Oct
6
to Dec 9

Coast Salish Exhibition at the Seattle Public Library

This Is Our Home, Where We Belong

Exhibit Opening Reception, Saturday October 6, 4-5:30 p.m.

Central Library – 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, 98104

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Join us in the library's auditorium on the first floor for refreshments and remarks, followed by an exhibition viewing in the 8th floor gallery.

About the Exhibition
The exhibit will feature the original artwork of five Coast Salish women exploring environmental justice, identity, and place. The project’s curator Denise Emerson is also Coast Salish, of the Twana people, and this is her first curatorial project.

Featured Artists:

Caroline Edwards (Swinomish)

Denise Emerson (Diné/Twana)

Karen Engel (Shoalwater Bay)

Kimberly Miller (Skokomish)

Abbey Pierson (Cowlitz)

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Co-Working Sessions in Tacoma

yəhaw̓ is hosting monthly co-working sessions in Tacoma on third Thursdays 6-10pm through the end of 2018. All Indigenous creatives are welcome to come use the studio space for free for their own projects, and there will be new drop-in group activities led by guest artists each month. Art supplies will be provided.

Sessions are held in the 2nd floor studios at Alma Mater, 1322 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA.

Follow @yehawshow and join our facebook events for updates on each session.

 

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Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Roldy Aguero Ablao - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Roldy Aguero Ablao (Chamoru)

Onsite Saturdays Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 11am-5pm

Did you know ‘eco’ means home? Join mixed-media artist and storyteller Roldy Ablao as they create artworks inspired by stories of home and connections to Indigeneity and environmental justice. Drop by the studio to help Roldy and their guest collaborators make space to build deeper connections through creativity on Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Lettuce 253

Lettuce Part 12

$10 Cash at the Door, 21+

In partnership with yəhaw̓, Lettuce will feature Blackfeet artist Raven Juarez, and Mexika-Tenochca artist Ixtli White Hawk, during their October event. Artists creating work live! All pieces are raffled off at the end of the night. Food, Drinks, Music, Arts and Crafts! A night for genuine conversations and sparks of connection.



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Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Roldy Aguero Ablao - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Roldy Aguero Ablao (Chamoru)

Onsite Saturdays Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 11am-5pm

Did you know ‘eco’ means home? Join mixed-media artist and storyteller Roldy Ablao as they create artworks inspired by stories of home and connections to Indigeneity and environmental justice. Drop by the studio to help Roldy and their guest collaborators make space to build deeper connections through creativity on Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Roldy Aguero Ablao - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Roldy Aguero Ablao (Chamoru)

Onsite Saturdays Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 11am-5pm

Did you know ‘eco’ means home? Join mixed-media artist and storyteller Roldy Ablao as they create artworks inspired by stories of home and connections to Indigeneity and environmental justice. Drop by the studio to help Roldy and their guest collaborators make space to build deeper connections through creativity on Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Fox Anthony Spears - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Fox Spears (Karuk)

Onsite Saturdays Nov. 10, 17, 24, 11am-5pm

Ready to follow the river? Spend time with printmaker Fox Spears whose arts will center around the theme of water - relationships that plants, animals, and humans have formed with rivers over time. Fox’s inspiration comes from the Klamath River, where his Karuk ancestors lived since time immemorial, as well as the river systems in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about pattern making with Fox on Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Co-Working Sessions in Tacoma

yəhaw̓ is hosting monthly co-working sessions in Tacoma on third Thursdays 6-10pm through the end of 2018. All Indigenous creatives are welcome to come use the studio space for free for their own projects, and there will be new drop-in group activities led by guest artists each month. Art supplies will be provided.

Sessions are held in the 2nd floor studios at Alma Mater, 1322 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA.

Follow @yehawshow and join our facebook events for updates on each session.

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Nov
15
to Jan 11

Kanani Miyamoto at Feast Arts Center

In partnership with yəhaw̓, Feast Arts Center in Tacoma will be hosting a series of solo exhibitions by Indigenous artists this winter:

  • November 15 - January 11: Kanani Miyamoto
  • January 17 - February 15: Lehuauakea Fernandez
  • February 21 - March 16: Catherine Cross Uehara

Each exhibition will open with a reception on Third Thursday evenings. Check www.feastarts.com for gallery hours and exhibition details.

