IN THE SPIRIT
IN THE SPIRIT
IN THE SPIRIT is an annual celebration of diverse Native arts and culture. It includes a two-month long juried art exhibition at the Washington State History Museum (mid-June through mid-August), and a free all-day festival on a mid-August Saturday. The festival is an indoor/outdoor event collaboratively hosted by Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Museum of Glass; all three museums are free for the day of the festival and feature Native art exhibitions.
IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts
Exhibition on view June 20-August 11, 2019
Now in its 14th year, IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts is a summertime favorite in the South Sound. This juried exhibition features work in a wide variety of mediums created by Native artists from throughout the Northwest and beyond. Special events for the exhibition include an Artist Awards Ceremony on opening night, and a gallery talk presented by one of the artists on the third Thursday evening in July.
Announcing the 2019 IN THE SPIRIT Artist Awards
Best in Show: Predator Cannibal, Robin Lovelace, Tlingit. Spirit of the Northwest: Full Circle Totem, Dan Friday. Lummi. Honoring Tradition: Little People, Carol Emarthle Douglas, Northern Arapaho. Honoring Innovation: Coastal Mjolnir, Earl Davis, Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe.
IN THE SPIRIT Northwest Native Festival
Thank you to all of the vendors, artists, supporters, sponsors and visitors who made the August 10, 2019 festival a wonderful celebration of arts and culture. Hope to see you all again in August 2020 for the 15th Annual IN THE SPIRIT Northwest Native Festival!
2019 In The Spirit Northwest Native Festival Vendors
- Charles W Bloomfield (Pyramid Lake Paiute) - contemporary art, clothing
- Suzanne L. Cross (Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan) - dance shawls, beading
- Earl Davis (Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe) - traditional and contemporary Southwest Washington tribal art
- Kathey Ervin (Wyandotte) - cedar weavings
- Jeanette L. Huber (Jicarilla Apache Nation) - beadwork, silver and turquoise, drums, sage, tea
- LaVerne Kearns (Muscogee/Kickapoo) - beaded jewelry, suncatchers, artwork, prints
- Linley B. Logan (Onondowaga) - hand pulled prints, linoleum relief prints, greeting cards
- Cynthia Masterson (Comanche Nation of Oklahoma) - beadwork, jewelry, holiday ornaments
- Andy Peterson (Skokomish) - carving
- Michelle Price (Navajo) - Frybread and frybread tacos
- Samuel Stitt (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) - Digital prints, photographs, silversmithing
- Robert Upham (Lake Traverse Sioux) - ledger art, acrylic paintings
- George Zantua (Tsimshian/Haida) - acrylic paintings, painted drums, wood carvings, beading, pouches
Native Artist Vendor Application
Are you a Native artist interested in vending at the 2020 IN THE SPIRIT Northwest Native Arts Festival? Click here to download the vendor application guidelines and form to be considered as a vendor at one of the three participating museums.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts exhibition and Northwest Native Festival!