Crow's Shadow Newsletter – July 2020

New Prints Released

We are happy to share Yoshihiro Kitai's recently completed lithograph editions! There are four images in this series of hand-printed lithographs, each featuring three colors: a solid cloud layer, an undulating dot pattern, and a wash printed in silver ink. The prints measure 30" x 22", are editions of 16, and are priced at $700 each. You can view all of Yoshi's prints on our website.
Yoshihirio Kitai signing his four new Total Conflux editions in June 2020
"Conflux is what I observe--a borderless global energy flow between groups/countries. Somewhere in that format, different waves of colors will meet and merge into one. It is similar to two different directions of water meeting to sustain the balance in the ocean, or like multiple different cultures meeting at a place in the world."  - Yoshihiro Kitai ⁠

Raises $21,000 for CSIA

The Dancing with your Pendleton Stars event has been canceled, but our fundraising Star, Cyd Cimmiyotti and her sister Shannon Cimmiyotti Collins raised an astounding $21,000 for Crow's Shadow! Tapping into their deep network of friends, the sisters helped spread the word about the mission of Crow's Shadow to provide a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development.

Crow's Shadow is incredibly grateful to Cyd Cimmiyotti and the Cimmiyotti family for all of the time and energy that they have dedicated to this effort. 

Please click here to read the full Press Release.


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Crow's Shadow is pleased to announce the arrival of Apprentice Printer, Maggie Middleton. On June 29, Middleton began working in the studio alongside CSIA’s Master Printer, Judith Baumann, who is currently creating editions for Natalie Ball (November 2019 Artist-in-Residence). Middleton’s tenure overlaps with Jaime Durham’s, who returned to CSIA during summer break from graduate studies and teaching at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.
Raised in Reston, Virginia, Middleton moved to Pendleton from Albuquerque, where she completed Tamarind Institute’s Professional Printer Training Program at the University of New Mexico. She earned her MFA in Printmaking at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland, and her undergraduate degree is from Oberlin College in Ohio. This Apprenticeship will be at least six months in duration, with a possible extension of an additional six months. We are excited to have her in the studio and hope many of you get the chance to meet her.

You can check out her website here, or follow her on Instagram @maggie.landa.middleton


CSIA is welcoming textile artist and educator Jovencio de la Paz to the print studio in mid-July. He is an innovative textile artist and educator who is the Curricular Head of Fibers in the School of Art & Design at the University of Oregon in Eugene. In recent work, he has been using weaving to investigate the history of trade, colonization, migration, and the language of technology.

De la Paz holds an MFA in Fiber (2012) from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, and a BFA (2008) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Click here to read the full Jovencio de la Paz Press Release.


In February, CSIA was approved for a Ford Family Foundation grant for $28,500 to purchase an updated and larger lithography printing press. The custom-built Takach press has been made and will arrive at CS this week. Read the details here.

– CROW'S SHADOW APPROVED FOR A $50,000 AWARD as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This grant will provide operating support.

– CROW'S SHADOW APPROVED FOR A $20,000 AWARD by the WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations supported by the NEA as part of the CARES recovery act of 2020. This grant will be used to support the organization's operation. 
The gallery and studio are open by appointment, 9–5 M–F, and we request visitors call ahead, wear a mask, and stay home if not well. Thank you for your support of CSIA now and always.

Crow’s Shadow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a creative conduit for educational, social and economic opportunities to Native Americans through artistic development.
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