2018 MENTOR ARTIST FELLOWS

Aurolyn Renee Stwyer

Aurolyn Renee Stwyer is a Celilo Native who is revered for her magnificent beadwork, particularly her practice of beading traditional horse regalia that is significant in her culture.

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Bryan Akipa

Bryan Akipa, a meritorious Native American flute player, traditionally carves his flutes as has been done since time immemorial.

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Jason Garcia

Jason Garcia’s contrast depictions of postmodern and traditional Native imagery perfectly portray the dichotomy of living in two worlds.

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Kathleen Carlo Kendall

Kathleen Carlo Kendall is one of Alaska’s most prominent sculptors, imbuing significant and fascinating cultural metaphors in each piece.

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Lily Hope

Lily Hope is a weaver who brings in-depth ancient Indigenous knowledge and practice into her Chilkat weaving and teaches the tradition to perpetuate it for generations to come.

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Lisa Telford

Lisa Telford is an accomplished and innovative artist who is committed to sharing her traditional and contemporary practices of cedar-bark weaving.

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Patrick William Kruse

Patrick William Kruse continues to be one of few artists who creates birch bark art. He pays homage to his ancestors by maintaining use of ancient patterns for his designs.

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Will Wilson

Will Wilson’s vivid photography counterpoints the ‘archival impulse’ embedded within the historical imageries of Native peoples, and he depicts the hazardous impact to environmental change in his photo-series entitled, “Auto-Immune Response.”

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