L. David Eveningthunder

Doh-gwey Du-gwanee

Shoshone Tribe

Biography


L. David Eveningthunder spent his early childhood on the Shoshone-Bannock Reservation in Fort Hall, Idaho. The spiritual guidance he received from his father and grandfather, both medicine people, helped him maintain his identity even after he became orphaned at a young age and was taken away from his people.

David's first pencils were given to him by his uncles, all gifted artists who never became known by the public. He feels that he owes his success to them. David now resides in Alabama, and is active in the Pow Wow circuit. He is best known for his portrayals of dancers, most of whom he knows personally.

Publisher

L. David Eveningthunder

Subject Matter of Specialty

Contemporary Pow Wow dancers (all tribes).

Medium

Mixed media, pen and ink, air brush, chalk pastels, and scratch art.

Published Prints

  • Seven (8) limited Edition Prints (three (6) are sold out)
  • Two (2) Open Edition Prints
  • Two (5) Note Cards
  • Twenty-two (22) Copyrighted T-Shirt Designs
  • Education

  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas - BA
  • Lee College, Baytown, Texas - AAGS, AST, AA
  • Lee College, Baytown, Texas - Electronics Technician Certificate: 1986
  • Birth

    Owyhee County (Indian Land - no city), Idaho

    Credits & Commitments

  • First Place, Art Division: San Jacinto County Fair; 1988-1994
  • Featured artist; Cheyenne Outfitters retail catalog for Adler Leather Co.; 1994-95
  • Featured artist; Adler Leather Co. special holiday issue; 1994
  • Featured artist; Dallas Western Market; Dallas, TX; 1994-95
  • Cover artist; Louisiana Indian Heritage Association Pow Wow; New Orleans, LA; 1995
  • Featured artist; Western English Saddlemen's Association; Denver, CO; 1995
  • Featured artist; Magic Market; Las Vegas, NV; 1995, Adler Leather
  • Featured artist; M&M Design Co. portfolio file; 1995-1998
  • Best of Show; Nacogdoches Annual Pow Wow; 1995
  • Featured artist; Wood Associates for Motorola Co. incentive awards jackets; 1995
  • Featured artist; Wood Associates for Shrade Knife Co., Scrimshaw Editions; 1995-99
  • Member; Native American Chamber of Commerce; Houston, TX; 1994-present
  • Member; Texas Gulf Coast Tia Piah Society; 1990-present
  • Featured artist; Native American Art Calendar; Shawnee Publications, Norman, OK; 1996-98


  • 1st Place: Shoshone/Bannock Indian Art Show, Line Drawing Division, Ft. Hall, Idaho: 1977
  • 1st Place: Shoshone/Bannock Indian Art Show, Story Telling Art Division, Ft. Hall, Idaho: 1977
  • 1st Place: Shoshone/Bannock Indian Art Show, Mixed Media Division, Ft. Hall, Idaho: 1977
  • 1st Place: Shoshone/Bannock Indian Art Show, Print Division, Ft. Hall, Idaho: 1977
  • People's Choice: Shoshone/Bannock Indian Art Show, Ft. Hall, Idaho: 1977


  • Cover Artist: 2nd Ed. "Whispering Winds Magazine", Folsum, Lousiana; 1999
  • Cover Artist: "Written Heritage Magazine" Catalog; 1998-99>
  • Best of Show: Memphis Annual Juried Art Show, Shelley Show Place, Memphis Tennessee: 1998
  • People's Choice Award & Trophy: Memphis Annual Juried Art Show, Shelley Show Place, Memphis Tennessee: 1998
  • 1st Place, Art Division: Global Wildlife Annual Children's Pow Wow Art Show, Folsum, Lousiana: 1998
  • 2nd Place, Craft Division: Global Wildlife Annual Children's Pow Wow Art Show, Folsum, Lousiana: 1998
  • Movie Role as "David" in MNM Productions film feature "Alligator Alley": 1999
  • Featured Artist: Native Peoples of America, Indian Art Calendar: Coldiron Publishing, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK; 1999-2000.