Participating Artists

    2023 Red Earth Festival

    • Mary Aitson

      Mary Aitson (Cherokee) lhas since been weaving baskets for more than 25 years. Mary uses honeysuckle, buck brush and palm reed along with natural and traditional dyes to create her baskets. Her baskets have been shown in many galleries and festivals.

      Booth 307

    • Carol Armstrong

      Carol Armstrong (Cherokee/Delaware) is a highly accomplished Oklahoma artist who has been painting and teaching professionally for over four decades. Her work often incorporates themes of spirituality and nature. Her emotive figurative and landscape oil paintings are known for their vibrant colors and powerful imagery.

      Booth 422

    • Marco Arviso

      Marco Arviso (Navajo) believes that adornment has a powerful effect on the human spirit. In 2010 he started designing his own jewelry line and communicates traditions of his people by using sacred semi-precious gemstones.

      Booth 301

    • Abraham Begay

      Abraham Begay (Navajo), a well known silver jewelry maker, has won many awards for his exceptional jewelry work. Abraham owns and operates his own gallery in Flagstaff, Arizona. He crafts jewelry from silver and other precious stones with an attention to detail that is astonishing.

      Booth 414

    • Aaron Brokeshoulder

      Aaron Brokeshoulder (Choctaw) Aaron was inspired to learn the techniques of silversmithing from his father. He began learning more and travelled to many shows with his father around the country. With time he began to spread his wings and create his own one of a kind and whimsical pieces, each starting with a story to share with customers and collectors. 

      Booth 508

    • Devin Brokeshoulder

      Devin Brokeshoulder (Santo Domingo Pueblo) works with 2-D art. Devin travels with his family to showcase their art across many festivals and award shows. Still perfecting his craft, Devin creates art that is inspiring and impressive to see. 

      Booth 323

    • Dylan Cavin

      Dylan Cavin (Choctaw) has been drawing for as long as he can remember. In middle school it was his interest that solidified he wanted to pursue art, in college he found his passion for painting and figure drawing. During his time in the army, he dabbled in various other forms and aspects of art, but it was when he began doing portraits of friends and pets that he felt he had found his outlet. Since then, he has won many awards and honors as his art career skyrocketed. 

      Booth 208-210

    • Emilio and Marguerite Chavez

      Husband and wife, Emilio and Marguerite Chavez (Santo Domingo Pueblo) are impressive jewelers. Emilio has been making jewelry since he was ten years old, having learned the craft by helping his father, Joe Chavez, make slab Jewelry. Marguerite learned jewelry making from her mother and father, learning to make spaghetti string turquoise jewelry. Both are now fulltime jewelers. 

      Booth 215

    • Dennis Chuculate

      Dennis Chuculate (Acoma Pueblo/Cherokee) was taught the traditional southwest pottery in the style of the Acoma Pueblo’s by his grandmother and various other mediums throughout childhood. Being surrounded by the cultural arts of both his tribes, he has blended the designs to create a style unique to him. It gives his work a whimsical feel as he makes statement rings and bracelets out of gold, silver, and copper, adding heavy gauges cut and filed into eye-catching designs set with beautiful semi-precious stones and gems combined in a playful and striking color combination.

      Booth 115

    • Ray D. Garcia

      Ray "Duck" Garcia (San Felipe Pueblo) was born into a family of jewelry and pottery artists, and it was at the age of ten that his own interest in jewelry began. He began working with his family, cutting stones and making turquoise and heishi necklaces for traditional wear. It was at the age of sixteen that his mother formally introduced Ray to silversmith work. Today he carries on the traditions he learned, creating jewelry by hand, cutting and fashioning his stones and metal himself for his art.

      Booth 500

    • Clancy Gray

       The night before Clancy Gray (Osage) was to begin student teaching for physical education, he discovered his love for teaching art. From there he created an art legacy of intergenerational impact in the Tulsa area with his teaching. Now retired he creates art year-round, using the impasto style of using a palette knife to apply his acrylics creating depth and allowing light to animate the paintings. There is stillness, balance, and movement with his work.  

      Booth 207-209

    • Paul Hacker

      Paul Hacker (Choctaw) is a strong believer of keeping Native American artistic traditional skills and cultural heritage alive. He meticulously handcrafts his traditional plains Indian flutes, custom knives, and replicates historical Native American pottery.

      Booth 320

    • Yonavea Hawkins

      Yonavea Hawkins (Caddo) is a bead work artist who creates unique bead work designs using a beading loom with size 13 cut beads. Yonavea uses the 13 size beads because there are more colour choices then in smaller beads. She also creates Native American cultural items using a 2-needles applique stitch for the bead work.

