Cherokee Homecoming Art Show & Sale
21st annual Homecoming Art Show opens Aug. 27
Cherokee Heritage Center accepting submissions until Aug. 10
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Heritage Center is now accepting artwork for the 21st annual Homecoming Art Show. Online submissions must be received no later than Aug. 10 to be considered for the show.
An awards reception will be held on Aug. 26 from 6-8 p.m. to announce this year’s winners, who will take home more than $10,000 in prize money sponsored by Cherokee Nation Businesses.
Oklahoma’s premier Cherokee art show opens to the public on Aug. 27 and runs through Sept. 27, featuring a variety of authentic Cherokee art divided into two divisions: traditional and contemporary.
The traditional division is defined as arts originating before European contact and consists of three categories: basketry, pottery and traditional arts.
The contemporary division is defined as arts arising among the Cherokee after European contact and consists of seven categories: paintings, sculpture, pottery, basketry, beadwork, jewelry and textiles.
Those looking to submit artwork must be a citizen of a federally recognized Cherokee tribe and enter before the Aug. 10 deadline. A $10 submission fee is charged per entry to help support art show expenses. Cherokee National Treasures, Wisdom Keepers and current Cherokee National Historical Society members are exempt from the entry fee.
A photograph of the completed work, entry form and fee must be submitted at the same time or the entry will be disqualified. All entries must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. CST.
Artists must be at least 18 years of age and a member of a federally recognized Cherokee Tribe; i.e., Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (full-membership status), or Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. A copy of the artist’s tribal citizenship card must accompany the entry.
The Cherokee Heritage Center is the premier cultural center for Cherokee history, culture and the arts. It is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill, Oklahoma.
For information on 2016 season events, operating hours and programs, please contact the Cherokee Heritage Center at (888) 999-6007 or visit www.CherokeeHeritage.org.
Cherokee Homecoming Art Show Grand Prize Winners.
1996 – 2000 No Grand Prize Awarded
2001 Dorothy Sullivan “Gifts of Our Ancestors”
2002 Jane Osti “Bird Spirit”
2003 Tonia Hogner Weavel “Deerskin Coat”
2004 Martha Berry “The Plants Became Allies
2005 Jane Osti “Arkansas Appliqué”
2006 Crystal Hanna “I’m a Mudfish Too”
2007 Martha Berry “Hidden in Plain Site”
2008 Shawna Cain “Spring Harvest”
2009 Bill Glass Jr. “Turbulence”
2010 Dan Horsechief “From the Ashes”
2011 Troy Jackson “Halfbreed – Am I Red and White or Am I White and Red?”
2012 Troy Jackson “Carrying Tradition”
2013 Virginia Stroud “Trading Posts Days”
2014 Sam Watts-Scott “Come, Watch Me Dance”
2015 Roy Boney, Jr. “Selusti Talasgohinequuhistutlu Tsudetiyvti”