Native American Student Art Show

The theme this year was “Who is Your Superhero? Who do you aspire to be?” We have so much to be thankful for in our lives and our spaces. Who helps you to see the beauty in your world? Is it your parents, your pet(s), movie characters, books, movies? Who are your Superheroes? Give us some insight and tell us your story with art. Submissions can be the various mediums of Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings, Mixed Media, etc.

Young artists are given the choice of making their works available for sale during the show, with 100 percent of each purchase returning directly to the young artists. Through their artwork, today’s youth will be able to share their unique perspectives and be opened to the importance and viability of art as a future for themselves and the future of their communities’ ways of life.

The Native American Student Art Show (NASAS) was established in 1979 to encourage Native youth to develop their own creativity, recognizing that the future preservation and evolution of our culture lies with them. Native youth from grades K-12 are invited to submit artwork for a curated and juried show every fall. This show is open to Native students from a Federally recognized tribe and Native students who attend public schools away from their communities. The show will be up from Oct. 29, 2022 through Jan. 8, 2023. This is a juried exhibition and awards are given to participating students. Applications will be made available in August of 2023 for next year’s exhibition.

Please contact Paula Mirabal, Head Curator at or call (505) 724-3564 if you have any questions. We are look forward to every student submission!

Photos the 2022 Opening Reception