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 Institute of the Arts (CSIA) is welcoming Vanessa Renwick to the studio from August 26-September 7. Renwick is a recipient of a 2018 Golden Spot Residency Award at Crow’s Shadow. This Artist-in-Residence award allows Oregon-based contemporary artists invited to the studio to work in a new medium; it is generously supported by The Ford Family Foundation.
Vanessa Renwick is primarily known in the Northwest as an avant-garde filmmaker, often working with themes of nature and human interactions with the land. Her work in poetic non-fiction cinema is punctuated by a wry sense of humor exemplified by the name of her production company, the Oregon Department of Kick Ass. Renwick’s work—whether film, installation, show posters, or public interventions—is permeated by her counter-culture punk aesthetic and a sharp cultural critique. She has screened work in a wide array of locations around the world, including: The Museum of Modern Art, Light Industry, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Art Basel, Oberhausen, The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Centre Pompidou, The Andy Warhol Museum, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam, among numerous others. In 2016 she presented Next Level Fucked Up, an ambitious 7-channel video installation at the Portland Art Museum. Notably, Renwick received a Bonnie Bronson Fellowship in 2014. She is represented in Portland by PDX Contemporary Art.
At the end of Renwick’s artist residency the public is invited to Crow’s Shadow for an artist talk and studio visit, which will occur from 5:00-7:00 pm on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th, with the artist speaking at 5:30 pm.Explore Vanessa Renwick'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.”
Ka’ila Farrell-Smith (Klamath Modoc) is a painter and mixed-media artist based in Modoc Point, Oregon. Her work engages with inter-tribal native communities, reflecting the mixed and sometimes complicated heritage of multi-ethnic and indigenous families living in a post-colonial world…See Event Details
Crow’s Shadow is excited to present an invitational group exhibition of works by artists who attend bi-annual monotype printmaking sessions in the studio.See Event Details
Visit the Crow’s Shadow booth at the 2018 Editions/Artsits’ Book Fair in NYC! The E/AB Fair has a VIP opening on the evening of Thursday, October 25, then Friday – Sunday (Oct 26, 27, 28) the fair is FREE and open to the public. This is a great small-scale art fair with wonderful studios and publishers. Check it out!See Event Details
During this two-day workshop participants will go through the full process of weaving a medium-sized willow basket starting with a round base and finishing with a handle. Weavers will walk away from the workshop with a completed willow basket…See Event Details
Oregon Community Foundation Schools to Studio printmaking studio day at Crow’s ShadowSee 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.”