Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aimed at providing opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. With an emphasis on contemporary, fine-art printmaking, we also function as a venue to practice traditional Native American art practices — weaving, bead working and regalia making — of the Plateau region.
Crow’s Shadow brings in emerging and established artists to produce monotypes, monoprints and editions — including lithographs, linocuts, woodcuts, monoprints, monotypes, and more. Our ever-growing portfolio of published prints encompasses the work of many outstanding artists of diverse backgrounds and media.
Recognizing art 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. Through a variety of professional and educational services, we look to give dedicated artists a strong voice while also providing a conduit to the mainstream art world.
Our studio is housed within the historic St. Andrews mission schoolhouse, itself situated at the base of the Blue Mountain foothills on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. By many accounts, it is a peaceful and inspiring place to come and create art.