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Posted: January 09, 2015

Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival

The Great Tulsa Indian Art’s Festival will be held at the Glenpool Conference Center, February 13th – 15th. The Festival is a national premier juried art show showcasing Native art, cuisine and entertainment. Daily admission is $8.00. Student/Senior Friday is $5.00, and a 3-day pass is $10.00

Artist Traci Rabbit is the 2015 Featured Artist. Rabbit is a Cherokee Nation citizen and daughter of Five Civilized Tribes Master Artist Bill Rabbit she was born in the Claremore Indian Hospital and grew up in the Pryor area.

Traci attended Northeastern State College in Tahlequah, OK, receiving a BA in Business Administration in 1993. Her desire was to work for the BIA or for the Cherokee Nation.

"My dad started selling my paintings to galleries when I was in high school and college. Upon graduation, I started attending art shows with my dad." Somehow, the art business just consumed her and she has never looked back. Her degree has been invaluable to her business.

Much of Traci's work captures a spirit in the Native American woman that embodies the best in female strength. From the proud lift of her chin to the strands of hair caught by the wind, she appears to weather all storms.

The Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival is a non-profit organization sponsoring scholarships in visual and performing arts to qualified American Indian and Canadian Status Indian students. The Festival is a project of the National Monument and Institute, Inc. For more information about the event please visit http://www.tulsaindianartfestival.com


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