2023 ArtWORKZ Junior Art Show & Competition

ArtWORKz Junior Art Show & Competition is Tamastslik’s annual event, open to all youth under the age of 19. The event has attracted more than 100 young artists every year presenting art in a variety of media. There is no fee to enter so encourage all the young artists you know to participate. The deadline for submissions is January 28, 2023. Entries will be displayed for six weeks in the Featured Exhibit Gallery at TCI beginning February 3, 2023. Awards will be presented at the Artists Reception, open to the public, on February 25, 2023. All entries must be delivered with the appropriate paperwork to Randy Melton at TCI between January 2-January 28, 2023. Click here for the Information Sheet. For the Entry Form, click here.  Get your young artists to work on their best artwork to enter into the 2023 ArtWORKz Junior Art Show & Competition! Submissions are due by January 28, 2023. Entry is free and there are lots of prizes!

Shop the Museum Store’s extensive selection of handcrafted items created by tribal members, also books, art, Pendleton Woolen Mills blankets, apparel, home decor, beadwork supplies, and more.

Enjoy lunch at Kinship Cafe then stroll through the permanent exhibits. Happy New Year!

UPCOMING EXHIBITS & EVENTS

2023 ArtWORKz Junior Art Show & Competition

December 16 - January 28

ArtWORKz is Tamastslik’s annual art show & competition, open to all youth under the age of 19. The event has attracted more than 100 young artists every year presenting art in a variety of media. There is no fee to enter so encourage all the young artists you know to participate. The deadline for submissions is January 28, 2023. Entries will be displayed for six weeks in the Featured Exhibit Gallery at TCI beginning February 3, 2023. Awards will be presented at the Artists Reception, open to the public, on February 25, 2023. All entries must be delivered with the appropriate paperwork to Randy Melton at TCI between January 2-January 28, 2023. Click here for the Information Sheet. For the Entry Form, click here.

 

PERMANENT EXHIBITS

WE WERE

Watch and listen for Spilyáy, the magical Coyote of Legend-Time. Find Spilyáy in Tamástslikt’s major galleries: We Were, We Are and We Will Be. Tamástslikt is a storyline museum and therefore does not merely document artifacts. In the SEASONAL ROUND, the Natítayt (the people) follow the pre-contact lifestyle of subsistence in the abundant natural world, reflecting its balance and order. Ambient sounds take the visitor to another time. Visitors will hear horses rumbling across the grassy plateau, storytellers in the winter lodge, the bell and worshipers in the church. They will hear a recreation of the 1855 Treaty Council of Walla Walla in the tribal language. Audio, artistry and historic images, rare and beautiful artifacts create a broad sensory experience depicting our Tribal world.

WE ARE

Our Tribes are alive and prospering today. Tribal people have survived and thrive in the contemporary world. WE ARE features our resilient people as soldiers and warriors, players in government and the regional economy, leaders in salmon recovery success, balancing the modern with traditions, and still abiding by the Law of the Salmon.

WE WILL BE

Achievements, aspirations, and concerns of the tribal community are voiced in WE WILL BE. Cháwna mun na’ámta–We will never fade.