Native American Student Art Show

Join us for the opening reception of the 41st Annual Native American Student Art Show – Surviving COVID, Art as Therapy for the Youth.

  • The reception is 1p-3p November 6th.
  • The show will be up from November 6 though January 8, 2022.
  • We are accepting submissions through October 29th.

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 K-12 are invited to submit artwork for a curated and juried show every November. The artworks are displayed in our South Rotunda every November-January and winning artists receive a cash prize.

Young artists have the choice of making their works available for sale during the show, with 100 percent of each purchase returning directly to the young artist. Through their artworks, 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.

For more information about the show and how to submit please contact Head Curator, Paula Mirabal or 505-724-3564

This year the focus is on how we all managed surviving the virus. We want to know how our Native youth were able to cope with the effects that COVID-19 had on them. What did they do with the time they had at home? What helped them process their daily life while having to stay at home for such a long period of time, whether they were living at home in their Pueblo community or outside their community.

We are hoping that the students who participate in this show were able to use an art form as a way of healing and sorting out their feelings about the effects this virus had on them, their families and their communities. Submissions will be various mediums of Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings, Mixed Media, etc. Show will be judged and awards given.

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

Photos from Past Shows