CONTEMPORARY NATIVE VOICES:
PRINTS FROM THE CROW'S SHADOW INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS
February 4 - March 26
The Dalles Art Center is honored to have a collection of prints from the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts' permanent collection as collaborative exhibit with the Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA). These prints represent a cross section of the work created throughout its 24 year history. Local, regional and international artists-- many of whom exhibit nationally and internationally-- are invited to a two week residency at Crow's Shadow to work with the master printer in order to create 2-3 sets of edition prints. Prints from this exhibit were selected from these editions.
Crow’s Shadow is located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in the foothills of Oregon’s Blue Mountains. Founded in 1992 by local artists James Lavadour (Walla Walla) and Phillip Cash Cash (Cayuse and Nez Perce), CSIA's mission is to provide a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. From 2001-2017 Frank Janzen was CSIA’s Master Printer, and his hiring initiated the more focused print publication and artist residency components at Crow’s Shadow, which continue to this day. In 2017 Judith Baumann joined Crow’s Shadow as the new Master Printer. Over the last 26 years Crow’s Shadow has evolved into a world-class studio focused on contemporary fine art printmaking.
Works published by Crow’s Shadow Press can be found in major collections including: Library of Congress, Musuem of Fine Arts Boston, Portland Art Museum, Eiteljorg Museum, Wellin Museum of Art, Davis Museum at Wellesley, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Exhibited Artists include:
Corwin Clairmont, Demian DinéYazhi´, James Lavadour, Jeffrey Gibson, Ka'ila Farrell-Smith, Kay WalkingStick, Marie Watt, Marwin Begaye, Ramon Murillo, Raven Chacon, Rick Bartow, Sara Siestreem, Susan Sheoships, Truman Lowe, Yatika Starr Fields