Cherokee Homecoming Art Show opens Aug. 27

BY JAMI MURPHY
Former Reporter
07/07/2016 08:30 AM
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Cherokee artist Roy Boney was awarded the 20th annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show grand prize for his graphite and charcoal piece “21st Century Selu.” The drawing shows Selu as a modern woman. Her heart is visible as a metaphor for the Cherokee blood that is in the veins of Cherokee people. Her skull is visible as a symbol of the erosion of the Cherokee language and culture over the centuries. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
PARK HILL, Okla. – The Cherokee Heritage Center will host the 21st annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show Aug. 27 to Sept. 24 featuring authentic Cherokee art in what CHC officials claim is one of Oklahoma’s most prominent art shows.

“We have given out thousands of dollars in prize money to artists from the United Keetoowah Band, Cherokee Nation and Eastern Band Cherokee,” CHC Executive Director Candessa Tehee said. “So you have to be one of those three federally recognized Cherokee tribes in order to even enter the show.”

According to the CHC website, nearly 100 traditional and contemporary Cherokee artworks are expected to be displayed.

The show’s traditional division is defined as arts originating before European contact and consists of four categories, including basketry, jewelry, pottery and traditional arts. Its contemporary division is defined as arts arising among the Cherokee after European contact and consists of six categories, including paintings, sculpture, pottery, basketry, beadwork, photography and graphics and textiles.

Tehee said the show focuses more on what people call traditional types of Cherokee art, but it also has categories for contemporary art.

Digital photographs of artwork must be received by 5 p.m. CST on Aug. 10 to be considered for the show.

Photographs can be emailed to callie-chunestudy@cherokee.org or mailed by CD or USB drive to Cherokee Heritage Center, Attn: Homecoming Art Show, P. O. Box 515, Tahlequah, OK 74465. Photographs must be of actual completed artwork to be entered. No late entries will be accepted.

Cherokee National Treasures and Wisdom Keepers are excluded from the photograph submission, but they must have the completed entry form with a W-9 submitted by the deadline.

According to the art show application, artwork will be juried into the show through the photographs, but judging will be on the actual art.

A completed entry form, including a W-9, must be submitted with the photographs. Incomplete forms will disqualify the entry, the applications states. No changes can be made to entries or information after the deadline.

There is a $10 entry fee per submitted piece. That money is used for art show expenses. Fees are non-refundable. Cherokee National Treasures, Wisdom Keepers and CNHS current members are exempt from the entry fee. According to the application, payments can be sent by check (made out to CNHS) or through the PayPal button located on http://www.cherokeeheritage.org/for-artists/.

“This year we expect a wonderful selection of entries from both Cherokee National Treasures and local artists and nationally recognized artists as well,” Tehee said. “It’s always a successful show, and we always emphasize that it’s a sale, so if people are looking to purchase pieces they should definitely come in and look at what we have.”

For more information, call Callie Chunestudy at 918-456-6007. To get a copy of the full application, visit http://www.cherokeeheritage.org/cherokee-homecoming-art-show/.

Dates to Remember

Aug. 12: Accepted artwork will be posted on the Cherokee Heritage Center website www.CherokeeHeritage.org.

Aug. 19: Artwork must be delivered by 5 p.m. to the Cherokee Heritage Center. Artwork not received or late will forfeit its place in this year’s show.

Aug. 26: Cherokee National Historical Society Members and Awards Reception at 6 p.m. to announce the winning artwork.

Oct. 3: Artwork can begin to be picked up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Oct. 28: Last day to pick up art or make arrangements. Any artwork left after this date without pickup arrangements will become property of the Cherokee National Historical Society.

Previous Grand Prize Winners

2015: Roy Boney Jr. – “Selusti Talasgohinequuhistutlu Tsudetiyvti”

2014: Sam Watts-Scott – “Come, Watch Me Dance”

2013: Virginia Stroud – “Trading Posts Days”

2012: Troy Jackson – “Carrying Tradition”

2011: Troy Jackson – “Halfbreed-Am I Red and White or Am I White and Red?”

