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Tomaquag Museum is dedicated to educating the public and promote thoughtful dialogue regarding Indigenous history, culture, arts, Mother Earth and to connect to native issues of today.

Narragansett Youth Arts Contest


Narragansett Youth Art Contest Honoring Our Elders

Congratulations to our 2017 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!

all 2017 Entries! 

How To Enter

Every year at the Narragansett Tribe's Elders' Day, the Silver Cloud Seniors, in partnership with the Tomaquag Museum, holds an art contest for tribal youth.  This art contest is open to all Narragansett tribal youth grades K-12.  Each youth 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 completed submissions are to be dropped off at the Narragansett Senior Center on the appointed drop off date (to be announced next year).  Next year, the submission forms below will be available to download.  We encourage you to prepare now for next year's submissions!  Visit with tribal elders and local indigenous artists in your community to learn more and hone your skills.  Visit the Tomaquag Museum and participate in our community workshops and programs.  Remember, practice makes perfect so keep creating!

Enter next year! 

For more information Contact the Tomaquag Museum at 401-491-9063 or email

Check out these Past Year Entries and winners!

More Photos from Past Elder's Day Youth Art Contests