Public Art Works

“Spirit of the People” – Denver International Airport (Permanent Exhibit)
Selected as one of ten artists by Western American Indian Chamber to create site-specific work for the Denver International Airport. Chosen to illustrate Native American life during the Anasazi Period, Padilla’s mural shows a panoramic view of a cliff dwelling community.

Featured Artist/Demonstrator

  • Black Kettle Museum; Cheyenne, OK (One Man Show, 2007)
  • Pathfinders National BIA Special Arts Festival; Oklahoma City, OK (2000, 2001)
  • Red Earth Museum, Conversation with an Artist; Oklahoma City, OK (January 2000)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charity Fundraiser; Oklahoma City, OK (2000)
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM (Featured Artist October 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
  • Atlanta Spirit of America; Atlanta, GA (Demonstrator, March 1997, March 1998)
  • Designed Poster for National Native American Month, Rod Enterprises 1997
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History – Native American Fair (Demonstrator, March 1996)
  • Oklahoma Arts Council, Kids Summer Camp instructor, June 1996
  • Kiva Fine Arts – Santa Fe, NM (One man show, July 1995)
  • Tulsa Indian Art Festival – Tulsa, OK (Featured Artist 1995)
  • Inter-Tribal Arts Experience; Dayton, OH (Demonstrator 1993, 1994)
  • Kituwah; Asheville, NC (Demonstrator 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994)
  • Indian Summer; Bartlesville, OK (Demonstrator 1994)
  • Designed Poster for Native American Children with Disabilities and donated original (1994)
  • Festival of the Arts; Oklahoma City, OK (Workshop Artist 1993, 1994)
  • Discover Native America; Orlando, FL (Featured Artist/Demonstrator, 1993)
  • Good Shepherd Episcopal School; Dallas TX (3 day and 5 day workshop 1994, 1995)
  • Schmitzen Show; Ledyard, CT (Featured Artist/Demonstrator)
  • American Indian Festival; Houston, TX (Featured Artist, 1992)
  • Native American Fair; Red Earth Museum; Oklahoma City, OK (Featured Artist)
  • Gallery of the Plains Indian; Colony, OK (Two Man Show)


  • Red Earth Master’s Show, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
  • Story of the Sacred Hoop Exhibit, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM
  • Institute of the Franco American Exhibit, Renes, France
  • Red Earth Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, CA
  • Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
  • Museum of the Great Plains, Woodward, OK
  • Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
  • Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK
  • Cherokee National Museum, Tahlequah, OK


  • OKLAHOMA CITY CHANNEL 9; news interview, June 2000
  • NATIVE AMERICAN ART CALENDAR (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999)
  • ARTISTIC TASTES: Native American Artists and their favorite recipes, 1998
  • INSIDE NATIVE AMERICA: Talkshow guest, February 1995
  • DRUMBEATS: Talkshow guest; February 1995
  • INSIGHT: Talkshow guest, February 1995
  • TULSA CHANNEL 2: news interview, February 1995; news documentary, February 1995
  • TULSA CHANNEL 6; news interview, February 1995
  • FX: talkshow guest, January 1995 (cable breakfast show)
  • HELUTA – THE FATHER OF THE DEER: Storytelling video for Red Earth Indian Center
  • THE NATIVE AMERICANS: An Illustrated History; Turner Publishing Company, Atlanta, GA
  • OKLAHOMA CITY CHANNEL 4 – Interview with Linda Cavagaugh (Denver Int’l Airport Mural)
  • SURVIVING COLUMBUS: The Story of th Pueblo Indian; Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
  • GALLERY OF THE SOUTHWEST VIDEO; Investment Arts International, Inc.
  • TRIBES; Voices of the Land; OETA (Oklahoma City)