2010: Dan Horsechief – “From the Ashes”

2009: Bill Glass Jr. – “Turbulence”

2008: Shawna Cain – “Spring Harvest”

2007: Martha Berry – “Hidden in Plain Site”

2006: Crystal Hanna – “I’m a Mudfish Too”

2005: Jane Osti – “Arkansas Appliqué”

2004: Martha Berry – “The Plants Became Allies”

2003: Tonia Hogner Weavel – “Deerskin Coat”

2002: Jane Osti – “Bird Spirit”

2001: Dorothy Sullivan – “Gifts of Our Ancestors”

1996-2000 No grand prize awarded
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ᎠᏭᏂᏴᏍᏗ, ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ. – ᎾᏍᎩ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᏧᎾᏓᎴᏅ ᎠᏰᏟ ᏓᏳᏂᏍᏆᎸᎡᎵ ᏔᎵᏍᎪ ᏌᏊᏏᎯᏁ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏂᎷᎬ ᏧᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅᏅ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᎤᏂᏝᎾᎡᏍᏗ ᎦᎶᏂ ᏔᎵᏍᎪ ᎦᎵᏉᎩᏁ ᎾᎿ ᏚᎵᏍᏗ ᏔᎵᏍᎪ ᏅᎩᏁ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᏄᏅᏁᏍᏗ ᏂᏧᎵᏍᏔᏅᏍᏔᏅ ᏧᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎤᏃᏢᏅᏅᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᎩ CHC ᏄᏂᎬᏩᏳᏒ ᎠᎾᏗᏍᎬ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᎠ ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ ᏂᏓᏳᏓᎴᏅ ᎨᏒ ᏧᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅᏅ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᏄᏅᏁᏍᏗ.

“ᏙᎦᏓᏁᎸ ᎢᎸᏍᎦ ᏯᎦᏴᎵ ᎠᏕᎸ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎾᏓᏠᏍᎬ ᎤᏃᏢᏅᏅ ᏧᎾᏑᏰᏓ ᏂᏓᏳᎾᏓᎴᏅ ᎠᏂᎩᏚᏩᎩ ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ, ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎠᎴ ᎧᎸᎬ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ,” CHC ᏄᎬᏫᏳᏒ ᏗᎫᎪᏔᏂᏙ Candessa Tehee ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ. ᎠᏎᏃ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᎠ ᏌᏊ ᎮᏢ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ ᎨᎦᏅᏔ ᏥᎩ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏂᎳᏍᏓᏢᎢ ᎩᎳ ᎡᎵᏊ ᎦᏣᏖᎳᏗᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏂᏍᏆᎸᎡᎲᎢ.” ᏚᎾᏙᎵᏤᎲ ᎾᏍᎩ CHC ᎠᏏᎳᏕᏫᏒ, ᎾᎠᏂᎩᏍᏗ ᏍᎪᎯᏧᎬᏈ ᏯᏂ ᎪᎯᎦ ᏥᎨᏒ ᎤᏅᏔᏅᏅ ᎠᎴ ᏃᏊ ᏄᏍᏗᏓᏅ ᏧᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅᏅᎢ ᎾᏍᎩᏊ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᏧᏩᏌ ᏗᎬᏩᏂᎩᏍᏓ ᏗᎬᏩᏂᏠᏗ.

