Cherokee Art Market Celebrates 10 Years with Special Exhibit

2010 winner Bill Glass

2010 winner Bill Glass

Published August 22. 2015

‘Cherokee Art Market: A Retrospective’ runs Aug. 28 – Nov. 1

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Cherokee Nation is celebrating 10 years of the best of the Cherokee Art Market with a special exhibit at the Hardesty Arts Center, also known as AHHA, running Aug. 28 – Nov. 1.

“Cherokee Art Market: A Retrospective” will feature previous “Best of Show” winners from the annual competition, which has featured many of the best Native American artists in the country.

“Best of Show” winners are:

2006 Marcus Amerman (Choctaw Nation)

2007 Sharon Irla (Cherokee Nation)

2008 Jackie Bread (Blackfeet Nation)

2009 Betty Willems (Oneida)

2010 Bill Glass (Cherokee Nation)

2011 Shawna Cain (Cherokee Nation)

2012 Orlando Dugi (Navajo Nation) & Ken Williams (Northern Arapaho)

2013 Alvin Marshall (Navajo Nation)

2014 Benjamin Harjo, Jr. (Absentee Shawnee/Seminole)

The celebration of past winners leads up to the return of the Cherokee Art Market on Oct. 10-11 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

More than 50 tribes are represented at the annual event that features artwork available for purchase. Pieces include beadwork, pottery, painting, basketry, sculptures and textiles.

As part of the two-day event, there will be cultural demonstrations open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Cultural demonstrations include jewelry, stamp work technique, katsina doll making, pottery, painting, basket weaving and music.

For more information about the Cherokee Art Market, visit

The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa is the champion for area arts and culture.  The Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) is located at 101 East Archer Street in the Brady Arts District. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m., First Fridays – 1 – 9 p.m.  More information about the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa and the Hardesty Arts Center may be found online:


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