A VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON EVENT
The Trail of Tears Art Show began in 1972 with a goal of fostering the development of painting as a form of expressing Native American heritage in the Cherokee Nation and surrounding areas. The first few Trail of Tears Art Shows were held in the rain shelter of the Tsa La Gi amphitheater, on the grounds of what we know today as the Cherokee Heritage Center. In 1975, it was the first major temporary exhibition in the museum. Upon celebrating its 50th year, the show has expanded its categories, prizes, and professionalism over the years; becoming the longest running, juried, Native American art show in Oklahoma.
Stay tuned for details about the 2022 show.
The votes are in, and the winner is “We the People” by Andrea Tidwell.
Learn more about the featured artist for the 50th anniversary Trail of Tears Art Show as well as the Grand Prize and Trail of Tears award winners for 2021.