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

RICK BARTOW RAFFLE

WINNER HAS BEEN DRAWN — CONGRATULATIONS TO CYNTHIA JONES!

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket for the Rick Bartow Raffle Fundraiser. We are very grateful to have worked with Rick and to have shared in his creativity and generosity.

Congratulations to Cynthia Jones, of Salem, Oregon! She was the lucky holder of the winning ticket, and has already made her selection of a lovely monoprint by Rick Bartow, “Kestrel with Horizon” from a series completed in 2006 at Crow’s Shadow.

There was great excitement during the Annual Open House at Crow’s Shadow, and just prior to the drawing we completely sold out of all available tickets. The money raised will go towards the continuing programs in our studio and gallery: artists-in-residences, Nixya’awii Community School printmaking classes, Traditional Arts workshops, and community outreach. All of these activities are supported by contributions from amazing supporters and friends of Crow’s Shadow. Thank You!

WINNER’S CHOICE – RICK BARTOW MONOPRINT RAFFLE! This raffle is a fundraiser to benefit Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts in honor of our 25th Anniversary year. The winner of this raffle gets to choose ANY unframed MONOPRINT ($3500 value) made by RICK BARTOW in the Crow’s Shadow inventory at the time of the final drawing (raffle scheduled to close during the Crow’s Shadow annual holiday open house on December 3, 2017). Rick Bartow did four prolific artist residencies at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the arts between 2001 and 2013, making unique monoprints all with his own beautiful mark-making and emotive gestures. Crow’s Shadow has over 50 Rick Bartow prints–all somewhat different–in our flat files. All of Rick Bartow’s prints may be viewed on our website, please click on each series to see variations.
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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

4th Dec 2017
Rick Bartow Raffle Winner Announced
3rd Dec 2017
Annual Holiday Open House
26th Jan 2018
Portland Fine Print Fair 2018

Rick Bartow Raffle Winner Announced

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket for the Rick Bartow Raffle Fundraiser! We are very grateful to have worked with Rick and to have shared in his creativity and generosity. Congratulations to Cynthia Jones, of Salem, Oregon! She was the lucky holder of the winning ticket, and has already made her selection of […]

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Annual Holiday Open House

2017 ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & FRANK & MARIE JANZEN RETIREMENT PARTY Sunday, December 3rd, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Crow’s Shadow is located at 48004 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, Oregon 97801 (next to St. Andrew’s Mission) Join us at Crow’s Shadow for our Annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 3rd! We will also be […]

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Portland Fine Print Fair 2018

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Workshops

18th Nov 2017
STAR PILLOW WORKSHOP
11th Nov 2017
RELIEF PRINTING WORKSHOP
12th Nov 2017
RELIEF PRINTING WORKSHOP

STAR PILLOW WORKSHOP

STAR PILLOW WORKSHOP with Dorothy Cyr. Learn to quilt a Star Pillow!

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RELIEF PRINTING WORKSHOP

RELIEF PRINTING WORKSHOP with Judith Baumann, Master Printer. Over the course of two days, workshop participants will learn to carve, register, and print a unique two-layer linoleum relief print!

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RELIEF PRINTING WORKSHOP

RELIEF PRINTING WORKSHOP with Judith Baumann, Master Printer. Over the course of two days, workshop participants will learn to carve, register, and print a unique two-layer linoleum relief print!

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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