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Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Fox Anthony Spears - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Fox Spears (Karuk)

Onsite Saturdays Nov. 10, 17, 24, 11am-5pm

Ready to follow the river? Spend time with printmaker Fox Spears whose arts will center around the theme of water - relationships that plants, animals, and humans have formed with rivers over time. Fox’s inspiration comes from the Klamath River, where his Karuk ancestors lived since time immemorial, as well as the river systems in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about pattern making with Fox on Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Nov
24
11:00 AM11:00

Fox Anthony Spears - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Fox Spears (Karuk)

Onsite Saturdays Nov. 10, 17, 24, 11am-5pm

Ready to follow the river? Spend time with printmaker Fox Spears whose arts will center around the theme of water - relationships that plants, animals, and humans have formed with rivers over time. Fox’s inspiration comes from the Klamath River, where his Karuk ancestors lived since time immemorial, as well as the river systems in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about pattern making with Fox on Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Co-Working Sessions in Tacoma

yəhaw̓ is hosting monthly co-working sessions in Tacoma on third Thursdays 6-10pm through the end of 2018. All Indigenous creatives are welcome to come use the studio space for free for their own projects, and there will be new drop-in group activities led by guest artists each month. Art supplies will be provided.

Sessions are held in the 2nd floor studios at Alma Mater, 1322 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA.

Follow @yehawshow and join our facebook events for updates on each session.

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Jan
17
to Feb 15

Lehuauakea Fernandez at Feast Arts Center

In partnership with yəhaw̓, Feast Arts Center in Tacoma will be hosting a series of solo exhibitions by Indigenous artists this winter:

  • November 15 - January 11: Kanani Miyamoto
  • January 17 - February 15: Lehuauakea Fernandez
  • February 21 - March 16: Catherine Cross Uehara

Each exhibition will open with a reception on Third Thursday evenings. Check www.feastarts.com for gallery hours and exhibition details.

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Art Encounter at SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park

In collaboration with yəhaw̓, the Seattle Art Museum is thrilled to work with a yəhaw̓-affiliated artist to activate the Olympic Sculpture Park during the winter season. The residency artist will use the PACCAR Pavilion’s Art Lab space to rehearse, workshop, and realize projects associated with the practice of performance, social sculpture, and collective participation. Projects will be related to the themes of art and the environment, central to programming at the olympic Sculpture Park. The two-month residency will result in two free public programs called Art Encounters on the evenings of January 25 and February 22.

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Feb
21
to Mar 15

Catherine Cross Uehara at Feast Arts Center

In partnership with yəhaw̓, Feast Arts Center in Tacoma will be hosting a series of solo exhibitions by Indigenous artists this winter:

  • November 15 - January 11: Kanani Miyamoto
  • January 17 - February 15: Lehuauakea Fernandez
  • February 21 - March 16: Catherine Cross Uehara

Each exhibition will open with a reception on Third Thursday evenings. Check www.feastarts.com for gallery hours and exhibition details.

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Art Encounter at SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park

In collaboration with yəhaw̓, the Seattle Art Museum is thrilled to work with a yəhaw̓-affiliated artist to activate the Olympic Sculpture Park during the winter season. The residency artist will use the PACCAR Pavilion’s Art Lab space to rehearse, workshop, and realize projects associated with the practice of performance, social sculpture, and collective participation. Projects will be related to the themes of art and the environment, central to programming at the olympic Sculpture Park. The two-month residency will result in two free public programs called Art Encounters on the evenings of January 25 and February 22.

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Oct
16
11:00 AM11:00

Native Kut - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Native Kut: Pah-tu Pitt (Warm Springs & Wasco) and Sean Gallagher (King Island Inupiat)

Onsite Tuesdays Oct. 2, 9, 16 11am-5pm

Does water move you? Native Kut, a dynamic duo made up of artists Pah-tu and Sean, will be exploring water in conservation. Throughout October, they will be in the 8th floor gallery doing printmaking and wood carving demos inspired by Indigenous water rights on Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.



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Oct
13
to Oct 14

Native Art Mart - Tacoma Studio Tour

Native Art Mart - Tacoma Studio Tour

Open Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 11-4, October 13-14, 2018

Free and Open to the Public

Come check out our Native art mart, and stop by Alma Mater's gallery and restaurant while you're here. Tacoma-based Indigenous artists will display and sell their work in a range of media, including basketry, carving, beadwork, textiles, and more.

Featured Artists:
Nancy Burgess
Priscilla Dobler
Roxann Murray
Paige Pettibon
Philip Red Eagle
Erin, Eli, and Asia Tail

This event hosted by yəhaw̓ is part of the Tacoma Arts Commission's Tacoma Studio Tour. Visit 80 artists at 47 studios across Tacoma! Each studio provides a hands-on demonstration and you might be able to take art home with you. Learn more at tacomaartsmonth.com.

