HOMECOMING ART SHOW CATEGORIES & AWARDS
Category 1: Beadwork
Category 2: Contemporary Basketry
Category 3: Traditional Basketry
Category 4: Contemporary Pottery
Category 5: Traditional Pottery
Category 6: Jewelry
Category 7: Sculpture
Category 8: Textiles
Category 9: Traditional Arts
Category 10: Visual Arts
Grand Prize – $1,500 and Prize Gorget
1st place Category – $700
Judges Choice – $500
Merit – $150
This award is given to artists for their high quality and commendable pieces of honorable mention. There are total of 15 awards given across all categories.
Sequoyah’s Bicentennial Award – $1,000 and Prize Gorget
A special award, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Sequoyah’s invention of the Cherokee Syllabary, this award is given to one entry that best incorporates the Cherokee Syllabary into the art piece.
Bill Rabbit Legacy Award – $200
This award is for original works in any medium or category honoring the work of Cherokee National Treasure Bill Rabbit. This award is sponsored by Rabbit Studios in honor of Bill Rabbit’s artistic achievements and legacy. He was a self-taught artist and U.S. Veteran whose work is featured in the Cherokee Heritage Center’s Trail of Tears exhibit and his paintings are prized throughout the nation. Works eligible for this award also will be eligible for awards in their respective category.
Betty Scraper-Garner Elder Award – $200
This award is for original works in any medium or category by an artist 55 years of age or older. Betty Scraper-Garner, a 1993 Cherokee National Treasure in Basketry, taught three generations of weavers in her family. Her daughter, Cherokee National Treasure Vivian Cottrell, and grandchildren honor her legacy through this award. Works eligible for this award also will be eligible for awards in their respective category.
Jennie Ross Cobb Photography Award – $200
This award is given for the most outstanding photograph and is given in honor of former Park Hill, OK, resident Jennie Ross Cobb, the first female Native American photographer. Works eligible for this award also will be eligible for awards in their respective category. This award is sponsored by First American Art Magazine.
Emerging Artist Awards – 1st - $600 | 2nd - $400 | 3rd - $200
Three awards are given for original works in any medium or category from Cherokee artists who have shown work in less than three previous Homecoming shows. Eligible artists cannot have won any previous Homecoming awards. Works eligible for this award also will be eligible for awards in their respective category.
People’s Choice Award – $100
Each person viewing the Cherokee Homecoming Art Show & Sale will receive a ballot to vote for his or her favorite artwork. There will also be virtual voting on our Facebook page.
Three judges who are selected for their knowledge of art and art history will determine the winning entries. Judges’ decisions are final. Judges will not be employees of Cherokee Nation Businesses, Cherokee Nation, or immediate family of any accepted artists.
Winners will be announced during the awards presentation on Friday, August 27 at 6 PM.