Entries sought for 41st Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale
By STAFF REPORTS TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee Heritage Center is calling for entries for the 41st annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale set for April 20-21. Artwork submissions will be accepted through March 26 for the show and sale that features authentic Native American art. Complete artist guidelines and rules can be viewed at cherokeeheritage.org. Artists will compete in eight categories consisting of paintings, graphics, sculpture, pottery, basketry, miniatures, jewelry and a Trail of Tears theme. Artists must be at least 18 years of age and a citizen of a federally recognized nation or tribe. A copy of the artist’s tribal citizenship card or Certificate Degree of Indian Blood must accompany entry. Artwork must have been completed after May 1, 2011. Artwork previously shown at the CHC is not eligible. Entries that contain parts of endangered species will be automatically disqualified. Entries must be ready for display. All works submitted will be juried for inclusion in the show and sale.
Key dates for artistsMarch 26: Photographs of artwork must be in digital form and received by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by CD and mailed to the shipping address listed on the CHC website for FedEx, UPS and USPS. Photographs must be of actual completed artwork to be shown. No late entries will be accepted. April 2: Accepted artwork will be posted at cherokeeheritage.org and confirmation notices will be emailed. April 9: Artists must deliver their accepted artwork by 5 p.m. to the Cherokee Heritage Center. Artwork not received or arriving late will not be featured in the show. April 20: The 41st Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale award reception and ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Winning artwork will be announced and ribbons and prize money will be awarded during the ceremony. For more information, contact the Cherokee Heritage Center at 918-456-6007, toll free at 1-888-999-6007, or visit cherokeeheritage.org.