Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival
Showcasing Fine Art and Tradition
29 Years of Excellence
Honoring the Spirit of the American Indian
Join us February 13-14-15, 2015 for a celebration of Native American culture. Browse the art market, listen to traditional storytelling and music, enjoy authentic American Indian food, see student art, cultural demonstrations, dancing, and poetry.
Daily General Admission: $8.00
3-Day Pass: $10.00
Student/Senior Friday: $5.00
All Native Foods & Entertainment Daily
TRACI RABBIT, CHEROKEE - 2015 FEATURED ARTIST
Traci Rabbit, Cherokee Nation citizen and daughter of Five Civilized Tribes Master Artist Bill Rabbit, was born in the Claremore Indian Hospital and grew up in the Pryor area.
Traci attended Northeastern State College in Tahlequah, OK, receiving a BA in Business Administration in 1993. Her desire was to work for the BIA or for the Cherokee Nation.
"My dad started selling my paintings to galleries when I was in high school and college. Upon graduation, I started attending art shows with my dad." Somehow, the art business just consumed her and she has never looked back. Her degree has been invaluable to her business.
Much of Traci's work captures a spirit in the Native American woman that embodies the best in female strength. From the proud lift of her chin to the strands of hair caught by the wind, she appears to weather all storms.
Traci Rabbit Website: www.billandtracirabbit.com
Watch a video of Traci here.
Margaret Roach Wheeler
2015 Honored Elder Artist
Nationally celebrated textile artist Margaret Roach Wheeler, Chickasaw/Choctaw, is the Honored Elder Artist for the 2015 Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival (Feb. 13-14-15). Wheeler is one of the few Native American weavers and textile artists who weaves her own cloth and then creates unique Native American-themed fashions. Wheeler’s weavings have been featured in museums in Oklahoma, New Mexico, New York, Colorado, Indiana and Arizona. She was one of four Native American fashion designers selected to speak at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York. She was also one of the recipients of the artist-in-residence program for the National Museum of the American Indian.
Sponsorship & Forms
Click here for list of 2014 Art Winners!
The Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival sponsors this art show as an expression of support for American Indian art as a recognized style. GTIAF does not represent or suggest, either expressly or implied that any given artist is a registered tribal member or eliglble for tribal membership. The Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival is in compliance with the "Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990" and the Oklahoma "American Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1974."