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    Little Boston which is located near Kingston Washington Although I am enrolled there I am also both of Suquamish and Duwamish tribal ancestry I am a honor graduate from the Art Institute of Seattle and I have had the privilege to study with Tsimshian master carver David Boxley for a short time learning the basics of Salish form line design For the past 10 years I have been employed as Lead Designer Studio Manager for a media agency that specializes in nonprofits My work is a reflection of a lifetime love affair with comic books toys TV and film Taking my passions and blending them with my Native perspective artistic background and the desire to simply be me Basically I am just trying to have fun and get back to that kid that went to art school to begin with wanting to create artwork that I want to see and make just for the hell of it Jeffrey is an award winning artist who most recently was named by ArtTour International Magazine as one of the Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art for 2013 His Salish Geek work is a part of prestigious collections including Yale University The Burke Museum

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    Stream The images illustrate humility and honor to a unique group of people I utilize the creatures of the sky sea and earth to depict the wonderful wittiness strength playfulness sensitivity power and sorrow of the Aleuts and their environment Aleut artist Thomas Stream was born in Kodiak AK in 1941 He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornish School of Allied Arts in 1976 He began the Aleutian Painting series in 1996 an exploration of natural forms vivid colors and delicate patterns This series is encapsulated by the phrase We are still here a simple yet poignant and powerful statement that sums up Stream s outlook on his heritage and his artwork The paintings in this show are continuations of this series Stream s vivacious animals wear traditional Aleutian hunting hats These represent nobility and status within Aleut society The visors have been made out of steam bent driftwood for millennia serving both to shade the hunter s face in his kayak and to spiritually connect the hunter to his prey The shape of the visor echoes the Aleutian kayaks In Stream s iconography these visors celebrate the individual spirit of each animal while connecting them to the Aleut people who share the same environment Stream s paintings make use of geometric designs and pointillist dots At first glance these dots and lines simply add depth to a jay s wing or an orca s tail However these spiraling forms are cultural techniques to visualize time and space the addition of which lend a longevity and immortality to their subjects Many of Stream s paintings are produced as a limited edition Stream paints each one and numbers the work with his own symbolic numbering system Stonington Gallery exhibits an unparalleled collection of contemporary masterworks from the Pacific Northwest

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    2015 Native Art Grant Cycle 12th Annual Gala 7 00PM Saturday November 1 2014 Tulalip Resort Casino Tulalip WA Pre and post dinner networking receptions Native art silent auction Dinner celebrating traditional foods Cultural performances Leadership Honoring Awards Philanthropist of the Year Award Social Innovation Award Northwest Indian Country s Signature Event Show your support and become a Sponsor or Table Host Individual Seats Also Available Bill James Xwlemi Xwilmexw Tsi li xw or Bill James is a member of the Xwlemi Xwilmexw Nation When he was a teenager his great aunt taught him to weave baskets in the traditional Coast Salish style Bill learned to weave wool while studying at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe New Mexico Learning to weave opened his awareness to the local Coast Salish blanket designs of his home region This newfound interest inspired Bill to continue weaving He has been weaving for over thirty years and also makes looms and spindle whorls Bill with his mother Fran teaches students to carry on the traditional arts of weaving and spinning wool through classes at the Northwest Xwilmexw Indian College Back to the Silent Auction Page Are you a Native artist or

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    performances Leadership Honoring Awards Philanthropist of the Year Award Social Innovation Award Marlene Simla Yakama About the painting This race track is located above Carson and in the Indian Heaven wilderness The Race Track was a gathering at Spring time and in the Fall Whole families camped here to gather plant fibers for various weaving projects roots bark berries and nuts for food and pharmaceuticals The men hunted for large wild game deer elk bear and mountain goat The youth hunted for squirrel rabbits and foul Every bit of the wild game was used You do not see young maidens as they are busy with food preparation People came for all over to meet eat and race their ponies The last race was held in 1928 The artist s ancestor s also joined in the fun times Chief Spencer traveled far and wide to raid or trade for the beautiful Spanish mustang Here we see the racing try outs the drummers getting ready for the evening social hour the elders caring for the little ones gathering roots salad greens and firewood while new arrivals set up nearby About the Artis t Marlene began painting at an early age While attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe she was tutored by Allen Houser He encouraged her to pursue painting and the fine arts She paints with brilliant colors and is re writing and illustrating Native American legends for a series of children s picture books Additionally she paints landscapes horses and Native Americans attending to traditional affairs Marlene has earned numerous blue ribbons from the annual Speelyi Trade Fair and the Central Washington State Fair at Yakima She received the 2010 Enduring Spirit Award at the Native Women s Leadership Forum the 2011 Washington State Indian Education Association

