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University of Wisconsin-Superior will be hosting its 11th Annual American Indian Art Scholarship Exhibit
by University of Wisconsin-Superior press release

The University of Wisconsin-Superior will be hosting its 11th Annual American Indian Art Scholarship Exhibit during the month of April 2010. This is a collaborative show that includes artwork from professional American Indian artists and high school student artists. If you have a student in your art class or have a child who is very artistic have them start creating a piece for this show. If they have a piece already done they can submit that as well. However, students who have been in the show before cannot show the same piece twice. The student who places 1st place wins a $1,000.00 scholarship to be used at UW-Superior and recognition for placing first.


  • High School Submission Registration Forms: February 12
  • Drop Off Dates of Exhibit Ready Artwork: March 22, 23, 24 (9 AM – 4 PM) and 25th (9 AM – 6 PM)
    • Items can be mailed at owners expense and artists are liable for damages that can occur with mailing.
  • Art Show: April 7 – 28, 2010
  • Art Show Workshop with Featured Artist: April 28 at 3 PM
  • Closing Artists Reception (where all students will be recognized): April 28 at 6 PM

High School Student Specifics of the Show:

  • Must be affiliated with a Native American/First Nation tribe.
  • Must be a 9 – 12th student attending a high school or in home school educational setting
    • ONLY juniors and seniors are eligible for the first place placement
    • Freshman and Sophomores can submit their works and be eligible for BEST IN SHOW (chosen by Featured Artist) and POPULAR VOTE (chosen by the public). Juniors and Seniors are also in the running for these two placements. Only recognition will be given for these placements – no scholarships.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Art teachers please jury and screen all of your students artwork to make sure they are “exhibit ready.”
  • Students can submit up to 2 art pieces which include 2D and 3D artwork. Work previously shown will not be accepted.
  • No media will be accepted, which includes: Video, Animation, or Music.
  • Graphic/Digital art is acceptable for submission on the grounds that it is printed and exhibit ready.
  • Art teachers, please encourage your students to submit quality work.
  • To register your students for the art exhibit, please complete the attached “Student Registration” and “High School Registration” forms, and please fax all completed forms to 715-394-8054. To exhibit, each student must complete the entire form.

Additional Information:
We would also like to mention this year’s featured artist, Jonathan Thunder, an enrolled member of the Red Lake Nation. He is a Painter and Digital Media artist who currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jonathan will be selecting the 2010 American Indian Art Scholarship Exhibit piece for “Best in Show.” To view his work and his extended biography you can visit his website at

In the April 2009 art show, we had 17 professional artists and 43 high school students represented in the show.

If you have any questions regarding this exhibit, please feel free to contact Chelsey Miller at or you can contact me at 715-394-8415 or


Ivy Vainio
Multicultural Student Support Services
Office of Multicultural Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Superior

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