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Artist Talk: Sara Siestreem

  • Henry Art Gallery 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St University of Washington campus Seattle, WA 98195 (map)

Please purchase tickets at the event’s website, using discount code “yehaw” for free admission.

Visiting artist Sara Siestreem offers a talk on her multi-disciplinary practice, which addresses ancestral memory and continuing traditions, Indigenous survivance and sovereign rights, and the inclusion of natural processes and environmental relationships. This talk will open up a space to discuss the ways non-Indigenous communities can work in collaboration with Tribes to respectfully and effectively approach land management, gathering and working with natural materials for art or medicinal purposes, and decolonizing institutions.

Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos and American, born 1976) is from the Umpqua River Valley in southwestern Oregon. She is a Master Artist, Educator, and Theorist. Siestreem graduated Phi Kappa Phi with a BS from PSU in 2005. She earned an MFA with distinction from Pratt Art Institute in 2007. She is represented by Augen Gallery in Portland and her work has been shown in museums and figures in prestigious private and public collections nationally. She teaches studio arts at PSU and traditional Indigenous weaving practices for The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians.