Artists sought for the Cherokee National Holiday Art Contest

January 30, 2012

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation is looking for talented artists to depict this year’s theme, “From One Fire to a Proud Future,” in the Cherokee National Holiday Art Contest.

The selected artist will receive $1,200 and their winning submission will be displayed on the 60th annual Cherokee National Holiday posters, t-shirts and programs.

The Cherokee National Holiday is an annual tradition commemorating the signing of the 1839 Cherokee Nation Constitution. Held during Labor Day weekend, the event attracts more than 90,000 visitors who come to enjoy an exciting array of entertainment, cultural and athletic events. The winning design will represent this year’s theme and be displayed throughout the holiday on multiple promotional items.

Interested artists should be 18 or older and a Cherokee Nation citizen. Rough sketches of planned artwork should be submitted on or before March 15. The winning artist will be selected on March 17 and will have until May 15 to complete the work, which should measure 29 by 20 inches in a vertical orientation.

For more information or to submit a rough sketch, contact Cherokee National Holiday director Lou Slagle at 918-453-1689 or

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