“In the Spirit” Contemporary Native Art Exhibit and Market 2013
In the Spirit: Contemporary Native Art Exhibit
June 8 - August 18, 2013
Come view the work of some of the best contemporary Native artists in the Northwest! The works of twenty-one artists, whose pieces have been juried into this competitive exhibition, will be on display at the Washington State History Museum, located at 1911 Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma.
Prizes for Best of Show, Honoring the Northwest, Honoring Tradition, Honoring Innovation, Legacy Gallery Print Prize and the People's Choice are awarded each year. See this year's winners below! All museum visitors may vote for their favorite work for the for the People's Choice Award - the winner will be announced at the festival on August 17th!
Click here for information on visiting the museum.
You can download a poster here.
In the Spirit: Northwest Native Art Market and Festival
August 17, 2013 10:00am - 7:00pm
Free Museum Admission All Day!
You are invited to the In the Spirit Native Arts Market and Festival, an exciting day of performances by a variety of talented musicians and dancers representing indigenous peoples from all over.
Emcee: Michael Vendiola
10:00am - 10:15am - Blessing with Violet Capoeman, Quinault Junior Princess will open and indroduce the Puyallup Canoe Family in Quinault.
10:30am - 11:30am - Puyallup Canoe Family presents music of the Northwest Coast using hand drums and vocals.
11:30am - 12:30pm - Haandei I Jin, a Tlingit dance group led by Jack Strong. Haandei I Jin means "let me take your hand" in Tlingit. Two of the dancers made a box drum in the Longhouse bentwood box drum making class and will be using that new drum in their performance. The dancers are from Klukwan, Hoonah, and Klawock.
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Rona Yellowrobe Walsh is a Cree and African American flute player and singer. Rona's family is First Nation Cree from Saskatchewan, Canada, and she is also an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy,Montana.
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Cochise Anderson is an actor, storyteller and musician.
2:30pm - 3:30pm - Alaska Kuteeyaa Dancers, led by Florentino "Tiny" Barril, this dance group is comprised of multiple generations of several tribes from Alaska, Tlingit,Haida, and others.
3:30pm - 3:50pm - Awards Ceremony and People's Choicee Award winner announced
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Rocking Horse Drum - Big Pow wow drum led by Anthony Blue Horse
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Vince Redhouse is a Dine (Navajo) flute player from the famous musical Redhouse family. He was trained on classical flute and has adapted popular and classical songs to Native flute. He makes his own flutes and also teaches people how to play.
The In the Spirit Native Arts Market and Festival is a wonderful venue for browsing and purchasing one of a kind gifts and art from the finest Native artists and craftspeople in our region. Baskets and weaving, clothing, jewelry, prints and carvings are just some of the items that will be for sale!
- Denise Emerson (Skokomish) *
- Vickie Era (Alutiiq) *
- Linley Logan (Seneca) *
- Kaila Farrell-Smith (Klamath) *
- Michelle Price (Navajo) *
- Bobbie Bush (Chehalis)
- Autumn Shotridge (Tlingit)
- Vince Redhouse (Navajo) **
- Earl Livermore (Blackfeet)
- Linda Levier (Cowlitz)
- Jimmy Price (Port Gamble S'Klallam) ***
- Jeffery Verrege (Port Gamble S'Klallam) *
- Jeanette Huber/ April Romero (Apache)
- Mandy McCullough (White Earth Ojibwe)
- Bill James Tsi'li'xw (Lummi)
- Charlie Bloomfield (Pyramid Lake Paiute) *
- Tanya Markistum (Makah)
- Malynn Foster (Squaxin)
- Andy Peterson (Skokomish)
In the Spirit is organized through a partnership with the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center and the Washington State Historical Society. It is generously supported by the Bamford Foundation, media sponsor, KUOW-FM, the Nisqually Tribe, the Tacoma Arts Commission, and the Tulalip Tribe.
For more information, contact Laura Grabhorn at (360)867-6431 email Laura Grabhorn.
In the Spirit Artists
Chholing Taha (Cree First Nation)
We Pull Together
24" x 33"
Arches heavy watercolor paper, acrylic paints, archival inks
Blue Sky Shawl
56" (Display Folded)
Wool, silk, ultra-suede, crystals, hand cut fringes
Jack Sabon (Ahtna Athabascan)
The Artist Dreaming
20" x 20"
Oil on Canvas
Kaila Farrell-Smith (Klamath)
42" x 60"
Oil, oil bars, gesso on canvas
*Winner of the "Honoring the Northwest" Award
40" x 30"
Oil, oil bars, gesso on canvas
Joe Seymour (Squaxin Island/ Acoma Pueblo)
27" x 34"
Acrylic on paper
Ramon Murillo (Shoshone-Bannock)
13" x 12"
Ink, acrylic on canvas
Linley Logan (Seneca)
Recycled Flying Head
27" x 19" x 16"
Recycled detergent jug, plastic milk containers, wiggly eyes
*Winner of the "Honoring Innovation" Award
Dew Eagle Strike the Sky
9" x 12"
Inked and embossed linoleum relief
Jeffrey Verrege (Port Gamble S'Klallam)
16" x 20"
Mixed media giclee, pearlescent pain on paper
17" x 11"
Oak, styrene, enamel, acrylic, spray paint, primer, glue
Tamela Ruth Laclair (Skokomish)
28" x 22"
Acrylic, pencil on paper
Fox Spears (Karuk)
10" x 24"
10" x 24"
Heather Johnson-Jock (Jamestown S'Klallam)
Gifts of the Forest
74" x 48"
Misty Kalama-Archer (Puyallup)
Salish Woman of Wealth High Class Robe
5' x 4'
wool (weft and warp), beaver fur
Chief's Lightning Regalia
3' x 4.5'
Wool/ wool blend hand dyed & hand spun yarn, abalone shell buttons, deer hooves 'dew claws'
*Winner of the Honoring Tradition Award
Michelle Price (Navajo)
Da-He-Tih-Hi Button Robe
47" x 64"
Wool, abalone buttons
Pete Peterson (Skokomish)
Grouse Gathers Council
12" x 14"
Maple, acrylic, cedar bark, steel
Shadoot'laa Tinaa'yeil Gunaaxoo' Kwaan (Tlingit)
Yeili daax'oondaheen taakw (Ravens' Fourth Winter)
13" x 8"
Wool, yellow cedar, ermine, otter, elk hide
*Winner of Best of Show
Teel du ch'aatwu A daawsi.axw du jika (Dog Salmon Wrist Wrap)
4" x 4" x 3.5"
Dog salmon skin, seed beads, abalone
Vicki Era (Alutiiq/ Koniag)
Cotton on Rye
11.5" x 3" x 3"
Elymus mollis (beach rye grass), brown raffia, yarn, blue glass and erophorum (wild Alaska cotton)
Therresa White (Yup'ik)
11" x 9" x 16"
Denise Emerson (Skomomish/ Dine)
6" x 8"
Seed beads, suede, leather, bone
*Winner of the Legacy Gallery Print Prize
Rebecca Feld (Pyramid Lake Paiute)
Paiute Diamond Honor Cord
8' x 2'
seed beads, felt fabric
Heather Genia (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate)
40" x 32" x 1"
Mat board, fabric, acrylic, glue, ink
Lillian Pitt (Warm Springs. Wasco, Yakama)
Spirit Bird Transformation
14" x 8" x 5"
Cast red New Zealand lead crystal, steel, wood
Charlie Bloomfield (Pyramid Lake Paiute)
The Only Good Indian is a Dead Indian
6' x 3' x 4"
Pre-hung door and knob, photograph
* Winner of the People's Choice Award