This year’s 6th Annual Cherokee Art Market honored Cherokee National Treasure Shawna Cain with “Best of Show” for her “Peace Chief Wild Turkey Cape” Diverse Art Forms entry at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The awards reception held on Friday, Oct. 7 honored the Cherokee Art Market prizewinners with $75,000 overall prize money awarded across 20 categories.
“The entries featured at the Cherokee Art Market awards reception is a testament to each artist’s commitment to excellence and outstanding creative ability,” said Molly Jarvis, Vice President of Cultural Tourism at Cherokee Nation Entertainment. “We are proud to provide a first-rate show where Native American artists can display and sale their art to collectors and general consumers.”
The finest Native American artwork representing more than 45 different tribes will be displayed and sold at the 6th Annual Cherokee Art Market. Art forms displayed include beadwork, pottery, painting, basketry, sculptures and textiles. Guests also enjoyed a variety of cultural performances and the Art Tour of Tulsa, which introduced guests to Tulsa’s finest museums, Gilcrease and the Philbrook.
Cherokee Art Market annually brings together an elite group of Native American artists from across the United States to display and sell their work. For more, please visit http://www.CherokeeArtMarket.com.
The Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism Group is managed by Cherokee Nation Entertainment and was created in 2007 to preserve and promote the history and culture of the Cherokee people. Efforts by the Cherokee Nation include developing guided community and educational tours, creating tourism partnerships and programs throughout northeastern Oklahoma, and launching a new Cherokee tourism-specific website. For more information, please visit http://www.CherokeeTourismOK.com.
Cherokee Nation Entertainment is the gaming, hospitality, retail and tourism entity of the Cherokee Nation. Cherokee Nation Entertainment operates Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, seven Cherokee Casinos, four hotels, two golf courses and many other retail operations in northeastern Oklahoma. For more information, please visit http://www.CherokeeStarRewards.com.
The Cherokee Nation is the sovereign operating government of the Cherokee people. It is a federally recognized tribe of more than 300,000 Cherokee citizens, with its capital located in Tahlequah, Okla. Employing more than 8,200 people, Cherokee Nation’s annual economic impact in Oklahoma and surrounding areas is more than $1.3 billion. To learn more, please visit http://www.cherokee.org.