Annual Youth Art Show and Competition returns to Red Earth Art Center

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2023

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    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Red Earth, Inc., the non-profit arts organization that operates the Red Earth Art Center, is currently seeking art entries from Native students ages 9-18 for the Annual Red Earth Youth Art Show and Competition. This event, sponsored by the James H. & Madalynne Norick Foundation, is open to the public weekdays Wednesday April 12 to Friday April 28, 2023 at the Red Earth Art Center at BancFirst Tower in downtown Oklahoma City.
    The Red Earth Youth Art Show & Competition is open to Native youth who compete for awards and prize money in three age divisions. Students may submit artwork in eight art categories including pottery, painting/drawing/graphics, photography, sculpture, basketry, cultural items, beadwork/quillwork, and jewelry. Prize money is awarded to the top three winners in each division, along with a “Best of Show” award.
    Students may register online by visiting in advance of the competition. Art Check-In is Friday, April 7, from 11 am to 6:30 pm at the Red Earth Art Center. Artwork can be delivered by the artist, parent, or a teacher. Entries are limited to one entry per artist per category, but students may enter in as many categories in their age division as they wish.
    All artwork will be on view Saturday April 29 from 11 am to 1 pm with the Awards Ceremony scheduled the same day at 1 pm. The event is open free to the public. Recent Red Earth Youth Art Competitions have drawn young artists from throughout the State of Oklahoma and the region. Many youth art participants have gone on to have successful careers as professional artists.
    Red Earth, Inc. is an Allied Arts member agency and is funded in part by the Chickasaw Nation, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Allied Arts, KFOR TV 4 and the Oklahoma Arts Council which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts. Red Earth, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization with a mission to promote the rich traditions of American Indian arts and cultures through education, a premier festival, a museum, and fine art markets.
    Visit or call 405-768-3395 for additional information.
    This project was supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The agency’s mission is to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry. The Oklahoma Arts Council provides approximately 425 grants to nearly 275 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry, and manages the art collections at the Oklahoma State Capitol. More information is available at
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