Exhibition Dates: April 1–August 20, 2022
Submission deadline: October 1, 2021

In 2022, the Great Plains Art Museum is reviving its biennial juried exhibition, Contemporary Indigeneity. For the fourth iteration of this group show, the museum seeks artists addressing any issues and themes relevant to the contemporary Native American experience on the Great Plains, with the goal of highlighting current Native artistic practice and the diverse media and content explored by these artists. A panel of Native American art curators will blindly review the submitted works and make selections based on the artwork’s aesthetic merit and contribution to the field of contemporary Native art.

The museum and its parent organization, the Center for Great Plains Studies, are committed to increasing the representation of Native artists in their collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. Contemporary Indigeneityplays a key role in that initiative.

The Center for Great Plains Studies loosely defines the Great Plains as a region that stretches westward from the Missouri River at Omaha and Kansas City to the Rocky Mountains, and northward from the Texas Panhandle into the Canadian Prairie Provinces.

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