A few months back Portland Monthly writer Fiona McCann visited the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) studio and gallery to see the space in person and interview the staff. CSIA was founded in February 1992 by local artists James Lavadour (Chinook and Walla Walla), Phillip Cash Cash (Cayuse and Nez Perce), and several artist friends. Now in 2017, as CSIA is turning 25, this article highlights some of the achievements and growth that our unique organization has accomplished.
Nine and a half miles east of Pendleton, turn onto St. Andrews Road. Drive through flat, vast country, just past the sign that says “pavement ends.” There, in the heart of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla reservation, an unassuming, two-story stucco building is the unlikely home of a professional print studio and artist space that’s getting national attention.
You can check out the article online here: Pendleton Institution is a Beacon for Native Art, or pick up a hard copy at your local newsstand.