CALL FOR YOUTH ARTISTS
The Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Association (OICWA) Conference Committee invites American Indian and Alaska Native youth artists to participate in the Call For Artists. OICWA is excited to provide an opportunity once again for youth artists to showcase their talents in support of the 2023 Conference hosted by the Osage Nation at the Osage Casino Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Each year the OICWA conference spotlights artwork illustrating Native children and families. The featured artwork will be utilized in the OICWA Conference material, Facebook, OICWA website, T-shirts, and posters. The OICWA Conference Committee is seeking artwork that depicts the theme: “ICWA Stands: 45 Years of Strengthening Sovereignty and Protecting Culture”.
One Grand Prize Winner will be chosen and will be awarded $300. All artists are invited to the “Opening Ceremonies” which will be held on November 8th, 2023, where they will be acknowledged for their work and receive their awards.
Please review the conference art requirements and use of image guidelines: 1) Artist must be a citizen of a Federally Recognized Tribe, 2) Artist must be a resident of Oklahoma, 3) Artist must be under the age of 18, 4) For reproductive purposes, no more than 6 colors should be used, 5) Deadline for Artwork Submission is Thursday, October 5, 2023.
Please submit the following form as well as a high resolution (at least 300dpi) image of artwork (jpeg, tiff, etc.) Each artist may submit up to three pieces of art. Please submit a new form for each art piece.