Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is accepting applications for its seventh, biennial Juried Art Show and Competition during Celebration 2014, scheduled June 11-14 in Juneau.
SHI has added a new category this year: 2D formline design, meaning formline on a flat surface such as a print of formline. Artists also will compete in two other categories: Northwest Coast customary, and Northwest Coast inspired customary (formerly known as traditional and contemporary respectively in past competitions).
The categories were changed in recent years by the institute’s Native Artist Committee, which gives guidance on SHI’s art programs. Applications are available at www.sealaskaheritage.org and must be postmarked by Feb. 26. The awards ceremony will be June 11.
Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private, nonprofit founded in 1980 to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars. Its mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska.
CONTACT: Rosita Worl, SHI President, 907-463-4844