Dana Tiger is an award winning, nationally acclaimed artist. She is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and is of Creek/Seminole/Cherokee descent. Dana was just five years old when her father, legendary artist Jerome Tiger, passed away. She turned to his art as a way to know him and that engagement, coupled with the tutelage of her uncle, renowned painter Johnny Tiger Jr., exposed Dana both to the richness of her Native American culture and to the bounty of her family’s artistic tradition.
Best known for her watercolors and acrylic paintings depicting the strength and determination of Native American women, Dana’s paintings now hang in galleries, universities, Native American institutions and state buildings nationwide. She has won numerous awards and art competitions including the Five Tribes Masters Art Show, the Cherokee National Holiday Art Competition and the Creek Nation Artist of the Year Award. In recognition of her accomplishments as an artist as well as an activist and community leader, Dana was inducted into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame in 2001.
Dana and her husband, Donnie Blair, run the Tiger Art Gallery in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and have two children, Christie and Lisan, also gifted artists. In 2002, Dana founded the non-profit Legacy Cultural Learning Community, dedicated to nurturing Native youth via the celebration and sharing of tribal languages and culture through the arts.
For more information regarding the Legacy Cultural Learning Community please visit www.legacycultural.org.