Organized by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in partnership with the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, the exhibition chronicles the history of Crow’s Shadow over the past twenty-five years as it has emerged as an important printmaking atelier in Pendleton, Oregon.
The exhibition features approximately 60 prints drawn from the Crow’s Shadow Print Archive and focuses on themes of landscape, abstraction, narrative, portraiture, social critique, and humor. Included in the exhibition are works by native and non-native artists who have worked at Crow’s Shadow, including Rick Bartow, Pat Boas, Joe Feddersen, Edgar Heap of Birds, James Lavadour, Truman Lowe, Lillian Pitt, Wendy Red Star, Storm Tharp, and Marie Watt, among others.
In addition to the prints on display, the exhibition is accompanied by a 160-page, full-color hard cover book with essays by Prudence Roberts on the history of Crow’s Shadow and heather ahtone and Rebecca Dobkins on the history of indigenous printmaking in North America. The book retails for $34.95.
Once the exhibition closes in Salem, it will travel to the Whatcom Museum of History and Art in Bellingham, Washington during the summer of 2018 and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University in Pullman that fall.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website