Choctaw artists’ works sought for Hugo Tribal Services building expansion

Choctaw Nation

DURANT – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) is actively seeking Choctaw artists’ work for the Hugo Tribal Services building expansion. Works are sought in all styles and media, including paintings on paper and canvas, dimensional work, murals, drawings, photography, sculpture, basketry, pottery, beadwork, carvings, and weavings. Submission deadline is Wednesday, April 10, 2024, with full details and criteria available at

At the Hugo Tribal Services building, tribal members can access services carefully designed to ensure that individuals can look forward to a bright, prosperous future. Although not a requirement, the panel would like to honor the history of CNO’s involvement in the Hugo area and the core value of service. Choctaw people began settling in the Hugo area in 1831 after the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek was signed resulting in the Choctaw Trail of Tears. The community the newly expanded Hugo Tribal Services building will serve is directly connected to this and other significant moments of Choctaw history.

The selected pieces will be chosen by a panel charged with choosing works of high quality and diversity of expression.

“The vision for the Hugo Tribal Services building expansion art project is to curate a collection of Choctaw-driven artwork that reflects historical themes, highlights traditional foods and showcases the unique perspectives and rich history of the Choctaw Nation,” according to the project’s application.

The invitational call is open to Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma tribal members or Choctaw CDIB cardholders.

The selection committee will notify chosen artists by June 2024.

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