National Child Welfare Association


Lauren Shapiro

Director of Events and Training

(503) 222-4044, ext. 118

2018 NICWA Annual Conference
Call For Artists

Call for Artists Submission Form
Terms of Use Agreement

NICWA invites American Indian and Alaska Native artists to participate in our call for artists. NICWA is excited to once again provide an opportunity for artists to showcase their talents in support of our 2018 Protecting Our Children Conference in Anchorage, Alaska.

The selected artist will be awarded a cash prize of $1,500 for the use of their work in promotional materials for our 2018 conference. Artists interested in becoming conference arts and crafts vendors can opt to receive $1,100 and a booth space at the 2017 annual conference. The image will be published on NICWA’s website and printed materials reaching thousands, as well as being the visual centerpiece throughout the event. This is a can’t-miss opportunity for any Native artist looking to achieve exposure on a national scale.

Artwork and submission forms should be sent to NICWA Director of Events and Training Lauren Shapiro at no later than May 4, 2017.


Previous Selections

Click on the links below to view the artwork that has been chosen to represent NICWA's conference in the past.

2017 - Rochelle Lame Bull, Safe

2016 - Hillary Davis Kempenich, Walk Me into the Arena

2015 - Candy Solomon, Mother and Daughter

2014 - Topaz Jones, Life Lines Within Family

2013 - John Isaiah Pepion, My Family

2012 - Michael J. Marin, Guardians of Hope

2011 - Percy Avugiak, Protecting Our Children

2010 - Gerald Dawavendawa, Gathering Around Her

2009 - Melissa Melero, Morning Rain

2008 - Shirod Younker, Basket Cap Studies #1