Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) provides a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development.

Since 1992 we've focused on using art as a transformative tool within the Native American community.

Recognizing creativity as an intrinsic and essential element of Native American culture, we are committed to helping people, young and old, develop their artistic gifts and skills.

The Gallery

Our online gallery features works from over 45 of our past artists-in-residence. Explore and discover new works that you can order online.

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“Each print represents a triple threat of aesthetic and technical excellence combined with compelling subject matter. Crow’s Shadow Institute fosters work by Native American artists and this infusion also helps build our growing holdings of works on paper by Indigenous artists.”

-Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints at the Library of Congress, discussing the 2015 purchase of 18 CSI prints for the Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress

JAMES LAVADOUR RAFFLE

The JAMES LAVADOUR monotype raffle is a fundraiser to benefit Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA). The prize is a monotype made with oil paint on paper, Untitled, by James Lavadour, valued at $3,500 (pictured). This completely unique impression was made by Lavadour at Crow’s Shadow in 2010. It has been largely unseen, and Lavadour has generously donated it as a benefit to Crow’s Shadow. The winning ticket number will be randomly generated by RaffleCreator.com and announced on February 1, 2019.

Raffle tickets are $100 each, if all tickets are sold the odds of winning are 1 in 99. Tickets may be purchased online (recommended method, hosted through RaffleCreator.com), in person at Crow’s Shadow or CSIA staffed events, or over the phone by calling us at 541-276-3954.

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Printmaking

At Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, our primary artistic focus is on the multifaceted medium of printmaking. Through our ongoing residency program Crow’s Shadow works with emerging and established artists of diverse media and artistic backgrounds. Invited artists collaborate with a Tamarind Master Printer with the goal of creating one or more lithographic editions.

“Landscape painting affords me a wealth of tradition and influence, and provides a platform that seems familiar and recognizable. 19th century romanticism, Japanese woodblock prints, and Abstract expressionism all factor into my works vocabulary.” 

-Adam Sorensen, 2014 residency

News & Events

2nd Dec 2018
Annual Holiday Open House
7th Dec 2018
Nixya’awii Community School Print Exhibition at U of O Portland
27th Nov 2018
End of Year Giving
2nd Dec 2018
James Lavadour Raffle

Annual Holiday Open House

Join us at Crow’s Shadow for our Annual Holiday Open House from 11am – 2 pm on Sunday, December 2nd! All are welcome to come check out the gallery and studio. We’ll provide snacks, hot cider, and inspired surroundings.

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Nixya’awii Community School Print Exhibition at U of O Portland

Crow’s Shadow is excited to share that the University of Oregon in Portland is showing the work of our student printmakers at the White Stag Block. The exhibition will be on display at UO Portland in the Light Court Commons through November and December 2018. The artist reception is Friday December 7th.

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End of Year Giving

Dear Friends of Crow’s Shadow, Thank you for your ongoing support of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts. 2018 has been a great year of change and growth for CSIA, and we are looking forward to even more exciting projects, programs and events in 2019. We hope you will join us in supporting our organization […]

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James Lavadour Raffle

The JAMES LAVADOUR monotype raffle is a fundraiser to benefit Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts. The prize is a monotype made with oil paint on paper, Untitled, by James Lavadour, valued at $3,500…

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Workshops

8th Dec 2018
STAR PILLOW WORKSHOP with Dorothy Cyr
17th Nov 2018
Therapeutic Herbal Workshop
20th Oct 2018
Wicker Basket Weaving Workshop

STAR PILLOW WORKSHOP with Dorothy Cyr

Learn to quilt a Star Pillow! Join us at Crow’s Shadow for a one-day workshop led by local CTUIR member Dorothy Cyr. Lunch and materials provided $10.

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Therapeutic Herbal Workshop

During this two-day workshop participants will be led through making several herbal infusions, including salve, body butter, and honey. Workshop is offered to Tribal Members only, Nov 17 and 18, 2018. Materials and lunch provided. $20 suggested donation to Crow’s Shadow.

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Wicker Basket Weaving Workshop

During this two-day workshop participants will go through the full process of weaving a medium-sized willow basket starting with a round base and finishing with a handle. Weavers will walk away from the workshop with a completed willow basket…

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“...My life has been radically shaped by a web of connections, friendships, and associations in which Crow’s Shadow Institute is the epicenter. I will take any chance I get to talk about the wonders of Crow’s Shadow, as I think it might have a similarly profound effect on others.”

-Marie Watt, multiple residencies, discussing the 2014 exhibition Articulations in Print: Prints from the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, IAIA in Santa Fe