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August 12, 2023 6pm-9pm


Foundry Vineyards is thrilled to be hosting the upcoming Crow's Shadow Monothon: Gala & Auction. An group of incredible artists from throughout the region have been invited to Crow's Shadow for a week of monotype printmaking in Crow's Shadow's studio. The week will culminate in a gala celebration and auction of the resulting prints.

Hosted at the Foundry Vineyards in Walla Walla, WA this event will be an incredible evening of art, wine, and food in support of Crow's Shadow artists and programming. The Gala & Auction will feature work from participating artists including: James Lavadour (Pendleton), Keiko Hara (Walla Walla), Ka'ila Farrell-Smith (Modoc Point), Fox Spears (Florida), Marwin Begaye (Oklahoma), and more.

Each artist will spend a day in the Crow's Shadow print studio, working with Master Printer Judith Baumann, to create a series of monotype prints. A monotype is a completely unique print made from ink applied to an acrylic plate and run through the press. Each artist will have at least one print featured in the Gala & Auction.

There is limited availability, so reserve your ticket now for the Monothon: Gala & Auction and celebrate with us on August 12!


Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) is located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in the foothills of Oregon’s Blue Mountains. Crow’s Shadow is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization formed in 1992 by local artists James Lavadour (Walla Walla) and Phillip Cash Cash (Cayuse and Nez Perce). CSIA's mission is to provide a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development.

Over the last 30 years Crow’s Shadow has evolved into a world-class studio focused on contemporary fine art printmaking. From 2001-2017 Frank Janzen was CSIA’s Master Printer. Under his tenure, Crow’s Shadow increased its focus on artist residencies and the publication and marketing of prints. In 2017, Judith Baumann joined Crow’s Shadow as the new Master Printer.

In addition to our printmaking studio, Crow's Shadow also hosts an Indigenous arts program to support people of all ages and experiences to develop their voice and skills as artists. Under the leadership of our Traditional Arts Manager workshops have covered such art forms as basket weaving, cornhusk weaving, star pillow quilting, ribbon skirts, beadwork, and horse regalia. Classes are taught by artists from CTUIR and beyond who want to transmit their knowledge to keep these vibrant and valuable traditional techniques alive and practiced. We also host printmaking and traditional arts workshops for youth, including students at Nixya'awii Community School.

In 2017, CSIA celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the organization’s founding with an exhibition curated by Dr. Rebecca Dobkins (Willamette University and Hallie Ford Museum of Art) and an accompanying publication. That year, CSIA also won the Oregon Governor’s Arts Award.

Crow’s Shadow prints have been exhibited in and collected by prominent cultural institutions, including the Whitney Museum and Biennial, Museum of Modern Art - New York, the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Art and the National Museum of the American Indian, and the Portland Art Museum. Crow's Shadow was also profiled in a 2019 feature in the New York Times.

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