Back in the Day

From December 27, 2010 until February 27, 2011, I was privileged to have a solo exhibition entitled Back in the Day on display in the East Gallery of the Oklahoma State Capitol. It was a show of 21 mostly brand new works created in my new studio. I was honored to be selected by the Oklahoma Arts Council to display my work. Thanks to Alyson Atchison, Curator of the Capitol galleries, for her help and her wonderful job of curating and displaying the work, and thanks to my good friend Tony Tiger for technical and moral support. And special thanks to all you family and friends who made the trip over to see the show, I am grateful for your support!

Below are images of the show, and links to info about the exhibition...

OAC website feature
Feature article written by Reneé Fite for the Tahlequah Daily Press

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Perceptions of Being: Recent Works by Tony Tiger & Bobby C. Martin

My good friend Tony Tiger, Art Director at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and I exhibited works in several venues during 2010. Here’s a press blurb I wrote about our collaboration:

Tiger and Martin, both members of Native tribal groups, explore issues of identity and family in their artworks. Their work, although stylistically very different, often complement each other in their approach and commentary on issues of tribal and personal identification and the importance of family history in our lives. Both artists fuse their Christian beliefs with contemporary art forms in ways that make their art unique in the Native art community.

Pieces in the exhibition included paintings, painted collage constructions, and a number of works involving various printmaking techniques.


McCombs Gallery, Bacone College, Muskogee, Oklahoma
November 2-December 11, 2009

John Brown University Gallery, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
February 4-28, 2010

Northeastern State University Gallery, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
June 11-12, 2010

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Through Our Ancestors’ Eyes: Art & Photos by Bobby C. Martin & the Checotah Indian Community

A collaborative exhibition between myself and members of the Muscogee (Creek) Indian community of Checotah, Oklahoma, this project consisted of my artworks and antique family photographs provided by community members. Community members were encouraged to record memories of loved ones displayed in the photos in journals available during the run of the exhibition. As part of the exhibition programming, I gave an artist presentation on the creation of the exhibition.


Checotah Indian Community Center, Checotah, Oklahoma
October 18-December 1, 2008

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