Fifth Juried Hodinöhsö:ni’ Art Show Live, In-Person November 20

Bruce Boots (Mohawk, Bear Clan) Rez Dogs - Fine Art 2D
11/06/2021

All Six Haudenosaunee Nations Represented in Six Categories

After last year’s online-only exhibit, Ganondagan’s fifth juried Hodinöhsö:ni’ Art Show will go live, in-person for one day on Saturday, November 20 at the Seneca Art & Culture Center in Victor before it moves to an online exhibit.

This year, 55 pieces by 40 artists were accepted into the show, representing all six Haudenosaunee Nations from the United States and Canada. Six categories—including a new photography category—and their associated artworks are as follows:

Basketry – four
Beadwork – nine
Fine Art 2D – 12
Fine Art Sculpture – six
Photography – nine
Traditional Arts – 15

The Best in Show winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500. Additional category awards are $1,250 (First Place); $750 (Second Place), and $500 (Third Place) for a total of $17,500.

“We are thrilled that this year’s Juried Art Show will feature known Hodinöhsö:ni’ artists and emerging talent, both offering new ideas of cultural expression,” remarked Peter Jemison, Ganondagan State Historic Site manager.

On November 20, the exhibit will be open from 10 am – 3:30 pm, with 30-minute guided tours on the hour at 10, 11, 1 and 2 pm. Tour sign-ups will be at the front desk. The tour and art show are included in the Seneca Art & Culture Center admission. All work is available for purchase.

Ganondagan State Historic Site Curator Michael Galban is excited for an in-person show again, adding “we remain committed to exhibiting the best Haudenosaunee art for the benefit of the artist and for the public. This year’s show is shaping up to be the best yet!” Galban encourages visitors to come to the in-person show on November 20th for “a truly unique art experience.”

The following week, the show will go into an online, digital catalog with the artist’s portrait, the selected work(s) with an artist statement, short biography, and the artist’s contact information. This show is made possible by the generous support of the Thaw Charitable Trust.

For more information, visit https://ganondagan.org/Events-Programs.

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