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.”
Raven Chacon (Navajo Nation) has an extensive resume as an artist, composer, and performer. In his solo compositional work he has collaborated with a diverse range of performance based groups, including Kronos Quartet, the Arizona Opera, and the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. From 2007 to 2018 he was a member of Postcommodity, a collaborative arts group known for large scale, multi-media arts installations and performances. Together they produced works such as Repellent Fence and A Very Long Line, exhibiting the results of these projects in venues such as the Whitney Biennial (2017), documenta 14 (2017), the Denver Art Museum, and the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, NM. Chacon has an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and has served on the Music and Native American Studies faculties at the University of New Mexico.
Funded by the generous support of Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights Grant and in collaboration with the Oregon East Symphony (OES), Crow’s Shadow will host Chacon for almost three weeks, January 28th – February 17th. While in studio, Chacon will work with Crow’s Shadow Master Printer Judith Baumann to produce fine art prints based on his unique compositional notations. The results of his printmaking will be on display at the Vert Auditorium on February 16th during the premiere of a new chamber orchestral work commissioned by OES, and then again the following day at Crow’s Shadow February 17th, for a matinee reprisal of his new composition along with members from the Nixya’awii Community School Drum Circle.Explore Raven Chacon'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.”
Sunday, February 17, 1pm – 3pm Artist reception and Chamber Orchestra Performance Open to the public, $10 suggested donation at the door Crow’s Shadow is excited to share the news of our first 2019 Artist-in-Residence, Raven Chacon. Funded by the generous support of Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights Grant and in collaboration with the Oregon […]See Event Details
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25, will be on view at the Boise Art Museum from March 2 – June 2, 2019.See Event Details
Hot Off the Press: New Prints from Crow’s Shadow
at the Bend Art Center
March 1 – April 28, 2019
Crow’s Shadow Press is actively seeking a Printer Apprentice and Studio Assistant to begin work this July through December 2019, with a 6 month extension option.See Event Details
Artist Reception: Thursday, April 11, 5:00-7:00 pm Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) is honored to announce the selection of Yatika Fields as CSIA’s national Artist-in-Residence for the 2019 season. Funded by the generous support of The National Endowment for the Arts, this award supports a significant national visiting artist at Crow’s Shadow. Fields will […]See Event Details
This four day intensive immersion into the art of monotypes and monoprint techniques is a perfect retreat for beginning and intermediate printmaking students.See Event Details
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.See Event Details
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.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.”