NICWA Annual Conference
Call for Artists

Our 2025 call for artist submissions are now closed. We had over 50 amazing submissions. Check back in February of 2025 for our next round of submissions.

​NICWA invites American Indian and Alaska Native artists to participate in our call for artists. NICWA is excited to provide an opportunity for artists to showcase their talents in support of our 2025 Protecting Our Children Conference in Orlando, Florida.

The selected artist will be awarded a cash prize of $2,000 for the use of their work in promotional materials for our 2025 conference. Artists also may receive a free arts and crafts vendor spot at our conference as long as they notify NICWA by November 2024. The image will be published on NICWA’s website and printed materials reaching thousands, as well as being the visual centerpiece throughout the event. All artists must agree to our terms of use. This is a can’t-miss opportunity for any Native artist looking to achieve exposure on a national scale.

Artwork and submission forms should be sent to NICWA’s events and training team at no later than May 17, 2024.

Terms of Use


Previous Selections

Click on the links below to view the artwork that has been chosen to represent NICWA’s conference in the past.

2024 – EJ Miller-Larson, Generations of Love

2023 – Shawna Fricke, Lifeway

2022 – Erica Deitz, Homecoming

2021– Jessiray Wheeler, The Huddle

2020 – Mark Kawesoton Light, Resilience

2019 – Orlando Begay, Knowing What Really Matters

2018 – Apayo Moore, Our Provider

2017 – Rochelle Lame Bull, Safe

2016 – Hillary Davis Kempenich, Walk Me into the Arena

2015 – Candy Solomon, Mother and Daughter

2014 – Topaz Jones, Life Lines Within Family

2013 – John Isaiah Pepion, My Family

2012 – Michael J. Marin, Guardians of Hope

2011 – Percy Avugiak, Protecting Our Children

2010 – Gerald Dawavendawa, Gathering Around Her

2009 – Melissa Melero, Morning Rain

2008 – Shirod Younker, Basket Cap Studies #1