Native POP artists host awards reception

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Rapid City, SD Saturday kicks off the 5th annual Native Art Market but Friday many of the artists displayed their works and received awards.

Native POP People of the Plains hosted an artists reception this evening at the Dahl.

The four major award categories were to dimensional, three dimensional, adornment and emerging.

This years emerging artist is from Nebraska and she says this is the perfect venue to display her newly developed talent.

Tasha Abourezk, artist says, "It actually means an amazing amount to me. I just started less than a year ago as a full-time artist. I've been a stay-at-home mom and I just dedicated myself just lately to making this my art form and giving it kind of a story so it was an art form and to win just feels so amazing and it makes me want to keep going and keep creating and keep getting better every single year."

Artists will be selling and displaying their works at Main Street Square Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.