Artesian Art Festival works online this year

CONTRIBUTED BY Gene Lehmann, Media Relations.

Art lovers and buyers can maintain responsible distancing while browsing Chickasaw and Southeastern artists’ works online at ArtesianArtsFestival.com.

Chickasaw and Southeastern Indian art buying has found a virtual home with sales available now through July 31.

“The Chickasaw Nation will host the site,” James Wallace, director of Visual Arts Media and Design for the Chickasaw Nation Department of Arts & Humanities said.

Each artist can display up to five pieces of art available for purchase. Those transactions will be completed between the artist and the buyer.

Visitors to the site can browse the work of award-winning First American artists and purchase pieces they like. ArtesianArtsFestival.com will be regularly updated with new information.

Mr. Wallace is coordinating with artists wishing to participate in the online art market.

“It may well be new artists will join during the two-month Artesian Online Art Market,” he said. “We are sending out invitations to participate, and we look for a high number of artists to display art.”

Chickasaw and other Southeastern Indian artists can contact Mr. Wallace at James.Wallace@Chickasaw.net for information on how to join the Artesian Online Art Market.

The Artesian Online Art Market displaying Chickasaw and Southeastern Indian art at ArtesianArtsFestival.com will continue through July 31.