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!
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. Joseph Center for Arts and Culture
403 N main street
541 432 0505
Cheryl Coughlin firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibit opening: Friday, November 8 at 7:00 pm. Exhibit closes: Friday, December, 6th.
2. PJ Chessman Gallery
Lincoln Cultural Center
Lincoln City, OR
541 994 9994
Krista Eddy, Director
Exhibit opens: Friday, November 8th. Exhibit closes: December 10th. Hours: 10.00 am to 4:00 pm daily except Thursdays.
3. Hallie Ford Museum of Art
900 State Street
503 370 6639
Exhibition dates are: November 9 to February, 2, 2014. Opening reception: Friday, November 15th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Joe Feddersen will be in attendance for dedication of new glass sculpture. Closing reception: Friday, January 17, 2014.
4. Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA)
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM
505 428 5922
Exhibition opens to the public January 25, and runs until July 31, 2014. Opening reception: January 24, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
5. National Museum of the American Indian
Gustev Heye Center
1 Bowling Green
New York, NY
Making Marks: Prints from Crow’s Shadow Press Exhibition opens: May 17, 2013 Exhibition closes: January 5, 2014
6. National Museum of the American Indian
Independence Ave., SW
Sealaska Gallery Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm.
7. Missoula Art Museum
335 N. Pattee Street
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
Title: Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors with supervision by the Board President
Salary: $60,000 – 65,000 annual salary, DOQ
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Benefits: 12 days paid vacation leave annually; 8 days paid sick leave annually; 11 paid holidays
Supervision: Supervises employees and contractors, including the Master Printer, and contract bookkeeper
Position Summary: The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of CSIA in accordance with the operating policies as approved by the Board of Directors. The guiding polices include the Vision Statement, Mission Statement, Strategic Plan, Financial Reports and Annual Budget, Employee Handbook, Financial Policies and other directives approved by the Board of Directors. In addition to general administration, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to–day management of the facilities, coordinating with staff in program planning and fundraising for CSIA.
• Facilitate organizational planning, development and sustainability in conjunction with Board and staff; set goals and concrete objectives and provide leadership and support for activities.
• Oversee day-to-day operation of the facility and coordinate scheduling of programs and facility use with all staff members including Crow’s Shadow Press, Gallery Space, paper making facility and silk screen studio.
• Maintain administrative systems of the organization including accounting books,personnel records, digital and physical filing systems and all necessary administration support systems.
• Assist the Board in development and coordination of committees.
• Attend board approved workshops and conferences.
• Continuously assess the effectiveness of the organization and recommend strategies and activities to support meeting goals and objectives.
• Responsible for development and monitoring of the budget in consultation with the Board of Directors.
• Ensure sound financial management in accordance with GAP.
• Compile financial reports on a regular basis- month to month, quarterly, annually.
• Responsible for raising funds to sustain the organization, including but not limited to grants, print sales, capital campaigns, special events, and individual and business donor programs, in conjunction with the Board.
• Research, write and coordinate the submission of grants related to the sustainability and goals of CSIA.
• Administer and track all grants, coordinate and write grant reports as necessary, and prepare grant award summaries for internal tracking and coding purposes.
• Assist Treasurer and Bookkeeper in producing organizational financial summaries,previous year’s budgets, current and previous grants and other information as necessary for grants proposals.
• Serve as key contact person with existing and potential art collectors, funders, and partners.
• Provide staff support to Board-led special event fundraising activities.
• Develop and implement strategies to expand and promote the sales of Crow’s Shadow Press prints through print sales and exhibitions.
• Develop and implement strategies to increase the visibility of CSIA in the contemporary art world, and among institutional and private print collectors.
Program Supervision and Support
• Responsible for sound program management in line with the current Strategic Plan and vision statement.
• Assist in developing annual program plans and budgets consistent with the Strategic Plan, financial sustainability, community impact and artistic value, including selecting and coordinating instructors for programs and coordinating outreach efforts.
• Work closely with the Board and Executive Committee, particularly the Board President and Board Treasurer, and Board Committee members to lead and manage the operational activities of CSIA.
• Provide staff support to the Board of Directors; attend all Board and Executive Committee meetings; prepare and present reports on programs and financial activities of CSIA in conjunction with the Treasurer.
• Carry out directives of the Board of Directors as delegated and in conjunction with the Board Chairperson and Committee Chairpersons.
• Support, facilitate and maintain communication between the Board of Directors, staff, and committees.
Communications and Public Relations
• Represent CSIA to all stakeholder groups and individuals in conjunction with staff and the Board of Directors.
• Responsible for developing public relations networks, coordination and communication.
• Facilitate ongoing promotion of CSIA through all media forms, including writing press releases as necessary and coordinating social media including Facebook, website, and electronic newsletters.
• Ensure consistent branding is used in all marketing and outreach materials.
• Provide supervision for staff and contractors, including the Master Printer and bookkeeper.
• Evaluate staff performance annually.
• Promote staff development.
• Responsible for recruitment and hiring of all staff positions.
• Secure contractors, with approval of the Board of Directors when necessary.
