PENDLETON -- Tamstslikt Cultural Institute, 47106 Wildhorse Boulevard, will present its first youth art show and competition which will be on display Jan. 9-Feb. 18.
ArtWORKz features art from youth throughout the region under the age of 19.
Since its opening in 1998, TamstsliktCultural Institute had hosted an annual Tribal art show in which both adult and youth tribal artists were showcased.
The decision was made to make ArtWORKz a wide-open inclusive event, inviting all youth from around the region to submit an art object for competition.
Both individual and collaborative projects have been submitted.
Many forms of art media will be on display including sculpture, painting, drawing, print making, glass, mixed media, photography digital computer-generated art, fiber art, as well as any discipline of artwork including traditional Tribal work such as bead work, weaving and parfleche painting.
The show will be judged by recognized professional artists. Prizes will be awarded at a Feb. 1 awards reception which begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.
There are three age categories: 10 and under; 11-14; and 15-18. Judging will be based on artistry, creative vision, technical merit and presentation.
Artists are competing for grand prize, award of excellence, award of merit, honorable mention, and best emerging artist.
The People's Choice Award will be determined by visitor votes which can be cast January 9-31.
For more information, call 541-966-9748 or visit tamastslikt.org