Published On: Mon, Jan 6th, 2014

Indian Arts and Crafts Board to host Juried Youth Art and Craft Exhibitions

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board will host a juried art and craft competitions will be “Where do we come from?  Where are we going?”

The competitions will be open to enrolled members of federally recognized Tribes between the ages of 13 and 18.  Official written documentation to verify the youth’s enrollment in a federally recognized Tribe and written parental or guardian permission will be required.

The competitions will provide Indian youth with a realistic juried art show experience;   encourage the development and expansion of their production and marketing skills; and enhance youth interest in culture, history, and the possibility of an artistic career.  All submissions of work will be judged by an independent jury of artists, artisans, and art professionals.  Awards will be distributed in the amount of $100 for each first place, $75 for each second place, and $50 for each third place.

The Three museums operated by the IACB:  the Sioux Indian Museum, Rapid City, SD; the Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, Okla.; and the Museum of the Plains Indian, Browning, MT; will serve as venues for the exhibition of a limited selection of submitted works.

In addition, the IACB will feature the selected works in promotional brochures to complement the exhibitions.  Each work awarded first place will also be featured on an IACB museum poster, the IACB website, and in IACB promotional and educational materials.

All artwork must be submitted by March 1.  Winners will be announced in April 2014.  Exhibitions of selected works will be held at each of the IACB museums from April 15-May 31.

Info:  Conor McMahon, Chief Curator, Indian Arts and Crafts, Board, 605-394-2381-Indian Arts and Crafts Board

– Indian Arts and Crafts Board

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