CAREER


“Collectively, her paintings convey a quiet and reflective mood, embodying a woman’s spirit through historical and universal themes.  Her works carry an identifiable style in media and composition, a painting style noted for its bold, clear, unambiguous simplicity, capturing quiet yet stoic emotions in a familiar palette.”

Quote by Susan C. Power  "ART OF THE CHEROKEE" University of Georgia Press

 

ONE WOMAN EXHIBITS:                                                                                                      

 *GILCREASE MUSEUM, TULSA, OK. 1999,2003,2010

 *COBBLESTONE GALLERY, WICHITA , KS. 1998,2000

 *RED CLOUD ART GALLERY, ST. PETERSBURG, FL. 1996,1999,2000

 *THE INSTITUTE FOR AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES, WASHINGTON, CONNECTICUT 1991

 *“OH WHAT A NIGHT” ART EXHIBIT”, FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS 2001

*WOODCOCK GALLERY - ILLINOIS COLLEGE, JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS 2002

*SPIRIT VISIONS GALLERY, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

*FORT SMITH ART CENTER, MAIN GALLERY, FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS 1995, 2003 

*SPIRIT WINGS GALLERY,  SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

*FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES MUSEUM, MUSKOGEE, OKLA.

*CHEROKEE NATIONAL MUSEUM, TAHLEQUAH,OKLAHOMA

*GREAT SMOKIES FINE ARTS GALLERY-  CHEROKEE, NC.  2003  & 2004

*TEXAS WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY, DENTON,TX FEB / MAR 2006

*VERIZON GALLERY, IRVING,TX / MAY 2008

*OKLAHOMA BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2003, BY  THE OKLAHOMANS  FOR INDIAN OPPORTUNITY -  OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.

 *2012 CHISHOLM TRAIL MUSEUM, DUNCAN OKLAHOMA                  

 

MAJOR AWARDS

TRAIL OF TEARS ART SHOWCHEROKEE NATIONAL MUSEUM

TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMATRAIL OF TEARS CATEGORY

5 TIME WINNER, 1995,1990,1987,1986,1985

and BEST OF PAINTING, 1992

LITTLE CLASSIC NATIVE AMERICAN ART SHOW,

GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA—FIRST PLACE PAINTING 1990, 1989, 1988

TULSA INDIAN ARTS FESTIVAL, TULSA, OKLAHOMA

BEST OF SHOW,1988,2010—

FIRST PLACE, 1991, 2002—

SECOND PLACE, 1993, 2007

QUINNENTUKOUT NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL, CONNECTICUT

FINE ARTS, FIRST PLACE 1996 and SECOND PLACE 1994

OKLAHOMA INDIAN MARKET, OKMULGEE, OKLAHOMA

BEST OF SHOW, 1988 and FIRST PLACE PAINTING 1989

INTERTRIBAL CEREMONIAL, GALLUP, NEW MEXICO

FIRST PLACE, 1989, CONTEMPORARY PAINTING

FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES MUSEUM, MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA

BEST OF SHOW 2005—FIRST PLACE, 2007 + DIVISION 1, 1989 & 1986 and  DIVISION 2, 1999 & 1987

AMERICAN INDIAN  POWWOW, BUDD LAKE, NEW JERSEY

SECOND PLACE, FINE ARTS, 1996

AMERICAN INDIAN FESTIVAL, HUNTER MOUNTAIN, NEW YORK

SECOND PLACE, FINE ARTS, 1996

AMISH ACRES,  NAPPANEE INDIANA

SECOND PLACE, FINE ARTS, 2000

 

PUBLICATIONS AND BOOKS

OKLAHOMA TODAY MAGAZINE  -2007 

SOUTHWEST ART MAGAZINE –1988

INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S NETWORK MAGAZINE-1998

RIVER CITIES / QUAD CITIES NEWS- IL,IA-1999

DAILY OKLAHOMAN NEWSPAPER –1996-2009

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX NEWSPAPER numerous times

PIEDMONT PRESS NEWSPAPER, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA –1995,1997

SOUTHWEST RECORD & TIMES NEWSPAPER, FT.SMITH, AR-1997

NEWHOUSE NEWS SERVICE, syndicated 17 newspapers –1999

TAMPA BAY TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER, TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA –1999

MODERN COLLAGE MAGAZINE, NEW JERSEY –1998

THE PONCA CITY NEWS, PONCA CITY,OK  -1999, 2000

KENTUCKY NEW ERA, HOPKINSVILLE, KY  -2000

DUNCAN BANNER, DUNCAN, OKLAHOMA –2012

 

INTERVIEWS
 FORT SMITH, AR.                                                                                               KANSAS CITY, MO.                                                                             OKLAHOMA CITY, OK                                                                           NORMAN, OK.                                                                                           MOBILE, AL.                                                                                               TULSA, OK.                                                                                                    OSU LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS, OKLAHOMA NATIVE ARTISTS 

BOOK COVERS

WOMEN OF OKLAHOMA, 1890-1920, Oklahoma University Press

1998-ANNUAL REPORT- OKLA, EAST CENTRAL ELECTRIC

2002 BLACK HISTORY ENGAGEMENT CALENDAR

AMERICAN INDIAN THOUGHT  Blackwell Pub.- Oxford England

OKLAHOMA HERITAGE MAGAZINE 2002 / 2003 FALL / WINTER

FEATURED ARTWORK IN

CHEROKEE- THE PRINCIPAL PEOPLE-VIDEO 1999

HISTORIC AMERICA: THE SOUTHWEST-Thunder Bay Press,Scotland

NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN, Barnes & Noble

GODDESS SYMBOLS, Barnes & Noble

EARTH SONGS, MOON DREAMS: PAINTINGS BY AMERICAN INDIAN WOMEN, St. Martin’s Press

ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF NATIVE AMERICA,Chartwell

NATIVE AMERICAN WISDOM,Barnes & Noble

THE CHEROKEE: NATIVE BASKET WEAVERS,Capstone Press

ART OF THE CHEROKEE, University of Georgia Press

I REMEMBER, POEMS & PICTURES OF HERITAGE, Lee & Low Books, Inc.

 

 

CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATOR

"CROSSING  BOK CHITTO"

WRITTEN BY TIM TINGLE

One Woman Exhibits of the Original Book Paintings

Fort Wayne, Indiana 2009

Five Civilized Tribes Museum 2009+2010 (FCT Museum purchased all Crossing Bok Chitto Originals.)

Oklahoma History Center 2009+2010

Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK 2010

Book Awards and Recognitions

2010-11 Tennessee Volunteer State Award Masterlist

2008-09 Arkansas Diamond Award List

2009 Oklahoma Sequoyah Masterlist

2008-09 Texas Bluebonnet Master Award List

2009 National Geographic Text Book Adaption

2008 American Indian Library Association Picture Book

2008 South Dakota Prairie Pasque Children’s Award

2007 Jane Addams Peace Award Honor Book

2007 American Library Association Caldecott—Notable Award

2007 Oklahoma Children’s Book

2007 Oklahoma Illustrator of the Year

2007 Paterson Prize—Children’s Book Award

2007 Skipping Stone Honor Book

2007 Anne Izard’s Storytellers Choice Award

2007 American Indians in Children’s Literature Award

2007 Once Upon a World Honor Award

2006 Teddy Award—Texas Writers League

2006 Children’s Book—Texas Institute of Letters