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Oklahoma State Capitol exhibit

Coming Weather

Something within Jerome Tiger always responded to the beauty and mystery of nature.   He had no fear of summer storms, but watched and exulted in their noise and flashing light, the force of winds and driving rain.  Then he painted.   Two days and nights of intense concentration  produced a series of paintings in… read more

Scholastic Art & Writing Wins

     Sequoyah High School senior, Lisan Tiger Blair, captured two Gold Key Individual Awards for his clay pieces, “Reaching Out” and “Little Jack,” in the 2014 Oklahoma Regional Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony on February 8, at Tulsa Community College Metro Campus Center for Creativity. He also won a Silver Key Individual Award and an… read more

The Canebrake in Oklahoma

My latest paintings will be on exhibit at the lovely Canebrake on Ft. Gibson lake near Wagoner. My painting, “Medicine Man,” is of Sam Proctor, Mvskoke elder, teacher and friend is included in the exhibit.  Sam said, “If you paint me you will win.”  He was right. The other day my friend, Kimberly Guerrero came… read more

Things picking up

A lovely time at the Cherokee Art Market this past October weekend.  My daughter won 1st place with her piece, “The Audition,”  My boy won 3rd with his sculpture, “The Battle.”   I had a good time being a part of the newly joined Southeastern Indian Artists Association.  Some fine fellow artists are members.  Sharing… read more

This Business of Hope

A few weeks ago I was going through a rough time.  We all have them but this one crept in and overpowered me.  I’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s for 11 years.  Dopamine, the “feel good” chemical is what I have very little of.  I was reading that symptoms included the inability to feel love, hope… read more

Motorcycle Riders Remember the Trail of Tears Journey

Monday I enjoyed going to the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah to welcome the 200 motorcyclists who make a journey each year in honor  of those who walked the trail so many years ago.  Although it was hot during the afternoon, it became more pleasant as the sun started to set and we were able… read more

Between Shows

Its almost mid week. Today I’m in the middle of saving my business.  My artist life is like that. Good thing I’m so calm and collected in my 4th decade.  I will handle the crisis at hand  and then  I’ll be attending the Seminole Festival outside of Seminole Oklahoma this weekend.  Located outside of town… read more

Cherokee Holiday Art

Last day before the folks at Tiger Gallery go to Tahlequah for a weekend of showing and selling their latest artistic creations.  Dana, Christie and Lisan entered pieces in the Cherokee Holiday Homecoming Art Show at the Tahlequah Armory.  The awards ceremony for the arts competition will be 6:30 pm at the Armory.  Also at… read more