      Booth 309

      Honored One 2023 
    • Anita Caldwell Jackson

      Anita Caldwell Jackson (Echota Cherokee) began pursuing art at a young age, using leftover paint by number paints to create her first oil painting. Today, she is a Master Artist with the Five Tribes Museum in Muskogee. She is accomplished in several media and especially likes to create sculptures out of leather.

      Booth 404

    • Elle & Nick Jackson

      Elle & Nick Jackson (Navajo) are passionate advocates for Native American artists. Nick, a fourth-generation Navajo silversmith and shop owner of The Silver Artichoke in Old Town Albuquerque, the shop carries the work of a variety of Native artists in addition to Elle and Nick's own creations.

      Booth 514

    • Linda Kukuk

      Linda Kukuk (Choctaw) is a self-taught, award-winning artist, named the Red Earth Honored One in 2022. She is mainly known for her scratchboard art, specializing in realistic pictures of wildlife, pet portraits, Native Americans, and portraits. Rather than always doing scratchboard in the “traditional” sense, she enjoys experimenting by starting with white clay board, adding either watercolor, acrylic ink, India ink, or a combination of these, then doing scratchwork on the surface she has prepared.

      Booth 325

    • Jay Laxton

      Jay Laxton (Chickasaw) grew up in South Texas where he first became interested in art, working as a jeweler’s apprentice and blacksmithing. He then started to learn leather working and ceramics after moving to Oklahoma where he started working at the Artesian Gallery & Studios. He is always willing to try and learn something new, he likes to mix things he has learned with the thought of “it’s either going to work or be a learning experience”.

      Booth 214

    • Gwen Coleman Lester

      Gwen Coleman Lester (Choctaw) focuses on capturing Native American subject matter to illustrate contemporary Choctaw culture in her creations. Her artwork includes illustrations of family life, dances, and stickball games, sometimes using Choctaw language as a design element. Her colored pencil drawings are realistic and tightly rendered while her acrylic paintings are loose and painterly.

      Booth 205

    • Monica Silva Lovato

      Monica Lovato (San Felipe Pueblo) creates unique mixed metal jewelry with hand cut stones that she creates distinctly, as she believes each stone that is put in a piece of jewelry is destined for a specific person to fall in love with and take home. When working with clay she puts her heart into every part of the process and looks forward to the happiness she sees on those that take her art home.

      Booth 115

    • Diane Martinez

      Diane Martinez (Tarahumara) is a self-taught artist and is always experiment with new ways to make her pottery better. She also has skills in beadwork, textiles, photography, baskets, and jewelry, and has won awards for all. She loves to share her art with others. She believes adults become happy children with clay and children show their inner light when given a chance to express it through clay. 

      Booth 318

    • Michael McAllister

      Michael McAllister (Echota Cherokee) approaches each new creation with excitement as each is totally unique. He applies wax to the fabric of his pieces to control the dye he uses in each piece. His art tends to reflect Native American tradition and you can find his art in the Cherokee Mountain Gallery in Eureka Springs Arkansas.

      Booth 406

    • Pat McAllister

      Pat McAllister (Echota Cherokee) began painting at an early age, her talents passed on by her mother, a water color artist. Pat never considered any other career than an artist as she watched her mother in her studio. In her art, Pat uses her family and friends as models and places them in historical settings, making the viewer feel as if they are there with those people, in that setting.

      Booth 408

    • Victoria McKinney

      Victoria McKinney (Echota Cherokee) followed her true life wish to be an artist and potter with the support of her husband after quitting her position at the University of Arkansas. Since then, Victoria’s art and skill has flourished, leading her to have received many awards across the nation and has attended many prestigious Indian Art Markets and festivals.

      Booth 219

    • Ronda Moss

      Ronda Moss (Cherokee) is a basket maker living in Pryor, Oklahoma. She specializes in weaving baskets with pine needles and making miniature double-wall vine baskets. Ronda's baskets are a testament to her love for her heritage and culture, and her commitment to preserving the traditional art of basketry.

      Booth 504

    • Tim Nevaquaya

      Tim Nevaquaya (Comanche) is a celebrated artist and flutist from Apache, Oklahoma. Since childhood, he has sought to learn as much as possible about his culture, spending time with his elders and his father (Doc Tate Nevaquaya) who he apprenticed under for many years in both Indian art and Native American courting flute. By age 12 he was composing music on his father’s flutes. Timothy is one of a few Comanche artists working in a traditional and contemporary styles of Indian art. 

