The arts add wonder, color and imagination to a world that would be cold, stark and flat without it. Chickasaw artists speak of our past, present and future with voices heard through paint and canvas, metal, glass, textiles, music and performance. Meet them. Immerse yourself in their work and find your own creative spark.
The Chickasaw Nation provides resources and education to enrich children’s understanding of each American Indian art discipline and offers an outlet for creative expression.
April 7th, 2015
The Chickasaw Nation founded the Summer Arts Academy in 2005 to help students of all ages discover and nurture their passion for the arts.
April 2nd, 2015
The ARTesian Gallery & Studios in Sulphur, Oklahoma, offers visitors a unique way to connect with Chickasaw artists.
October 22nd, 2010
Margaret Roach Wheeler explains how her time as a high school teacher prepared her to teach at the Chickasaw Arts Academy.
October 22nd, 2010
Margaret Roach Wheeler explains why teaching art and incorporating Chickasaw heritage is so rewarding.
July 15th, 2012
Chickasaw youth photographer Samantha Reynolds is the second of four local youths honored for their artistic talents, earlier this spring.
September 15th, 2011
At 15, Ryanne demonstrated her commitment to a career in fashion by choosing to attend the Arts Academy over a mandatory cheerleading clinic.
October 12th, 2010
Lona Barrick talks about the programs offered at the Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy.
August 1st, 2012
Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy is a two week camp held at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.
August 1st, 2011
The Chickasaw Arts Academy is an intense two-week program for gifted Chickasaw artists and musicians, age 8 to 19.
August 15th, 2013
The Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy marks its ninth year. Developing artists spend two weeks learning and refining their skills.
January 13th, 2011
Chickasaw composer Jerod Tate provides a brief history on how the Chickasaw Arts Academy became the successful program it is today.