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    Native Art Grant Cycle 12th Annual Gala Save The Date Saturday November 1 2014 Matika Wilbur Swinomish Tulalip Matika Wilbur one of the Pacific Northwest s leading photographers has exhibited extensively in regional national and international venues such as the Seattle Art Museum the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture The Tacoma Art Museum the Royal British Columbia Museum of Fine Arts and the Nantes Museum of Fine Arts in France She studied photography at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Montana and received a bachelor s degree from Brooks Institute of Photography in California Her work led her to becoming a certified teacher at Tulalip Heritage High School providing inspiration for the youth of her own indigenous community Matika a Native American woman of the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes Washington is unique as an artist and social documentarian in Indian Country The insight depth and passion with which she explores the contemporary Native identity and experience are communicated through the impeccable artistry of each of her silver gelating photographs She is currently working on Project 562 a national documentary project dedicated to photographing contemporary Native America The 2010 U S census shows approximately 5 2 million Native Americans living in the United States and despite the cultural economic and political variety progression of Native Americans several misleading and stereotypical images dating back to the nineteenth century still prevail at large Project 562 the first undertaking of its kind will dramatically change that Matika is gathering original photographic images and oral narratives from all Tribal communities throughout the United States organizing and presenting compelling portraits and stories from elders culture bearers linguists teachers activists artists professionals and other contemporary Indians As Matika explains My goal is to represent Native people from every tribe By exposing the astonishing variety

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    your support All proceeds from the Silent Auction will help support the 2014 Native Art Grant Cycle 12th Annual Gala Save The Date Saturday November 1 2014 Tachini Pete Jr Salish Navajo Seminole Tachini Pete Jr 22 is a proud father of one son His mother is half Salish and half Seminole His father is half Salish and half Navajo He is an enrolled member to the Confederated Salish Kootenai tribes in the Flathead Reservation within Western Montana He has grown up around the drum and around drum crafting He has a respectful way of making his craft with many excellent mentors to consult as he learns He has with been working with his father a master drum crafter helping craft drums since he was young He has attended powwows throughout his life and helped with drumming and singing He is no stranger to the drum it is in his heart as he has uncles and aunts who drum and sing as does his father grandmother and grandfather Many of his family members also take part in dancing at the various gatherings including his sister brothers aunties uncles nieces nephews cousins and grandparents Tachini Jr is from a family where

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    Art Gallery to coincide with a landmark exhibition of Edenshaw s work The book brings together the largest number of his works ever assembled and offers a rare opportunity to view his legacy Working in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Edenshaw was an exceptional carver of wood silver and argillite imbuing traditional Haida design with an innovative and elegant personal style Recognised in his time as an outstanding carver his work continues to be a great inspiration to those who visit the many prominent museums around the world that hold his acclaimed artworks in their collections Not only do these remarkable objects tell us much about Haida culture but they are truly sophisticated in their aesthetic achievement Charles Edenshaw provides a useful context to the Haida tradition and explores Edenshaw s Haida roots including interviews with his descendants still based in the region Edenshaw s distinctive style is addressed along with issues surrounding the attribution of Haida artworks Much attention is also given to the legacy of Charles Edenshaw and the contemporary artists that he influenced the book includes interviews with contemporary artists Raymond Boisjoly Neil Campbell Robert Linsley and Isabel Rorick Packed with lavish illustrations and beautiful

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    your support All proceeds from the Silent Auction will help support the 2014 Native Art Grant Cycle 12th Annual Gala Save The Date Saturday November 1 2014 Tulalip Resort Overnight Stay with 25 Dining Credit An exquisite guest room awaits you and your guest at the Tulalip Resort Discover the warmth and hospitality of this world class destination From the contemporary design and Native American decor to magnificent views through floor to ceiling windows each of the Seattle hotel rooms at Tulalip Resort Casino sets the scene for a relaxing stay Escape to a sanctuary of warmth and style with a separate sitting area and comfy chaise lounge 47 inch HD television and fully stocked honor bar Stay connected at your convenience with complimentary WiFi Internet access The exquisite bathrooms feature Italian tile granite countertops and a separate glass enclosed spa shower with three adjustable body sprays Measuring an expansive 500 square feet our Washington hotel room accommodations are among the most spacious in the Pacific Northwest Whether it s our luxurious spa five signature restaurants exciting gaming shopping native art and culture outdoor activities or live entertainment that brings you to us you can be assured that your stay

