22nd Annual Homecoming Art Show Opens August 26

Published July 11, 2017

Cherokee Heritage Center accepting submissions until Aug. 9

TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Heritage Center is now accepting artwork for the 22nd annual Homecoming Art Show. Online submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 9 to be considered for the show.

The Cherokee National Historical Society will host an awards reception on Aug. 25 from 6-8 p.m. to announce this year’s winners, who will receive a share of more than $10,000 in prize money sponsored by Cherokee Nation Businesses.

Oklahoma’s premier Cherokee art show, which opens to the public on Aug. 26 and runs through Sept. 30, features 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 one of the three federally recognized Cherokee governments and enter before the Aug. 9 deadline. A copy of the artist’s citizenship card must accompany the entry.

A $10 submission fee is charged per entry to help support art show expenses. Cherokee National Treasures, Tradition Keepers of the United Keetoowah Band, Qualla co-op artists from the Eastern Band of Cherokee, and current CNHS 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.

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. Summer hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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