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

Modou Dieng

For the second half of May Crow’s Shadow excited to host Modou Dieng, our first Artist-in-Residence of the year. Deing is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, Oregon. He often works in mixed media, incorporating painting, collage, and photography into colorful pop-eclectic installations. Raised in Dakar, Senegal, his peripatetic adventures took him to Paris, Brussels, New York, and San Fransisco before landing in Portland. Dieng holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in Painting and New Genres (2006) and a BFA in Painting from the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Senegal (1995). Among his many accomplishments, Dieng founded and curated the influential Worksound Gallery in SE Portland (2007-12). In addition to his own art making and teaching, he continues to have an active international curatorial practice connecting people and spaces. This will be Dieng’s first residency 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

23rd May 2017
Opening Reception: Nixya’awii Community School Student Print Exhibition
25th May 2017
Modou Dieng: Golden Spot Artist-in-Residence Reception, May 25, 5-7pm
11th Apr 2017
Announcing Central Oregon Artists Fellowship Recipients

Opening Reception: Nixya’awii Community School Student Print Exhibition

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) is pleased to present Nixya’awii Community School Student Print Exhibition. This special exhibition will showcase the prints produced by a select group of students from the Nixya’awii Community School. The exhibiting printmaking students are: Ermia Butler, Sunshine Fuentes, EllaMae Looney, Helena Peters, Tyanna Van Pelt, and L’Rissa Sohappy.

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Modou Dieng: Golden Spot Artist-in-Residence Reception, May 25, 5-7pm

Please join Crow’s Shadow in welcoming Modou to our studio. This will be a chance to meet the artist, listen to him describe his process, and see the prints he will have worked on during his residency. Modou Dieng is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) […]

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Announcing Central Oregon Artists Fellowship Recipients

  CONGRATULATIONS TO DAWN EMERSON AND CAROLYN PLATT In collaboration with the Roundhouse Foundation of Sisters, Oregon, Crow’s Shadow is pleased to announce Dawn Emerson and Caroyln Platt as the recipients of the Central Oregon Artists Fellowship. This project is intended to foster cross-pollination and career development for artists working in Central Oregon. Carolyn and Dawn […]

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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