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“Indigenize”

2nd Annual Native American Youth Show

THEME: "Indigenize". Depict how you would indigenize modern/contemporary ways of life, articles, technology, etc. Work must include a written statement on how your piece fulfills this theme.

REQUIREMENTS:

•Be a Native American as defined by the Indian Arts & Crafts Act (Federal or State recognized tribal member, or certification from such tribe).

•Be enrolled in a Northeast Kansas public, private or homeschool, or tribal school located in Northeast Kansas (preschool through college).

•Drawings and paintings must be hangable (hanging attachment on back).

•3-D items are welcomed (clay, basketry, weaving, beadwork, textiles, etc.).

•You may enter one item of each medium you work in.​

WE ARE OFFERING:

•Showing of students' work in an art gallery setting

•Promotion through social media and contacting regular media

•Opening reception First Friday, April 2023

•Juried show; winner will have art on gallery poster (collectible)

Entrants MUST send copy of CDIB or tribal membership/certification with submission materials which include a statement of how your piece fulfills the theme, the name of the school you attend and what level/grade, your full name, indigenous affiliation, email address.

JUROR: America Meredith (Cherokee Nation) is the

publishing editor of First American Art Magazine

and a writer, art critic, visual artist, and independent

curator. Based in Norman, Oklahoma, she earned her

MFA degree from the San Francisco Art Institute

and has taught Native art history at colleges and in

community courses.

Deadline for Submission: March 3 2023

Artwork Due By: March 17 2023

Opening Date: April 7 2023

"Los Artes Topeka"

Part of the Mayor’s Art Initiative, this collection will celebrate Latinx heritage and culture in general, in relation to Topeka, or your loved ones. Entrants do not need to be of Latinx descent, however no derogatory, racist or negative work will be accepted. Latinx student entries are encouraged!

All items that are hangable must have a hanging wire on the back, and 3-d materials are welcome (baskets, pottery, sculpture, etc.).

The work will hang in the Mayors office and afterwards, will be hung at 785 Arts gallery for an artists’ reception, recognition ceremony from the Mayor, public viewing and sale. Gallery takes 20% of sales.

Submissions must include a digital image of your work, a brief artist’s bio, and your email address.

Deadline for Submission: March 2 2023

Artwork Due By March 16 2023

Reception Date July 14 2023

"Home, Topeka, Home"

Part of the Mayor’s Art Initiative, this collection will celebrate TOPEKA! Photos, paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery, it’s all welcome!

All items that are hangable must have a hanging wire on the back

The work will hang in the Mayors office and afterwards, will be hung at 785 Arts gallery for an artists’ reception, recognition ceremony from the Mayor, public viewing and sale. Gallery takes 20% of sales.

Submissions must include a digital image of your work, a brief artist’s bio, and your email address.

Deadline for Submission: Jun 2 2023

Artwork Due By: June 16 2023

Reception Date: October 13 2023

"Three Sisters of NOTO"

This show will be hung at NOTO Arts Center Morris Gallery for August and September 2023 as part of a NOTO Land Acknowledgement program.

Artists do NOT need to be Native American, and are asked to submit art illustrating the Three Sisters story from many Native American tribal cultures. For reference, please perform an internet search for “Three Sisters Legend” to find various versions. Also accepted will be art relating to corns, bean and squash, as well as depictions of the origins of North Topeka limited to the Gonville-Pappan sisters and the Kaw Reservees.

Submissions details include:

· Artists must submit digital images of your work to be exhibited, an artist statemembt of work, artists bio, email address.

· This show is open to all artists, but Native American artists must also include a copy of the CDIB or tribal membership/certification.

· Please fill out the Artist Contract and bring it with the work (available upon request).

· Dates of exhibit are Aug 4-Sep 30th, 2023.

· Open to all mediums of art; paintings, drawings, digital work, sculpture, pottery, multimedia, and other art forms.

· Subject matter is Three Sisters Legend

· One or two pieces ready to hang, (our hanging system requires artwork to be properly wired on the back, please, no sawtooth hangers!)

· Label information on a separate sheet of paper, including title, medium, price or NFS, and your name, and attach to the back of the artwork.

· Sneak Peek Thursday, Aug 3, 5:00-7:30 with special presentation starting at 6pm. ( Artists are expected to participate, snacks and drinks will be provided.)

· Delivery artwork to the NOTO Arts Center July 26, 27, 28, 11-5 and July 29th, 11-3

· The NOTO Arts Center takes a 30% commission on all sales.

Submissions due via email by July 1 2023 (send digital images, bio, artists statement and contact info. Send CDIB or tribal affiliation in Native American)

 

"Mayor’s Topeka Land Acknowledgement"

Part of the Mayor’s Art Initiative, this collection will celebrate the Native Origins of Topeka. Art depicting the history and culture of the Osage Nation, Kaw Nation, Shawnee Tribe, Potawatomi nations, Delaware Nation and Wyandotte Nation are requested. Photos, paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery, it’s all welcome!

Artists are NOT required to be Native American; however, no art depicting other tribes in addition to no art which is derogatory, racist or negative as well as not in keeping with the tribes mentioned above will be accepted. Native American artists must include a copy of their CDIB or tribal membership/certification for compliance of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.

All items that are hangable must have a hanging wire on the back

The work will hang in the Mayors office and afterwards, will be hung at 785 Arts gallery for an artists’ reception, recognition ceremony from the Mayor, public viewing and sale. Gallery takes 20% of sales.

Submissions must include a digital image of your work, a brief artist’s bio, and your email address.

Deadline for Submission: September 1 2023

Artwork Due By: September 15 2023

Reception Date TBD

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