Meet the 2015 ART Judges!

Lakota Children’s Enrichment proudly introduces the Judges for the ART Portion of its Writing and Art Challenge. Check out the Official Rules, and then start creating!  The due date for both challenges has been extended to Midnight February 27, 2014 by electronic submission.

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Gregg Deal

Artist and activist Gregg Deal will judge ART entries in Lakota Children’s Enrichment’s Art Challenge.

Gregg is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe and uses his art to make statements. His work is featured among the Honor the Treaties collection, and is on display at venues all across the country.

Poster Deal 300There is almost no issue facing Native American peoples that Gregg has not taken on with his artwork. His work combines creativity with expression and opinion, and sparks important controversy and conversations.

Gregg heard of our art challenge last year and sent the applicants a quick video note, congratulating them for entering and for believing in themselves. This year, we are proud to welcome him as a judge for the entries!

Gregg is based in Washington DC and has presented at the National Museum of American Indians and around the world and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants.

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Artist and activist Andres Gallardo will JUDGE the ART entries this year in Lakota Children’s Enrichment’s ART Challenge.

Andres is a multi-media artist based in New York. His work has been featured in Time Magazine and many other national and international publications. He combines poetry, pop culture, performance and art. He is a multi-media artist.

Gallardo has become known internationally for his artistic treasure hunts, called “Gem Hunts” – one of the ways that he gives back, by spreading his art through communities. He posts a photo on Instagram, and the first to find the artwork owns it!

Gallardo is known most for his stenciling and spray paint posters, street art, murals, discs and other creations. He is looking forward to judging the #WeAreHere challenge and to working with youth teams to create original works incorporating some of their written and art content.

NOW.. get creative and ENTER!

Entries due on Friday, February 27, 2015. Open to ages 12 through 24.

Details HERE.

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