Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) provides a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development.
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.
Our online gallery features works from over 45 of our past artists-in-residence. Explore and discover new works that you can order online.Discover Our Gallery
“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.”
Crow’s Shadow is honored to host our second Artist-in-Residence of the year, Samantha Wall. Portland-based Wall is one of our three annual Golden Spot Residency Award winners; this is her first time working at Crow’s Shadow. During her time in our studios she will develop a set of proofs for limited-edition prints, which will be hand-pulled by Crow’s Shadow’s Tamarind-trained Master Printer, Frank Janzen. The final prints will enter the Crow’s Shadow permanent collection and be available for sale. In previous years prints from the Golden Spot residencies have traveled extensively to galleries and cultural institutions around the region and nationally.
Samantha Wall graduated with an MFA in Visual Studies in 2011 from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Wall’s images explore identity through the push and pull of cultural diaspora and human interconnectedness. Her large-scale monochromatic figure drawings, particularly portraiture, tend to feature meticulously drawn women who embody Wall’s interest in navigating multicultural experiences. Over the last few years Wall has shown in multiple exhibitions throughout the Northwest, as well as several international exhibitions. She is represented in Portland by Laura Russo Gallery.Explore Samantha Wall's Work
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.”
Master Printer Job Description: In anticipation of our upcoming search for a new master printer, we have updated the current Master Printer Job description for review. The position is currently NOT OPEN. Please check back later this Fall for updates. Download Master Printer Job Description pdfRead More
PENDLETON, Oregon—Crow’s Shadow is pleased to announce that we will be sharing our work in a Pop-Up gallery downtown during the Pendleton Round-Up from Wednesday the 14th through Saturday the 17th. Earlier this year Jordan Schnitzer, a major arts supporter and long-time Round-Up visitor, purchased an old bank building located at 256 S. Main, right […]See Event Details
ANITA HATHALE Navajo Weaving Workshop SAVE THE DATE! 5-DAY WORKSHOP WITH NAVAJO MASTER WEAVER June 26-30, 2017 M-F 9:00 – 4:00 each day For the last week of June 2017 Navajo Master Weaver Anita Hathale will join us at Crow’s Shadow to lead a week-long weaving workshop. Participants will each receive a hand-made loom to […]See Event Details
Saturday and Sunday, June 25 & 26, 9am-5pm both days. This two-day workshop is an introduction to metal plate photolithography. Participants do not need any previous printmaking experience, only a desire to experiment. They will be taken through the simple step-by-step process to print a small edition. Particular emphasis will be placed on various drawing […]See Event Details
“...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.”