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Release Date: February 13, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

  • Stuart Sampson’s knack for capturing both the impression and reality of an image is apparent in his painting “Home on the Range,” which will be available during his Feb. 17 reception in Sulphur at the ARTesian Gallery and Studios, 100 W. Muskogee St.

  • “The Protector” by Edmond-based artist Stuart Sampson will be on display during the Feb. 17 reception in Sulphur at the ARTesian Gallery and Studios, 100 W. Muskogee St.

  • The grain of the wooden canvas in Stuart Sampson’s painting “Thunder Voice Eagle” comes through in both the foreground and background of the piece. Unique paintings like this will decorate the walls of the ARTesian Gallery and Studio’s reception for Sampson Feb. 17.

SULPHUR, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Nation will host a reception for Native American artist Stuart Sampson open to the public at no charge 5-7 p.m., Feb. 17, at the ARTesian Gallery and Studios, 100 W. Muskogee St.

Sampson is a self-taught visual artist based in Edmond and a proud member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Stuart is known for painting on wood panels. The natural grain of the wood reveals itself in his work’s composition, which often depicts both historical and modern Native American figures.

His artistic expressions reflect a deep appreciation of the culture his grandfather taught him.  Mostly working from photographs, his work captures life-like emotions translated through his art in both expressive and realistic ways.

Stuart’s exhibit at the ARTesian Gallery and Studios will last until mid-March.

In addition to browsing Stuart’s work, guests at the reception will be able to snack on finger foods and refreshments like tea and lemonade. The ARTesian’s retail shop will be open and offering a 40% discount to teachers and students and a 20% discount to artists.

There is always art on the walls and in the showcases of the ARTesian Gallery and Studios. Currently available to peruse are the works of Paula Loftin, Billy Hensley, Joanna Underwood, Mary Ruth Barnes, Brent Greenwood, Elihu Johnson and Tanya Lowrance, among others. Their creations consist of photographs, paintings, jewelry, basketry, pottery and beadwork.

Five separate studio spaces are also occupied by various artist. James and Johanna Blackburn, Margaret Wheeler and Patta Butcher are current resident artists who work and sell out of the ARTesian’s studio space.

For more information regarding the reception, call 580-622-8040. To browse Sampson’s art online, visit

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