WE EXTEND OUR TREMENDOUS GRATITUDE TO THE AMAZING ARTISTS!!!
Native Arts Collective (NAC) is collaborating with indigenous artists in the Pacific Northwest and regional arts organizations, such as Allied Arts of Whatcom County, to present an annual exhibition and performances for the Whatcom Cultural Arts Festival in June 2018. Both events coincide with summer Solstice and the Annual Canoe Journey of the Coast Salish nations.
Through the "Native Arts Collective: Dynamic Transitions" exhibition June 1-30, we will celebrate the art of indigenous artists of Chippewa, Cree, Lummi, Koyukon Athabascan, Tlingit, Tulalip Tribes and Swinomish backgrounds.
On June 22-23, Coast Salish musicians from Lummi and Swinomish tribes will perform their music for the Whatcom Cultural Arts Festival on the central stage in the Fairhaven historic district of Bellingham, Washington. These events will give the public opportunities to experience the contemporary and traditional artistic expressions of Pacific Northwest tribal cultures for a vital dialogue about the richness in diversity of the region and beyond.
Your donation will assist in the creation and promotion of the exciting and much anticipated "Dynamic Transitions" exhibition, as well as towards compensating the musicians for their performances in the Whatcom Cultural Arts Festival. You will also be supporting our efforts toward urging Washington State to create legislation enforcing the 1990 Indian Arts and Crafts Act, prohibiting the misrepresentation in the marketing of Indian arts and crafts products within the United States.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR KIND AND GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION!
Our growing arts collective is establishing non-profit status to further provide creative and professional opportunities to emerging and established indigenous artists throughout the Americas via our website, social media, exhibitions and events.
Nativeartscollective.org will be a central site for news and opportunities for Native artists and their supportive communities in its new format.
There is a compelling need to fill the gap that currently exists between emerging Native artists and museums, galleries, art and educational non-profit organizations. Native Arts Collective will bring together high-quality, comprehensive journalistic coverage; an e-commerce platform that returns maximum revenue to Native artists; a social platform for community building, access to resources, exploration and discovery. Designing our site with the synergies between these elements in mind, NAC will leverage the ability of an online platform to reach broad international audiences. In doing so, NAC provides an accessible entry-point into the amazing depth of Native culture and artistic traditions.
Images: James Madison (Tulalip Tribes-Snohomish, Skykomish, Snoqualmie and Duwamish, Tlingit); Teri-anne Arkinson (Chippewa/Cree); James Madison (Tulalip Tribes-Snohomish, Skykomish, Snoqualmie and Duwamish, Tlingit); Jason Reed Brown (Koyukon Athabascan); Marcus Joe (Swinomish); Dan Friday (Lummi); Raven Skyriver (Tlingit); Westshore Singers (Lummi); Marcus Joe aka MomentumX (Swinomish); Vincent Luciano aka Salish Son (Lummi).
Video (Slide Credits): James Madison opening image (Courtesy of Tulalip Tribes)
1) John Lewis Clarke; 2) Mary Parker; 3) Kidd Smith; 4) Jesse Cornplanter 5) Beads for Sale; 6-9) Bill Reid; 10) Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas; 11) Dempsey Bob; 12) Tom Patterson; 13) Walter Harris; 14) Doug Home; 15) Keegahn Family; 16-17) Allie High; 18-24, 57) James Madison; 25) Marcel Russ; 26-28); Teri-anne Arkinson; 29) David Boxley; 30-31) Nikki La Rock; 32-37) Felix Solomon; 38) Da-ka-xeen Mehner; 39) Susan Point; 40-41) Marcus Joe; 42-48) Jason Reed Brown; 49-52) Preston Singletary; 53)Preston Singletary and Lewis Gardiner; 54-55) Wendy Red Star; 56) Marvin Oliver; 58-60) Dan Friday; 61-65); Lillian Pitt; 66) Marvin Oliver; 67-73) Raven Skyriver; 74) Joe Federson (courtesy of the artist); 75) National Museum of the American Indian;76) Santa Fe Indian Market; 77) Institute of American Indian Art.