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Art Exhibition
Required Competition

To register for this event, please download the application and email to: Mary Pelcher at

Coordinator: Mary Pelcher

Phone: 989-317-4967


Registration Deadline: Friday March 1, 2024


Competition Objectives:

  • Strengthen existing Art programs at Tribal Colleges and Universities.

  • Provide an incentive for the production of quality art pieces.

  • Showcase a variety of tribally significant art pieces.

  • Provide a forum for tribal college students to showcase talent.

  • Provide a potential market for TCU student artwork


Competition Rules

  1. All artwork shall be completed by college students attending an AIHEC-affiliated TCU Institution.

  2. A representative may accompany artwork from the artists’ sponsoring college.

  3. A living artist shall have produced all entries within the last two (2) years.

  4. A selected panel will judge all entries.

  5. Student attendees will have a chance to vote for a special ‘Peoples’ Choice’ favorite.

  6. All entries marked ‘for sale’ shall be accompanied by the artists’ permission for the sale of such art, however, the student will need to provide contact information to the interested party or parties for a personal sale upon conclusion of the conference.

  7. Artists may enter all categories, but only one (1) entry per category. Entries shall remain physically on-site for the duration of the competition in order to be eligible for awards.

  8. Registration forms shall accompany all artwork submitted for the competition.

  9. The conference will not be responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items. Security will be provided while the art is on display.

  10. Students are responsible for the transportation of their artwork to the conference and the removal and transportation of the artwork at the end of the conference.

  11. Video, light, and other extreme mixed-media art creations are strongly encouraged for art exhibition and competition entry.

  12. Art pieces with particularly extra detailed instructions will be curated and set up by submitting art student or by their official College representative.

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