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 Crow’s Shadow annual holiday open house on December 3, 2017). Raffle tickets are $100 each, if all tickets are sold the odds of winning are 1 in 99. Tickets may be purchased online (recommended method, hosted through RaffleCreator.com), in person at Crow’s Shadow, from a member of CSIA’s Board of Directors, or over the phone by calling us at 541-276-3954.
Rick Bartow had 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.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rick Bartow (Wiyot) is one of Oregon’s most important contemporary artists, and has an ever-expanding national and international audience. Bartow was born on the Oregon coast, and spent the majority of his life in his hometown of Newport, Oregon. Bartow’s great-grandfather left his Wiyot tribal homeland in northern California nearly 100 years ago to homestead in Oregon where the Bartow family has lived ever since. In the early 1970s Bartow served in the Vietnam War. He picked up the guitar as a teenager and both music and the visual arts served as powerful creative outlets throughout his lifetime. Bartow passed away on April 2, 2016; he was 69 years old.
Central to Bartow’s work is the theme of transformation, particularly between the human and animal realms, often juxtaposing corporeal and spiritual dimensions of existence. Among numerous awards, Bartow received an Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art in 2001, and a Flintridge Foundation Award in 2002. His work is held in major public and private collections nationally and internationally. A pair of his monumental sculptures grace the National Mall, commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC in 2012. A major retrospective of Bartow’s work is currently touring, see exhibition listings of Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain.
ABOUT CROW’S SHADOW
This raffle is a fundraiser for Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, an artist residency program, fine print studio, and publisher located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in the foothills of Oregon’s Blue Mountains. Our mission is to provide a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. Crow’s Shadow is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization formed in 1992 by local artists James Lavadour (Walla Walla) and Phillip Cash Cash (Cayuse and Nez Perce). Over the last 25 years Crow’s Shadow has evolved into a world-class studio focused on contemporary fine art printmaking.