Honoring Our Elders

Narragansett Youth Art Contest and Showing

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The Narragansett Indian Silver Clouds in partnership with the Tomaquag Museum invite you to participate in the 2018 Narragansett Youth Art Contest!  To encourage the continuation of our traditional arts, we have two activities this year.  An art competition for youth grades 5-12 and an art showing for youth grades K-4. Each youth may submit one piece in any medium from traditional to contemporary that expresses their Narragansett identity and community.  Art showing and contest will be held on Elder's Day, May 19, 2018.  

Art Contest Guidelines

Youth grades 5-12 may submit one piece in any medium from traditional to contemporary that expresses their Narragansett identity and community.  Beadwork, basketry, weaving, pottery, painting, drawing, collage, photography, wampum work, quillwork, carving, sculpting, etc! Parents may help guide you but you must have completed the work on your own. All entries are kept anonymous for judging by the Elders. Three winners will be announced at the end of the Elder's Day Program on May 19th.  Prizes are as follows:

1st Place winner will receive $100

2nd Place winner will receive $75

3rd Place winner will receive $50

Consolation prizes for all other entrants

All winning art will be kept on display at the senior center for one month and then returned to entrants. All others can then be taken home at the end of day or picked up from the Tomaquag Museum anytime after.  Call to arrange pickup time.  If not picked up within 30 days, we will consider the piece forfeit.   

Art Showing Guidelines

Youth grades K-4 may submit one piece in any medium from traditional to contemporary that expresses their Narragansett identity and community.  Beadwork, basketry, weaving, pottery, painting, drawing, collage, photography, wampum work, quillwork, carving, sculpting, etc! Parents may help guide you but you must have completed the work on your own.  The art will be on display during Elders Day, May 19th for viewing by all Elders Day Guests. They can then be taken home at the end of day or picked up from the Tomaquag Museum anytime after.  Call to arrange pickup time.  If not picked up within 30 days, we will consider the piece forfeit.  Each participant will receive a gift to encourage further art exploration.  And when they get to 5th grade, they’ll be ready for the contest!  

How To Enter

Complete the registration and submission forms and return with your finished art work. Forms can be picked up at the senior center or you can download online at the website below. Entries can be during the drop off at the Tomaquag Museum prior to May 11th OR on May 11th between 4:00pm-7:00pm at the Narragansett Tribe Senior Center.  No exceptions. Looking for ideas?  Check out the photos below and see past year entries and winners!  

Questions? Call Tomaquag Museum at (401) 491-9063 or email us at slarose@tomaquagmuseum.org.  

Check out these Past Year Entries and winners!

 
  2017 1st Place Winner Jaiden Spears!

2017 1st Place Winner Jaiden Spears!

  2nd Place Winner, Byron Gonsalves!

2nd Place Winner, Byron Gonsalves!

  3rd Place Winner Skyla Jennings!

3rd Place Winner Skyla Jennings!

Congratulations to our 2017 winners!  

See Past Year Entries!