May 3, 2017
ANADARKO, OKLAHOMA: The Southern Plains Indian Museum, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB), will feature an exhibit of artwork from the 2018 Youth Art Contest sponsored by the IACB. The exhibit will be on view from May 2 through June 8, 2018. The annual competition provides Indian youth with a realistic juried art show experience; encourages the development and expansion of their skills in production and marketing; and enhances youth interest in culture, history, and the possibility of an artistic career. Submissions of work were 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.
The winners of the contest are as follows:
1st Place, Native Design I, Taylor Cotton (Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians), Acrylic on Canvas
2nd Place, Native Moon, Gayle Adair (Delaware Nation), Acrylic on Canvas
3rd Place, N.A. Lady Pride, Robin Tubby (Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians), Mixed Media on Canvas
The Southern Plains Indian Museum is managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board. Regular viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All exhibits at the museum are free and open to the public. The museum is located at 801 East Central Blvd., Anadarko, Oklahoma. For more information call the museum at (405) 247-6221.