Thank you for attending the 37th Red Earth Festival!

    The event was a great success, and we are grateful for everyone who came out to support us and our incredible artists​​.

    Over the course of the Festival, there were a multitude of special events, including the Red Earth Award Ceremony and Celebration Dinner, special dance performances, art and music performances, demonstrations and lectures, as well as the famous Prix de West art show. These events offered a glimpse into the rich and diverse Native art and culture, set against the backdrop of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum​​.

    Throughout the Festival, guests were able to experience the artistic creations of celebrated Native artists from across the nation, including, but not limited to, Karin Walkingstick’s pottery, Yonavea Hawkins’ beadwork, Monica Lovato and Dennis Chuculate’s Jewelry, Eric Tippeconnic's paintings, Nick Brokeshoulder's Katsina carvings, Gene 'Ironman' Smith's sculptures, and Linda Kukuk's scratchwork.


    Photo: Linda Kukuk

    The event wouldn't have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors, including The Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Allied Arts, James H and Madalynne Norick Foundation, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau, Oklahoma's News 4, Tinker Federal Credit Union, and the Whitten Burrage Law Firm​​.

    The Festival was held from 9 am to 6 pm on the 2nd and 3rd of June​. Some highlights from the schedule included performances by the Central Plains Dance Troupe, presentations by Hopi Katsina Carver Nick Brokeshoulder and Sculptor Gene "Ironman" Smith, along with a variety of other artist demonstrations and performances​​.

    Photo: Cecil Gray

    Once again, we extend our deepest thanks to all who made this event a success. We look forward to seeing you at the next Annual Red Earth Festival!

    Photo: Gene "Ironman" Smith

    2023 Festival Artists

    Emerging Artists

    Pictured here are the vibrant and promising faces of our Emerging Artists, past and present. An award given to those that shows immense talent and promise. We are particularly excited to introduce our newest additions to this esteemed group, this year's winners, Allyson Stumpf and Kate Wiley. Their work reflects the evolving narratives and aesthetics of contemporary Native art, and we look forward to witnessing their artistic journeys. Congratulations to all for their creative contributions to the Red Earth Festival.

    From left to right: Amber Duboise-Shepherd, Dennis Chuculate, Kate Wiley, Monica Silva Lovato, Allyson Stumpf, and Jay Laxton

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