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TUSHKA HOMMA, Okla. – Attention Choctaw artists! The deadline is getting close for the 7th Annual Choctaw Indian Art Show being held during the Labor Day Festival at Tushka Homma. With prizes being awarded and the opportunity to have more than 20,000 people view the displays, registered Choctaw artists are encouraged to participate and show off their artwork.

Applications to participate in the show must be postmarked by July 31 to be accepted. To request an application, contact Valarie Robison in the Choctaw Historic Preservation Department by phone, 800-522-6170, ext. 2377, or email, vrobison@choctawnation.com.

The categories for the show are: Paintings, Basketry, Graphics, Cultural, Sculpture, Jewelry, and Pottery.

Prizes will be awarded in each category in the following denominations: 1st place - $400; 2nd place - $200; 3rd place - $100; and Heritage Award - $500. A Best in Show award will also be chosen from all the categories with a prize in the amount of $1,200.

For a $10 entry fee, artists may enter up to three pieces of art in any category.

The Art Show will begin at 10 a.m. on Sept. 4 on the second floor of the Choctaw Nation Capitol Museum.