Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) provides a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development.

Crow's Shadow is open to the public, Mon - Fri 9a-5p

We do ask that you continue to wear masks while visiting,

but look forward to seeing you.

Thank you!

The Gallery

Our online gallery features works from over 50 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

Jeremy Okai Davis

Jeremy Okai Davis lives and works in Portland, OR. He is an accomplished painter, as well as graphic designer and illustrator. Jeremy received a BFA in painting from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, NC before relocating to Portland in 2007. He is currently represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery, and his work has been shown nationally at the Studio Museum of Harlem (New York, NY), THIS Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA), Wa Na Wari (Seattle, WA) and The Rotating Art Program at Portland International Airport (Portland, OR). Davis’s work resides in the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon’s permanent collection.

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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

10th Jun 2021
John Hitchcock, Artist-in-Residence Virtual Event
4th Aug 2021
Jeremy Okai Davis – Virtual Artists Reception
8th Mar 2021
Welcome Sequoia Conner!
21st Oct 2020
Wendy Red Star Event Video

John Hitchcock, Artist-in-Residence Virtual Event

Thursday, June 10th, 4pm Join Crow’s Shadow in welcoming John Hitchcock to our studio. We will discuss his process and experience at Crow’s Shadow, and get a sneak-peak at his current prints in progress. A short Q&A will follow the discussion. Register via zoom here to join

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Jeremy Okai Davis – Virtual Artists Reception

Wednesday, August 4th, 4pm Please join Crow’s Shadow in welcoming Jeremy Okai Davis to the studio. We will be discussing Jeremy’s time at Crow’s Shadow, his experiences working in printmaking, and his paintings and processes. There will be a sneak peek of the prints in progress followed by a brief Q&A. Pre-registration is encouraged, sign […]

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Welcome Sequoia Conner!

Crow’s Shadow is pleased to announce the arrival of a new staff member, Sequoia Conner of Pendleton, Oregon, as our Traditional Arts Coordinator. Conner previously joined our team as an intern in the fall of 2019. She is active in the community, an avid bead worker, and has great plans for expanding the Traditional Arts program

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Wendy Red Star Event Video

In this live streaming Zoom event, we spoke with Wendy about her process, research, how she works at Crow’s Shadow, and took questions from the live audience. Everyone also got a peek inside the studio, showing one of her gorgeous litho proofs in process. ⁠

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Workshops

7th Aug 2021
Drumstick Workshop with Kelsey Burns
19th Sep 2020
Workshop: Cree-style Drum Making with Charles Wood III

Drumstick Workshop with Kelsey Burns

Saturday, August 7 11am – 3pm Kelsey Burns is a Cayuse, Nez Perce, and Crow enrolled tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Kelsey will be leading a drumstick workshop from 11AM to 3PM, Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Crow’s Shadow. There will be a small registration fee of $10. Kelsey […]

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Workshop: Cree-style Drum Making with Charles Wood III

Please note this class has been moved from September 12th to the 19th due to the air quality.

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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