SEIAA Indigenous Gender Identity Show @TAC Gallery

SEIAA Indigenous Gender Identity @TAC Gallery
Curated by Kristin Gentry. August 7th to 31st, 2020. Opening Reception August 7th 6pm.

ABOUT THE THEME (please create and submit your art that reflects the theme)

This exhibition will focus on the gender identity, two-spirit, non-binary, gender fluid, and all other explorations of these within the tribal and contemporary contexts of the artist. Indigenous Gender Identity varies from person to person, tribe to tribe. Representation Matters. This exhibition invites Indigenous artists to create their own narrative for what they look like as Indigenous people, how they decide to depict gender, and for how we want to express to the community how we want to be viewed in relation to Indigenous Gender Identity. Two-Spirit is a term used by many Indigenous North Americans to describe their tribal people in their communities who fulfill a traditional non-binary, other gender-variant, and or ceremonial roles in their cultures.

In addition to the exhibition itself, members of SEIAA will hold a live Print Action during the exhibition. Participation is not required, but encouraged! The Current SEIAA board will provide education and hands-on training to perform silkscreen prints. The Print Action will benefit the TAC Gallery, a non-profit, volunteer ran gallery. They’re community involved, and bring lots of fun interaction. (Print Action Date TBA)

Image Submission online is due July 1st, 2020.
Physical work drop off at the TAC Gallery is Saturday August 1st from 12pm to 5pm.

If you are a writer or performer, please email your proposed idea and written submission directly to the curator. We can print shorter works to be hung if space allows, and or printed for disbursement during the exhibition.

Southeastern Indian Artist Association Full Artist Membership is required to be included in this exhibition at the TAC Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Association is presenting this group exhibition in the TAC Gallery as Tulsa is geographically and historically surrounded by the tribal nations of the Cherokee, Mvskoke Creek and Osage Nations.

Use this link to apply:

SEIAA Nominations 2020-2021

Photo of SEIAA membership form

The nominations for 2020-2021 SEIAA Officers at the May 12, 2020 meeting are:

  • President: Candice Byrd, Cherokee/Quapaw/Osage
  • Vice President: Jerry Sutton, Cherokee
  • Secretary: Kristin Gentry, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Treasurer: Candessa Tehee, Cherokee
  • Members At Large:
    • Robbie Atabaigi, Absentee Shawnee
    • Wade Hannon, Cherokee
    • Lisa Rutherford, Cherokee

Remember to pay your dues and come to the June meeting to vote on the nominations!

Southeastern Indian Artists Association Miniatures Show

The Southeastern Indian Artists Association has a Group Exhibition and Sale featuring miniature works 12″ x 12″ or smaller. Work by SEIAA artists Kenny Glass, Keli Gonzales, Matthew Anderson, Tom Farris, Candessa Tehee, Tama Roberts, and Jerry Sutton are included in the exhibition. Mediums in the show include painting, photography, pottery, textiles, and jewelry.

Visit the Spider Art Gallery, 215 S. Muskogee, Tahlequah OK from November 1 – December 31, 2019 to see the show!


Officer Confirmation at July Meeting

image of feather sculpture by Bill and Demos Glass

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!