Tonia Hogner Weavel Featured Artwork

Tonia Hogner-Weavel’s professional career has been dedicated to researching and exemplifying Cherokee history and culture.

Her art show competition has been limited to the Tahlequah area, although her work has been consigned throughout North America. She was an invited fashion show artist at the opening of First Americans Museum. She has been commissioned to dress the Cherokee National Youth Choir and many Miss Cherokee ambassadors. Tonia has also costumed numerous theatrical productions depicting historical Cherokee stories, most recently, “Nanyehi, The Beloved Woman.” In 2013, she researched accurate dress for Diligwa, the 1710 Cherokee living exhibit at the Cherokee Heritage Center.

Hogner-Weavel was granted the distinction of Cherokee National Treasure in Textiles in 2012. She was also awarded the Moscelyne Larkin Cultural Achievement Award by the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission in 2019.
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