Joining Choctaw Art Gallery
This gallery is open to artists of the Choctaw nation. Tribal membership will be verified.
The goal of this website is to raise awareness of Choctaw history and promote current Choctaw artists by providing a varied selection of high quality art for visitors to purchase. I believe that as a group Choctaws are generally under represented. Books websites and most any informational venue has little information on the Choctaws compared to the information available for other tribes. As one of the larger tribes in the country this seems a bit out of balance. I want to build Choctaw Art into a place where people will find out information about Choctaw history and the rich artistic culture from which we descended and where they can also find the rich and varied art that contemporary Choctaw artists have to offer. Artists will be screened for quality of work and to achieve a good mix of artistic styles and mediums.
There are currently two ways for Choctaw artists to participate.
Choctaw artists that already have a website
-- Email me with your website address and let me know of your interest in joining the gallery. I will review your website if I find your art to be of good quality and at least somewhat different than that of artists already on the Gallery I will invite you to join. At that time you must complete the following steps:
1. Send a copy of your tribal membership card front and back to Choctaw Art either by email or snail mail. (If you are currently listed in the artist registry on the Choctaw Nation website this requirement is waived)
2. Include the Choctaw Art button on the Home page of your site. The button can be included in the footer or wherever you would like to place it as long as it is on the Home page. Placing it in the footer of all the pages of your site is appreciated. Simply click with your right button on the button and save the image to your computer.
Then upload it to your webserver just as you would any other photo.
If you need help with the HTML to create the link on the button feel free to email me.
Here is an example of how the html should look just replace the yourwebsite.com with your actual website address:
Choctaw artists that would like a website --
For a reasonable cost a website is provided that includes a shopping cart, a links page, and a calendar, information pages, gallery pages and mailing list if desired. The website may have its own domain or may be a subdomain of the gallery. All websites may be directly accessed without first going through the gallery. However, the button seen above with a link back to the gallery will be at the bottom of the website's pages.
The design of the website can utilize one of the themes offered by Choctaw Art or graphics designed or owned by the artist. I have set up some Sample Website Designs
to give you some ideas but you are not limited to these choices.
The Home page of the website can offer some background on the artist or any special messages the artist might want to offer on their work, the messages they are trying to convey with their work or whatever general message they would like to say to their potential customer. A photo of the artist or a piece of art may also be included on this page if desired.
The shopping, links and calendar, information, gallery, and mailing list sections will be accessed from links on this page and on each page of the site.
The shopping section will contain categories as needed by the artist to properly organize their work and the choice of categories is up to the artist.
The site maintenance is handled through a simple form driven system so further payments for updates are not required. The artist can maintain their own site, adding new pieces of art and removing pieces of art as they are sold. Take a tour of the Maintenance Section
However, personal support is available if needed and there is not generally any additional cost.
A yearly hosting fee (currently $50 per year) will be required. If a domain is desired that can be provided at the current fee the registrar charges me (currently $14) A Fee of $50 is charged for the inital set up of all the pages, categories, programs and to cover initial familiarity and training of how to maintain the site. The fees for setup and hosting can be spread out over several months if necessary please inquire if you need to stretch it out.
The site content is the responsibility of the artist, however, if complaints are received content will be reviewed. No illegeal products will be tolerated and copyrights must be respected. Pornography will not be tolerated, however, tasteful art in most art genres is acceptable. Decisions of choctaw-art.com regarding unacceptable content are final.
Additional questions can be directed to