Intertribal competition hosted April 6-May 11

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The longest-running Native American art show and competition in Oklahoma is seeking artwork for its upcoming spring event. The 53rd annual Trail of Tears Art Show is presented April 6-May 11 in the gallery at Cherokee Springs Plaza and online at 

Through the juried show, artists compete for more than $18,000 in the following categories: painting, sculpture, pottery, basketry, graphics, jewelry, miniatures, diverse art forms, textiles and photography/digital art.

There is no entry fee associated with the show. Individuals looking to enter artwork must be over 18 years old, be a citizen of a federally recognized Native American tribe or nation, and complete all submission requirements no later than 5 p.m. CST on Feb. 23.

An awards reception will be held on Friday, April 5, from 6-8:30 p.m., followed by the public opening on Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m.

The gallery at Cherokee Springs Plaza is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It is located at 3377 Cherokee Springs Road. Additional information about the show and how to submit artwork is available at