Cherokee Art Market hosting art competition for Native youth

January 17, 2018

Entries accepted March 29

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Native American youth are invited to participate in the 2018 Cherokee Art Market Youth Competition and Show, scheduled for April 7 through May 5.

All artists must be citizens of a federally recognized tribe, in grades 6-12, and are limited to one entry per person. There is no fee to participate in the competition.

Entries will be received March 29 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Cherokee Nation Businesses, 950 Main Pkwy., in Tahlequah. All submissions must include an entry form attached to the artwork, an artist agreement form and a copy of the artist’s CDIB card or tribal card.

Artwork is evaluated by division and grade level. Awards include Best in Show - $250; 1st Place - $150; 2nd Place - $125; 3rd Place - $100; Bill Rabbit Art Legacy Award - $100. The Best in Show winner will also receive a free booth at the Cherokee Art Market in October.

A reception will be held on April 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the Cherokee Heritage Center in conjunction with the 47th Annual Trail of Tears Art Show. Winning artwork selected from the Cherokee Art Market Youth Competition will remain on display throughout the duration of the Trail of Tears Art Show.

The Cherokee Art Market Youth Competition is hosted by Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism. Applications are available at www.CherokeeArtMarket.com.

For more information, please contact Deborah Fritts at 918-384-6990 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Cherokee Heritage Center is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill.

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