February 27th, 2017 Last Updated on: February 27th, 2017
I've been dreaming of one day owning one of these beautiful blankets from Eighth Generation!
In case you're not familiar Eighth Generation is a popular Native owned business based out of Seattle, Washington. Louie Gong is the founder and owner of the business, and takes great pride in showcasing not just his own art but other Indigenous artists across the country. While his own work merges traditional Coast Salish art with popular culture, he has featured artists with different styles such as Acoma Pueblo artist Michelle Lowden and Sarah Agaton Howes, an Ojibwe artist and teacher who specializes in floral designs.
Once again he is looking for fresh new artists to work with and this time it's to find an artist to design their next wool blanket. Think you have what it takes to design a spectacular blanket? Watch the below video and find out more!
How to Apply
Just send electronic copies of your work and a personal statement to [email protected]
- All submissions must be the sole original work of the submitting artist.
- Images should be .jpg file type, no more than 2MB in size.
- Include tribal affiliation, website, and social media links.
- Personal statement should highlight how your story aligns with Eighth Generation's values and goals – 300 words or less
- Please note: when you submit your artwork, you are granting permission for us to share it – along with appropriate credit and your preferred website link – through our social media channels.
Deadline: March 15th. Finalists will be contacted for phone interviews.
$2,000 minimum – varies depending on qualifications and other factors.
Just to be clear – we are NOT asking you to create a blanket design to submit! We don't ask artists to do work for free.
Wondering what pieces to send? Choose artwork that you feel best represents your skills – pick the art that you're most proud of.
Questions? Please email [email protected]
And make sure you visit http://eighthgeneration.com/ for more information on the contest and maybe pick up one of those blankets for a loved one!
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