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

Demian DinéYazhi’

Demian DinéYazhi’ (Diné) is a transdisciplinary artist who uses social interventions to interrupt colonial power structures. His blog Heterogeneoushomosexual contemplates “Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist Art” and how a marginalized body navigates and resists assimilation. DinéYazhi’s practice includes curation, zine production, public interactions, as well as writing and poetry. DinéYazhi’ graduated with a BFA in Intermedia Arts from PNCA in 2014 and is the founder of Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) an activist initiative for education and preservation of Indigenous art and culture. He grew up in Gallup, New Mexico, and is currently based in Portland, Oregon. This is DinéYazhi’s first time working at Crow’s Shadow.

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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

16th Jun 2017
Artist Talk with Demian DinéYazhi’
11th Jun 2017
25th Anniversary Celebration in Pendleton

Artist Talk with Demian DinéYazhi’

Please join Crow’s Shadow in welcoming Demian DinéYazhi’, our second Artist-in-Residence of the year, to the studio and to Pendleton. This will be a chance to meet the artist and see the work he has been making during this residency. Demian will speak at about 5:30 and share his studio process with the public.

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25th Anniversary Celebration in Pendleton

You are invited to help Crow’s Shadow Institute celebrate its 25th Anniversary! This event is one of several throughout the year in honor of this milestone, and is focused on the Pendleton and CTUIR area. There will be several speakers begining at 4:15, as well as examples of artwork produced at Crow’s Shadow. This event […]

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Workshops

26th Jun 2017
Navajo Weaving Workshop
28th Nov 2016
Loom Beading Workshop with Michael Ray Johnson

Navajo Weaving Workshop

Update 3/16/2017: Thanks to a very enthusiastic response to this offering the class registration is currently FULL, but we can add you to the waitlist. Also, for first notification of events and offerings at Crow’s Shadow be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter here. ANITA HATHALE Navajo Weaving Workshop 5-DAY WORKSHOP WITH NAVAJO MASTER […]

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Loom Beading Workshop with Michael Ray Johnson

Learn how to do Loom Beading with Michael Ray Johnson at Crow’s Shadow. This workshop is on Monday, November 28th and Wednesday, November 30th, from 5:00-7:30 pm each night. Begin your project with expert guidance on Monday, have Tuesday to continue working on your own, and return on Wednesday to learn how to finish your […]

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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