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

Samantha Wall

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.

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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

June 14, 2016
Rick Bartow Memorial Endowment Fund Established
Jul 23, 2016
Charlene Liu – Portland2016 Biennial Exhibition Reception

Rick Bartow Memorial Endowment Fund Established

We had a tremendous board meeting this past weekend (June 11), and Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts has several major (and very exciting) projects in the works. We are officially establishing THE RICK BARTOW MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND to support indigenous printmaking residencies at CSIA! Rick Bartow wished for proceeds from the sale of his […]

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Charlene Liu – Portland2016 Biennial Exhibition Reception

Saturday, July 23rd, 5pm – 7pm Please join Crow’s Shadow in welcoming Charlene Liu to the gallery. Liu’s exhibit, entitled “Somewhere” is part of Disjecta’s Portland 2016 Biennial events. Curated by Michelle Grabner, the entire biennial is taking place in 15 different venues across the state of Oregon, from July 11th through September 16th. Liu’s […]

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Workshops

Jun 25, 2016
Photolithography Printmaking Workshop with Frank Janzen
May 28, 2016
Printmaking 101: Monotypes with the Josephy Center for Arts & Culture

Photolithography Printmaking Workshop with Frank Janzen

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 […]

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Printmaking 101: Monotypes with the Josephy Center for Arts & Culture

The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture is holding a monotype printmaking workshop at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts on May 28. Frank Janzen will lead the class; no experience is necessary. Check out their event invite on facebook and you can register on the Josephy website. From the Josephy website “May 28th the […]

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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