Chokma! (Greetings)

We are excited to announce the 2021 Artesian Online Art Market will be May 28 – Aug. 2. The online market features original works of fine art from First American Artists.

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Artist Spotlight

Chickasaw,

Billy Hensley

Chickasaw contemporary abstract artist, Billy Hensley, paints unusual and fascinating linear and abstract work. Standing on the foundation of the rich history his ancestors provided, his goal is to be part of a movement to help current Chickasaw artists gain a foothold in the global art community. He experiments with new techniques and incorporates his native culture in his paintings bringing history and tradition to the present. His paintings are also about letting his feelings come out rather than making statements. In addition to acrylic painting, Billy also works in mixed media. 

Billy has participated in numerous art shows and festivals and recently showed his work in the Virtual Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM) and in the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) virtual market. 

Read more about Billy, shop his original works of art, as well as prints, clothing and accessories at BillyHensley.com.

The 2021 Artesian Online Art Market is open to artists from all federally recognized tribes.

The First American virtual art show and market will feature an artist competition and is open to artists from federally recognized tribes. The deadline for competition entries is May 7, 2021. Space is limited so artists are encouraged to apply early.

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Press Releases

03.31.2021

Artesian Online Art Market opens call for artists

The Artesian Online Art Market is slated for May 28 through July 31, and event coordinators with the Chickasaw Nation have opened a call for artists.
10.01.2020

Margaret Roach Wheeler named 2020 Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year

Ten years ago, Chickasaw weaver and fashion designer Margaret Roach Wheeler was inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame.
07.22.2020

Chickasaw artist revives ancient art form

For nearly four years, Pamela Kennedy of Yukon, Oklahoma, has been helping to revive an ancient art form; she works with fused glass.
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