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Cherokee Nation seeking art for Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale April 8-May 6

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - Artwork is now being accepted for the 52nd annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale.

Presented April 8-May 6 in the gallery at Cherokee Springs Plaza, TOTAS is the longest-running Native American art show and competition in Oklahoma.

Through the juried show, artists compete for more than $15,000 in the following categories: painting, sculpture, pottery, basketry, graphics, jewelry, miniatures, diverse art forms and photography/digital art.

On average the show features the work of about 100 Indigenous artists representing nearly a dozen tribal nations.

Individuals looking to enter artwork must be over 18 years old, be a citizen of a federally recognized Native American tribe or nation, and complete all submission requirements no later than 5 p.m. CST on Feb. 24. There is no entry fee associated with the show and sale.

For more information about the Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale or to submit an entry, please visit

An awards reception will be held on Friday, April 7, at 6 p.m., followed by the public opening on Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m.

The gallery at Cherokee Springs Plaza is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It is located at 3377 Cherokee Springs Road.

KXMX Staff Writer

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