AMBER DUBOISE-SHEPHERD ART
CURRENT AND UPCOMING ART EXHIBITIONS AND MARKETS
"this universe is you" - EXHIBITION AT THE OKLAHOMA HALL OF FAME AT THE GAYLORD-PICKENS MUSEUM
September 27 - November 25, 2023
Inspired by the 1983 poem Remember by United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, this exhibition features the artwork of contemporary Indigenous woman of Oklahoma. Their works evoke themes of history, memory, and identity. Utilizing various mediums they capture the literary spirit of the poem - the experience of discovering one's self and place in the universe, reflection on our connection to the natural world, and remembering the ancestors that make us who we are.
Reception to celebrate the artist of "this universe is you" - Amber L. DuBoise-Shepherd, Jarica Walsh, Kindra Swafford, Kristin Gentry, and Shelby Rowe | Thursday October 5, 2023 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm.
Location: Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, 1432 Classen Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
NATIVE AMERICAN FEMALE ART AND RESILIENCE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 2020-2021
IMAGEN is excited to announce the selected pieces of our art call, "Native American Female Art and Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic," made possible through the generosity of our donor, Marty Jeiven. The art call was open to all Native girls and women. We have been blown away by the submitted pieces. Please join us in celebrating female Native talent and creativity.
To view winners of this Art Call please CLICK HERE!
The galleries listed below host several of my original artworks.
RED EARTH ART CENTER
The Red Earth Art Center is open in its new home in the lobby of downtown OKC's BancFirst Tower in downtown Oklahoma City. Located at 100 North Broadway, the Art Center can be found in the South Lobby of the building. The Art Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.The East Gallery has changing Exhibits throughout the year.
Website: CLICK HERE
Address: 100 N Broadway Ave #110, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
EXHIBIT C GALLERY
Exhibit C Gallery is a 4,000 sq. ft. art gallery and retail space located in the Bricktown district of downtown Oklahoma City. Proudly owned by the Chickasaw Nation, Exhibit C is used as a means to highlight talented First American artists who represent their communities throughout Oklahoma.
Open Daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Website: Click Here
Address: 1 East Sheridan, Ste. 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73104
COMMISSION AND CONTRACT WORK
If you have reviewed my portfolio, artist bio, statement, and resume, and you believe I would be a good fit for your project please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently I have worked on paid illustrative work in both digital and traditional, paid commission by both private individuals and public entities, led paid art workshops and classes for ages 3 and up, curated art exhibitions, and given lectures and talks on my indigenous heritage. I do work a full time position, so availability for in person requests will need to be scheduled ahead of time.
Digital via Procreate
Traditional 2D via Watercolors, Pen & Ink, Markers
Mixed Media 2D Work
EDUCATIONAL LECTURES AND TALKS
August 2022 Issue
"Heartwork: Artistry by Modern First American Women" article by Jerri Culpepper
This is Place is an ambitious project initiated by Lauren Rosenfelt in collaboration with Jessie Rosenfelt and funded by the OVAC Thrive! Grantlocated at the Little Axe Community Center in Norman, Oklahoma. This project includes several components:
A community wildflower garden and art exhibition site which features Oklahoman artists and poets whose focus of works surround topics of place such as community, culture, & regional ecosystems.
A community distributed zine (mini magazine) that features Oklahoman artists and poets whose works encompass topics of community, culture & regional ecosystems.
Shawnee artist celebrates heritage through paintings. (Only subscribers can view the article.)
Continuing tradition: Red Earth Festival marks 35th anniversary of showing Native art, culture. - Article by Brandy McDonnell
Mabee-Gerrer Museum education director shares Native culture through her art. - Article by Brandy McDonnell
"Today we are joined by THREE special guests— The Spotlight Artists for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's Momentum 2021 exhibition. Momentum annually features Oklahoma artists ages 30 years and younger, working in diverse media. The exhibition presents a diversified look at young artistic talent across the state of Oklahoma. Get ready to meet Marium Rana, Amber L. DuBoise-Shepherd, and Andrea Duran-Cason for a discussion about their experience creating new work for the show."
"Oklahoma Today is feeling artsy, so Editor-in-Chief Nathan Gunter and Research Editor Ben Luschen sat down with Kristin Gentry and Amber Duboise-Shepherd to talk about Momentum 2021 in Tulsa, an art show dedicated to showcasing artists age 30 and younger.
Plus we learn what season needs to be added to Oklahoma's calendar in our Question of the Week and we challenge each other (and you) not to giggle at our events listings."
"Jeff sits down with artist and educator Amber DuBoise-Shepherd to hear about what her work means to her at a deeper level, about her artistic perspective, and about how her work is informed and inspired by having grown up in a home immersed with different Native cultures, traditions, and languages. She also speaks about her work that will be displayed in the upcoming OVAC Momentum exhibit at Living Arts of Tulsa from April 2 through the 23rd."
"Amber L. DuBoise-Shepherd (Shawnee, OK) depicts contemporary Native American narratives based on her family heritage of Navajo, Sac & Fox, and Prairie Band Potawatomi. Her mixed media pieces and oil paintings reference an illustrative quality. She has an Associates of Art from Seminole State College and completed her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Spring 2016 at Oklahoma State University. Momentum is a program of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. OVAC grows and develops Oklahoma's visual arts community through education, promotion, connection, and funding. Learn more about OVAC and Momentum at www.MomentumOklahoma.org. Momentum 2021 is supported in part by Dunlap Codding, the Chickasaw Nation, Fowler Automotive, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oklahoma Arts Council, Allied Arts, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts."
Mr. Culver gave a me a call and asked to interview me at my home studio in Shawnee, OK my hometown. My hubby was a big help that day gets the house cleaned up before I arrived home, followed shortly by Culver. Thank you to Galen Culver for this wonderful opportunity! Take care!
In the Studio with Amber DuBoise-Shepherd
By Kristin Gentry
Read about my interview with Kristin Gentry!
"Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Momentum has been slowed down to Slowmentum to connect the community with the artwork at a safe distance. Join us for a guided tour of the exhibition with descriptions from each artist. For more information, visit www.momentumoklahoma.org. To view a digital gallery of the exhibition, visit https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLmCtbh."