Indigenous Gender Identity

Indigenous Gender Identity

Southeastern Indian Artists Association

Curated by Kristin Gentry


DATES

Exhibition runs August 7th to 31st, 2020. 

Image Submission online is due July 1st, 2020.

Physical work drop-off at the TAC Gallery is Saturday August 1st from 12pm to 5pm.

Opening Reception August 7th 6pm. 


ABOUT THE THEME (please create and submit your art that reflects the theme)


This exhibition will focus on the gender identity, two-spirit, non-binary, gender fluid, and all other explorations of these within the tribal and contemporary contexts of the artist. Indigenous Gender Identity varies from person to person, tribe to tribe. Representation Matters. This exhibition invites Indigenous artists to create their own narrative for what they look like as Indigenous people, how they decide to depict gender, and for how we want to express to the community how we want to be viewed in relation to Indigenous Gender Identity. Two-Spirit is a term used by many Indigenous North Americans to describe their tribal people in their communities who fulfill a traditional non-binary, other gender-variant, and or ceremonial roles in their cultures. 


In addition to the exhibition itself, members of SEIAA will hold a live Print Action during the exhibition. Participation is not required, but encouraged! The Current SEIAA board will provide education and hands-on training to perform silkscreen prints. The Print Action will benefit the TAC Gallery, a non-profit, volunteer ran gallery. They're community involved, and bring lots of fun interaction. (Print Action Date TBA)


IMAGE SUBMISSION

Image Submission online is due July 1st, 2020. 

Physical work drop-off at the TAC Gallery is Saturday August 1st from 12pm to 5pm. 

Online submission form is here for 2D/3D works: https://forms.gle/cZpPcpAC3aGgMH4D6


If you are a writer or performer, please email your proposed idea and written submission directly to the curator. We can print shorter works to be hung if space allows, and or printed for disbursement during the exhibition. 


Southeastern Indian Artist Association Full Artist Membership is required to be included in this exhibition at the TAC Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Association is presenting this group exhibition in the TAC Gallery as Tulsa is geographically and historically surrounded by the tribal nations of the Cherokee, Mvskoke Creek and Osage Nations. 


To join SEIAA: http://seiaa.org/?p=466


KristinGentry@hotmail.com for questions for the curator. Kristin is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation, and has worked as a professional artist, writer, educator and curator since 2005. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and lives in Owasso, Oklahoma with her husband and daughter.


About SEIAA

The Southeastern Indian Artists Association is a small group comprised of artists from tribes that are indigenous to the pre-colonized southeastern part of the country, and removed to Indian Territory, or present-day Oklahoma. The Association shall strive to influence the aesthetic discourse and increase art-related communication in the area of its influence. The Association will aim to educate the public about both traditional and contemporary art forms, and professional and experienced artistic expertise will be made available through the Association members to communities and other constituencies. The Southeastern Indian Artists Association is devoted to promoting the arts and artists of tribal peoples. While the name of the group is specifically tied to the Southeastern tribes of Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Seminoles, the association seeks to include artists of all tribal affiliations. Formerly known as the Cherokee Artists Association, the newly reorganized Southeastern Indian Artists Association seeks to empower and encourage artists and craftspeople in the development of their artistic careers through meetings, workshops, and exhibition opportunities.


Southeastern Indian Artists Association

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

1720 N. Shartel Ave. Suite B

Oklahoma City, OK 73103

(405)879-2400

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