TRANSITION to PRINT: Selections from the George and Colleen Hoyt Collection of Northwest Coast Art
August 27 – December 3, 2022
Print Study Center
TRANSITION to PRINT: Selections from the George and Colleen Hoyt Collection of Northwest Coast Art features a range of contemporary prints by some of the foremost Native printmakers of the region, including Tony Hunt Sr., Reg Davidson, Francis Dick, and Andrea Wilbur-Sigo, among others. By the 1960s, printmaking was flourishing and the transition to print from carving greatly expanded public awareness of Northwest Coast art. Prints were portable, affordable, and more easily acquired by tourists and collectors than were wood carvings. The works selected from the vast Hoyt collection of over 400 prints date from the 1970s through the early 2000s and feature members of the prolific Hunt family of artists, key women artists, and artists known for experimenting with figurative and narrative design elements.
This exhibition is offered in conjunction with the TRANSFORMATIONS: The George and Colleen Hoyt Collection of Northwest Coast Art, opening September 17 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby, and continuing through December 17.
This exhibition has been supported in part with funds from the George and Colleen Hoyt Northwest Coast Indigenious Art Fund; with endowment funds from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, through their Spirit Mountain Community Fund; by advertising support from The Oregonian/Oregon Live; and by general operating support grants from the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.
We gather on the land of the Kalapuya, who today are represented by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, whose relationship with this land continues to this day. We offer gratitude for the land itself, for those who have stewarded it for generations, and for the opportunity to study, learn, work, and be in community on this land. We acknowledge that our University’s history, like many others, is fundamentally tied to the first colonial developments in the Willamette Valley. Finally, we respectfully acknowledge and honor past, present, and future Indigenous students of Willamette.
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