NSU 'Breaking the Silence' art exhibit calls for entries

BY STAFF REPORTS
02/23/2019 12:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH – The Center for Tribal Studies and American Indian Heritage Committee is calling all artists for the 47th annual Symposium on the American Indian Breaking the Silence: #MMIW #MeToo art exhibition at Northeastern State University.

Artwork of any medium may be submitted. Deadline for entries is March 8. The exhibition will be displayed April 1-30 in the John Vaughan Library.

The exhibition is an effort of coordination with NSU Special Collections and NSU Violence Prevention.

“April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and our focus of the symposium theme being Indigenous women, I was wanting to bridge the two and raise awareness about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Me Too movements,” Alisa Douglas, Center for Tribal Studies coordinator for student programs, said.

Through this exhibit, the groups want to draw attention to these issues and provide a safe space for artists to give voice to the #MMIW and #MeToo movements.

Submissions are open to anyone, and there is no fee to apply or participate. Three original art pieces may be submitted for consideration.

A 30 percent commission will be taken from all artwork sales during the exhibition. A portion of the funds raised will support NSU’s American Indian Emergency Fund – a program designed to help support NSU’s American Indian students with financial emergencies.

Find more information and entry forms at cts.nsuok.edu/events.

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