Rabbit, Traci

Traci Rabbit is the daughter to Five Civilized Master Artist Bill Rabbit. She grew up attending her dad's art shows. She never considered the possibility of becoming an artist because she felt her father was the greatest and felt she couldn't compare to him in that arena. However, she enjoyed doing art and began winning art awards in the 1st grade. Traci attended Northeastern State College in Tahlequah receiving a BA in Business Administration and graduated in 1993. Her desire was to work for the BIA or for her Cherokee Tribe. Traci’s dad started selling her paintings to galleries when she was in high school and college. Upon graduation, Traci started attending art shows with him. Her degree proved to be invaluable to their business. Traci’s work captures a spirit in the Native American woman that does indeed embody the best in female strength. From the proud lift of her chin to the strands of hair caught by the wind, she appears to weather all storms. Her paintings represents the way it feels to be female; to fly in the face of all that comes, with fierce dignity, energy and strength, but they also capture woman’s ability to be gentle, yielding, kind and passionate. Traci says her art career is going great and has been a career that includes her family. She stresses that family is everything to her. Traci says, “without God and the support of my family none of this would be possible.”

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