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Oct
9
11:00 AM11:00

Native Kut - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Native Kut: Pah-tu Pitt (Warm Springs & Wasco) and Sean Gallagher (King Island Inupiat)

Onsite Tuesdays Oct. 2, 9, 16 11am-5pm

Does water move you? Native Kut, a dynamic duo made up of artists Pah-tu and Sean, will be exploring water in conservation. Throughout October, they will be in the 8th floor gallery doing printmaking and wood carving demos inspired by Indigenous water rights on Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.



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Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

Yəhaw̓ Native Art Mart - Tacoma Studio Tour

Come check out our Native art mart, and stop by Alma Mater's gallery and restaurant while you're here. Tacoma-based Indigenous artists will display and sell their work in a range of media, including basketry, carving, beadwork, textiles, and more.

Open Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14
Alma Mater, 1322 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA
253.336.6477, info@yehawshow.com
yehawshow.com

Featured Artists:
Nancy Burgess
Priscilla Dobler
Lisa Fruichantie
Roxann Murray
Paige Pettibon
Philip Red Eagle
Erin and Eli Tail

This event is part of the Tacoma Arts Commission's Tacoma Studio Tour. Visit 80 artists at 47 studios across Tacoma! Each studio provides a hands-on demonstration and you might be able to take art home with you. Learn more at tacomaartsmonth.com.

This Tacoma Studio Tour is hosted by yəhaw̓ - an exhibition at King Street Station opening January 2019 and an accompanying project series celebrating the depth and diversity of Indigenous art across the Pacific Northwest. Learn more at yehawshow.com.

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Oct
2
11:00 AM11:00

Native Kut - Artist in Residence at the Seattle Public Library

Celebrate Indigenous artists at the library. During October and November, each resident will activate the 8th floor gallery at the Central Library for 3 sessions through artwork displays, live-art making, and community engagement activities, all relating to themes of environmental justice.

Native Kut: Pah-tu Pitt (Warm Springs & Wasco) and Sean Gallagher (King Island Inupiat)

Onsite Tuesdays Oct. 2, 9, 16 11am-5pm

Does water move you? Native Kut, a dynamic duo made up of artists Pah-tu and Sean, will be exploring water in conservation. Throughout October, they will be in the 8th floor gallery doing printmaking and wood carving demos inspired by Indigenous water rights on Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.



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Sep
27
to Sep 30

yəhaw̓ at the Race and Pedagogy Conference

  • University of Puget Sound (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You Are on Indigenous Land is a graphic image campaign created by artist and activist Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole) and distributed through many evolving iterations across the country. To create the graphics, Rector utilizes portraits of contemporary Indigenous community members or photographs of local environments, accompanied by text reminding viewers that they are on Indigenous land, with specific tribal territories referenced based on installation location. The graphics are printed and posted across cities, shared via social media, and projected on buildings. With a message at once simple and profound, Rector reminds us that Native peoples are still here, and that all the lands of what is now known as the United States remain culturally, socially, spiritually, ethically Indigenous.

For the University of Puget Sound’s Race and Pedagogy Conference, in partnership with yəhaw̓, Rector has created a temporary site-specific installation of the You Are on Indigenous Land campaign. Posters will be distributed across campus so that conference visitors are repeatedly confronted with the message that they are guests on the ancestral territories of the Puyallup people.

This installation is hosted by yəhaw̓ - an exhibition at Seattle's King Street Station opening in January 2019 that will feature the work of over 200 Indigenous creatives. Leading up to the exhibition, yəhaw̓ will host a mentorship training cohort, satellite shows, residencies, and public programs across 20 partner sites. Curated by Tracy Rector (Seminole/Choctaw), Asia Tail (Cherokee), and Satpreet Kahlon, this project series will celebrate the incredible depth and diversity of Indigenous art made in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more at yehawshow.com, or follow @yehawshow on Instagram and Facebook.

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Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Co-Working Sessions in Tacoma

yəhaw̓ is hosting monthly co-working sessions in Tacoma on third Thursdays 6-10pm through the end of 2018. All Indigenous creatives are welcome to come use the studio space for free for their own projects, and there will be new drop-in group activities led by guest artists each month. Art supplies will be provided.

Sessions are held in the 2nd floor studios at Alma Mater, 1322 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA.

Follow @yehawshow and join our facebook events for updates on each session.

 

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Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Artist Trust/Amazon Pop-Up Market

Indigenous artists from the upcoming yəhaw̓ exhibition will share a booth at an outdoor pop-up art market presented by Artist Trust in partnership with Amazon on Wednesday, September 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Amazon Van Vorst Plaza in South Lake Union. Featuring local artists showing and selling work, plus live performances and arts activities, this pop-up is part of Amazon’s programming for employees and the South Lake Union community.

