2019 ArtWORKz Junior Art Show & Competition on exhibit


2019 ArtWORKz Junior Art Show
& Competition
on exhibit 

For immediate release - Pendleton, Oregon

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute presents the 8th annual youth art show and competition, ArtWORKz 2019, featuring the artistic endeavors of youth from throughout the region under the age of 19.

ArtWORKz 2019 is on exhibit in the Tamástslikt gallery through March 30. 

A variety of art media forms will be on display including sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, glass, mixed media, photography digital computer-generated art, fiber art, and traditional Tribal work.

“It's another great year for young artists. Their submissions continue to amaze us,” said Randall Melton, Collections Curator.

There are three age categories: 10 and under; 11-14; and 15-18. Judging is based on artistry, creative vision, technical merit, and presentation.

Young artists are competing for Grand Prizes, Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit, Honorable Mentions, and Best Emerging Artist. The Artists' Choice award is determined by the participants themselves. The competition is being judged by recognized professional artists.

Prizes will be awarded at the Artists Reception on Saturday, March 9, which begins at 1pm and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Randall Melton at 541.429.7720 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. A Blue Star museum, Tamástslikt is one of the many museums across the nation that offers free admission to families of active duty servicemen and women year-round. Tamástslikt is also a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association and offers free admission to members of participating museums.

In addition to the museum and interpretive center, Tamástslikt operates a museum store, café, and offers meeting room rentals. Tamástslikt is open six days a week, 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Kinship Café is open from 11am to 2pm on the same days the museum is open. 

Tamástslikt is located at 47106 Wildhorse Boulevard at the far end of the main driveway of the Wildhorse Resort & Casino, 10 minutes east of Pendleton, Oregon. Tamástslikt can be reached via Exit 216 off Interstate I-84 or by following the “Mission-LaGrande” sign south off Highway 11 onto Highway 331.

For more information, contact Tamástslikt Cultural Institute at 541.429.7700 or visit www.tamastslikt.org


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