Public School System, Lawton, Oklahoma
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
US Army Intelligence and Operations Specialist, Awarded US Service Medal, Viet Nam Service Medal, Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal
Director of Indian Arts Workshop, Neighborhood Arts Program, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, California
Fine Arts Major, Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma
Administrative Manager, Kalispel Indian Reservation, Washington State
Full time professional artist working primarily as a Painter, Sculptor (stone and bronze), Printmaker, and Graphic Design. Occasionally serves as Art Consultant, Lecturer, and Exhibitions Curator. Currently residing in Anadarko, Oklahoma with wife, Adeline Chaddlesone, who is a stone sculptress and traditional dancer.
S E L E C T E D E X H I B I T S
Scottsdale Annual Invitational. Scottsdale, Arizona. Second Place, Graphics Division.
IAIA Student Exhibit. Santa Fe Fine Arts Museum. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
"Contemporary American Indian Art" Palace of Fine Arts. San Francisco, California.
IAIA Alumni Exhibit. Amon Carter Museum of Western Art. Fort Worth, Texas
IAIA Alumni Exhibit. New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, Lousiana.
Pintura Amerindia Contempornea/EUA. Tour of Five South American countries.
"Paintings by Sherman Chaddlesone." Southern Plains Indian Museum. Anadarko, Oklahoma.
|Fifth Annual "Art From the Earth." The Galleria. Norman, Oklahoma. Best of Show.|
"Night of the First Americans." John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Washington DC.
Exhibition on American Indian Art. Philbrook Art Center. Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Gallup Ceremonial Art Exhibit. Gallup, New Mexico.
Kiowa Murals Project. Kiowa Tribal Museum, Carnegie, Oklahoma. Ten 6' x 8' murals depicting Kiowa mythoolgical origins and history.
Fourteenth Annual Trail of Tears Art Exhibit. Cherokee National Museum. Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Best of Category, Sculpture.
Governor's Gallery. Oklahoma State Capital. 2 person exhibit with wife Adeline as featured state artists.
Plains Indian Invitational Exhibit. Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, Wyoming.
Artist-In-Residence. Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, Indiana.
2000 Winter Camp Exhibit. National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
"Transforming Images." Smart Museum of Art. Chicago, Illinois.
"Attempting an Encounter." Native American-German artists' project, symposium, exhibits. Bremen, Germany.
S E L E C T E D P U B L I C A T I O N S
P U B L I C C O L L E C T I O N S
Allie was born in British Columbia, Canada, spent her early formative years on the Kalispel Reservation in Washington State, and is an enrolled member of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho. She was raised in a traditional environment, rich in the culture of the plateau region tribal groups. From an early age she participated in the annual medicine dances, pow wows, and stick game contests throughout the various reservations across Washington, Montana, and Idaho.
From these early life experiences, Allie retained an intmate knowledege of her plateau culture from which she often draws subject matter for her artwork. She began expanding her art interests through public school art classes, and entering and winning a state-wide poster design contest.
Allie began her formal art studies in the fall of 1965 when she enrolled in jewelry-making and modern dance classes at the Institute of Ameican Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. With her earlier tribal dance experience to build on, she became very active in several public productions of her modern dance class. Allie and her student peer group during this period are now recognized as the leading exponents of extraordinary change to the long established precepts of Native art.
She met her husband Sherman, a painting student at I.A.I.A., with whom she moved to Oklahoma, San Francisco, CA, and back to the Kalispel Reservation, where she once again became active in traditional pow wow activities and was awarded many first-place and other honors for her contest dancing abilities.
In 1982, Allie and her family moved to her husband's home area in Oklahoma where, with encouragement and inspiration from her husband and other former schoolmates from I.A.I.A., she began producing and exhibting her artwork on a full-time basis. She entered and won many art competitions and her work has been exhibited and collected by numerous museums, galleries, and private collections across the USA and internationally. She also continues to travel extensively to dance and participate in pow wows in her home area of the northwest United States.
Since 1995, Allie has curtailed her gallery and booth-show activities to concentrate on completing special orders and commissions, and preparing for occasional exhibits where she is presented as a featured artist.