Bainbridge Island, WA
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is honored to host our first exhibition devoted solely to Native American artists. Typically BIMA focuses on the art and craft of the Puget Sound region, but in consultation with our guest curators we decided to expand the geographic range to encompass the Salish Sea.
This is not exactly the same as “Coast Salish,” – but we thought our most adjacent waters defined a collective comfort zone for this first project, and we could learn from this experience, and be inspired to pursue other partnerships and projects in the future.
This exhibition features over thirty artists who live or work in the Salish Sea area. Many are members of tribes within the region, and others are both prominent and emerging Native artists who live and work here. We wish to spotlight personal stories of Native artists who are from and/or work in the Salish Sea area, AND who are representing their tribal cultural heritage through the visual arts.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.