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The 2022 Artesian Arts Festival and the Artesian Online Art Market have ended. We look forward to sharing beautiful original works of art and connecting buyers and First American artists in 2023.

Artist Spotlight

Chickasaw,

Dustin Mater

Chickasaw artist Dustin Mater specializes in visual art. His grandmother, Caroline, was an original Chickasaw enrollee. She taught him to appreciate his heritage and find the beauty in his Chickasaw history. This fueled his passion for art and design. Dustin studied art and design at Santa Monica College and the Multimedia Institute of Hollywood. His creative work includes carvings, drawings, gorgets, paintings, shell art and sculptures.

Dustin’s work has been honored with numerous awards over the past 12 years, including first place awards in both the Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM) and Artesian Arts Festival. Dustin’s artwork has been displayed in art shows, exhibitions and special collections across the United States, including Santa Fe Indian Market, Red Earth and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.   

To find out more about Dustin, his creative works or to buy his original pieces, please visit dustign.com.

Press Releases

07.27.2022

First arts festival a success for budding Chickasaw artist

Cotie Poe-Underwood soaked up the experience of showing her art publicly for the first time at the Artesian Arts Festival recently.
06.30.2022

Artesian Arts Festival draws large crowd

Thousands of art lovers descended upon downtown June 25 to experience the colorful art, scrumptious food and intriguing entertainment of the…
06.22.2022

Chickasaw artist takes viewers on heavenly adventure

Chickasaw photographer Jim Trosper has continued to embark upon trips to scenic locations in Oklahoma and surrounding environs throughout much…
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