, Muskogee, OK


September 15, 2012

17th Cherokee Art Show winners announced

— TAHLEQUAH — Winners of the 17th annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show were announced during the Cherokee Historical Society Members’ Reception and Awards banquet recently at the Cherokee Heritage Center. Troy Jackson was awarded grand prize and $1,400 for “Carrying Tradition.” The show, featuring authentic Cherokee artwork, runs through Oct. 7.

“This unique art show featuring Cherokee from all tribal entities reflects immense talent,” Karen Cooper, executive director at the Cherokee Heritage Center, said in a media release. “The Cherokee community is proud of the unmatched presentation by today’s Cherokee artisans, including our young participants and Cherokee National Treasures.”

Jackson’s winning art piece was entered in the contemporary pottery division, is made of clay and stands 30 inches tall with a 4-inch diameter.

Ribbons and prize money totaling $10,000 were distributed among the 113 entries in both the traditional and contemporary divisions. The traditional division is defined as arts originating before European contact, while the contemporary division is defined as arts arising among the Cherokees after European contact.

A complete list of winners can be found at

The show was opened to enrolled members of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes, including Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Running through Oct. 7, the show features authentic Cherokee art in one of Oklahoma’s most prominent art shows. The Cherokee Heritage Center is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill.

The Cherokee Heritage Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday through the end of the year.

Admission is $8.50 per adult, $7.50 per senior (55 and older) and students with proper identification, and $5 per child. Admission price includes all attractions. Entry to the grounds and museum store are free.

Information: (888) 999-6007, or

17th annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show winners

Cherokee Homecoming Art Show

Troy Jackson, “Carrying Tradition”

Traditional Arts

Noel T. Grayson, “ejjglCT Grandpa’s Bow”

Traditional Basketry

Burl Ford, “Nature’s Treasures”

Traditional Jewelry

Antonio Grant, “Snake Gorget”

Traditional Pottery

Crystal Hanna, “Etched Water Bottle”

Contemporary Basketry

Sandra Pallie, “Provisions”

Contemporary Pottery

Bill Glass Jr., “Fish Effigy”

Contemporary Sculpture

Troy Jackson, “Industrial Warrior”

Contemporary Textiles

Tonia Weavel, “Red, Red”

Contemporary Visual Arts

Dino Kingfisher, “Coming Home”

Contemporary Beadwork

Martha Berry, “Butterfly”


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