Ganondagan logoMore Than $14,000 in Cash Prizes Offered in Fourth Annual Show

Victor, NY— When in a global pandemic, the “art” show must go on. 

The 2020 coronavirus has not dampened Ganondagan’s desire—or ability—to promote and highlight Hodinöhsö:ni' art. With that, Friends of Ganondagan announces the call for entries for its fourth annual juried Hodinöhsö:ni’ Art Show to take place virtually beginning Friday, November 6 through December 31, 2020.

This year, Ganondagan is creating a free, public, online catalogue of the selected Haudenosaunee work, professionally photographed at the Seneca Art & Culture Center. The catalogue will include the artist’s portrait, the selected work(s) with an artist statement, a short artist biography, and artist’s contact information—should the piece be of interest for purchase.

Application deadline is September 25, 2020; incomplete applications will not be considered. Artists will be notified within a week of the application deadline if their work has been accepted. Application/rules can be found at: Cash prizes to be awarded are: Best in Show-$2,500; First Place-$1,250; Second Place-$750; Third Place-$400.

Each artist may enter up to three pieces of new work for consideration in five divisions: 

  • Beadwork
  • Basketry
  • Traditional Arts
  • Fine Art 2D
  • Fine Art Sculpture 

Accepted artists will bring their work to the Seneca Art & Culture Center on Sunday, October 11, 2020 for professional photography of the work and their artist portrait. 

Any member of a Haudenosaunee nation is eligible to apply with proof of tribal enrollment or Haudenosaunee descent, regardless of current place of residence. All pieces must be available for purchase, and Ganondagan will have first right of refusal. Last year’s Best in Show was awarded to Luanne Redeye (Seneca, Hawk Clan) for her oil on panel painting, “Tiffany.”

This show is made possible by the generous support of Thaw Charitable Trust.



NOTE: Interviews and photos from past art shows are available on request.



Amy Blum,
(585) 425-1864