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Welcome to the 2021 Artesian Online Art Market featuring over 120 First American artists from across the United States.

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Artist Spotlight


Billy Hensley

Chickasaw contemporary abstract artist, Billy Hensley, paints unusual and fascinating linear and abstract work. Standing on the foundation of the rich history his ancestors provided, his goal is to be part of a movement to help current Chickasaw artists gain a foothold in the global art community. He experiments with new techniques and incorporates his native culture in his paintings bringing history and tradition to the present. His paintings are also about letting his feelings come out rather than making statements. In addition to acrylic painting, Billy also works in mixed media. 

Billy has participated in numerous art shows and festivals and recently showed his work in the Virtual Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM) and in the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) virtual market. 

Read more about Billy, shop his original works of art, as well as prints, clothing and accessories at

The 2021 Artesian Online Art Market is open to artists from all federally recognized tribes.

The virtual market is open May 28 through Aug. 2. Artists may submit an application anytime through Aug. 2. Space is limited so artist are encouraged to apply early. The deadline for competition entries has passed.

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Press Releases


Hometown historical society to honor Chickasaw artist

Acclaimed Chickasaw painter and sculptor Lance Straughn – one of many artists showing works at the Artesian Online Art Market – will be…

Chickasaw Nation announces Artesian Online Art Market competition winners

Judges of the 2021 Artesian Online Art Market (AOAM) have finalized their decisions and announced winners for this year’s competition that are…

Margaret Roach Wheeler rediscovers creative freedom amid the natural splendors of Sulphur

For Chickasaw weaver and fashion designer Margaret Roach Wheeler, recent months have been a time to slow down, reflect, appreciate her…
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