Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial

August 26 – December 2, 2023

Study Gallery and Print Study Center


Organized by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in partnership with the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA), the exhibition features a selection of prints created by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists at the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts on the Umatilla Reservation in northeastern Oregon. Founded by Oregon painter and printmaker James Lavadour (Walla Walla) in 1992, the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts seeks to create educational and professional opportunities for Indigenous artists to utilize their art as a vehicle for economic development.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art serves as the repository for the Crow’s Shadow Print Archive and as a dimension of the collaborative agreement with CSIA, hosts biennial exhibitions featuring work from the most recent residencies. 

Today, CSIA is perhaps the only professional printmaking studio located on a reservation community in the United States. Since opening in 1992, it has emerged as one of the most important printmaking studios in the country, bringing together Native and non-Native artists from around the world to make prints originally under the guidance and direction of master printmaker Frank Janzen and now Judith Baumann. Prints produced at Crow's Shadow can be found in some of the foremost public and private collections in the United States and have been included in exhibitions around the world. 

Exhibition Related Events

To Be Determined

Financial Support

Financial support for the exhibition has been provided 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

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