Release Date: May 26, 2021

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

Art lovers and buyers can maintain responsible distancing while browsing Chickasaw and other First American artists’ works online at ArtesianArtsFestival.com. Beginning May 28 and lasting through Aug. 2, art buying has found a home virtually at the Artesian Arts Festival.

“This year the market is open to First American citizens who are an enrolled citizen of a federally recognized tribe,” said James Wallace, director of visual arts media and design for the Chickasaw Nation Department of Arts & Humanities.

Each artist will have the opportunity to display up to five pieces of art that are available for purchase. There will be 14 categories with a winner in each, as well as a Judges’ Award and Best of Show.

The Chickasaw Nation is pleased to showcase the high quality and creative beauty of artists. Visitors to the site can browse the work of award-winning First American artists and purchase pieces. Transactions will be made between the artist and the buyer. ArtesianArtsFestival.com will continue to be updated with new information.

“New artists may join as the Artesian Online Art Market continues. We are sending out invitations to participate, and we look for a high number of artists to display art,” he added.

Wallace is coordinating with artists wanting to partake in the online art market. Chickasaw and other First American artists may contact him at James.Wallace@Chickasaw.net for information on how to join the Artesian Online Art Market.

The Artesian Online Art Market is displaying First American art at ArtesianArtsFestival.com May 28 through Aug. 2.