LGAA Big Read Visual Art Contest

41MmdQgjCKL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Celebrate Joy Harjo’s poetry from How We Became Human with the Locust Grove Arts Alliance by making a work of art inspired by Harjo’s poetry. This BIG READ activity is open to any Locust Grove resident or LG student.

DEADLINE to ENTER: April 5, 2019

Cash prizes will be given for artwork in three age groups:

  • K-5th Grade
  • 6th-12th Grade
  • Adult

Your artwork can use any visual medium or variety of media: painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, etc. The theme and subject matter are up to you, but they should in some way be inspired by Harjo’s poetry.

Contest Evaluation Criteria:

  • Evidence of inspiration from Harjo’s poetry
  • Creativity
  • Mastery/skill in particular art medium used
  • Difficulty

A professional artist will judge the artwork and select prizes in each category. Entries should be anonymous and names only provided on the entry form.

$75 – 1st Place in Each Category
$50 – 2nd Place in Each Category
$25 – 3rd Place in Each Category

Submit your artwork by bringing it to Wonder City Coffee, 118 E. Main, with a completed entry form  by April 5, 2019.


Winners will be announced April 10, at the opening of the Big Read Art Exhibit at 114 E. Main, at 5:30 p.m.

NOTE: If you are unable to come and get a free copy of Harjo’s book from us, you can use one of her poems found online for inspiration. Here are some links:

Poetry Foundation Link to Joy Harjo’s Poetry

Poets.org link to Joy Harjo’s Poetry