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

28th Jul 2017
Welcome Reception for Judith Baumann, CSIA’s new Master Printer
22nd Sep 2017
25th Anniversary Gala Reception
16th Aug 2017
RICK BARTOW RAFFLE FUNDRAISER – BENEFIT FOR CROW’S SHADOW
6th Jul 2017
Hawks on the Highway: Prints from Crow’s Shadow at Newport Visual Arts Center, July 7 – Sept 3
14th Jul 2017
Announcing New Master Printer: Judith Baumann

Welcome Reception for Judith Baumann, CSIA’s new Master Printer

When: Friday, July 28th, 4pm-7pm Where: Crow’s Shadow Insitute of the Arts Please join Crow’s Shadow Staff and Board in welcoming our newest Master Printer, Judith Baumann. We are excited to introduce Judith to the community, and give everyone a chance to meet her. Judith will be replacing Frank Janzen, who is retiring at the […]

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25th Anniversary Gala Reception

Join us at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem for the opening of the Crow’s Shadow retrospective exhibition. The gala reception and book release will be on Friday, September 22, 6:30-8:30 pm. 

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RICK BARTOW RAFFLE FUNDRAISER – BENEFIT FOR CROW’S SHADOW

Click here to purchase raffle tickets now. WIN YOUR CHOICE OF ANY RICK BARTOW PRINT IN THE CROW’S SHADOW INVENTORY! The winner of this raffle gets to choose any unframed monoprint ($3,500 value) made by Rick Bartow in the Crow’s Shadow inventory at the time of the final drawing (raffle scheduled to close during the […]

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Hawks on the Highway: Prints from Crow’s Shadow at Newport Visual Arts Center, July 7 – Sept 3

Crow’s Shadow is pleased to partner with the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and Newport Visual Arts Center, in Newport Oregon to bring “Hawks on the Highway: Prints from Crow’s Shadow Institute” to the Oregon Coast. The exhibit features 24 prints from the permanent collection of Crow’s Shadow, highlighting a diverse group of artists […]

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Announcing New Master Printer: Judith Baumann

Crow’s Shadow is thrilled to announce today that Judith Baumann has been named as the new Master Printer. Judith will be replacing Frank Janzen, who is retiring at the end of 2017 after 16 years of service to the organization. Judith brings an extensive printmaking resume to the Institute, with close to 15 years of […]

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Workshops

14th Apr 2017
Cornhusk Weaving Workshop with Michael Ray Johnson
26th Jun 2017
Navajo Weaving Workshop

Cornhusk Weaving Workshop with Michael Ray Johnson

Update 4/3/2017:  Thanks to a very enthusiastic response to this offering the class registration is currently FULL. Cornhusk Twining/Weaving Workshop with Master Weaver MICHAEL RAY JOHNSON 5 Day workshop is held AT CROW’S SHADOW April 14 – 18, 2017 Join us at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts from Friday, April 14th through Tuesday, April 18th […]

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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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“...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