2/7/2017 - Indian Arts and Crafts Board To Host Juried Youth Art Competition and Exhibition

2016 Art Contest Winners (L-R), 1st Place: "A Bright Recognition," Shawna Lessert, Oglala Sioux Tribe; 2nd Place: "Changing Disaster," J. Janis, Bay Mills Indian Community; 3rd Place: "Lakota Woman," Breanna Good Shield, Rosebud Sioux Tribe."
2/7/2017
Last edited 2/15/2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) will host a juried art competition and exhibition for Indian youth.  The theme of the 2017 competition will be “We Are Still Here.” 

Competitions and Exhibitions will be held at the following locations:

  • Sioux Indian Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Southern Plains Indian Museum, 801 E Central Blvd., Anadarko, Oklahoma

The competition will be open to enrolled members of Federally recognized tribes between the ages of 12 and 18.  Proof of the youth’s enrollment in a Federally recognized tribe and written permission of a parent or guardian will be required.

The competition will provide Indian youth with a realistic juried art show experience; encourage the development and expansion of their skills in production and marketing; and enhance youth interest in culture, history, and the possibility of an artistic career.  All submissions of work will be judged by an independent panel of jurors.  Awards will be distributed in the amount of $250 for first place, $150 for second place, and $100 for third place. 

All artwork must be submitted by April 7, 2017.  Winners will be announced on April 21, 2017. 

An exhibition of selected works will be displayed at the participating museums from April 21 to May 26, 2017.

In addition, the IACB will feature selected works from the exhibition in promotional brochures to complement the exhibition.  Selected entries may be featured on the IACB website and in IACB promotional and educational materials.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND APPLICATION PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD YOUR ENTRY!

OR CONTACT:

Conor McMahon, Chief Curator, Indian Arts and Crafts, 605-394-2381, sim@ios.doi.gov