The Cherokee Heritage Center has three annual art shows. The Trail of Tears Show & Sale is the oldest Native Art Shows in Oklahoma that occurs every Spring. The Cherokee Homecoming Show & Sale occurs in the fall and is showcased over Cherokee National Holiday (Labor Day Weekend) which is our busiest weekend of the year. Our newest show is the Cherokee National Treasures Art Show Showcasing new and vintage work from Treasures. Get up to date info for each show here:
IMPORTANT 2016 DATES
Trail of Tears Art Show
Artwork Submission Deadline: March 23rd, 2016, 5PM
Cherokee Homecoming Art Show
Artwork Submission Deadline: August 10th, 2016, 5PM
Inaugural Cherokee National Treasures Art Show
Artwork Drop off Deadline: September 23rd, 2016, 5PM
45th Annual Trail of Tears Art Show & Sale
April 9 –May 7, 2016
2016 Sponsors: Chickasaw Nation, Bank of Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation Businesses, Rabbit Studios, and Garner-Cottrell Family.
Click on the link below to download rules and entry form
2nd Annual Cherokee National Treasures Art Show
October 1 – November 5, 2015
Next Meeting: Wednesday July 13th, 2016 5:30pm
The Cherokee Heritage Center has hosted art shows for over 43 years in Park Hill. It is one the strongest traditions that we continue each year with the Trail of Tears Art Show and the Cherokee Homecoming Art Show. The purpose of these shows is to showcase Native art, support Native artists exposure and sales and support the mission of the museum “to promote, preserve and teach Cherokee history and culture.”
This will be a series of meetings that occur throughout the year which will give CHC feedback to institute meaningful changes for the improvement of both art shows.
It is open to the public and we look forward to working together with the artists to make future shows successful for everyone.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
Art Show FAQs:
Who can enter your Art Shows?
The Trail of Tears Show & Sale is open to any citizen, 18 yrs or older, of a Federally Recognized Nation (BAI List is here)
The Cherokee Homecoming Show & Sale is open to any citizen, 18 yrs or older, of the Cherokee Nation, The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians or the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
Do you have a children’s category?
This year the Cherokee Art Market Youth Competition will run concurrent with the Trail of Tears Art Show. For info and application please email Deborah Fritts at email@example.com
There are also art opportunities for citizens younger than 18 yrs through the Cherokee Nation and other state wide shows.
When is the deadline?
Artwork submission is due typically a month before the show opening. Check the rules for the exact dates.
Can I turn my entry form in now and my images of art later?
No. If your entry form is missing images it is incomplete and will not be considered.
Is there an entry fee?
Yes. There is a $10 fee for each piece of artwork submitted unless you are a Cherokee National Treasure or a member of the Cherokee National Historical Society. Sign up here!
Does the artwork I submit have to be the exact pieces for the show?
Yes. Only the exact art accepted through your submissions will be allowed in the show.
Does the artwork have to be done for the image submissions?
Yes. The images submitted must be finished work. Work dropped off that does not match the submission images or one that has had major changes will not be displayed.
Do you accept slides?
No. You can submit digital entries through email or send them on a CD through the mail.
Can I submit my images from last year?
No. Artwork accepted into a show at CHC can only be displayed once. Artwork must have been completed within the previous year.
Does it have to be for sale?
Yes. All artwork must be for sale. Both art shows are fund raisers for CHC.
What is your commission?
CHC takes 30% of the sale price. Please make sure your submission price allows for this.
Can I sell my artwork to your museum store?
Our Museum Store is managed by CNE and any agreements with the store are separate from the art show and can not be displayed simultaneously.