Native Art Market

Saturday, May 13, 2017
10 AM – 4 PM

Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID

Burke Museum

Join the Burke Museum for a celebration of Native art! Purchase original art directly from artists, watch demonstrations and talk to more than a dozen Native American/First Nations artists about their work and process. The market features experts in mediums such as woodcarving, basketry, jewelry, graphic design, metalwork and forging. 100% of proceeds go directly to the artists.
Burke members can shop and meet artists an hour early starting at 9 am. Not a member? Join today!
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Native Art Market 2017

Copper jewelry with zig zag pattern by Israel and Sue Shotridge

Copper zig zag group, from the Geometrics jewelry collection. Inspired by Ravenstail geometric ceremonial robes.
Photo: Israel and Sue Shotridge

"Sedna" whale sculpture by Terresa White

Sedna by Terresa White
Photo: Terresa White

Belt buckle with seals by Denise Wallace
Photo: Denise Wallace

Alex McCarty paints a paddle at a previous Native Art Market at the Burke Museum.
Photo: Jack Storms/Storms PhotoGraphic


Jason Reed Brown working demos his work at Native Art Market 2016

Jason Reed Brown demonstrates his ironwork during a demonstration at a previous Native Art Market at the Burke.
Photo: Jack Storms/Storms PhotoGraphic

Git Hoan drummers performing

Git Hoan Drummers
Photo: Steve Quinn

Attending Artists
  • Dorothy Grant (Haida): Fashion design
  • Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha S’Klallam): Original paintings and design
  • Joseph Seymour (Squaxin Island/Pueblo of Acoma): Apparel design, serigraph & woodblock prints, rawhide drums and paddles
  • Alex McCarty (Makah Nation): Woodcarving, jewelry, accessories, original relief prints and cards*
  • Israel Shotridge (Tlingit): Jewelry, woodwork, sculpture and graphic design*
  • Denise Wallace (Chugach Sugpiaq): Silver work and scrimshaw
  • Mary Babic (Chugach Sugpiaq): Dollmaking, jewelry and accessories
  • Peggy McDaniel (Chugach Sugpiaq): Dollmaking, jewelry and accessories
  • Autumn Shotridge (Tlingit): Jewelry and accessories*
  • Peter Boome (Upper Skagit): Woodcarvings, limited edition serigraph prints and original paintings
  • Terresa White (Yup'ik): Bronze sculptures and ceramic masks
  • Charles W. Bloomfield (Pyramid Lake Paiute/Tsartlip/Lummi): Apparel design, sculpture, painting, and graphic design
  • Greg A. Robinson (Chinook Indian Nation): Woodcarving and acrylic paintings*
  • DeAnn Jacobson (Duwamish/Suquamish): Basketry, jewelry and graphic design*
  • Jason Reed Brown (Koyukon Athabascan): Sculpture, metalwork and graphic design*
  • Jennifer R. Younger (Tlingit): Jewelry
  • Mary Goddard (Tlingit): Jewelry and apparel design
  • Linley Logan (Seneca): Hand pulled linoleum relief and dry point prints
  • and more!

Please note: Artists are responsible for handling all of their own sales at this event. We encourage you to bring cash, just in case not all of the artists have the capability to run debit/credit cards.

*Visitors can watch demonstrations by this artist.

Special Performance
Git Hoan Dancers (People of the Salmon)
Tsimshian Performance Group
Performance at 1 pm
The Git Hoan Dancers represent a culture of Alaskan Native people, the Tsimshian Tribe from Metlakatla, Alaska. David Boxley, nationally renowned carver and culture bearer, formed the Git Hoan Dancers to revive, practice and share the Tsimshian way of life that was once forbidden. The Git Hoan Dancers showcase the magnificence of Tsimshian art, resurrect the practice of the culture and educate the world that it is a diverse and a living art and culture. The Git Hoan performance shares legends of ancestors through song and dance.

The special performance by the Git Hoan Dancers is made possible by performance sponsor Sealaska.

Enjoy Native cuisine, including Indian tacos and handmade frybread, from the Off the Rez food truck from 10 am – 2 pm.
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