Visual Arts

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.

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Chickasaw Arts Academy

Laura Stewart, Executive Officer of the Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts and Humanities
The Chickasaw Nation founded the Summer Arts Academy in 2005 to help students of all ages discover and nurture their passion for the arts.

The ARTesian Gallery and Studios

Laura Stewart, Executive Officer of the Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts and Humanities
The ARTesian Gallery & Studios in Sulphur, Oklahoma, offers visitors a unique way to connect with Chickasaw artists.

The Chickasaw Arts Academy: Teaching Future Weavers and Designers

Margaret Roach Wheeler
Margaret Roach Wheeler explains how her time as a high school teacher prepared her to teach at the Chickasaw Arts Academy.

My Teaching Draws on Our Heritage

Margaret Roach Wheeler
Margaret Roach Wheeler explains why teaching art and incorporating Chickasaw heritage is so rewarding.

July 15, 2012 - Samantha Reynolds

Chickasaw Nation News
Chickasaw youth photographer Samantha Reynolds is the second of four local youths honored for their artistic talents, earlier this spring.

Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy: Ryanne Jordan, Fashion Student

The Chickasaw Nation
At 15, Ryanne demonstrated her commitment to a career in fashion by choosing to attend the Arts Academy over a mandatory cheerleading clinic.

Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy

Lona Barrick
Lona Barrick talks about the programs offered at the Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy.

August 1, 2012 - CSAA

Chickasaw Nation News
Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy is a two week camp held at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.

August 1, 2011 – Chickasaw Arts Academy

Chickasaw Nation News
The Chickasaw Arts Academy is an intense two-week program for gifted Chickasaw artists and musicians, age 8 to 19.

August 15, 2013 – Summer Arts Academy

Chickasaw Nation News
The Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy marks its ninth year. Developing artists spend two weeks learning and refining their skills.

Jerod Tate: Chickasaw Arts Academy

Meet Our People – The Enduring Spirit of the Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw composer Jerod Tate provides a brief history on how the Chickasaw Arts Academy became the successful program it is today.