Art, quilting competitions to be held at Indian Unity Conference

by Jan 23, 2013A&E, NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments

UNITED TRIBES OF NORTH CAROLINAGREENSBORO – The 38th Annual North Carolina Indian Unity Conference is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 2 at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons in Greensboro.  Conference organizers are currently seeking entries for the Amateur Art Competition, the Quilting Competition as well as vendors for the event.

Quilting Competition

  • All quilts entered must be hand quilted (no machine stitched or pressure stitched).
  • Quilts may be individually pieced patterns, painted patterns or printed patterns.
  • One quilt per category per person may be entered for a total of three quilts.
  • A “Quilt Documentation Form” must be completed and attached to each quilt.  Please attach with safety pins.
  • Quilts must be delivered to Brenda Moore or Carol Brewington by Feb. 15., or they may be delivered on the morning of Feb. 28 at the conference.
  • Awards – one overall “Best of Show” will receive a beaded ribbon; three categories (pieced and stitched, printed and stitched, quilts 20 years or older): 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will receive beaded ribbons; three honorable mention will receive a ribbon.
  • Must be a member of state or federally recognized tribe and reside in North Carolina; or be a member of one of the eight state or federally recognized tribes in North Carolina if living outside of North Carolina
  • Info: Carol Brewington (910) 592-1565 or Jane Jacobs (910) 592-3541 or



Amateur Art Competition

  • Must be a member of a state or federally recognized tribe and reside in North Carolina.  The competition is open to amateurs only.  An amateur is someone who does not show or sell works in galleries or juried professional art festivals or shows.
  • Age divisions: Youth (5-9), Tween (10-14), Junior (15-18), Adult (19-54), Senior (55+)
  • Art categories: basketry/traditional arts, beadwork, drawings, paintings, carving/sculpture/pottery; mixed media
  • All drawings, paintings and mixed media must be matted or framed with only the artist’s first initial and last name in the right lower corner.
  • All beadwork must be matted or boxed if done as jewelry and artist’s first initial and last name somewhere visible.
  • All other artwork must have artist’s first initial and last name somewhere on the artwork.
  • Entries must be the original work of the artist – no copies.
  • No molds or kits will be accepted.
  • No copyrighted images can be used in artwork.
  • Artwork exhibited last year will not be eligible to compete in this year’s competition.  The artwork must be completed within the past 12 months.
  • Only individual projects will be accepted.
  • Awards – Ribbons and certificates will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd and Honorable Mention in each category with a monetary prize of $25 for 1st place.
  • Info: Keshia Enoch or call the OBSN tribal office (336) 227-4594



Vendor information

  • Vendor registration is $100 and includes one table and two chairs.
  • Fee allows you to set up all three days.
  • Info: Pamela G. Richardson (252) 586-4017 ext. 221 or


–  United Tribes of North Carolina