By Wendy Gonyea
A Journal of Arts and Ideas from Upstate New York – Number 3
Onondagas continue to be featured in Stone Canoe. The name of this prestigious journal exemplifies our beginnings and the artists and writers of our community are seeing to it that we continue to tell the world we’re still here.
This year we congratulate Stephanie Waterman for winning the journal’s prize for fiction for a short story called “The Scribe.” Stephanie is one of three winners who are selected annually for monetary prizes in Fiction, Visual Arts and Poetry. The winners also receive a sculpture depicting a stone canoe created by Tom Huff.
Stephanie was presented her prizes at the Stone Canoe’s Journal Number 3 reception held January 31, 2009 at the Delavan Gallery in Syracuse. Awenheeyoh Powless also exhibited at the Delavan opening and is included in this year’s edition of the Stone Canoe journal. Her oil painting, Cornhusk, adds cultural beauty to the bountiful pages of life in and around this area.
I am proud of friends, community and family. I admire their talented work, so it was in that spirit that I entered works of my brother, Fred Gonyea to the journal. Two of Fred’s stone sculpture pieces, Buffalo and The Flying Head, were accepted and are also included in Stone Canoe 3. I learned at the reception there were people interested in buying Fred’s sculpture, which is something Fred would have been happy about, but the works are not for sale.
Stone Canoe 3 can be purchased at Syracuse University bookstores, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Amazon.com for $20. Now, we already look ahead to the 2010 journal of stories and art. If you are thinking about entering your work, do it. Submissions will be taken March 1 – July 31. Instructions and forms are available at sonecanoejournal.org/submissions. There is no application fee. It is gratifying to see works of art shared, admired and read by people who appreciate art and writing. .