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    traditional foods Cultural performances Leadership Honoring Awards Philanthropist of the Year Award Social Innovation Award Celeste Fawn Loneia Suquamish Celeste Fawn Loneia s early work is influenced by Plains Native American history and art forms Later studies emphasize Northern and Coast Salish art over the past 10 years Largely self taught she has apprenticed under various master artists including Teresa Parker Danielle Stratis Andrea Sigo Danielle Morsette Virginia Adams Joe

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    in galleries throughout the United States including the American Indian Center s Trickster Gallery in Chicago IL Washington State University s administration building Gallery in Vancouver WA Western Washington University s Viking Union Gallery in Bellingham WA Portland State University s Native American Student Center in Portland OR University of Alaska s Alaska Native Science and Engineering program in Anchorage AK Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center in Postfalls ID Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center s Sacred Circle Art Gallery in Seattle WA In addition his work is in public and corporate collections including those of Suquamish Clearwater Casino Snoqualmie Casino Seattle Indian Health Board United Indians of All Tribes Foundation El Centro De La Raza Edmonds Community College Seattle Public Schools and the Potlatch Fund Mr Morrison is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including Best of Show at the 2010 Painted Face NW American Indian Art Show People s Choice and Commissioner Choice at the 2006 Arts of the Terrace He is the Edmonds Art Festival 1996 Junior Poster Winner He received scholarships from the Rhode Island School of Design School of Museum of Fine Arts Maryland Institute College of Art Art Academy of Cincinnati College for Creative

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    Squaxin Island Acoma The design is Joe s conception of what Thunderbird looks like The thunderbird is a supernatural bird of great strength and power The thunderbird design is found in many Pacific Northwest Native tribes as well as many Southwest Plains and Great Lakes tribes Joe wahalatsu Seymour Jr is the son of Joe Sr and Faye Seymour Joe was born in Albuquerque NM He was formally trained as a commercial diver at the Diver s Institute of Technology in Seattle WA in 2002 Joe s ancestral name wahalatsu was given to him by his family in 2003 wahalatsu was the name of my great grandfather William Bagley Joe started his artistic career by carving his first paddle for the 2003 Tribal Journey to Tulalip Also in 2003 he carved his first bentwood box After the Tulalip journey he then learned how to stretch and make drums Joe participated in the international gathering of Indigenous Artists PIKO 2007 in Hawai i He also participated in the Te Tihi 4 th Gathering of Indigenous Visual Artists in Rotorua New Zealand in 2010 In my career I ve worked with glass photography Salish wool waving prints wood and rawhide drums I

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    exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States including the American Indian Center s Trickster Gallery in Chicago IL Washington State University s administration building Gallery in Vancouver WA Western Washington University s Viking Union Gallery in Bellingham WA Portland State University s Native American Student Center in Portland OR University of Alaska s Alaska Native Science and Engineering program in Anchorage AK Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center in Postfalls ID Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center s Sacred Circle Art Gallery in Seattle WA In addition his work is in public and corporate collections including those of Suquamish Clearwater Casino Snoqualmie Casino Seattle Indian Health Board United Indians of All Tribes Foundation El Centro De La Raza Edmonds Community College Seattle Public Schools and the Potlatch Fund Mr Morrison is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including Best of Show at the 2010 Painted Face NW American Indian Art Show People s Choice and Commissioner Choice at the 2006 Arts of the Terrace He is the Edmonds Art Festival 1996 Junior Poster Winner He received scholarships from the Rhode Island School of Design School of Museum of Fine Arts Maryland Institute College of Art Art Academy of Cincinnati College for

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    Monroe Jr is a member of the Blackfeet Tribe and grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation in Northwestern Montana Art and self expression have always been important in his life The artist tries to capture the emotions from daily life and tries to imagine them in a visual state This particular painting is derived from the notion of remembrance of better days and simpler times However the different angles and

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    from Coos Bay Oregon He has taken his Indian name White Buffalo as his artistic name This name was given by his Great Grandmother a full blooded Aleut Alaskan Native It represents much of William s personality and artistic expression It symbolizes his struggle of being unique while harnessing the great strength and tenacity of the plains Buffalo At the present if you were to ask him where his passions lie he would say true life or real life glass sculpture William s glass career began as his 20 year Drywall and Construction Contractor Profession came to an abrupt end Faced with the physical reality that he could no longer pursue construction Bill began looking for a new profession and found glassblowing while recuperating from carpal tunnel surgery Bill s formal glass education began at the Eugene Glass School He studied the full glass spectrum from flame work bead making hot glass sculpture to hot shop glass blowing He instantly fell in love and found that he had talent for the glass medium He has studied under world renowned glass blowers such as Luccio Bubbaco Pino Singeretto Karen Willingbrink Johnson Scott Darlington and Charles Lowry In the creation of great artwork symbolism offers a more meaningful story and creates greater depth to a piece The concept of this piece of artwork is Prosperity Dentalium was chosen to represent this statement because of its inherent recognition and reverence across Native American tribal cultures In its original form this necklace would signify great prosperity and wealth to the owner It is with this understanding that I have chosen to gift this glass Dentalium necklace as a symbol of success to The Potlatch Foundation s investment in my work This thank you gift was crafted specifically for the foundation to auction at the

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    Yellowtail Crow Nation Raised on the Crow Indian reservation Bethany Yellowtail is a proud member of the Apsaalooke and Northern Cheyenne nations A graduate of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise Los Angeles CA Yellowtail was recognized for her talent A member of Phi Theta Kappa Presidents List and being nominated for FIDM s prestigious fashion designers award she graduated with high honors Summa Cum Laude At this time Yellowtail resides in Los Angeles where she works fulltime in the fashion industry She has contributed to major brands such as the BCBGMAXAZRIA GROUP Kardashian Collections as well as private labels sold in Macy s Nordstrom and other fine retailers Currently she works fulltime as an independent contractor specializing in pattern making and design consultation Yellowtail has been featured in several national publications such as CNN Indian Country Today Media Apparel News Women s Wear Daily and numerous blogs magazines She has showcased collections most notably at Los Angeles Fashion week and Nike HQ As Fashion design and authentic Native American representation in media and the arts are her driving force she aims for B Yellowtail to be a fulltime luxury lifestyle brand Through her use of Authentic Native prints

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    of his Native heritage shortly after graduating high school Much in the way of his ancestors Shaun sought out the guidance of master artisans to share technique insight and discipline to the complex world of Northwest Coast Native Art Among the first of artists to share his experiences was artist Steve Brown Brown s curatorial knowledge lent to Shaun s development in being able to characterize the artistic distinctions from one cultural group to the next All along Shaun s pursuit to expand his visual vocabulary he has created many works by way of screen printing painting wood metal and glass sculpture In the Fall of 2005 Shaun received the Native name which belonged to his Great Grandfather Qwalsius In receiving the name by tradition Shaun accepted responsibility to honor not only his immediate family through his creative expression but the community which he is part of as well as the ancestors who brought the art to where it is now The artist states I believe that the art itself has been most responsible for preserving our stories through intrigue and curiosity Though I work in a variety of media I keep in mind that it s not the medium

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