2014 ArtWORKz contestants sought by Tamástslikt

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PENDLETON — Tamástslikt Cultural Institute seeks youth participants for the upcoming art show and competition, ArtWORKz 2014.

Young tribal and nontribal artists from around the region may submit an original art object for the annual competition.

The ArtWORKz show will be on exhibit in the Tamástslikt gallery Jan. 16-Feb. 22.

Art submissions must be received at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute between Nov. 25-Jan. 3. There is no entry fee.

An information sheet and entry forms can be accessed on the Tamástslikt website, www.tamastslikt.org/exhibits.cfm.

Only one piece of art may be submitted for competition but for artists who wish to display more, the show features a Sharing Zone in which up to three works may be submitted but not judged in competition.

The show is open to individuals and groups of collaborating artists.

All forms of art media are acceptable including sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, glass, mixed media, photography digital computer-generated art, fiber art and 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 and awards will be presented at an artists reception at 1 p.m. Feb. 1.

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.

Young artists will compete for Grand Prize, Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit, Honorable Mentions and Best Emerging Artist.

The People’s Choice award will be the result of visitor votes collected through Jan. 29.

For more information, call Collections Curator Randy Melton, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, at 541-429-7720 or email randall.melton@tamastslikt.org.

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