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Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Co-Working Sessions in Tacoma

yəhaw̓ is hosting monthly co-working sessions in Tacoma on third Thursdays 6-10pm through the end of 2018. All Indigenous creatives are welcome to come use the studio space for free for their own projects, and there will be new drop-in group activities led by guest artists each month. Art supplies will be provided.

Sessions are held in the 2nd floor studios at Alma Mater, 1322 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA.

Follow @yehawshow and join our facebook events for updates on each session.

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Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

A Nation Is a Massacre at King Street Station - Demian DinéYazhi' and R.I.S.E

FREE - Open to the Public - All Ages - Bring items to silkscreen

A Nation is a Massacre creates awareness about ongoing settler-induced violence against Indigenous bodies. Presented here is the project’s newest version, adapted for King Street Station by artist/activist initiative R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment and its founder Demian DinéYazhi’, in collaboration with yəhaw̓.

Text and image-based posters from A Nation is a Massacre will be screen-printed on site and distributed for free to the public. Visitors are invited to bring their own shirts, totes, patches, flags, or other memorabilia to have printed. The Indigenous Vote booth will also be present for new voter registrations.

On the occasion of the fourth annual Seattle Art Fair, with the influx of visitors it brings onto Coast Salish land, Demian DinéYazhi´ and yəhaw̓ hope that this installation of A Nation Is a Massacre will create cross-cultural connections and broader social engagement with Indigenous activism and our shared rights to life.

This project is supported by the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture.

 

A Nation Is A Massacre

Death and grieving for Indigenous Peoples is like a war zone—a space unlike any other far removed from the ‘stars and stripes.’ We are expected to die without news headlines or revolution, and in this way we expect nothing; we accept death. It’s a slow death, but with the same urgency as endangerment or extinction or invasion, or an asteroid the size of england or complete and inevitable economic collapse. Even in our survival and resilience, we come to the table ready to protect the most sacred of human rights.

The details are gruesome and american and as patriotic as gun violence and mass murder. A Nation Is a Massacre considers over 500 years of mass shootings and massacre, missing and murdered Indigenous womxn, queers, trans, gender gradient/nonconforming, and two spirit folx, and numerous instances of environmental racism/injustice that continue to be ignored by citizens of a colonized country.

–Demian DinéYazhi’

 

Demian DinéYazhi´

Demian DinéYazhi´’s artwork materializes as art production, site-specific installation, poetic expression, social engagement, and curatorial inquiry. The undercurrents of DinéYazhi´s work include a reverence toward traditional Diné practices, storytelling, traditional ceremonies, and acknowledging the criticality and sacredness of land, while simultaneously challenging contemporary Western archetypes of authenticity. DinéYazhi´ was raised in a matrilineal household and their maternal grandfather served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Navajo Code Talker. They earned the BFA in Intermedia Arts from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2014. DinéYazhi´ founded the artist/activist initiative R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment and co-edits Locusts: A Post-Queer Nation Zine. They are a recipient of a 2015 Art Matters Foundation grant, the Henry Art Museum’s 2017 Brink Award, and a 2018 Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts. Currently, DinéYazhi’ has a solo exhibition at Seattle’s Henry Art Gallery, and is publishing AN INFECTED SUNSET on Pur Dubois Press.

 

yəhaw̓

yəhaw̓ is the inaugural exhibition at Seattle Office Of Arts & Culture's ARTS @ King Street Station. Opening in January 2019, yəhaw̓ will feature the work of over 200 Indigenous creatives. The exhibition is accompanied by a mentorship training cohort, satellite shows, and partner programs throughout the region. Curated by Tracy Rector, Asia Tail, and Satpreet Kahlon, this project series will celebrate the depth and diversity of Indigenous art made in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more at yehawshow.com.

yəhaw̓ will highlight creatives of all ages and experience levels, working in a wide range of media, from many tribal affiliations both urban and local. yəhaw̓ reflects a nuanced, inclusive, and community-driven narrative that firmly establishes Indigenous peoples as belonging in the here and now. Our list of partners continues to grow. It includes the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Centrum, Chief Seattle Club, United Indians, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, Lettuce 253, Feast Arts Center, Alma Mater, Teens in Tacoma, Spaceworks Tacoma, Suquamish Museum, Cowlitz Tribal Health Seattle, Pratt Fine Arts, Artist Trust, ArtsFund, Native Arts and Cultures Fund, Na'ah Illahee Fund, and the Muckleshoot Tribe.

 

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