Contemporary Indigeneity: The New Art of the Great Plains
Call for Artists
The Great Plains Art Museum announces a juried exhibition focusing on Native American culture in the Great Plains region. Founded in 1980, the Great Plains Art Museum is home to a large collection of historical and contemporary works by Native North American artists. The Museum regularly hosts exhibitions that focus on contemporary Native identity as well as historical Native issues.
This is the first juried exhibition hosted by the Great Plains Art Museum, by which we seek to enhance knowledge and appreciation about Native American contemporary arts in the Great Plains today. Eligible works should express some element of North American Indigenous Culture and have a contemporary or historical significance and placement within the Great Plains of North America.
Works submitted for the juried exhibition must reflect the mission of the Great Plains Art Museum. The Great Plains Art Museum?s mission is:
In keeping with the research, teaching, and outreach missions of the Center for Great Plains Studies and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the mission of the Great Plains Art Museum is to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the art and literature of the Great Plains region and to foster study and enhance appreciation, through changing exhibits and public programs, the history and creative spirit of the Great Plains of North America.
This exhibition is expected to include the works of well- and lesser- known individuals whose work expresses the texture of Native American life in the Great Plains today. Selected by jury, this exhibition strives for a broad-ranging exploration which conveys the spectrum of contemporary visual art and fine craft in the Great Plains region, with a special emphasis on Native American culture. There are no media restrictions. A $15 donation for 1-5 entries is suggested.
The awarding juror for the exhibition is artist and scholar Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie. Tsinhnahjinnie has been a recipient of the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, a Chancellor?s Fellowship at the University of California Irvine, the First Peoples Community Artist Award, and a Rockefeller artist in residence. She is currently Director of the C.N. Gorman Museum at University of California Davis and Assistant Professor in the Department of Native American Studies at University of California Davis.
For further information visit the prospectus or send a self addressed stamped envelope to the Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q Street, Hewit Place, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0250. For questions contact Alicia Harris or call (402)472.0599.