Cherokee Art Market set for Oct. 12-13 at Hard Rock

10/03/2019 02:30 PM
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Navajo artist Eugene Tapahe won the 13th annual Cherokee Art Market’s Best of Show award for a black and white collage featuring 44 photos taken at Oceti Sakowin Camp in Standing Rock, North Dakota. COURTESY
CATOOSA – The 14th annual Cherokee Art Market, featuring more than 150 elite Native American artists from across the nation, returns Oct. 12-13 to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

The event is one of the largest Native American art shows in the state and one of the finest Native American art markets in the country, according to a Cherokee Nation Businesses press release.

More than 50 tribes are represented annually with artwork available for purchase. Pieces include beadwork, pottery, painting, basketry, sculptures and textiles.

The two-day event will feature cultural demonstrations, including jewelry; hand and loom weaving; Native fashion; quillwork; and basketry. Demonstrations are open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Artists will compete for a share of $75,000 in prize money awarded across 27 categories.

An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 in the Sky Room to welcome artists and award prize money. The public is welcome to attend the reception for $35 per person. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Best of Show for the 13th annual Cherokee Art Market was awarded to Navajo artist Eugene Tapahe for “Never Forget Standing for Unity.” The black and white collage features 44 photos taken at Oceti Sakowin Camp in Standing Rock, North Dakota. The images were printed on archival watercolor paper using a lithograph print process.

Cherokee Art Market is presented by CNB. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Sequoyah Convention Center at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Admission is $5 per person and children under 12 are free. For information about the Cherokee Art Market, visit Co-sponsors include Native American Art Magazine and Tulsa People.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240.


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