21st Annual Homecoming Art Show Opens Aug. 27

Virginia Stroud was awarded the grand prize in 2013's Homecoming Art Show for her acrylic piece titled “Traders Come.” The painting depicts a busy day of trading between Cherokees and European settlers.

Previously, Virginia Stroud was awarded the grand prize  Homecoming Art Show for her acrylic piece titled “Traders Come.” The painting depicts a busy day of trading between Cherokees and European settlers.

Cherokee Heritage Center accepting submissions until August 10

Published July 23, 2016

TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Heritage Center is now accepting artwork for the 21st annual Homecoming Art Show. Online submissions must be received no later than August 10 to be considered for the show.

An awards reception will be held on August 26 from 6-8 p.m. to announce this year’s winners, who will take home more than $10,000 in prize money sponsored by Cherokee Nation Businesses.

Oklahoma’s premier Cherokee art show opens to the public on August 27 and runs through September 27, featuring a variety of authentic Cherokee art divided into two divisions: traditional and contemporary.

The traditional division is defined as arts originating before European contact and consists of three categories: basketry, pottery and traditional arts.

The contemporary division is defined as arts arising among the Cherokee after European contact and consists of seven categories: paintings, sculpture, pottery, basketry, beadwork, jewelry and textiles.

Those looking to submit artwork must be a citizen of a federally recognized Cherokee tribe and enter before the August 10 deadline. A $10 submission fee is charged per entry to help support art show expenses. Cherokee National Treasures, Wisdom Keepers and current Cherokee National Historical Society members are exempt from the entry fee.

A photograph of the completed work, entry form and fee must be submitted at the same time or the entry will be disqualified. All entries must be submitted to [email protected] by 5 p.m. CST.

Artists must be at least 18 years of age and a member of a federally recognized Cherokee Tribe; i.e., Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (full-membership status), or Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. A copy of the artist’s tribal citizenship card must accompany the entry.

The Cherokee Heritage Center is the premier cultural center for Cherokee history, culture and the arts. It is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill, Oklahoma.

For information on 2016 season events, operating hours and programs, please contact the Cherokee Heritage Center at (888) 999-6007 or visit www.CherokeeHeritage.org.

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