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Youth art show to present awards

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Published on February 2, 2018 3:15PM

“Spirit of the Forest” by Yayoilyssa Newman of Pendleton is among the 75 entries in ArtWORKz 2018. Awards will be presented for the youth art show and competition Feb. 10 at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute.

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“Spirit of the Forest” by Yayoilyssa Newman of Pendleton is among the 75 entries in ArtWORKz 2018. Awards will be presented for the youth art show and competition Feb. 10 at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute.

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ArtWORKz 2018  includes “Anatomy of Travel (Horse Curiosity) by Phineas Barker. Awards will be presented for the youth art show and competition during a Feb. 10 reception at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute.

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ArtWORKz 2018 includes “Anatomy of Travel (Horse Curiosity) by Phineas Barker. Awards will be presented for the youth art show and competition during a Feb. 10 reception at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute.

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Paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and poetry are featured in ArtWORKz 2018 at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute.

The art show and competition features 75 entries from youths from across the region, said Randall Melton, collection curator at Tamastslikt. The exhibit continues through Saturday, March 17.

The public is invited to attend the artists’ reception Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. The museum is located near Wildhorse Resort & Casino off Interstate 84 at Exit 216, Mission.

Refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded during the event. Youths are competing in three categories, including 10 and under, ages 11-14 and 15-18. Judging is based on artistry, creative vision, technical merit and presentation. Recognition will include grand prizes, awards of excellence, awards of merit, honorable mentions and best emerging artist. In addition, an Artists’ Choice award will be chosen by competition participants.

The art show and competition is in its seventh year. It provides youths an opportunity to have their artwork displayed in a real gallery setting.

“This year’s art show and competition has once again exceeded expectations in the quality and breadth of media from young artists throughout Eastern Oregon and southeastern Washington,” Melton said.

Owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Tamastslikt Cultural Institute celebrated its 19th anniversary this past summer. The museum features interactive exhibits in its permanent collection. Also, the Coyote Theater introduces visitors to Spilyáy, the magical coyote who shares about wisdom and foolishness.

Tamástslikt’s hours are Monday through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, the Kinship Cafe is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular museum admission is $25 for a family of four, $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for youths 6-17 and free for ages 5 and under. The first Friday of each month offers free admission. In addition, family passes can be checked out at local libraries.

For more information, visit www.tamastslikt.org or call 541-429-7700.

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Contact Community Editor Tammy Malgesini at tmalgesini@eastoregonian.com or 541-564-4539



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