Eighth Annual Cherokee Art Market to Feature 150 Elite Artists

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Event Held Oct. 12-13 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

“Looking Forward, Looking Back-Mirror Bag,” Beadwork/Quillwork, by Orlando Dugi and Kenneth Williams, was selected Best of Show at the seventh annual Cherokee Art Market.

The Cherokee Art Market is one of the premier American Indian art shows in the United States. - Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

The eighth annual Cherokee Art Market will feature 150 inspirational and elite Native American artists from across the nation Oct. 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Sequoyah Convention Center at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

Admission is $5 per person.

The finest Native American artwork, representing more than 45 different tribes, will be displayed and sold at the Cherokee Art Market and includes beadwork, pottery, painting, basketry, sculptures and textiles. Guests can also enjoy a variety of cultural and art demonstrations.

“The Cherokee Art Market is one of the premier American Indian art shows in the United States,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “Our annual market continues to grow year after year, and that is a direct testament to the Cherokee Nation’s ability to showcase these celebrated artistic talents in a world-class event.”

As part of the two-day event, there will be public demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Demonstrations include jewelry stamp work technique, katsina doll making, pottery, painting and wooden flutes.

An awards reception will be held in The Sky Room on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in honor of the Cherokee Art Market prizewinners, with $75,000 in overall prize money awarded across 20 categories. The public is welcome to attend the awards reception for $25 per person. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

“Best of Show” for the seventh annual Cherokee Art Market went to Orlando Dugi and Kenneth Williams for their “Looking Forward, Looking Back-Mirror Bag” Beadwork and Quillwork entry.

For more information about the Cherokee Art Market, visit http://www.cherokeeartmarket.com.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. For more information, visit http://www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or call (800) 760-6700.

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