Past Exhibits 2024

    • Youth Art

      This incredible event, showcased the exceptional talents of Native students aged 9 through 18 in eight different categories, including;

      Basketry

      Beadwork

      Cultural Items

      Jewelry

      Photography

      Pottery

      Sculpture

      Painting/Drawing/Graphics

      Competing for awards and prize money in three age divisions.

      We would like to thank the James H. & Madalynne Norick Foundation, whose generous support makes this event possible.

      Jan. 26th - March 8th, 2024 
    • The Dance Continues

      "The Dance Continues: Preserving Native American Heritage" is more than an exhibition; it's a celebration of survival, identity, and the unbreakable spirit of Native American peoples.

      Through a curated selection of artifacts, paintings, and regalia from the Red Earth Collection, this exhibition invites you to explore the rich tapestry of dance practices that have been a cornerstone of Native American cultural expression for centuries.

      March 12th to May 3rd, 2024 

    Upcoming Exhibits 2024

    We're sorry if you were unable to join us for these past exhibits but we have several upcoming events that it would be great to see you at!

    List of Upcoming Exhibits

    Past Exhibits 2023

    Thank you to all those that supported Red Earth and were able to join us for these one-of-a-kind exhibits.

    • Out Common Thread

      An art exhibition that focuses on the indigenous tribes of South America, the Kichwa, and Central America, the Guna,
      and the textiles they use. The exhibition will feature works by renowned Kichwa artist, Alejandro Vaca, from Quito, Ecuador and the vibrant molas (dulemola) of the Guna.

       

      Showcasing textiles created by indigenous people of the Americas, providing an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the intricate and meaningful textiles created by the Kichwa
      and Guna tribes. These textiles are not just works of art, they are a reflection of the culture, history, and traditions of these tribes.  

      Jan. 18th – March 31st, 2023 
    • Youth Art

      This incredible event, showcased the exceptional talents of Native students aged 9 through 18 in eight different categories, including;

      Basketry

      Beadwork

      Cultural Items

      Jewelry

      Photography

      Pottery

      Sculpture

      Painting/Drawing/Graphics

      Competing for awards and prize money in three age divisions.

      We would like to thank the James H. & Madalynne Norick Foundation, whose generous support makes this event possible.

      April 12th - 28th, 2023 
    • Journey Through the Heartland

      Join us for a breathtaking journey through the artistic traditions and cultural heritage of Oklahoma's Native peoples. This exhibit takes you on a visual tour of the heartland, showcasing the work of talented artists who have contributed immensely to the richness and vibrancy of Native art.

      From paintings and sculptures to baskets, pottery, and beadwork, each piece in this exhibit tells a story of the journey of the artist and their people. These stories are deeply rooted in the culture and history of Oklahoma's Native peoples, reflecting the challenges they have faced and the resilience and creativity they have demonstrated in the face of adversity.

      May 8th - June 24th, 2023 
    • Collective Wisdom

      This exhibition was a unique showcase of over twenty First American artists. More than an art show; it was a celebration of Indigenous culture and craft, where artists shared their experiences and practices in a reciprocal creative journey.

      Visitors engaged with artworks that were either collaboratively created or individually crafted with additive methods, each piece reflecting the artist's unique style and cultural heritage.

      A testament to the distinctive nature of First American art, interweaving cultural metaphors and visual dialogues. The exhibit, was not just a display of art but a profound connection between artists and their communities.

      July 5th - Sept. 1st, 2023 
    • Embracing Change: Journey Beyond Clay

      This remarkable exhibition by Choctaw artist Carolyn Bernard Young delved into her transformative artistic journey, showcasing her evolution from potter to clay totem sticks and now to vibrant paintings. Each piece reflected her resilience and deep connection to her Choctaw roots, offering a narrative of adaptability and profound artistic evolution. Visitors were invited to explore Young's personal pottery collection, iconic totem sticks, and her newly acclaimed paintings, each resonating with her indomitable spirit and heritage. This exhibit was not just a display of art; it was a testament to the unyielding creativity and storytelling of an artist deeply rooted in her Choctaw lineage.

      Sept. 22nd - Nov. 3rd, 2023 
    • TreeFest

      The Red Earth Art Center was brightened by the 9th Annual TreeFest, a unique holiday celebration showcasing the diverse cultures of Oklahoma's Native nations and tribes. The Art Center transformed into a festive gallery with fully decorated trees, each representing a different Tribal Nation.

      Each participating tribe adorned a tree with handcrafted ornaments and art objects, offering a glimpse into their distinctive cultures.

      TreeFest has become a cherished holiday tradition, inviting families to experience the holiday season with a decidedly Native twist.

      Nov. 15th - Dec. 29th, 2023 

    Past Exhibits 2022

    Thank you to all those that supported Red Earth were able to enjoy these one-of-a-kind
    exhibits and events

    • WHAT WE WEAR: A Contemporary Expression of Indigenous Fashion

      This exhibit exemplified modern Indigenous design of clothing and adornment worn by our tribal citizens. Through the work of twelve Indigenous artists, which included jewelry, clothing, accessories, and wall art.

      Traditional and contemporary clothing or regalia are as diverse as the tribes they represent--from ribbon work of the plains Osage tribe to the beaded Choctaw collar necklace or an exquisite Chickasaw finger-woven belt; they are all very unique with special meaning or purpose.

      In collaboration with this exhibit Chickasaw artist Tyra Shackleford taught a two-hour class on the ancient tribal art of Finger Weaving. Students made a small finger woven piece and will have all the knowledge leaving the class to start their own belt at home.

      April 11th – July 8th, 2022 
    • ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

      18 year-old, Halcyon Levi (Southern Cheyenne) and her father George Curtis Levi (Southern Cheyenne) set up in the Gallery and worked on new pieces. They were our Artists in Residence in the Red Earth Art Center. They worked in the gallery on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:30pm and their finished work was on view and for sale in the gallery.

      In collaboration with this exhibit George Curtis Levi on Saturday, June 30th, as part of a two-hour class, taught the techniques and cultural history of ledger drawing. A form of visual storytelling as there was no formal written language to record important life moments. Taking students through his process of how he continues the preservation of his tribal culture and walking them through the creation of their own ledger art drawing that tells their own story.

      July 12th - August 16th, 2022 
    • The Horse's Landscape

      A view of the horse, their riders, the west and their natural environment that they live.

      The history of the Native American west is made up of many perspectives. This show not only reflected on the image of tribal people, but of the cowboy, the horse, the landscape, the life and time of a vast period and all that it encompasses.

      Featuring Artists

      Carol Armstrong

      Diana Beach-Stamper

      J. Dylan Cavin

      Linda Kukuk

      During this show Jame Lyn Hamilton, Comanche - Kiowa artist taught a flat-stitch beadwork style. Students worked with seed-beads on felt with this traditional technique to create their own pair of beautiful, beaded earrings.

      August 29th - November 10th