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We are excited to announce the 2022 Artesian Arts Festival will be June 25 in Sulphur, Oklahoma. This year’s in-person market features Chickasaw artists and includes live music, dance demonstrations, food trucks and more.

Event Info


We invite all First American artists to participate in our online art market, beginning June 27.

Artist Application
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Artist Spotlight


Dustin Mater

Chickasaw artist Dustin Mater specializes in visual art. His grandmother, Caroline, was an original Chickasaw enrollee. She taught him to appreciate his heritage and find the beauty in his Chickasaw history. This fueled his passion for art and design. Dustin studied art and design at Santa Monica College and the Multimedia Institute of Hollywood. His creative work includes carvings, drawings, gorgets, paintings, shell art and sculptures.

Dustin’s work has been honored with numerous awards over the past 12 years, including first place awards in both the Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM) and Artesian Arts Festival. Dustin’s artwork has been displayed in art shows, exhibitions and special collections across the United States, including Santa Fe Indian Market, Red Earth and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.   

To find out more about Dustin, his creative works or to buy his original pieces, please visit

The 2022 Artesian Online Art Market is open to First American artists.

The online art market is open to artists from any federally recognized tribe. Applications are now accepted.

Artist Application

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