Making Marks: Prints from Crow’s Shadow Press

January 17, 2014–May 26, 2014
Washington, DC

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts is a gathering place for contemporary artists, drawing Native and non-Native artists from around the world to its state-of-the-art printmaking studio, Crow’s Shadow Press. Its goal is to provide opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. Crow’s Shadow was founded in 1992 by artist James Lavadour and others in a historic mission schoolhouse on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, in the foothills of Oregon’s Blue Mountains.

Making Marks: Prints from Crow’s Shadow Press features eighteen works by seven Native American contemporary artists—Rick Bartow (Wiyot), Phillip John Charette (Yup’ik), Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes [Okanagan/Lakes]), Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne/Arapaho), James Lavadour (Walla Walla), Wendy Red Star (Crow), and Marie Watt (Seneca)—working in collaboration with Crow’s Shadow Master Printer Frank Janzen.

This exhibition was also on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York, N.Y., May 17, 2013–January 5, 2014.

James Lavadour, Ghost Camp, 2002. Lithograph on paper. Photo courtesy of Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts.
Joe Feddersen, Wyit View, 2003. Lithograph on paper. Photo courtesy of Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts.
Rick Bartow, Facing Left Raven, 2004. Monoprint on paper. Photo courtesy of Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts.
Wendy Red Star, The (HUD), 2010. Lithograph on paper with archival pigment ink photographs. Photo courtesy of Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts.
Phillip John Charette, Pellugtaa ("He brought them through"), detail, from the Angalkuq ("Shaman or Medicine Man") suite, 2005. Lithograph on paper. Photo courtesy of Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts.
Marie Watt, Mend, 2005. Woodcut on paper. Photo courtesy of Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts.
Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, Neuf for Modoc, 2001. Lithograph on paper. Photo courtesy of Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts.
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