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Red Cloud Indian School announces 41st Annual Art Show, submissions now accepted

2/26/2008
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PINE RIDGE, South Dakota—The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School will host its annual art show this summer, opening June 1 and running ten weeks, through August 10, 2008. Now in its 41st year, the show exhibits an outstanding collection of Native American fine arts and Lakota tribal arts, and has played an important role in the careers of many renowned artists today, including Arthur Amiotte, Mary Morez, King Kuka, and JD Roybal.

"This show is the largest and longest-running Indian art show on a reservation in the nation," says Peter Strong, director of The Heritage Center. "It is currently the only inter-tribal art show in the country, providing an opportunity for emerging and established Native artists of many tribes to compete and experience the artwork of tribal members from across the continent.

One of the premiere Native art shows in the country, the Red Cloud Indian Art Show exhibits national and international artwork by more than 50 participants. A variety of pieces are exhibited, including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, sculpture, carvings and traditional art forms such as porcupine quill work and beadwork.

"This is an opportunity for the local community and our visitors from around the world to experience world-class art in our remote corner of the country," Strong adds.

Submissions to the 41st Annual Red Cloud Indian Art Show are now being accepted. Open to all enrolled Native American artists of the 50 states and Canada who are at least 18 years of age, the deadline for submissions is May 21, 2008. Applications can for entry into the show are available at www.redcloudschool.org.

For more information, contact Peter Strong, director of The Heritage Center, at 605/867-5491, ext. 217 and pstrong@redcloudschool.org

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A fact sheet about the Red Cloud Indian Art Show is included, with specific details. The Director of The Heritage Center and past participants of the art show are available for interviews. Please contact Tina Merdanian, director of public relations, at 605/867-8211, or pr@redcloudschool.org to arrange an interview.