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Chickasaw Country exhibit features First American women artists

Oklahoma City’s premier First American art gallery will feature the works of three Oklahoma artists. Pictured above are (from left:) Kindra Swafford, Karin Walkingstick and Shelby Rowe, whose works will be on display from July 1 to October 31.

Exhibit C Gallery, Oklahoma City’s premier First American art gallery, is welcoming three First American artists for a new exhibit beginning this July. “Women Warriors” will showcase the work of Shelby Rowe, Kindra Swafford and Karin Walkingstick. Three women artists whose diverse artistic skills span from beading to watercolor painting to pottery.
“This exhibit will feature pieces by three First American women. While their artistic mastery is diverse, they all have one thing in common: they showcase the power of the warrior women of their nations,” said Paige Williams Shepherd, Chickasaw Nation’s Director of Corporate Development and Tourism.
The participating artists draw influence from their personal lives and First American artwork: Rowe’s beading is an expression of mending brokenness; Swafford’s colorful and playful watercolors are inspired by pop culture; Walkingstick’s pottery echoes her Cherokee culture and background.
“Women Warriors” will be on display from July 1 to October 31, 2021. Media assets are available at this link. For more information about the artists, or other art at Exhibit C Gallery, visit
About Chickasaw Country
Nestled in south-central Oklahoma, Chickasaw Country is a regional tourism organization representing 13 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties. As the official destination tourism organization, Chickasaw Country includes 7,648 square miles, 11 percent of Oklahoma’s total 68,597 square miles.
Chickasaw Country, a division of the Chickasaw Nation, is a tourism source for visitors and communities within the region and promotes destinations, attractions and festivals. Chickasaw Country is a diverse and culturally-vested destination, with new adventures and experiences around every corner.
About Exhibit C Gallery
Exhibit C Gallery, Oklahoma City’s premier First American art gallery, is located in Bricktown. The gallery displays works of numerous artists from the Chickasaw and southeastern tribes, as well as artists from across Indian Country. Exhibit C Gallery continues the vision of raising awareness of the many cultural experiences in Oklahoma set forth by Chickasaw Nation Governor, Bill Anoatubby. Exhibit C Gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at 1 E. Sheridan, Bricktown. All items located in Exhibit C Gallery are for purchase.

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