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PARK HILL – The 46th annual Trail of Tears Art Show is set to run from April 8 through May 6 at the Cherokee Heritage Center with categories including painting, sculpture, pottery, basketry, graphics, jewelry and miniatures.

Artists will compete for more than $15,000.

Artists must be a citizen of a federally recognized tribe to enter the show. A submission fee of $10 is charged per entry and entries must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5 p.m. on March 15.

Artists who wish to enter their works should submit photographs of their completed works, an entry form and the fee. These items must be submitted at the same time or the entry will be disqualified. A list of accepted artwork will be posted on March 22 on the CHC website.

An awards reception is set for 6 p.m. on April 7 to recognize winners in each category.

The Trail of Tears Art Show began in 1972 as a means of fostering the development of painting as a form of expressing Native American heritage. Initiated before the completion of the museum, the art show was held in the rain shelter of the Tsa-La-Gi Theater. In 1975, it became the first major exhibition in the present museum.

The CHC is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive. For more information, call 1-888-999-6007 or visit www.cherokeeheritage.org.

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