Karl Davis joins CSIA as Executive Director. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Karl received his MA in art history from University of Alberta, Edmonton this past spring, and his BA in art history from Portland State University (PSU) in 2003. Karl’s MA research focused on the Surrealists’ interest in the art and objects from the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast. While in Alberta, Karl served as a founding member and subsequent president of the Art and Design Graduate Student’s Association. At PSU, Karl coordinated the Littman/White Galleries from 2001 to 2003. Karl worked at Froelick Gallery from 2003 to 2010, and was promoted to Gallery Director in 2006. Karl brings years of gallery experience, creative vision, clear-minded managerial skills, financial acumen, and above all, a passion for art to CSIA. Davis shares: “Joining Crow’s Shadow Institute for the Arts gives me the opportunity to contribute to the continuing success of a world-class arts organization with a history of attracting amazing contemporary and traditional artists. I’m excited to help grow the Institute wight the Board of Directors, and to work within such a positive community environment.”
Crows Shadow Institute of Art has added four board members: Jeanine Gordon, Marie Hall, Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, and Prudence Roberts.
Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson is the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum. She is responsible for the Museum’s collection of Northwest art from the late 19th century to today. Her duties include research, documentation, building the collection, and presenting exhibitions based upon the collection and work by artists living in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. She curates the APEX series of contemporary northwest artists annually and curettes the biennial Contemporary Northwest Art Awards exhibition. Ms. Laing-Malcolmson was president of Oregon College of Art & Craft from 2000 to 2010 and served from 1994-2000 as executive director of Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls, Montana. She also was director of academic affairs and admission at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, Oregon from 1981-1987. Ms. Laing-Malcolmson was born in Seattle; she has a BFA in Painting from the PNCA and an MFA in Painting from Montana State University.
Prudence Roberts teaches art history and directs the Helzer Art Galler at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus. She is a former curator of American art at the Portland Art Museum, where she focused not e Museum’s historic and contemporary regional collections, and on early American museology. Roberts was the curator of Disjecta’s Portland 2012 biennial and has been a guest curator at the Art Gym, Marylhurst University; and at COCA in Seattle. She is a member of the board of Disjecta Contemporary Art. She has served on panels for the Regional Arts & culture Council, the Ford Family Foundation, and the Oregon Community Foundation. She is co-chair of Portland Community College’s Women in Art Lecture series, which has brought such notable artists as Carolee Schneemann and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith to Portland audiences. Roberts was born in Philadelphia and moved to Oregon in 1985. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY; and her MALS degree from Reed College. Prudence shares, “As one of the original board members of Crow’s Shadow, I have followed the institution’s growth and increasing importance over the years. I am truly honored to have been invited to rejoin the board and look forward to helping move Crow’s Shadow to the next level.”
Jeanine Gordon is a Tribal member to the Cayuse and Walla Walla Tribes who grew up living on the Umatilla Indian Reservation and has a deep interest, love, and respect for our Native American culture. Jeanine shares, “Native American art is vital to our human spirit, enriching and exploring our world through many forms of art from paintings to songs, and much more. Art provides a way to see things from another person’s point of view, another culture’s way of life. I am thrilled to be part of CSIA to help support and fuel the imagination of Native American artists that will help us all grow and stretch beyond our boundaries and result in positive changes now and for the future.” Jeanine currently is employed as the CTUIR Public Transit Program Manager. She also manages The Bank & Grill Catering Co. and has BS/BA and MBA degrees from University of Phoenix.
Marie Hall returns to CSIA now as a board member after serving four years as the first CSIA Executive Director. For the past 15 years she has served as an academic advisor first for Eastern Oregon University and now as the ASPIRE Coordinator at Pendleton High School. Marie has lived in Pendleton of 37 years, serving on the Pendleton Education Foundation. She has a BS in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State University.
Board Member Charles Froelick will be hosting Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at his gallery space in Palm Springs, CA during the Native American Film Festival on March 6th-10th. There will be a vast selection of prints for sale that represent the majority of CSIA artists.
If you are in the area be sure to stop by and check out the incredible work produced at Crow’s Shadow. Click on the poster to the right for more information.
Here is a list of Current and Upcoming Exhibitions featuring the work of artists from Crow’s Shadow. If you are in the area, drop by and check out the amazing work being produced at Crow’s Shadow which represents local, national, and international artists!
1. Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA)
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM
505 428 5922
Open through July 31st
2. Columbia City Gallery
4864 Rainier Ave., Seattle.
Opening Date: June 18th
Closing Date: August 3rd.
3. Rogue Gallery
40 S Bartlett St. Medford, Oregon
Opening Date: August 18th
Closing Date: September 29th
4. Missoula Art Museum
335 N. Pattee Street
September- December 2014
5. Jacobs Gallery
Hult Center for Performing Arts
One Eugene Center, Eugene, OR
Opening Date: January 23rd, 2015
Closing Date: March 14th, 2015
A selection of prints from the Crow’s Shadow Press signifies the ever-growing portfolio of prints produced over a 20-year period since the founding of the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, located in Pendleton, Oregon. The exhibition encompasses the work of many outstanding artists of diverse backgrounds and media and includes Rick Bartow, James Lavadour, Wendy Red Star, John Feodorov, Lillian Pitt, Corwin Clairmont and Whitney Minthorn among others working in collaboration with Crow’s Shadow Master Printer Frank Janzen.
With the editioning of Sara Siestreem’s work completed, the prints she created while in residency have been posted. Drop on by the Prints section to check them out by clicking here!
The board of directors of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts invite you to attend our open house on December 8th from 1pm-3pm. The President of CSIA, James Lavadour, will speak at 2 pm. There will be traditional arts demonstrations, Monothon prints for sale, live music, refreshments, and much more! See attached flyer for more information. We hope to see you all there!
New Prints have been added to the Prints section! See new prints from Rick Bartow, Arnold Kemp, Susan Murrell, and Whitney Minthorn. Find them here
Loom Beading, June 1st with Michael Ray Johnson, instructor. Learn to make beaded Hat Bands and beaded Head Bands by one of CTUIR’s leading traditional arts teacher. Call Pat Walters to register: 541.310.0950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.