria, Brooks, CA, Workshop with students, building a life size 

2012                BMAC Participant in Philadelphia, PA

2011                Estonia Cultural Exchange, Teacher/Participant

2010                SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM,  Judge

2010                Estonian Cultural Exchange, Teacher/Participant

2009                Curator for Artist Exhibition in Tallinn, Estonia by Heikki                                                   

2009                Stone Sculpture Workshop in Estonia                                  

2009                Estonian Cultural Exchange, Teacher/Participant

2008                Estonian Cultural Exchange, Teacher/Participant

2008-2010     Indigenous Sculptors Society, President

2007                Estonian Cultural Exchange, Teacher/Participant

2007                Indigenous Sculptors Society Stone Workshop, Instuctor

2007                Four Bears Casino, Three Affilated Tribes, ND, Public Art Installation

2004                First People’s Fund Program, Grantee

2003-2004      Jemez Springs Stone Carving Workshop, Instructor

2001-2002       First People’s Fund Program, Mentor

2000-present  Indigenous Sculptors Society, Member                                              

2000-2001       Four Bear’s Casino, Three Affiliated Tribes, Ft. Berthold Reservation, N. D.,  Installation of Public Art

1998-2006       Arizona Indian Arts Alliance (AIAA), Board Member                                 
1997                Scottsdale’s Mayo Center for Women’s Health,  Scottsdale, AZ., Public Art Insallation
1994                “Dead Man”, Motion Picture by Wrter/Director Jim Jarmusch, Cultural Consultant

1989                 SWAIA Indian Market Poster Artist, Santa Fe, NM, 1 of 5 Featured Artists
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

2011- present      Autry Museum Show- Annual, Participating Artist
1st Place Sculpture 2011
2nd Place Sculpture 2012

1987-Present       Heard Museum Guild Native American Art Show, Annual Event,  Participating Artist
1st Place Sculpture 2013

1987-Present       Santa Fe Indian Market – Annual Event, Tenured                        Participating Artist, and Consistent Award Winner

2012 Honorable Mention-  Sculpture
2011 1st Place- Sculpture
2007 3rd Place-Sculpture Miniature
2006 1st Place-Sculpture
2006 3rd Place-Sculpture
2003 1st Place-Sculpture
2003 2nd Place-Clothing
2003 3rd Place-Sculpture
2002 3rd Place-Sculpture
2002 Honorable Mention-Clothing
2001 3rd Place-Sculpture
2000 1st Place-Sculpture Miniature
2000 2nd Place-Sculpture
2000 2nd Place-Sculpture
1999 1st Place- Sculpture
1999 2nd Place-Sculpture
1998 1st Place-Sculpture
1997 2nd Place-Sculpture
1996 1st Place-Sculpture
1996 2nd Place-Sculpture
1995 1st Place-Sculpture 
1995 3rd Place-Sculpture Metal
1995 2nd Place-Jewelry
1995 3rd Place-Jewelry
1994 2nd Place-Sculpture
1994 2nd Place-Sculpture Monumental
1994 3rd Place-Sculpture
1994 3rd Place-Painting
1993 1st Place-Sculpture
1993 1st Place-Sculpture Miniature
1992 3rd Place-Sculpture

2002-Present     Indian Craft Shop, Sculpture Garden,                       Department of the Interior,  Washington, D. C., Participating Artist

2009                Yocha-De-He Wintun Academy, Rumsey Rancheria, Brooks, CA.,   Mural Installation
2008                Yocha-De-He Wintun Academy,  Rumsey Rancheria, Brooks, CA., Mural Installation
2008                Poeh Cultural Center, Poquaque, N. M.,                           Indigenous Sculptors Society Exhibition
2007                Three Affiliated Tribes, Ft. Berthold  Reservation,  New Town, N. D.,  Mural Installation
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 Exhibition
2003                Lewis & Clark Expedition Showcase, Five Nations Arts, Mandan, N. D.,  Showcase Artist
1992                National Museum of the American Indian, Washington,  D.C.  Donating Artist
1990                Phoenix Gallery, Nurnberg, Germany, One Woman Exhibition
1990                8 Northern Pueblos Art Show, San Ildefonso, N.M.            
1st  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 

1987                 8 Northern Pueblos Art Show, San Ildefonso, N.M.
3rd Place-Sculpture

1987                16th Annual Cherokee Trail of Tears Art Show, OK.
Special Merit Award-Sculpture

1986                Bullock's Santa Monica Indian Art Show, Santa Monica, CA
Best Craftsman Award
1983                American Indian Museum, Heye Foundation, NYC,           Exhibition
Selected  Bibliography

2013               Contemporary Native Art Magazine,  "Against All Odds-The Continuous Reinvention of KATHY WHITMAN ELK WOMAN" by Katja Lehmann

2012               SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN,  "Midcareer Mavericks" article by Staci Golar, 1 of 3 Artists 

2009               Masters of Contemporary Indian Jewelry , by Nancy N. Schiffer,  Artist
2009               Santa Fe New Mexican, by Arin Mckenna                          Indigenous Sculptor
2006               Native People’s Magazine, "Native Fashion" article inclusion Phoenix, AZ                            
2006               Cowboys and Indians, "Native fashion" article inclusion, Dallas, TX                                       
2005               Santa Fean Magazine,"Native Fashion" article inclusion, Santa Fe, N. M.                                                
2004               Native People’s Magazine, "Native Fashion" article inclusion Phoenix, AZ                             
2004               Southwest Art , Profile Article -June                                                                    

2002               Southwest Art , Indigenous Sculptor
2000              Contemporary Native American Artists,  Listed Artist  
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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