Martin House seeks submissions for a 2-D artistic rendering of the Apalachee encounter with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, for a new, long-term display. Images should depict the moment of Apalachee resistance to the Spanish, when they burned Spaniards’ tents to the ground (the Apalachee are known to have been a fierce and resilient people who resided in Leon County for hundreds of years). Few specifics of Apalachee appearance or costume are known, so representations should maintain a generic appearance and do not need to highlight Apalachee figures. The image should simply convey the friction created by the Spanish contact with the Apalachee.
Accepted submission will be on long-term display at the Martin House site, an archaeological landmark that is part of the Bureau of Archaeological Research of the Division of Historical Resources and the Florida Department of State. It is free and open to the public. This call for submissions is unpaid.
Works should be charcoal, pencil, or watercolor and no larger than 15×15 inches.