The application deadline for the 2008 Southeastern Art Show and Market in Tishomingo has been extended to Sept. 15. More than $5,000 in prize money will be awarded, including a $1,000 cash prize for the Best In Show winner and $1,000 in total prize money for youth winners.


The application deadline for the 2008 Southeastern Art Show and Market in Tishomingo has been extended to Sept. 15.


More than $5,000 in prize money will be awarded, including a $1,000 cash prize for the Best In Show winner and $1,000 in total prize money for youth winners.


Adults and youth from any Southeastern or Woodland tribe are encouraged to enter the competition in the two-dimensional and three-dimensional categories.


Artists may enter up to two works per category up to a total of four entries. 


The youth artist competition is open to students entering grades nine through 12 in the 2008-09 school year.


Hosted by the Chickasaw Nation during its 48th Annual Meeting and 20th Festival, the juried art competition and market will be conducted Oct. 2 through 4 on the tribe’s capitol grounds. The SEASAM art tent will be located near the Chickasaw Capitol Building at the intersection of 9th and Mickel streets.


SEASAM art awards will be presented at 6 p.m. at the Arts and Culture Awards Ceremony and Reception on Oct. 2 in Fletcher Auditorium on the campus of Murray State College in Tishomingo.


Participating artists will display their work in the SEASAM tent from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 3 and 4.


Application forms, entry rules and additional information can be found on the Chickasaw Nation Web site at www.chickasaw.net or by contacting the Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts and Humanities at (580) 272-5520.