NICWA Annual Conference
Call for Artists
NICWA invites American Indian and Alaska Native artists to participate in our Call for Artists. The 2022 Protecting Our Children Conference Call for Artists is closed. Please check back in Winter 2022 for the 2023 Call for Artist submissions.
The selected artist will be awarded a cash prize of $1,500 for the use of their work in promotional materials for our next year’s conference. Artists also may receive a free arts and crafts vendor spot at our conference as long as they notify NICWA by February of the year the art is chosen. The image will be published on NICWA’s website and printed materials reaching thousands, as well as being the visual centerpiece throughout the event. This is a can’t-miss opportunity for any Native artist looking to achieve exposure on a national scale.
Click on the links below to view the artwork that has been chosen to represent NICWA’s conference in the past.
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