Officer Confirmation at July Meeting

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SEIAA July Monthly Meeting

July 10, 2018

Potluck at 6:30pm and Regular Meeting at 7pm at the Cherokee Arts Center, 212 S. Water Ave, Tahlequah OK 74464

Officer Confirmation will take place at this meeting.

Nominations are:

  • President
    Roy Boney, Jr. (Cherokee Nation)
  • Vice President
    Candessa Tehee (Cherokee Nation)
  • Secretary
    Shelley Patrick (Muscogee Creek)
  • Treasurer
    Bobby C. Martin (Muscogee Creek)
  • Members-at-large – 3 positions
    Kindra Swafford (Cherokee Nation)
    Wade Hannon (Cherokee Nation)
    Tony Tiger (Sac and Fox, Absentee Shawnee, Muscogee Creek)

Review the minutes of June Meeting here. SEIAA June 12 2018


Annual Meeting and Officer Nominations Set for June 12th

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Come join us for the SEIAA Annual Meeting! You can join the organization, renew your membership, or attend for great conversation! The Annual Meeting is open to anyone with an interest in SEIAA regardless of membership standing.

Event Details:

  • SEIAA Annual Meeting and Officer Nominations
  • Time: Potluck at 6:30pm and Business Meeting Begins at 7:00pm
  • Date: Tuesday – June 12th, 2018
  • Location: Cherokee Arts Center, 212 Water Ave., Tahlequah OK 74464

All positions are open for nominations. Individual must be a SEIAA member to be nominated or to vote on nominations at the July Meeting. If you would like to become a member, download the SEIAA membership form 2018 and mail your payment to the address listed.

Positions available:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Members-at-large (3)

We look forward to seeing you there!



Become a SEIAA Member!

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The SEIAA 2018 Membership forms are available now! Download the form by clicking this link: SEIAA membership form 2018

$25 for Full Membership is available to artists who are members of federally recognized tribes

$25 for Associate Membership is available to any interested person, regardless of tribal affiliation or lack thereof

$100 for Patron Membership is available for any interested person, regardless of tribal affiliation or lack thereof

Membership is for a full calendar year from January 1 to December 31. Checks should be made payable to: SEIAA and mailed to P.O. Box 1192, Tahlequah OK 74465.

SEIAA is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

New art market opportunity in the Fort Smith, Arkansas area!

Fort Smith Western Heritage Art Show

Fort Smith Western Heritage Art Show

For Fort Smith Western Heritage Month, the Classic Charitable Foundation is seeking Native artists to exhibit at their 1st Annual Western Heritage Art Show. The show will be held at the historic Old Frisco Train Station in downtown Fort Smith. It is the first event to be held at the newly restored train station, and expectations are for a large attendance for the weekend of the art show. Please contact Joan McCoy at for more information.

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts features SEIAA Artists




January 25 – May 11

Tony Tiger, Essence of Being, 2013, acrylic on paper, 28 x 58 (image courtesy of the artist)

Tony Tiger, Essence of Being, 2013, acrylic on paper, 28 x 58 (image courtesy of the artist)

Tony Tiger’s work speaks to a philosophy of contemporary Native soul. His work honors the truth and spirit of Native peoples’ endurance. In the mixed-media exhibition Full Consciousness of Being, Tiger’s context for expression arises from the totality of his personal observations related to intercultural experiences, while drawing on the critical influence Native people have actively contributed to historically and contemporaneously.

About the artist: Tony Tiger, an enrolled member of the Sac and Fox Tribe of Oklahoma and also of Muskogee Creek and Seminole descent, is a mixed media artist, curator and educator. He earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Oklahoma State University, and an Associate of Arts degree from Seminole State College. He is currently the Director of Art and Assistant Professor of Art at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Tiger is also active in the Southeastern Indian Artist Association, a group of artists working together to educate, foster and promote American Indian art.