      Booth 300

    • Don Nieto

      Don Nieto (Santo Domingo) is an intergenerational artist, learning how to make heishi necklaces at early age, ultimately leading to his career in silversmithing.

      Booth 512

    • Tonya June Rafael

      Tonya June Rafael (Navajo) is a jeweler and designer from New Mexico, she enhances her sterling silver jewelry with a variety of bright-colored natural stones. She has won many awards for her artistry. She designs her jewelry and makes it all by hand.

      Booth 306

    • Wylie Secatero

      Wylie Secatero (Navajo) a silverwork artist, reflects his love for the traditional patterns found in Navajo weaving, incorporating intricate designs to create his unique style. Wylie began making jewelry at 10 years old, taught by his father who is an accomplished silversmith himself.

      Booth 111

    • Jane Semple-Umsted

      Jane Semple-Umsted (Choctaw) is from Durant, Oklahoma. Her artwork includes paintings of traditional Choctaw scenes, reflecting her strong connection to her Choctaw heritage.

      Booth 418

    • Alicia Star

      Alicia Star (Santo Domingo Pueblo), a gifted jewelry artist from New Mexico, creates captivating pieces rooted in her ancestral traditions. Specializing in lapidary inlay, Pueblo Heshi necklaces, and traditional Santo Domingo Pueblo jewelry, Alicia's work showcases her meticulous craftsmanship.

      Booth 407

    • Allyson Stumpf

      Allyson Stumpf (Osage) is a ceramic artist based in Oklahoma City. Her work is inspired by the natural world and reflects her Osage culture and heritage. Allyson's creations are both beautiful and practical, striking the perfect balance between form and function.

      Booth 402

      Emerging Artist Winner 2023 
    • Eric Tippeconnic

      Eric Tippeconnic (Comanche) draws inspiration from his love of history and art to create stunning pieces that capture the contemporary, evolving nature of Indigenous American cultures. Using bright, rich, and vibrant color combinations, Eric's artwork captures movement effortlessly.

      Booth 312

    • Karin Walkingstick

       Karin Walkingstick's (Cherokee) passion for art began at an early age and has explored many forms of creative expression but has committed her time exclusively to creating one-of-a-kind works of pottery with techniques that echo her Cherokee culture. 

      Booth 308

    • Micah Wesley

      Micah Wesley (Kiowa) is a painter and DJ based in Norman, Oklahoma. His focus is identity and references of experience, and he instructs various courses of art history. He paints his experience as a tribal member living in urban Oklahoma. He says his identity was forged from conflict, fear, family, heritage, and fragments and expresses this in his art. 

      Booth 304

    • Stephen White

      Stephen and Robie White (Pawnee) are Irari jewelers, Irari being the Pawnee word for “brother”. They are silversmiths, bead stringers, and Native beaders, handcrafting every piece of jewelry they sell.

      Booth 510

    • Robie White

      Stephen and Robie White (Pawnee) are Irari jewelers, Irari being the Pawnee word for “brother”. They are silversmiths, bead stringers, and Native beaders, handcrafting every piece of jewelry they sell.

      Booth 510

    • Kate Wiley

      Kate Wiley (Chickasaw) creates stunning and vivid designs in her fluid art pieces, using air and acrylics. Although originally a dancer, she discovered her passion for fluid art in 2020 and is entirely self-taught, spending countless hours researching and perfecting her unique style.

      Booth 324

      Emerging Artist Winner 2023 
    • Daniel Worcester

      Daniel Worcester (Chickasaw) is a nationally recognized artist for his colorful knives that combine function and aesthetics. He uses discard materials like sterling silver, billiard balls, and dominoes to construct the vibrant handles and forges the steel blades himself. He is also a very talented painter and writer.

      Booth 103

    • Janicelynn Yazzie

      Janicelynn Yazzie (Diné) is a talented beadworker, drawing inspiration from the symbols and imagery of her people. Her pieces feature Navajo rug designs, animals, corn, maidens, and other meaningful symbols, using heishi and quality glass beads to create a fluid, smooth texture.

      Booth 113

    • Gordon Yellowman Sr.

      Gordon Yellowman Sr. (Cheyenne and Arapaho) also known as Yellow Hawk, is a traditional leader among the Cheyenne people. Gordon is an artist who incorporates the Old Cheyenne and Arapaho ledger art style into his unique contemporary ledger art style.

      Booth 502