In an effort to showcase regional excellence in the sponsorship and advancement of the arts PDX Contemporary Art is ringing in the New Year by giving the gallery to Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts from January 3rd to January 19th for the exhibition of prints produced under The Ford Family Foundation's "Golden Spot" residency.
This January please join us in celebrating one of our own regional cultural treasures, Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, and the distinguished Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot Award Print Series.
Set at the base of the Blue Mountain foothills in Eastern Oregon, the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts was incorporated as an nonprofit in 1992 by revered painter James Lavadour to provide opportunities to Native Americans through artistic development. The institute features a gallery, a creative space for the teaching and practice of traditional Native American art practices and a world class printmaking studio.
In 2010 Crow's Shadow was one of three Oregon nonprofit organizations to receive a Golden Spot grant from the Ford Family Foundation, so named because each institution is located in a scenic region of the state.
Under the Golden Spot residency Crow's Shadow provides a series of two-week printmaking residencies for Oregon mid-career visual artists guided by Tamarind Master Printer Frank Janzen.
On exhibition are print works by Pat Boas, Arnold J. Kemp, Eva Lake, Susan Murrell, Jenene Nagy and Storm Tharp.