Thursday, October 2, 2008

Attn: Artists and Native reenactors

This message is for visual artists and Native American reenactors that are interested in participating in an invitation-only event for the benefit of both.

Chief David Bald Eagle of Howes, South Dakota has created the "Lakota Artist Shoot" and is looking for interested parties.

The event is meant for painters and sculptors to photograph Native American reenactors in scenes that they can later use as inspiration for their artwork. The reenactors provide regalia, horses, teepees, etc. to create authentic scenes of the Old West. The artists give monetary tips to each reenactor appearing in their photos.

Similar events are held in South Dakota and elsewhere, but this is the only one I am aware of that is exclusively Native American. Here are some examples from this year's inaugural "Lakota Artist Shoot."

Artist David Yorke of Florida (below) directs to get the perfect angle he's looking for. Check out David's work at and

Like I said, this is an invitation-only event, so if you are interested, you are going to have to prove your credentials to Chief Bald Eagle. Contact him at 605-538-4421 or

If you are lucky enough to be selected for next year's shoot, be prepared for a very interesting experience in true Indian Country.

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