5th Annual Cherokee Art Market in Tulsa
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September 30, 2010
If a picture's worth a 1,000 words, then imagine the value of a room full of
authentic Native American artwork. The 5th Annual Cherokee Art Market will
feature more than 130 elite Native American artists from across the nation on
Oct. 9 -10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Cherokee Art Market will be held in the
Sequoyah Grand Ballroom at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa located at 777
West Cherokee Street, Catoosa, OK 74015. Admission to the Cherokee Art Market
will be $5 per person.
The finest Native American artwork representing many different tribes will be
displayed and sold including beadwork, pottery, painting, basketry, sculptures
and textiles. In addition, guests will enjoy a variety of cultural performances
and the Art Tour of Tulsa.
An awards reception will be held in the Grand Hall of the Cherokees ballroom on
Friday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. in honor of the Cherokee Art Market winners. A purse
of $75,000 will be awarded across 20 categories. The public is welcome to attend
the awards reception for $25 per person. Tickets will be available for purchase
at the door.
"The Cherokee Art Market has become a leader in Native American art shows by
providing a venue for artists to showcase their talent and guests to purchase
beautiful, authentic pieces," said Molly Jarvis, Vice President of Cultural and
Public Relations at Cherokee Nation Entertainment. "The fact that the show
continues to grow each year speaks volumes to the level of talent and interest
in Native American art and film."
Last year's Cherokee Art Market set records for attendance with more than 4,000
guests, total art entries at 225 and nearly 150 Native American artists from
across the nation. Betty Willems won Best Of Show with "Sky Dome Regalia" for
her Beadwork / Quillwork entry. The show featured more than 60 winners in 9
classes with $75,000 in overall prize money awarded across 20 categories.
The International Cherokee Film Festival will be running simultaneously on
Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Cherokees
ballroom. Tickets for individual screenings are $4 and an all-day pass is $10.
Complimentary tickets are available for students, tribal employees, artists and
The film festival categories include Feature Film, 72-plus minutes; Feature
Documentary, 50-plus minutes; Documentary, up to 50 minutes; Short, up to 40
minutes; Short Film Nook, 15 minutes or less; Multi-Media; Music Video/DVD Music
CD; Animation; Student Filmmaker, under 23 years old; and Other including Public
Service, Educational Instructional and Organizational. For more information,
The 5th Annual Cherokee Art Market and The International Cherokee Film Festival
will both be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, which is the only Hard
Rock Hotel & Casino in Oklahoma and the seventh Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in the
world. The property offers an experience not duplicated anywhere else in the
world by bringing together a unique blend of Cherokee culture, Oklahoma's rich
musical history and classic rock ‘n' roll.
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