Native American Art by Rhonda Williams

Rhonda Williams creates paintings and sculptures reflecting traditional Native American themes through her designs, and expresses them in contemporary forms using bright colors. She is the great-granddaughter of Ralph Dent, the last hereditary chief of the Otoe Missouria Tribe. Rhonda Williams is a native Oklahoman residing in her Edmond, OK home/studio, White Stallion Studio. Paintings shown are for sale; contact the artist at otoegirl_76@yahoo.com.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Original Horse Blanket, the one that started the series!

Horse Blanket
Acrylic, Mixed Media
In the collection of
Lorena Burris

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Wild Fire, Blue Lake --New in Horse Blanket Series


Wild Fire, Horse Blanket Series
9" x 12" Acrylic, Mixed Media
In the collection of Ramona Tallbear












Blue Lake, Horse Blanket Series
9" x 12" Acrylic, Mixed Media

Friday, August 25, 2006

Gallery of The Plains Indian Art Show

Rhonda and Thompson Williams will be featured artists at the 24th Gallery of The Plains Indian Art Show. The opening reception is August 31, beginning at 5:00 p.m. You are invited!

Otoe Woman

Otoe Woman
14" x 11" Acrylic

In the collection of Darnell Day


Santa Fe Sunset, Horse Blanket Series

Santa Fe Sunset
Horse Blanket Series
Mixed Media (Acrylic, abalone shell, turquoise)

The Journey Home, Native American Art Fair in Omaha

Rhonda Williams has been invited to show her paintings at:

Lewis & Clark “The Journey Home
Family Festival, Native American Art Fair

Sep 08, 2006 to Sep 09, 2006

Lewis & Clark: “The Journey Home," the second of three Nebraska events, will take place in Omaha and feature: a Family Festival, Native American Art Fair, an Omaha Symphony Concert, and fireworks.
September 8 - September 22, 8am-5pm, Showcasing the enduring creative spirit of the four federally-recognized tribes of Nebraska as well as the Otoe-Missouria Tribe who met with the Lewis & Clark Expedition, this special Native American Art Exhibit is by invitation only through a juried process and limited to enrolled members of the Winnebago, Omaha, Santee Sioux, Northern Ponca and Otoe-Missouria tribes.
Approximately 30 works will be featured in the Nebraska Arts Council’s Showcase Gallery. The exhibit will open the evening of September 8 and all of the artwork on display will be available for purchase.
September 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Up to ten Native American Artists and Craftspeople shall be selected and invited to participate in a one day Native American Outdoor Art Fair. The Native American Art Fair will be included as a trolley stop during the Family Festival.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Silver Buttons II

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Medicine Horse


Medicine Horse
Rhonda Williams
11" x 14" Acrylic on Canvas

Star Quilt Box


Star Quilt Box
Rhonda Williams
8.5" x 6.5" box, Not for Sale

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

What is Life?

What is life?
It's the flash of a firefly in the night.
It's the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It's the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset...
Last words of CROWFOOT, Blackfoot Warrior and Orator, 1890

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Rhonda Williams at Jacobson House, Norman, OK

Rhonda and Thompson Williams will show their art at the Jacobson House Indian Market, Norman, OK on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7. The web address, address and telephone number are below. They have photos from the 2004 Indian Market online. Rhonda says, "The Indian Market will start on Saturday and end on Sunday. People usually start showing up around 11:00ish or earlier, and it is over by 6:00 pm on Saturday and 5:00 pm on Sunday. We are all set up outside and around the yard of the Jacobson House. They will have a concession that will sell fry bread and Indian Tacos. On Sundays, they usually have a drum set up and they sing in the afternoon. Hopefully they will do this again. I really enjoy doing this show. It has such a good atmosphere and everyone knows everyone. I hope you will be able to get away for a while and check it out."

www.jacobsonhouse.com

Jacobson House,609 Chautaqua Avenue, Norman, OK 73069
Telephone: (405) 366.1667
Driving: Jacobson House is located at 609 Chautauqua Avenue at the
corner of Boyd Street. If you are coming to Norman from I-35, take the
the Main Street exit going east, drive until you reach Flood Street, then
turn South (right). When you reach the stop light at Boyd Street, turn
left (east). The Jacobson House will be on your right.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Medicine Fan


