A juried Indigenous Exhibition hosted by artCentral is open to artists at all career levels from emerging artists to
established professionals. Must be 18 years of age or older, residing in the United States, and of Indigenous
Submission Fee
Artists may enter up to three (3) works for a one-time $25 non-refundable entry fee, and $5 for each additional
work, maximum 5 works total.
June 21st: Application deadline (link to register on artCentral’s website:
July 12th: Email notification to artists.
July 12th – July 26th: Art delivery Please note: the gallery is closed Sundays and Mondays.
Works not received by 4:00 pm on July 26th will not be included in the exhibition.
August 2nd: Opening reception from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm; remarks and awards at 7:00 pm.
September 7th: Exhibition closes 5:00 pm.
September 8th: Art pick-up 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Please note: works that include a return shipping label will be
expedited within two (2) weeks of the close of the exhibition.

Conditions of Entry
● Entry media can be: paint (any), drawing, print-making, photography, digital graphics, sculpture, beadwork,
quillwork, basketry, pottery, textiles (weaving, clothing, quilts, etc.), jewelry and accessories, diverse art forms,
and/or mixed media.

● Artwork must be original and created by the artist within the past two (2) years.
● Artwork dimensions must not exceed 48” x 48″ including the framing, and must not exceed 5″ in depth.
● Three-dimensional artwork must not weigh over 75 lbs and must not be taller than 6 feet in height.
● Multiple-item diptychs or triptychs are eligible, however, will be counted as individual entries.
● Two-dimensional artwork must be ready to hang with appropriate framing and wiring at the time of submission.
● Reproductions of originals in any form, including giclée fine art reproductions, are not eligible.
● Artwork must be for sale.
● No artwork may be picked up before the official closing date.
● Artwork must be created by an artist of Indigenous descent.
● Artwork can be realism, abstract, or cultural.
● Any artwork incorporating animal parts such as feathers or skins must abide by Federal Law. Please note: that by
Federal Law, only enrolled members of a Federally-recognized tribe are allowed to possess eagle feathers
and such items may not be sold.

● Artwork must not include any part of an endangered species.
● Artwork containing content considered to be ceremonial in nature: please include a written description of the
content, its origins, and justification of the piece in the description portion. If the jury has further questions, the
Curator or Director will contact the artist and may request written permission from the originating ceremonial
ground leader.

1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and two (2) Honorable Mentions.
Submitted Images
● Images should be direct-facing and cropped to exclude matting and framing or surrounding space.
● Three-dimensional (3D) must have two views (front and back).
● Digital images should be submitted in .jpg format (resolution of 300 dpi). Minimum image length on the

longest side: 540px; maximum length on the longest side: 4600px.
● Images should depict color as accurately as possible and be sharply focused.
● Images must be uploaded in the correct orientation.
● All image files must be named in the following format: the artist’s name_title of work_media.jpg

Example as follows: John Smith_Poppies_pastel.jpg

Selection Process
Digital .jpg images are reviewed by a panel of jurors. Accepted artwork that is deemed not to be original, is a copy,
or is not accurately depicted may be omitted by the curator at the time of installation. Artwork deemed not
presentable for any reason, including improper framing, may be omitted from the exhibition.
Artwork must be for sale as each artist wishes. The gallery retains a 35% commission on each sale; the retail price
should reflect this commission.
**Return shipping labels must be paid for in advance**
Ship to: artCentral Carthage – 1110 E. 13th St, Carthage, MO 64836 417-358-4404
NAME:__________________________________ EMAIL: _____________________________________
TITLE OF ARTWORK:_________________________________________________________________
MEDIA (for mixed media list ALL media used):______________________________________________
SIZE: _______________________ PRICE: ____________________
*Special Instructions for installation or special instructions/needs for display need to be provided if
Please see our website for information on our judge and our beautiful facility
PLEASE READ and SIGN: The submission of artworks to this competition will constitute an agreement
to all of the conditions listed above including permission to photograph for publicity purposes.
Signature: _________________________________________ Date: _____________________
To register go to our EVENTS tab on our website, or scan the QR code found in the PDF
For the Registration, use the link below:

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