Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial

August 26 – December 2, 2023

Study Gallery and Print Study Center


Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial features a selection of over 20 contemporary prints created by artists Emily Arthur, Jeremy Okai Davis, John Hitchcock, Lehuauakea, Cory Peeke, Ralph Pugay, Wendy Red Star, and Fox Spears during their recent residencies at the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts  (CSIA). 

Located on the Umatilla Reservation in northeastern Oregon, and founded by Indigenous painter and printmaker James Lavadour (Walla Walla) in 1992, CSIA seeks to create educational and professional opportunities for Indigenous artists to utilize their art as a vehicle for economic development. CSIA is 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 Indigenous and non-Indigenous 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.

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. This exhibition has been organized by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in partnership with the CSIA, and curated by Rebecca Dobkins, professor emerita of anthropology at Willamette University and curator of Indigenous art at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. 

Exhibition Related Event

Members/VIP Opening Reception

Celebrating: Crow's Shadow Institute Of The Arts Biennial
Saturday, September 16, 2023
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Members and invited guests only
New Members are welcome to join at the event or online

Online rsvp HERE BY SEPT. 8, 2023 (ACCEPTANCES ONLY) 

Or by phone at 503-370-6855 or by email at

Financial Support

Financial support for this exhibition has been made possible by an endowment gift from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, through their Spirit Mountain Community Fund; by advertising support from The Oregonian/Here is Oregon; 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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