“Textiles Transcending” features the work of Tyra Shackleford and Margaret Roach Wheeler, both of whom are fascinating fibers artists, Chickasaw citizens and good friends. This is the first time for them to present their award-winning work together.
Shackleford's honors include, but not limited to: a first place and best of division in the Southwest Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA) Indian Market held annually at Santa Fe, New Mexico; a first place for her work in the Cultural Diverse category in the Southeastern Art Show and Market (2017); and a Best of Division, First Place and a Purchase Award in the 25th Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival (2017).
Wheeler's career, which spans a few decades, includes most recently, the honor of being one of six artists selected to collaborate the creation of Miss Oklahoma Triana Browne's outfit for the Miss America competition. She is of Chickasaw-Choctaw descendant.
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