C A L L F O R A R T
"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 or works which portray the Topeka/Shawnee County area pre-settlement 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