Azhwakwa—Info for Artists


Azhwakwa: Contemporary Anishinaabe Art

  • Need images, bios, and statements for publicity (as soon as available)
  • Need artwork and label information by Friday, April 17
  • Dates: April 24–June 28, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 24, 5:30–8:00 pm
  • Venue: Jacobson House Native Art Center
    609 Chautauqua Avenue, Norman, OK 73069
    (405) 366-1667 |
  • Curator: America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), email
  • Commission: 60% retail price to artists, 40% to gallery.


  • If out of state, you can ship your artwork to America Meredith, 133 24th Avenue NW #126, Norman, OK 73069.
  • If you are in state, you can arrange to drop off artwork at the Jacobson House, email first to with day and time.
  • If you are in state and want the curator to pick up your work, email to determine date and time.


  • Saturday, April 25: Kelly Church will present about her personal artwork and conduct a birchbark biting workshop
  • Sunday, April 26: Neebinnaukzhik Southall will present about Anishinaabe Aesthetics
  • Date TBD: A moderated panel discussion of local artists. Possibly May 16 or 17 or June 6 or 7.
  • Early June: Mary Deleary will conduct a beading workshop
  • If you would like to host a workshop or conduct a presentation, please email! Weekends are best.

Confirmed Artists

  • Matthew Bearden (Citizen Potawatomi/Kickapoo), painter, Tulsa, OK | link
  • Kelly Church (Gun Lake Potawatomi/Odawa/Ojibwe), birchbark biter, black ash basket maker, Hopkins, MI | link
  • Amber DuBoise-Shepherd (Prairie Potawatomi/Sac & Fox/Diné), painter, Shawnee, OK | link
  • Nicole Emmons (Citizen Potawatomi), animator, filmmaker, puppeteer, Oklahoma City, OK | link
  • Dennis Esquivel (Grand Traverse Odawa/Ojibwe), furniture maker, painter, woodworker, Santa Fe, NM | link
  • Monica Raphael (Grand Traverse Odawa/Ojibwe), beadwork artist, quillwork artist, Apache, OK | link
  • Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Rama Chippewa), beadwork artist, watercolor painter, Santa Fe, NM | link
  • Stuart Sampson (Citizen Potawatomi), painter, Edmond, OK | link
  • Jodi Webster (Prairie Potawatomi/Ho-Chunk), jeweler, draftperson, Phoenix, AZ | link



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