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    Native Art Grant Cycle 11th Annual Gala Save The Date Saturday November 2 2013 Preston Singletary Tlingit Glass brings another dimension to Native American art Its luminous quality and shadow effect are like a spirit that appears when this lighting is right Preston Singletary In a unique meeting of European glass blowing tradition and Northwest Native design Preston Singletary s artwork depicts cultural and historical images from his Tlingit ancestry in richly detailed beautifully hued glass By infusing traditional design with fresh energy through the use of modern materials his work pays homage to his forefathers who feel that the past present and future are intertwined Singletary entered the world of glass blowing as an assistant learning to master the techniques of the European tradition as he worked alongside Seattle area artists such as Benjamin Moore and Dante Marioni He also had opportunities to learn the secrets of the Venetian glass masters while working with Italian legends Lino Tagliapietra Pino Signoretto and others In an early and fortuitous trip to Sweden to study Scandinavian design at Kosta Boda Singletary met his future wife who now resides in Seattle with him and their two children Singletary grew up hearing his culture s traditional stories from his family both of his great grandparents were full blooded Tlingit Indians and many of those stories provide inspiration for his work The formline design skills evident in so many of his pieces were acquired through study and collaboration with other prominent Northwest Coastal artists such as Steve Brown and Joe David Singletary credits mentor Joe David for helping him to take his work to a new level one that is more spiritually based and culturally expressive of the different Northwest Coast styles With Northwest Native icons supernatural beings transformation themes animal spirits shamanism and basketry

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    is Steeyun and his Haida name is Iljewaas Both translate to Big man sitting As a child Fred remembers playing on totem poles at a local totem park Among the poles was a replica of one that was carved by his grandfather Although it would be years until Fred had the opportunity to learn to carve he marveled at how his grandfather carved the totem pole Fred recalls that his grandmother greatly valued his grandfather s carvings placing them in safe and secure places She would get upset when he would find pieces carved by his grandfather and bring them out She d speak seriously to him telling him Those are artifacts don t touch them Around the age of 30 Fred began to attend the University of Washington There he pursued a degree in business and had the opportunity to study under carvers Marvin Oliver Duane Pasco and Steve Brown Despite already having been exposed to the work of his ancestors and studying under other carvers Fred does not feel that he has yet grasped the full meaning of the art Summing it up he says It s hard to understand carving until you actually do it It takes much time and patience For the 2012 Silent Auction at the 10th Annual Potlatch Fund Gala in Tulalip Washington Fred had selected Raven Transforming Carved out of maple the mask is inlaid with abalone Abalone is a traditional trade item that was used as currency When Fred contemplates the mask he says that every time he sees an eagle it reminds him of his grandfather and he mentally asks him to help me do the right thing In addition to carving totem poles which take several months to complete Fred also carves smaller pieces Among these are masks that are

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    detail Monotype print 1 of 1 framed 17 25 x 13 25 approximate 12 095 raised at our Third Silent Auction Saturday November 3 2012 Tulalip Resort Casino Tulalip WA Thank you for your support All proceeds from the Silent Auction will help support the 2013 Native Art Grant Cycle 11th Annual Gala Save The Date Saturday November 2 2013 Fox Anthony Spears Karuk An enrolled member of the Karuk Tribe of California Fox was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest He recently earned a Design BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and has also studied at Pilchuck Glass School and the Institute of American Indian Arts In 2009 he was selected as the first Emerging College Artist by the Smithsonian s National Museum of the American Indian and he has also received grants and awards from a variety of organizations including the National Native Creative Development Program at the Evergreen Longhouse Potlatch Fund and Worldstudio American Institute of Graphic Arts Many of his prints and drawings are inspired by the geometric patterns found in Karuk basketry Artist s Website Back to the Silent Auction Page Are you a Native artist or Native author Do you own a

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    Third Silent Auction Saturday November 3 2012 Tulalip Resort Casino Tulalip WA Thank you for your support All proceeds from the Silent Auction will help support the 2013 Native Art Grant Cycle 11th Annual Gala Save The Date Saturday November 2 2013 Sondra Simone Segundo Haida Although I was raised in the urban setting of Seattle my grandparents are full blood Haida from SE Alaska and kept our culture alive by teaching and singing the songs with us speaking the language fluently eating traditional foods honoring the art form visiting our tribal lands and keeping us close to our NW Coast Native family and community Today I help to preserve my culture in many ways I use my traditional Haida designs to hand paint on contemporary shoes and clothing My family and I make traditional regalia button blankets hats woven from cedar bark moccasins dresses tunics aprons jewelry carvings and drums to wear in performances for our dance group The Haida Heritage Foundation in which I am current drum and dance leader I also write and illustrate children s picture books art instruction books in which I use as teaching tools in presentations and art classes Artist Statement Back to

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