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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
January 25 – May 11
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.
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The exhibition Linking the Past to the Present features works by Oklahoma artists Anita Fields (Osage) and Tony Tiger (Sac and Fox). Like other contemporary Native American artists, their work is constantly changing and developing, while the past remains an integral part in their creative explorations. Whereas Fields incorporates abstract nature-related motifs based on traditional Osage textiles or Native American ceramics, Tiger uses historic photographs and tribal designs in his canvases to analyze different facets of tribal history and their continuing relevance. By embracing their own histories, both artists confirm the links that join past and present to the future.
Curated by Manuela Well-Off-Man