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.
Our online gallery features works from over 50 of our past artists-in-residence. Explore and discover new works that you can order online.Discover Our Gallery
“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.”
Crow’s Shadow is honored to host Lehuauakea in residence through the first two weeks of October, 2021. Lehuauakea is a māhū mixed-Native Hawaiian interdisciplinary artist and kapa maker from Pāpaʻikou on Moku O Keawe, the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. Lehua’s Kānaka Maoli family descends from several lineages connected to Maui, Kauaʻi, Kohala, and Hāmākua where their family resides to this day.
They have participated in several solo and group shows around the Pacific Ocean. Most recently these include ‘A Gift, A Breath’ at Alice Gallery in Seattle, ‘Until We Meet Again’ at Blackfish Gallery in Portland, and ‘He Hae Hōʻailona Ia’ at Aupuni Space in Honolulu. Through a range of craft-based media, their art serves as a means of exploring cultural and biological ecologies, spectrums of Indigeneity, and what it means to live within the context of contemporary environmental degradation. With a particular focus on the labor-intensive making of ʻohe kāpala, kapa cloth, and natural pigments, Lehua is able to breathe new life into patterns and traditions practiced for generations. Through these acts of resilience that help forge deeper relationships with ʻāina, this mode of Indigenous storytelling is carried well into the future.
The artist is currently based between Portland and Pāpaʻikou after earning their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting with a minor in Art + Ecology at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
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.”
Join CSIA on Thursday, Oct 14 to meet Lehuauakea, discuss their work and see a sneak preview of some of the prints they are working on in studio. A Q&A will follow the conversation Register hereSee Event Details
We would like to formally invite you to our first Open House in TWO YEARS! Come tour our studio and gallery, print a take-away, and check out our print collaborations with over a dozen Artists-in-Residence since 2019 Masks are requiredSee Event Details
Join Crow’s Shadow’s team! We are seeking a talented, creative Development and Marketing Associate to contribute to the continued growth of our organization. They will work independently and with the Executive Director to identify new and existing marketing opportunities; create thoughtful, direct marketing materials; manage our online presence, and assist with CSIA development efforts. The […]See Event Details
Wednesday, September 8th, 4pm Please join Crow’s Shadow in welcoming Cory Peeke to our studio. This Zoom event will feature a discussion with Cory about his time in the print studio and working collaboratively with Master Printer Judith Baumann. We will see some of the prints in process, discuss Cory’s unique collage & drawing processes […]See Event Details
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 […]See Event Details
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 […]See Event Details
Please note this class has been moved from September 12th to the 19th due to the air quality.See Event Details
“...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.”