Medicine Fan
Rhonda Williams
16" x 20", Acrylic

Prayers


Prayers
Rhonda Williams
5" x 7", Acrylic/ Mixed Media
In the collection of Anthony and Sharla Gabales

Sky Dancer


Sky Dancer
Rhonda Williams
11" x 14" Acrylic/ Mixed Media

In the collection of Anthony and Sharla Gabales

Mystic Knight


Mystic Knight
Rhonda Williams
Mixed Media with clay sculpture, 18" x 26"
Blue Ribbon, American Indian Exposition
Anadarko, OK

Friday, March 10, 2006

Group Shows of Rhonda E. Williams

Experience and Group Shows:
Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, Ok
Spirit of the People, Oklahoma City, Ok
White Stallion Fine Arts Show, Oklahoma City, Ok
Oklahoma Native Art and Jewelry, 4th of July Celebration, Oklahoma City, Ok
Guthrie Art & Wine Festival, Guthrie, Ok
Jacobson House Indian Market, Norman, Ok
Muhn-Kuh Pee Ka (Good Medicine) Fine Art Show, Oklahoma City, Ok
Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Celebration; Fort Atkinson, Nebraska
Gallery of the Plains Fine Art Show, Nichols Hills and Colony, Ok
American Indian Exposition, Anadarko, Ok
Red Earth, Oklahoma City, Ok
Biting the Apple, Oklahoma City, OK

Galleries & Representatives:
Jacobson House Gallery, Norman, Ok
Oklahoma Native Art & Jewelry, Oklahoma City, Ok
Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma, Binger, Ok
Dreamcatcher Designs, Oklahoma City, Ok
Adelante! Gallery & Art Studio, Oklahoma City, OK

Collections:
Phil Cross, Houston, Texas
William and Anita Winters of Edmond, Ok
John Perish of Norman, Ok
Lorena Burris of Oklahoma City, Ok
Robin Mead of Oklahoma City, Ok

Adelante! Gallery Exhibit of Arts and Crafts by American Indian Artists

The paintings of Rhonda Williams, along with those of her husband Thompson Williams, are currently featured in an exhibit of arts and crafts by American Indian artists at Adelante! Gallery and Studio, The Paseo Arts District, 3003 Paseo, Oklahoma City, OK.

Buffalo Ponies, Horse Blanket Series, Sold

They Came Home With Many, Horse Blanket Series

Emotion, SOLD

Introducing Rhonda Williams, Native American Artist

I am a native Oklahoman residing in Edmond. My tribal affiliation is with the Otoe Missouria tribe located in Red Rock, OK. I am the Great-granddaughter of Ralph Dent, the last hereditary chief of the Otoe Missouria tribe. I was given my Great-grandmother-Madge Pettit Dent’s Indian name “Whoo-gra-do¢-a¢me”, meaning the four main support poles of the tipi (homemaker). I include a symbol of these four main poles as part of my signature on all of my work. I come from a long line of artists going as far back as my great-grandparents. They created works ranging from beadwork to paintings, and ribbon work, for which my Great-grandmother was noted and very well-known.

I work in different media, ranging from acrylics and clay to mixed media. My paintings capture a traditional theme through design while being expressed in contemporary forms using many bright colors. Each of my clay faces are sculpted by hand, giving them their own unique expression and personality. My art education background includes course work at Oscar Rose Jr. College, and I studied sculpture under the nationally-known sculptor Christy Myers. I have attended art exhibitions and festivals across the midwest. I enjoy creating art and art is a part of my life everyday. Painting allows me to be expressive with my style, while my clay faces demand meticulous attention to detail that I take great pride in.

I have absorbed all of the beautiful things that have surrounded my life and express them in my work. My creative inspirations range from the bright blue flowers of a morning glory vine quietly winding itself around my grandmother’s fence post, to the feelings and sights of vivid colors at a gathering of my people. The passion I put into my work is mine to keep forever. I hope to share a part of this with the viewer and pass on these feelings through my art.