, Muskogee, OK

November 17, 2013

Tahlequah man named Master Artist

By Jere Harris
Books & More

— Master Art Show

to be displayed

at Five Civilized Tribes Museum

Mike Daniel from Tahlequah was named the 2013 Master Artist of the Five Civilized Tribes Museum earlier this month.

Daniel is an enrolled member of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma. His pottery is recognized throughout the United States by its subtle earth tones which tell a traditional story, according to a media release.

His pottery is always completed on the inside with varying colors of rings.

“Mike’s stoneware pottery has won awards at the Five Civilized Tribes Museum for many years,” Executive Director Mary Robinson said in a media release. “It was my honor and pleasure to award him the title of Master Artist.”

A total of seven awards were given.

The Masters Art Show is on exhibit this month at the Five Civilized Tribes Museum.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The “Spirit of Oklahoma” awards were given to Benjamin Harjo Jr. for The Artist, Murv Jacob for The Western Lands, Virginia Stroud for The Wagons Rolled West, Bert Seabourn for Medicine Man, and Jon Mark Tiger for Choctaw Sisters Love.

The “Indian Heritage” award was given to Skip Rowell for The French Are Coming, scrimshaw on woolly mammoth ivory.

A watercolor by Choctaw artist, Norma Howard received “Best of Show.”

The artwork is titled Gathering Under the Brush Arber.

Artist’s participating in the 2013 Masters Art Show included: Troy Anderson from Siloam Springs, Ark.; Jeanne Rorex Bridges from Oktaha; Bill Glass Jr. from Locust Grove; Enoch Kelly Haney from Oklahoma City; Benjamin Harjo Jr. from Oklahoma City; Norma Howard from Stigler; Anita Caldwell Jackson from McAlester; Murv Jacob from Tahlequah; Gwen Coleman Lester from Claremore; Victoria McKinney from West Fork, Ark.; Gary Montgomery from Shawnee; Skip Rowell from Haywood; Bert Seabourn from Warr Acres; Virginia Stroud from Tahlequah; and Jon Mark Tiger from Eufaula.

Sponsors for this year’s show are Martha Griffin, Oklahoma Arts Council and National Endowment of the Arts.

(Through state appropriations and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oklahoma Arts Council funds art events and art education programs throughout the state.

Projects funded by the Oklahoma Arts Council generate matching funds, creating public/private partnerships that in turn impact Oklahoma’s economy throughout the state’s rural and urban communities.)

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