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Five Oregon Artists Named Joan Mitchell Grantees

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Congratulations to the five Oregon artists who have been honored by the Joan Mitchell Foundation with artist grants: Addoley Dzegede, Lisa Jarrett, Elizabeth Malaska, Wendy Red Star, and Blair Saxon Hill. The Artist Centered Program demonstrates the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s commitment to understanding the needs of visual artists throughout their lives, through awarding individual artist grants, administering aid programs, and funding arts organizations. Since 1994, artists have been selected through an intensive nomination and review process for the Foundation's Painters & Sculptors Grant Program. Nominators are asked to recommend candidates who they feel deserve more recognition and would benefit from the [...]


Land and Language: Some Recent Prints from Crow’s Shadow

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By Karl Davis Originally published January, 2019 Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains in northeast Oregon, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts has been serving Native American artists for the past 26 years, primarily through its artist-in-residency and print publishing program. Crow’s Shadow is located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, a checkerboard of ownership and competing interests since the incursion of white people into the area in the nineteenth century. In 1855, the Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla tribes negotiated a treaty that would cede over 6.5 million acres to the United States government [...]


Eva Lake • Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts

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Lake, Eva. Sky Over Casino. Lithograph. Permanent Art Collection. Pendleton, Oregon: Crow's Shadow Institute. Through grants from several charitable foundations, Crow's Shadow is typically able to fund 3-5 artist residencies each year. Artists participating in these residencies usually spend two weeks in the studio developing limited-edition prints, which are then hand-pulled by Crow's Shadow's Tamarind-trained Master Printer, Frank Janzen. The final prints enter the Crow's Shadow permanent collection, housed both in our studio and at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon. In previous years, prints from CSIA residencies have traveled extensively to galleries and cultural institutions around [...]