Crow's Shadow Press Release - July 11, 2016
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July 12, 2016
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Announcing the

Pow Wow (11) by Rick Bartow, one of a series of 15 monoprints (one-of-a-kind print), 30 x 22.25 inches, 2004, $3,500.


Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) is honored to announce the founding of the RICK BARTOW MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND. The priority of this fund is to support emerging Indigenous artist residencies at Crow’s Shadow. Additionally, the fund is a part of the Social Investment Pool through the Oregon Community Foundation, which is committed to investing in an environmental and socially conscious manner. 

In February of 2016 Rick Bartow formally donated future proceeds from his Crow’s Shadow Press print sales back to CSIA to support our mission. This endowment in his honor is a permanent resource to help fund the work that we do. The fund is a first for our organization; we feel that planting this seed is the best way to honor our friend while creating a long-lasting and stabilizing legacy for our programming. CSIA’s Rick Bartow Memorial Endowment Fund is being formed with an initial investment of $25,000 through proceeds from print sales as well as private donations. The potential total of Rick’s donation to CSIA will amount to approximately $130,000 once all of his prints have been sold. We hope the fund will surpass these figures through additional private donations. 

All of the prints that Rick made at Crow's Shadow are one-of-a-kind monoprints and can be viewed on our website at The public can support this socially conscious fund and Crow’s Shadow through a direct contribution or by purchasing Rick Bartow’s prints made at Crow’s Shadow.



Rick Bartow (Wiyot) is one of Oregon’s most important contemporary artists, and has an ever-expanding national and international audience. Bartow was born on the Oregon coast, and spent the majority of his life in his hometown of Newport, Oregon. Bartow’s great-grandfather left his Wiyot tribal homeland in northern California nearly 100 years ago to homestead in Oregon where the Bartow family has lived ever since. In the early 1970s Bartow served in the Vietnam War. He picked up the guitar as a teenager and both music and the visual arts served as powerful creative outlets throughout his lifetime. Bartow passed away on April 2, 2016; he was 69 years old.

Central to Bartow’s work is the theme of transformation, particularly between the human and animal realms, often juxtaposing corporeal and spiritual dimensions of existence. Among numerous awards, Bartow received an Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art in 2001, and a Flintridge Foundation Award in 2002. His work is held in major public and private collections nationally and internationally. A pair of his monumental sculptures grace the National Mall, commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC in 2012.

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts 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 (Chinook and Walla Walla) and Phillip Cash Cash (Cayuse and Nez Perce). Our mission is to provide a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. Over the last 24 years Crow’s Shadow has evolved into world-class studio focused on contemporary fine art printmaking.

Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts
48004 Saint Andrew's Road
Pendleton, Oregon 97801

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