The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center founded the Native American Student Art Show (NASAS) in 1979 to encourage Native youth to learn a craft and develop their own creativity, recognizing that the future preservation and evolution of our Culture lies with today’s children.
These young artists have the choice of making their works available for sale during the show, with 100 percent of each purchase going directly to the young artist. Cash prizes and sales of their artwork will help encourage our youth to remain connected to our culture while opening doors to future sources of income as they continue to explore and hone their artistic skills.
Every student artist whose work is displayed will receive a certificate of participation, and the IPCC will award cash prizes in the following categories: Mixed Media, Drawing/Painting, Jewelry, Three-Dimensional, and Best in Show.
The theme inspiring this year’s group of young Native artists is Strength of Indigenous Women.
Part of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s mission is to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture, and because a key element of that involves investing in our youth, the IPCC established the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Scholarship for the Arts in Honor of Bob Chavez.