Greetings, on behalf of the NOAC AIA Staff, we want to welcome each of you and encourage your participation in the upcoming NOAC Arts and Crafts Competition. The purpose of the Arts and Crafts Competition is to help preserve the skills and talents necessary to make high quality, historically accurate American Indian style material. Across the broad spectrum of American Indian crafts, the competition seeks to encourage contemporary craftspersons, both youth and adults, to do the research and attain the expertise necessary to ensure that these cultural arts are not forgotten. The competition, which takes place in the afternoon of Thursday, August 2nd, provides our community an opportunity to formally recognize those artists and craftspersons who have excelled in this realm. This year, there will be 2 different competitions; one for youth and one for adults. We look forward to seeing you at NOAC -- bring your great crafts for competition.
-NOAC AIA Committee