Oreland C. Joe, Sr., is renowned throughout the world for his sculptures. His work is held in private, corporate, and museum collections. Joe is a native New Mexican and is of Dine’ (Navajo) and Ute descent. Studying European art and culture and seeing artistic works of the masters in Greek, Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, were life-changing experiences. Joe was the first Native American member of Cowboy Artists of America. In 1996, he was commissioned by the Ponca City Native American Foundation to produce a 22-foot sculpture of Chief Standing Bear. In 1999, the Gilcrease Museum honored him with a retrospective showing at the Gilcrease Rendezvous.