ᎯᎠ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᏄᏅᏅ ᎤᏃᏢᏅᏅ ᎤᏂᏝᎾᎥᎢ ᎪᎯᎨ ᏂᏧᎵᏍᏔᏅ ᏚᎾᏟᎶᏍᏛ ᎧᏃᎮᎭ ᎾᎿ Ꮟ ᎠᏂᎩᎵᏏ ᎾᏂᎷᎬᎾ ᏥᎨᏎᎢ ᎠᎴ ᏅᎩ ᎢᏧᏓᎴ ᏕᎧᏃᎮᎯ, ᎠᏠᏯᏍᏗ ᏔᎷᏣ, ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᏯᏢᏗ, ᎦᏓᎫᎦ ᎠᎴ ᎪᎯᎦ ᏄᎵᏍᏔᏅ ᎧᏃᎮᏍᎩ. ᏃᏊ ᏂᎦᎵᏔᏅᏍᎬ ᏧᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᏃᏊ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᎩᎵᏏ ᏧᏂᎷᏤ ᎠᎴ ᏑᏓᎵ ᎢᏗᎦᏛ ᎢᏧᏓᎴᎢ, ᎠᏠᏯᏍᏗ ᏗᏑᏫᏒᏅ, ᎠᏲᏝᏅᏅ, ᎦᏓᎫᎦ, ᏔᎷᏣ, ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᏯᏢᏗ, ᏧᎾᏓᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᎠᎴ ᏗᏓᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᎠᏎᎯᎭ, ᎠᎴ ᏗᏄᏬ.

Tehee ᎠᏗᏍᎬ ᎯᎠ ᎤᏂᏝᎾᎥ ᎠᎪᏩᏛᏗ ᎨᏒ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏂᏴᏫ ᎾᏂᏪᏎᎰ ᏗᎩᎶᏒ ᏧᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅᏅ, ᎠᏎᏃ ᎾᏍᎩᏍᏊ ᎪᎯᏴ ᎨᏒᎢ ᏚᎾᏟᎶᏍᏙᎢ.

ᎠᎾᎦᎵᏍᎩ ᏧᎾᏓᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᎠᏎ ᎤᏂᎩᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎯᏍᎩ ᎢᏳᏩᏂᎸ ᎡᎯᏱᏯ CST ᎦᎶᏂ ᏍᎪᎯᏁᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎡᎵᏊ ᎬᏎᏍᏙᏗ ᎤᏂᏢᎾᎥᎢ.

ᏗᏓᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᎡᎵᏊ email ᎢᏗᎬᏗ ᏫᎦᏅᏁᏗ callie-chunestudy@cherokee.org ᎠᎴ ᏫᎦᏅᏗ ᎾᎴᏍᏊ CD or USB drive ᏫᎦᏅᏗ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᏧᎾᏓᎴᏅ ᎠᏰᏟ, Attn: Homecoming Art Show, P. O. Box 515, Tahlequah, OK 74465.

ᏗᏓᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏎ ᏂᎦᏓ ᎠᏍᏆᏛ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎩᎳ ᏫᎬᏗ ᎬᏩᏂᎩᏍᏗ. Ꮭ ᎣᏂ ᎬᏩᎵᏍᏚᏅ ᎠᏟᎶᎥ ᎬᏩᏂᎩᏍᏗ ᏱᎨᏎᏍᏗ.

ᎬᎾᏕᎾ ᎠᏁᎯ ᎠᏃᏢᏅᏍᎩ ᎨᏥᎸᏉᏔᏅ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎦᏙᎲᏒ ᎤᎾᎵᏏᏅᏓ Ꮭ ᏫᏗᎬᏩᏂᏗ ᏱᎩ ᏧᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᎤᏂᎿᎥᎢ, ᎠᏎᏍᎩᏂ ᎠᏎ ᎤᏂᏍᏆᏙᏅ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎤᏂᏴᏗᏍᎩ ᎠᎧᎵᏏᏐᏗ ᎠᎴ W-9 ᎤᏂᏢᏓ Ꮟ ᏒᎵᏍᏚᏅᎾ ᎠᏟᎶᎥ ᏫᏚᎷᎯᏍᏗᎢ.

ᏚᎾᏙᎵᏤᎲ ᎾᎿ ᏧᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᏧᏂᎧᎵᏏᏌᏅ, ᎤᏃᏢᏅᏅ ᎠᏎ ᏧᏄᎪᏙᏗ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏗᏓᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᏂᏙᏓᏳᏂᏅᎢ, ᎠᏎᏃ ᏧᏄᎪᏙᏗ ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᎤᏃᏢᏅᏅᎢ.

