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  • Featuring Richard Shorty

    Richard Shorty Richard was born in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory in 1959 and belongs to Northern Tuchone Tribe. Richard is a self taught artist. He originally started painting wildlife at an early age along with painting his favorite rock star or sports idol. In 1978, Richard moved to Vancouver. In the early 1980’s, Richard started painting …
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  • New Artist: John Balloue

    Cultural Background: Western Band of Oklahoma Cherokee. Having a Cherokee father and an English/Irish mother and not being raised on a reservation, art is his way of understanding, keeping alive and honouring his Native Ancestors. In 2013, he began experimenting with color and texture to create a more contemporary look and feel to his work. …
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  • Maxine Noel/Ioyan Mani

    Cultural Background: Santee Oglala Sioux, Manitoba Maxine was born in Manitoba of Santee Oglala Sioux parents. She spent her early childhood on her mother’s reserve but at the age of six she left to attend an Indian residential school. Maxine’s early career as a legal secretary was soon overshadowed by her preoccupation with painting and …
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  • Feature Artist: Cat Tesla

    Cat Tesla’s ethereal landscapes and abstract designs are born out of a process of applying dozens of thin layers of glaze over gesso. She enjoys experimenting with different materials and combining them in unexpected way to create images with a surprising level of depth and texture. Cat has been publishing her art with CAP & …
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  • Feature Artist: Marta (Gottfried) Wiley

    For our inaugural blog post, what better topic than to profile one of our most popular artists, Marta (Gottfried) Wiley. Marta Wiley’s art is as colorful, captivating and varied as the artist herself. Born in Mexico City, Wiley is of European, Irish and Cherokee descent. As a child, there was a wild streak in Marta …
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  • Feature Artist: Richard Shorty

      Born in Whitehorse Yukon, Richard Shorty has been an artist since 1965. He started his career with portraits of rock stars, wildlife and scenic realism. In 1980, with his artistic abilities maturing, he began Native design. His unique style combines elements of traditional design and modernism while his use of color gives his work …
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