Art accepted for Cherokee Homecoming Art Show & Sale


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation accepts artwork for its annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Exhibit and Sale. The exhibition is offered both virtually and in person from August 13 to September 10 in the gallery adjacent to the Cherokee National Research Center, and the deadline for submission is July 8.

The all-Cherokee juried show is in its 27th year and is open to citizens of the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band. Artists of Distinction, including Cherokee National Treasures, UKB Tradition Keepers and EBCI Beloved Persons, are exempt from judging but must complete the online entry process by the July 8 deadline to participate.

Selected artists will compete for more than $15,000 in two categories: traditional and contemporary. The traditional division is defined as “the customary arts of the Cherokee people prior to European contact” and is made up of three categories: basket weaving, pottery and traditional arts. The contemporary division is defined as “the arts born among the Cherokee after European contact” and is made up of seven categories: paintings, sculptures, pottery, basketwork, beadwork, jewelry and textiles.

The winning work will be announced at an awards reception on August 12 at 6 p.m., followed by the public opening on August 13.

For more information or to register and submit artwork, please visit Cherokee Homecoming Art Show & Sale | Visit the Cherokee Nation.

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