The Cherokee Art Market is one of the largest Native American art shows in Oklahoma. It is where 125+ elite artists and artisans from across the United States – representing 50 different tribes – come together to display and sell truly amazing jewelry, pottery, textiles, paintings, sculptures and more. You will find treasures here that will make your homes more beautiful and reward you for generations to come.


The Passing of a Generation

Featured artist Troy Jackson is a Native Oklahoman and award winning Cherokee artist. His blended heritage has become the inspiration for his artwork in his newest piece, The Passing of A Generation.” Troy’s grandparents were a product of the Great Depression era, and being both Cherokee and European, each were similarly affected by the economics of the United States. Their life experiences have been handed down from generation to generation. He now stands on the shoulders of his ancestors. What they believed and what they taught has developed core values evident in him today. The resilience of his two very different families have now become his inspiration.
As an artist, he hopes his work will shed light on the identity of the two cultures he belongs to. Taking bits and pieces from Cherokee culture and trying to fit them into White culture, then attempting to draw some sensible conclusion as to what will be tolerated. The Passing Of A Generation is the continuation of these stories, ideas, problems and attitudes as related from a previous generation to their children and to their children’s children. Troy explains how the materials all tell the story of his people.
Troy’s work can be viewed at the highly recognized Spider Gallery in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Stay tuned for information regarding how to visit in the 2020 Cherokee Art Market. 
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