Youth Art Exhibit Guidelines and Rules
Youth Art Exhibit Guidelines and Rules
A Juror will review all images submitted with applications and select artwork based upon the quality of the artwork in the images.
There are 3 kinds of recognition:
1) All youth selected for this exhibit will receive a special Juried Art Show T-shirt
2) Youth award winners receive a certificate
3) The art/cultural program sponsoring the youth award winners** will receive cash awards to be used for purchasing art supplies for further Northwest Coast art instruction.
Current Middle School Students:
1st place: $350 to sponsoring school/organization
2nd place: $200 to sponsoring school/organization
Current High School Students:
1st place: $500 to sponsoring school/organization
2nd place: $350 to sponsoring school/organization
3rd place: $200 to sponsoring school/organization
** When applying to participate in the Juried Youth Art Exhibit, students will name the sponsoring school or organization providing the Northwest Coast art/cultural programs/classes in which the applicant student participates. This school/organization is the potential awardee of these cash prizes.
**A school or organization is considered a SPONSOR if staff/contractor teaching their Northwest Coast art/cultural programs/classes encourages the student to apply, and enables the student to participate by e.g. helping the student with the Juried Youth Art Exhibit application process, and helping the student make their artwork display ready and appropriately packaged for shipping.
NATIVE ARTIST WAIVER, RELEASE AND CERTIFICATION
A guardian waiver release & certification slip will be sent to artists who are selected for the Youth Art Exhibit.
1. Pieces smaller than 5’ in any direction and less than 30 lbs are eligible for consideration. Due to logistical limitations in regard to shipping and our exhibit space SHI reserves the right to assess, on a case by case basis, the inclusion of any larger and/or heavier pieces.
2. Any work entered into the competition and show must have been completed within the past two years.
3. Artists are limited to submitting no more than two pieces.
4. Commercially reproduced artwork is prohibited even if the artist produced the original.
5. Prints and bronze sculptures are allowed but must be hand pulled, carved or fabricated and limited to an edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered.
6. All artwork must be “display ready” (example: blankets must have attached sleeve so it can be hung from rod, designs on paper must be framed and have a secure hanging device attached to the back).
7. Because of the provisions of the Endangered Species Act, it is the responsibility of the artist to ensure any use of parts from an endangered species are explicitly allowed by law. **
8. It is the responsibility of the artist to comply with the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (PL 101-644) which makes it unlawful to display for sale or to sell any product in a manner that falsely suggests it is Indian produced, an Indian product of a particular Indian tribe or Indian arts and craft organization. The law further provides that the term “Indian” means any individual who is a member of a federally or state recognized Indian Tribe or is certified as an Indian artisan by an Indian Tribe. This is most important if you are interested in selling your art, and not just displaying it. **
** Please feel free to call us if you have questions about 7) and 8): 907-586-9230.
Each piece that is selected must have an identification label, including the name of the artist, name of the artwork and date of production. Artwork without a label will be returned to the artist at his/her own expense. SHI is not responsible if labels become separated from the artwork.
1. Sealaska Heritage Institute shall be solely responsible for the display of entries that are accepted to be a part of the show.
2. Although SHI will exercise care in handling the artwork, we are not responsible for the loss or damage of work.
3. All work displayed shall identify the name of artist, title of the piece, medium, grade level, and price.
4. Artwork cannot be removed until the closing of the show, June 30, 2018
Shipping and Handling:
1. Accepted participants will be notified of object delivery date requirements with acceptance notification.
2. Artwork accepted for the show, if shipped, must be sent to SHI prepaid.
3. All pieces must be packaged individually. Do not combine shipping of multiple pieces.
4. The shipping address for receiving items accepted to the
Sealaska Heritage Institute
ATTN: Juried Youth Art Exhibit
105 South Seward Street, Suite 201
Juneau, AK 99801
Sale of Artwork (optional):
1. All work selected for the show may be sold at the exhibit (on consignment).
2. SHI takes a 20% commission off sales. Artists will be paid as soon as payments are processed.
3. Purchasers sign a Gallery Purchase agreement where they agree to let the piece remain in the exhibit and are assured that the piece will be mailed to them once the exhibit is dismounted.
1. Artists misrepresenting themselves or their art will be disqualified from the show.
2. SHI staff and sponsors cannot accept gifts from artists. Gifts can be donated to Sealaska Heritage Institute.
3. SHI will not be responsible for artwork or materials used in the displaying of artwork.
March 1: APPLICATION DEADLINE
March 15: Art selected for Show, notifications out
March 30: Guardian release/permission slip due at SHI
April 12: Art due at SHI
June 1: Exhibit opens at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center
June 6: Award Ceremony at Walter Soboleff Building
June 6-9 CELEBRATION
June 27: Exhibit Ends
On behalf of Sealaska Heritage Institute we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your interest and participation in this exciting arts event. SHI recognizes parents’ and teachers’ support in helping to encourage and mentor young artists as you model excellence and dedication in preserving our proud Native heritage.
Gunalchéesh, Háw'aa, T’oyaxsn,