Red Earth calls for 2020 ‘Emerging Artist Award’ applicants

BY STAFF REPORTS
02/28/2020 01:00 PM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
Shown is an art piece by Cherokee artist Steven Morales, a 2019 Red Earth Emerging Artist Award winner. The annual award grants funding to emerging Native American artists, allowing them to participate in Oklahoma City’s award-winning Red Earth Festival. COURTESY
OKLAHOMA CITY – Red Earth Inc., the nonprofit organization that produces the annual Red Earth Festival, has announced a call for applications for the Red Earth Emerging Artist Award. The annual award grants funding to emerging Native American artists, allowing them to participate in Oklahoma City’s award-winning Red Earth Festival.

The award is presented for the 34th annual Red Earth Festival scheduled June 13-14 at The Event Center at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in Shawnee. The award provides booth space at the Festival Art Market, an opportunity to compete in the Red Earth Festival art competition and $150 for expenses. Deadline to apply for consideration is April 10.

Past recipients have included Amber DeBoise (Navajo) and Kaitlyn Tingle (Choctaw) in 2018, and Steven Morales (Cherokee) in 2019.

To qualify, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 19 years of age and be able to provide proof of tribal citizenship in a federal or state-recognized tribal entity. Applicants are not required to be enrolled in a school or fine arts program.

Applicants must fill out an artist application, provide three to five images of artwork, submit a one-page resume of art education, experience and achievements and an artist background. Visit www.RedEarth.org or call 405-427-5228 for information.

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