Happy June! May sure flew by. Last month I ended up getting sick with a sinus infection and it sure slowed down the month. I was really busy with mostly my museum job and family matters. I would have liked to be further along with my artmaking, but other things had to be taken care of first.
After getting back into the flow of things, I been busy getting ready for the Red Earth Festival. This will be my third time attending. I attended the first time in 2018 after I was selected for Red Earth’s First Emerging Artist Award with Kaitlyn Tingle. We were awarded with our own booth and recognized as one of their emerging artists. I attended again last year in person in September. The festival was postponed from June to September because of COVID-19. Last year it went well despite COVID-19.
I trust this year that Red Earth will bring in quite a bit more people. Also, I really enjoy the fact that it is near my hometown of Shawnee, OK and that I will not have to travel that far. This is Red Earth’s second time here at the new location, The Grand Casino, which is owned by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. The decided to split the market and their pow wow. The pow wow will now be in October during Indigenous Peoples Day, along with the parade. They are now emphasizing just the Red Earth market in June. I think it is a wise decision for the future of Red Earth.
I invite anyone to come and check out the Red Earth Festival this weekend June 12 & 13th. For more information and to purchase tickets please check out their website at https://www.redearth.org. I hope I can see some familiar faces and meet new people that visit my booth. There will be all sorts of activities and wide selection of Native American artists from jewelers, painters, clothing designers, bead workers, ceramic and pottery, and various other artwork to purchase. I will be selling original artwork from small to large, along with original oil paintings, mixed media pieces, and greeting cards. Come by and say hello! This could be a fun get away as well if you would like to stay at the hotel and try your luck at the casino. I actually like to gamble a bit as long as the machines don’t take too much of my money.
See some of you soon!