ᎠᏍᏆᏙᏛ ᎤᏂᏴᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᏥᎵᏏᏐᏗ, ᎠᏠᏯᏍᏗ W-9, ᎠᏎ ᏂᏓᎦᏅᏗ ᎠᏠᏯᏍᏗ ᏗᏓᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ. ᎠᏍᏆᏙᏅ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᎠᎧᎵᏏᏐᏗ Ꮭ ᏱᎬᏂᎾᎩ, ᎠᏥᎵᏏᏐᏗ ᎪᏪᎳ. Ꮭ ᎦᏁᏟᏴᏍᏗ ᏱᎩ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏴᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎧᏃᎮᏍᎩ ᎪᏪᎳ ᎤᎵᏍᏚᏅ ᎠᏟᎶᎥᎢ.

ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏍᎪᎯ ᎢᏕᎸ ᏗᏠᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎪᏢᏅ ᎥᏴᏗᏍᎬᎢ ᏌᏊᎭᎢ. ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎠᏕᎳ ᎠᏅᏗᏍᎬ ᎾᎿ ᏓᎵᎬᏩᏝᏂᏙᎲᎢ. ᎠᏈᏴᏗ ᎨᏒ ᎥᏴᏗᏍᎬ Ꮭ ᏙᎬᎩᏍᏗ ᏱᎩ ᎠᏕᎳ. ᎬᎾᏕᎾ ᎠᏁᎯ ᎠᏃᏢᏅᏍᎩ ᎨᏥᎸᏉᏔᏅᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎦᏙᎲᏒ ᎤᎾᎵᏏᏅᏓ ᎠᎴ CNHS ᏃᏊ ᏥᎩ ᎠᏁᎳ ᎾᏍᎩ Ꮭ ᎠᏎ ᎤᎾᏈᏴᏗ ᏱᎩ. ᏚᏄᎪᏔᏅ ᎠᎧᎵᏏᏐᏗ, ᎠᎾᏈᏱᏍᎬ ᎡᎵᏊ ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᏎᎯᏍᏗ ᏂᏓᏳᏂᏅᏓ (ᎤᏃᏪᎶᏗ ᎾᎿ CNHS) ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᎩ PayPal ᎦᏗ ᎠᏩᏛᏗ http://www.cherokeeheritage.org/for-artists/.

“ᎯᎠ ᏧᏕᏘᏴᏌᏛ ᎤᏚᎩ ᎣᎬᎭ ᏧᎪᏓ ᏧᎷᎯᏍᏗ ᎢᏧᎳ ᎬᎾᏕᎾ ᎠᏁᎯ ᎠᏃᏢᏅᏍᎩ ᎨᏥᎸᏉᏔᏅᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎾᎥ ᎠᏁᎯ ᎠᎴᏗᏍᏊ ᏂᎬᎾᏛ ᎨᎪᎵᎦ ᏗᎾᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅᎲᏍᎩ ᎾᏍᏊ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬ Tehee. “ᏂᎪᎯᎸ ᎣᏍᏓ ᎨᏐ ᎠᎴ ᎣᏥᏃᎮᏍᎪ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎦᎾᏗᏅᏓ ᎨᏒᎢ, ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎠᏂᏴᏫ ᏯᏂᎦᏖᏃᎯ ᎤᏂᏩᎯᏍᏗ ᏙᎯᏳ ᏂᏓᏳᏂᏴᏍᏗ ᎤᏂᎦᏖᎾᏍᏗ ᎢᏳᏗ ᎣᎩᎲᎢ.”

ᎤᎪᏛ ᎠᏕᎶᎰᎯᏍᏗ ᏲᏚᎵᎭ, ᏩᏟᏃᎮᏙᏗ Callie Chunestudy at 918-456-6007. ᏂᎦᏓ ᏗᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᎠᎧᎵᏏᏐᏗ ᎦᏁᏍᏗᎢ, visit http://www.cherokeeheritage.org/cherokee-homecoming-art-show/.

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