Young artists' submissions sought for exhibit

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PENDLETON -- Tamástslikt Cultural Institute invites artists younger than 19 to enter a work of art in the upcoming art show and competition ArtWORKz 2013.

Young artists, both tribal and non-tribal, are eligible.

Art submissions must be received at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute between Dec. 17-Jan. 4. There is no entry fee.

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

Only one piece of art may be submitted for competition.

But for artists who wish to display more, the show will feature 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 media are acceptable including sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, glass, mixed media, photography digital computer-generated art, fiber art.

All disciplines of artwork including traditional tribal work such as beadwork, weaving and parfleche painting will be accepted, too.

The show will be judged by recognized professional artists and awards will be presented at an artists reception at 1 p.m. Jan. 26.

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 Jan. 14-24.

The ArtWORKz show will be on exhibit in the Tamástslikt gallery Jan. 14-Feb. 23.

For more details call Randy Melton, 541-429-7720 or email randall.melton@tamastslikt.org .

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