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    performances Leadership Honoring Awards Philanthropist of the Year Award Social Innovation Award Philip H Red Eagle Dakota Sisseton Wahpeton Mdewankaton Salish S Klallam Steilacoom Philip H Red Eagle is a born and raised Northwest writer artist metal smith and carver He is the author of Red Earth A Vietnam Warrior s Journey styled in mythical realism and now in 2 nd Edition saltpublishing com He is also the originator and a cofounder of The Raven Chronicles A Journal of Art Literature The Spoken Word 1991 Present currently based in Seattle Philip is an occasional poet who these days spends most of his time working with Tribal Journeys a cultural movement using the canoe as a vessel for cultural renewal Philip began shooting a small 35 mm Canon while In Country Vietnam back in 1971 He purchased a Canon QL range finder at the Cholon Exchange in Saigon now Ho Chi Minh City Later when back in the fleet in 72 and 73 he bought a Canon F 1 35 mm SLR camera top of the line Once back in the states and stationed in San Diego Philip took photography classes at San Diego City College He also started taking wedding

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    Awards Philanthropist of the Year Award Social Innovation Award Myrna Gardner Tlingit Once only for Potentates and Princes of the World Chinese Emperors Russian Czars and Wealthy Noblemen Sea otter fur is the most luxurious and exclusive fur in the World Opulent and sought after The Chambers s Journal of Popular Literature Science and Art 5th Series No 562 Vol XI Saturday October 6 1894 edition reported The London Fur Trade Prices Wild Northern Sea Otter Pelt avg size 5 6 ft L x 2 ft W sold for 80 In today s market that would be 14 787 Sea Otter fur is unique because it retains its smoothness in every direction it is stroked Unlike other furs that have a coarse rough side and feel rough stroked opposite the grain Sea Otter fur is super dense and soft because it consists of 750 000 to 1 million hairs per square inch Now it is even more restricted to acquire as under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 MMPA only an Alaska Native residing in an Alaska coastal community may harvest tan make and sell a garment or item out of Sea Otter Myrna Gardner is an Alaska Native She is Tlingit Indian from the Taakwaaneidi Hi t of the Hinyaa Kwaan and Chankweidi Yadi a Child of the Haida people on her father s side She provide a Certificate of Authenticity with every piece she sells as proof that the garment featuring Sea Otter fur is her work and the product purchased is a legal piece of work With each piece she affixes a Silver Hand Seal The Silver Hand image is protected under Alaska trademark statute and regulation and may only be used by individuals with Alaska State Council on the Arts explicit written permission Ms Gardner

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    2014 Tulalip Resort Casino Tulalip WA Pre and post dinner networking receptions Native art silent auction Dinner celebrating traditional foods Cultural performances Leadership Honoring Awards Philanthropist of the Year Award Social Innovation Award George Gardner Tlingit George Gardner is an Alaska Native Designer Carver and Artist His work has been commissioned by Sealaska Corporation the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and auctioned at the Tina a Art Auction as well as numerous other events Each piece of work is his signature designs His work is sold at galleries and gift shops as well as online His specialty is commissioned Paddles or Staffs He is Tlingit Indian from the Taakwaaneidi Hi t of the Hinyaa Kwaan and Chankweidi Yadi a Child of the Haida people on his father s side With each artwork Mr Gardner affixes a Silver Hand Seal The Silver Hand image is protected under Alaska trademark statute and regulation and may only be used by individuals with Alaska State Council on the Arts explicit written permission He is an enrolled citizen of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Back to the Silent Auction Page Are you

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    tradition from many generations past recording her family s history from her grandparents stories and intense research making of regalia for cultural purposes and incorporating the traditional Makah values into modern day life She participates with the Indian Voices Writers Workshops writes poetry and memoir and was featured with other native writers in Tribal Voices Echo An Anthology published in 2012 Meredith s passion for photography is evident in the manner in which she artfully captures the scenic beauty of her home lands and she is rarely seen without a camera within arm s reach She loves to walk the beaches at tsoo yas and Hobuck and capture the rising or setting of the sun and moon the forested trails and variety of flora at Cape Flattery and Shi Shi Beach and delights in watching and photographing the many species of birds animals and marine life that abound around the Makah Indian Reservation She captures the moments in history that take place at Makah and west coast potlatches and other cultural occasions like the annual Canoe Journeys and Makah Days local and regional tribal events and at numerous weddings births and gatherings of family and friends Meredith is actively involved

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