Crow's Shadow Newsletter - June 2021
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Artist-in-Residence: LEHUAUAKEA

Crow’s Shadow is honored to host Lehuauakea in residence through the first two weeks of October, 2021. Lehuauakea is a māhū mixed-Native Hawaiian interdisciplinary artist and kapa maker from Pāpaʻikou on Moku O Keawe, the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. Lehua’s Kānaka Maoli family descends from several lineages connected to Maui, Kauaʻi, Kohala, and Hāmākua where their family resides to this day.

They have participated in several solo and group shows around the Pacific Ocean. Most recently these include ‘A Gift, A Breath’ at Alice Gallery in Seattle, ‘Until We Meet Again’ at Blackfish Gallery in Portland, and ‘He Hae Hōʻailona Ia’ at Aupuni Space in Honolulu. Through a range of craft-based media, their art serves as a means of exploring cultural and biological ecologies, spectrums of Indigeneity, and what it means to live within the context of contemporary environmental degradation. With a particular focus on the labor-intensive making of ʻohe kāpala, kapa cloth, and natural pigments, Lehua is able to breathe new life into patterns and traditions practiced for generations. Through these acts of resilience that help forge deeper relationships with ʻāina, this mode of Indigenous storytelling is carried well into the future.

There will be a Virtual Artists Reception on Thursday, October 14th at 4pm
Register here

LEHUAUAKEA Virtual Artists Reception

Thursday, October 14th, 4pm

We're Hiring!

Crow’s Shadow is seeking a talented, creative Development and Marketing Associate to join our team.

This full-time, salaried position will work independently and with the Executive Director to manage development efforts; identify new and existing fundraising opportunities; create thoughtful, direct marketing materials; and help manage our online presence. The ideal candidate will be creative, positive, motivated, eager to take on new challenges; and will set personal goals in alignment with the organization’s vision and strategic plan. Flexible schedule, primarily in-person with some opportunities for telecommuting.

See the full Job Description here.

Position open until filled.


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CSIA Board Member News

  • Please join Crow's Shadow in welcoming new Board of Directors member, Lisa Watt. Lisa is the Director of the Indigenous Leadership Program at Ecotrust, a Portland-based nonprofit that seeks innovative solutions at the intersection of environmental well-being, economic prosperity, and racial equity. She is responsible for the Indigenous leadership initiatives and works closely with staff to identify areas where Ecotrust can be most helpful to Native communities throughout the region on a wide range of initiatives. Prior to Ecotrust, Lisa worked in the museum field for over 30 years, the last 18 as an independent consultant. She is a citizen of the Seneca Nation, from the Allegany Reservation in western New York State.

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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