Seabourn Ragan, Connie

Connie Seabourn
Place of Birth: 
Purcell, OK.
     Connie Seabourn is the daughter of the internationally renowned Indian artist Bert Seabourn. Connie says she has learned a lot from her father, but she has had to struggle for her own recongition. Connie is best known for her delicate watercolors & bright, bold serigraphs that demonstrate her interest in strong, rounded, monumental shapes. Connie's favorite themes are a mother's love, family unity & living in peace with the earth.
     Connie studied art at Oklahoma City University & Central State University (Edmond, OK), & received her B.F.A. at the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) in 1980. She has worked as a commercial artist & became a full-time artist in 1980. Connie works in acrylic, watercolor, pastel & prints.
    Connie has exhibited extensively & won numerous awards at Rose State College (Midwest City, OK), the Trail of Tears Art show at the Cherokee National Museum (Tahlequah, OK), the competitive show at the Five Civilized Tribes Museum (Muskogee, OK), the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market (Phoenix, AZ), the Red Earth Festival (Oklahoma City, OK) & the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonials (Gallup, NM).
    She has also exhibited at the Festival of the Arts (Oklahoma City, OK), the Hampton University (Hampton, VA), the Indian Arts & Crafts Association (Albuquerque, NM), the the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, MN), the American Museum of Natural History (Anniston, AL), the All-Oklahoma Indian. Artists Invitational at the Oklahoma Art Center Gallery (Oklahoma City, OK), the Oklahoma Center for Science & Art at the Kirkpatrick Center (Oklahoma City, OK), the Oklahoma Museum of Art (Oklahoma City, OK), the Oklahoma State Capitol (Oklahoma City, OK), the San Diego Museum of Man (San Diego, CA), the Southern Plains Indian Museum & Craft Center (Anadarko, OK), the Kenesaw College Art Gallery (Marietta, GA), the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK), the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ), the Night of the First Americans exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.) & the Contemporary Native American Indian Arts exhibit at the Smithsonlan Institution's Museum of Natural History (Washington, D.C.) .
     Numerous private & public collections feature artwork by Connie Seabourn, including the Cherokee National Museum (Tahlequah, OK), the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History & Art (Tulsa, OK), the Heritage center Inc. Collection (Pine Ridge, SD), the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ), the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis, MN), the Oklahoma State Art Collection (Oklahoma City, OK), the Mabee-Gerrer Museum (Shawnee, OK), the Southern Plains Indian Museum & Craft Center (Anadarko, OK), the Iowa State university Memorial union (Ames, IA) & the Collection of His Excellency Nubuo Matsunaga (Japan).
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