• Maintain personnel files.
• Maintain a clean and safe facility in accordance with lease agreement with St. Andrew’s Church.
• Coordinate any necessary office equipment repairs; monitor equipment leases, etc.
Other duties as assigned by Executive Committee
• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, any field
• Three years increasingly responsible non-profit work experience
• Minimum of three years experience with budget management
• Grant research, writing, administering and reporting experience
• Experience with program development and management
• Minimum of three years experience in fundraising and donor management
• Minimum of three years experience in management and leadership activities
• Excellent speaking, interpersonal and written communication skills
• Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft applications, QuickBooks
• Ability to think strategically and develop and implement CSIA’s Strategic Plan, goals and objectives fulfilling CSIA’s mission
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team, to promote teamwork and build consensus with Staff and Board
• Experience working in cross-cultural settings and working effectively with people with diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
• Knowledge of local tribal government and culture
• Knowledge of contemporary and indigenous art, and a willingness to research and gain as much knowledge as possible
• Capital campaign experience
• Experience promoting, marketing, and selling contemporary arts prints
CSIA reserves the right to employ at will. This means that employment can be terminated, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of the company or at the option of the employee.
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: CSIA, 48004 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, OR 97801.
For further information, contact James Lavadour, Board President at email@example.com or by phone at (541) 276-3954.
Title: Executive Director, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts 48004 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, Oregon 97801
CSIA is searching for an ED who can embrace and fulfill the mission and vision of CSIA, and who can bring energy, experience and intellect to the task of moving CSIA into its next decade of growth.
Crow’s Shadow’s mission is to provide a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. CSIA’s programs focus on the fine art of printmaking and traditional Native arts education.
CSIA envisions being a creative center for contemporary Native and non-Native artists locally, nationally and internationally through the medium of fine-art printmaking.
Experience with fine-art printmaking and its marketing, knowledge of the contemporary art world, skill in grant writing and building a donor base, and the ability to imagine future programming for CSIA are all desired qualities. CSIA will give preference to those who have experience working in cross-cultural settings, who have knowledge and interest in contemporary indigenous art, who have knowledge of tribal culture, and who have had capital campaign experience. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of CSIA in accordance with the operating policies as approved by the Board of Directors. In addition to general administration, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to–day management of the facilities, coordinating with staff in program planning and fundraising for CSIA.
Reports to: Board of Directors Salary: $60,000 – 65,000 annual salary, DOE Status: Full-time, Exempt Benefits: Annually: 12 days paid vacation leave; 8 days paid sick leave; 11 paid holidays
Minimum Qualifications: • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, any field • Three years increasingly responsible non-profit work experience • Excellent speaking, interpersonal and written communication skills • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft applications, QuickBooks • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
Position open until filled; first review August 28, 2013.
For the complete job description, please refer here. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: CSIA, 48004 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, OR 97801
For further information, contact James Lavadour, Board President at firstname.lastname@example.org Or phone (541) 276-3954
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 email@example.com.
Crow’s Shadow will be celebrating artist Blair Saxon-Hill’s two-week residency at a reception in her honor on Thursday, June 6th at 5:30 p.m. at the studio. Saxon-Hill will be showing some of the recent works made at the residency and briefly discuss her work and process. Her residency is funded by a Ford Family Foundation grant. Saxon-Hill lives and works in Portland, Oregon and is represented by Fourteen30 Contemporary.
Saxon-Hill’s biography tells us:
“We are presently experiencing a new level of importance granted to the documentation of art in an age of online art-viewership. As the co-owner of an art bookstore, Blair Saxon-Hill is deeply engaged with the document and object photography. Her work revels in material and looks at “the image of art” and “the art image” by making impossible documents; amplifying the ambiguous lines of medium, object, and the apparatuses of display.
Recently, transfixed by tones of grey and the pitted dusted surfaces of photogravures, the sculptural works, shown in cement laden exhibition spaces, examine the “thingness” of presence. Saxon-Hill’s collages, made from photographic documentation of sculpture, use sheet-fed photogravure prints on book pages from the 60s.
Her work uses the modernist “neutral” photographic space found within the image plates as sculptural material in the collages. Through these investigations of photography’s relationship to sculpture Saxon-Hill works haptically confound medium. “
CSIA’s exhibit is currently on display at the National Museum of the American Indian Heye Center in New York City. The exhibit will be on display from May 15, 2013 until November and then move to the Washington, DC National Museum of the American Indian for another six-month exhibit.
James Lavadour and his magnum opus “Tiicham” will be displayed in the 55th Venice Biennalle, from June 1st to November 24, 2013. He gave an interview to Confederated Umatilla Journal about his art:
“Like a dark ravine slicing between two hogback ridges, it’s the land, the land, the land.
“Like the eons of Columbia Gorge rock slamming together from nature’s forces, it is layer, upon layer, upon layer…
“Such is the work of James Lavadour, a painter who creates chaos on a canvas in a way that draws a line , a link between himself and his surroundings”
Read the whole article at the CUJ website by clicking on the March 2013 link.