The Inevitable Defeat of the Storm Troopers by Keetoowah Warriors by Joseph Erb

Our Mission

Dear Artist, Craftsperson or Art Supporter,

The Southeastern Indian Artists Association (SEIAA) would like to invite you to participate in the reinvention of a group devoted to promoting the arts and artists of tribal peoples. While the name of our group is specifically tied to the Southeastern tribes of Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws and Seminoles, we seek to include artists of all tribal affiliations. Formerly known as the Cherokee Artists Association, the newly reorganized SEIAA seeks to empower and encourage artists and craftspeople in the development of their artistic careers through meetings, workshops and exhibition opportunities.

A sampling of events and opportunities available to SEIAA members:

  1. •A traveling group exhibition, with travel opportunities for participating artists to conduct workshops and seminars at exhibition venues. The initial venue is the Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee, Oklahoma in June 2011.
  2. •Participation in art markets and booth shows under the SEIAA banner. The Cherokee Art Market at the Hard Rock Casino and the Cherokee National Holiday in Tahlequah are examples of two events that we provide co-op booth space for our members.
  3. •Opportunities to lead workshops, or to attend workshops held by SEIAA and special guest artists and craftspeople. Workshop topics include not only art and craft techniques, but cover issues relating to career advancement such as portfolio creation, approaching galleries, and photographing your artwork.
  4. •Networking opportunities with other artists, art lovers, and art professionals at regular SEIAA meetings and special events.

We welcome your participation and input as a member of SEIAA, and look forward a long and fruitful collaboration with you. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Thanks on behalf of the SEIAA,


Bobby C. Martin

President, Southeastern Indian Artists Association