Call to Indigenous Teen Artists

 Collage by Mer Young, featuring image of Solomon Adera

Collage by Mer Young, featuring image of Solomon Adera


Exhibition at the Vera Project in February 2019

Download our Call to Teen Artists flyer here.

Download a Paper Application for this opportunity here.

Application Deadline:

December 30, 2018, 11:59pm


This call is open to Indigenous teens meeting the following requirements:

  • Must be between 13-20 years old before February 2019

  • Must self-identify as Indigenous (can be from any tribe or group world-wide)

  • Must live in Western Washington

About this Opportunity

Curated by Aiyanna Stitt (Choctaw) alongside Moe’nayah Holland and Michael Anderson of Teens in Tacoma, the yəhaw̓ Indigenous Teen Art Show aims to recognize the artistic abilities and talents of young people in our communities. While young Indigenous creatives are under-represented in the mainstream art world, this show hopes to highlight their capabilities.

Indigenous teens working in any art form, regardless of experience, and from any tribal affiliation, are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by early January, and artwork pick up plans will be coordinated individually. The selected artists will have their artwork featured in a month-long group exhibition at the Vera Project in Seattle in February 2019, accompanied by a series of live performances during the opening reception. All exhibiting artists will receive a small gift in acknowledgement of their contribution, and some will also be interviewed and featured on

About yəhaw̓

The Indigenous Teen Art Show is part of yəhaw̓ - an expansive multi-city, yearlong project, encompassing satellite installations across the Puget Sound region featuring work by over 200 Indigenous creatives. Learn more at and follow @yehawshow on Instagram & Facebook.

How to Submit

Submit short written responses and artwork samples at

We can also take applications via email, phone, or mail as needed.


Email, call or text 253-336-6477, or use the contact form on this website at