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Join The Burke Museum For A Celebration Of Native Art
by press release

Native Art Market
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10 am – 4 pm
9–10 am members’ only early shopping
Burke Museum

Seattle — Join the Burke Museum for a celebration of Native art. Purchase original art directly from Native artists at the Burke’s annual Native Art Market. Enjoy a memorable day seeing and buying unique pieces with 100% of sales proceeds going directly to the artists!

Also watch art demonstrations and talk to 17 emerging and established Native American/First Nations artists about their work and process. The artists are experts in mediums such as woodcarving, basketry, jewelry, graphic design, sculpture, apparel, metalwork and forging.


Moon Mask
Belt Buckle

Participating artists include:

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

Special this year:

Performance at 1 pm
Git Hoan Dancers (People of the Salmon)
Tsimshian Performance Group

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.

Go to for more information and to plan your visit.

The Native Art Market is included with museum admission and is free with UW ID and for Burke members, who also receive exclusive early shopping at 9 am. For membership information, go to

For high resolution images and interviews, contact

Photos: (Top to bottom): Visitors can buy directly from artists and talk to them about their work at the Burke’s Native Art Market on May 13. Photo © Jack Storms/Storms PhotoGraphic; Moon Mask, by Peter Boome. Photo courtesy Peter Boome; Alex McCarty paints a paddle at a previous Native Art Market at the Burke Museum. Photo © Jack Storms/Storms PhotoGraphic; Belt buckle with seals, by Denise Wallace. Photo courtesy Denise Wallace; The Git Hoan Dancers will perform at the Burke’s Native Art Market on May 13 at 1 pm. Photo courtesy Git Hoan Dancers.

Native Art Market Sponsor: Sealaska
Media Sponsor: KUOW

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Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
The Burke Museum is the Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture. The Burke is an active research museum that cares for 16 million geology, biology and cultural objects from Washington state and around the world, preserving natural and cultural history and generating new discoveries.

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