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Current Exhibit

Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts
January 23 ~ March 14, 2015

Friday, January 23, 5:30 – 8 pm
Frank Janzen speaks at 6pm

Exploring Monotypes ~ Instructor: Frank Janzen,
Tamarind Master Printer ~ Crow's Shadow Press
January 24 & 25, 9am
Hult Center Studio

Frank Janzen, Master Printer

Frank moved to the Pendleton area from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to become CSIA’s first full-time resident Master Printer in 2001. He is an artist in his own right, working mainly in printmaking and painting, and has collaborated with numerous artists in the U.S., Canada and South Africa in the creation of limited edition lithographs.

A gifted instructor, Frank collaborates with artists of all ages and skill levels. Whether working one-on-one with a professional artist or guiding a classroom of high school students through the technically challenging medium of fine-art printmaking, Frank has demonstrated his ability to help translate the vision of the artist onto paper.

At CSIA, Frank has collaborated with a growing list of emerging and established Native American artists, including Edgar Heap of Birds, Kay WalkingStick, Truman Lowe and more. He also teaches a range of beginning and advanced printmaking workshops, offered intermittently throughout the year.
Crow Shadow,
30 1/8" x 22 1/2", by Rick Bartow
Unalphabetic #1 (unabashed),
30" x 22 1/2", by Pat Boas
Nespilim Man,
30" x 22 1/4", by Ric Gendron


Rick Bartow (Wiyot)
Pat Boas (USA)
Adnan Charara (USA)
Phillip John Charette (Yup’ik)
Corwin Clairmont (Salish and Kootenai)
Joe Feddersen (Colville)
Ric Gendron (Colville)
Jeffrey Gibson (Choctaw/Cherokee)
Don Gray (USA)
Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne/Arapaho)
Arnold Kemp (USA)
Eva Lake (USA)
James Lavadour (Walla Walla)
James Luna (Luiseno)
Victor Maldonado (Purépecha/Mexican-American)
Larry McNeil (Tlingit/Nisgaa)
Ramon Murillo (Shoshone/Bannock)
Susan Murrell (USA)
Jenene Nagy (USA)
Lillian Pitt (Warm Springs)
Wendy Red Star (Crow)
Jeremy Red Star Wolf (Umatilla/Cayuse/Walla Walla)
Blair Saxon-Hill (USA)
Susan Sheoships (Umatilla)
Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos)
Storm Tharp (USA)
Marty Vreede (New Zealand)
Marie Watt (Seneca)
Shirod Younker (Coquille/Coos)

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aimed at providing opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. With an emphasis on contemporary, fine-art printmaking, we also function as a venue to practice traditional Native American art practices — weaving, bead working and regalia making — of the Plateau region.

With a spacious gallery and world-class printmaking studio, CSIA brings in emerging and established artists to produce monotypes, monoprints and editions — including lithographs, etchings, linocuts, woodcuts and more. Our ever-growing portfolio of prints encompasses the work of many outstanding artists of diverse backgrounds and media.

Recognizing art as an intrinsic and essential element of Native American culture, we are committed to helping people, young and old, develop their artistic gifts and skills. Through a variety of professional and educational services, we look to give dedicated artists a strong voice while also providing a conduit to the mainstream art world.

Our studio is housed within the historic St. Andrews mission schoolhouse, itself situated at the base of the Blue Mountain foothills on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. By many accounts, it is a peaceful and inspiring place to come and create art.

Renowned artist James Lavadour (Walla Walla) and friends incorporated CSIA in 1992, with the idea of using art as a transformative tool within the Native American community. Just as art had changed and given new meaning to his own life, Lavadour wanted to create a place that would help others of American Indian heritage similarly realize the potential of art.

Over the years, CSIA offered various youth services and educational workshops on a wide spectrum of traditional art forms, also serving as a location for special projects and collaborations with major artists.

In 2001, CSIA turned its main attention to fine-art printmaking, whereby artists could come expand their professional portfolios to create and market monotypes, monoprints and print editions.

At Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, our primary artistic focus is on the multifaceted medium of printmaking. Through our ongoing residency program Crow’s Shadow works with emerging and established artists of diverse media and artistic backgrounds. Invited artists collaborate with a Tamarind Master Printer with the goal of creating one or more lithographic editions. As our press studio is equipped to employ a wide range of other printmaking techniques, many artists also elect to work in monotype, monoprint, woodcut, linocut and more.

Crow’s Shadow solely publishes original works. Each hand-pulled print is documented with a unique “Crow’s Shadow Press” identification number and embossed with the Crow’s Shadow logo. Full technical documentation is provided with the sale of each print. Proceeds benefit both Crow’s Shadow and the artist.