Native Americans have lived in the Northwest for at least 11,000 years and that date is being pushed back in time constantly as new archeological and genetic discoveries are made. Despite all efforts to abolish them, the descendants of the First Nations remain. Their culture and their influence are abiding. They are the conscience of this land and they continue to be its advocates.
The goal of this exhibit is to present the work of a group of contemporary Northwest Native American artists and to show how regional non-native artist have been influenced by their traditions, culture and spirit.
When one encounters art, its effect travels to the viewer and back, somewhat in the manner of the Modoc saying, “Now that we have met, we have changed.”
SHOW ARTISTS: Kathryn Cotnoir, Kate Courtney, Charles Funk, Pat Courtney Gold, Tony Johnson, Lillian Pitt, Michael Raynham, Greg Robinson, Erik Sandgren, Andrea Wilbur Sigo, Tsungani, Dee Vadnais, Toma Villa
Yvette O’Neill Raynham, curator