Sacred Circle Gallery holds Daybreak Star’s curated exhibits of Native American art, featuring contemporary and traditional Native American art by a wide range of internationally recognized and local artists.
This Exhibition comes from a collaboration between United Indians of All Tribe Foundation’s Labateyah Youth House and Sacred Circle Gallery’s Emerging Native Artist Cohort. With the desire to highlight the skills within the Seattle Indigenous artist community, arts program manager Hank Cooper, artist cohort member Rebecca Cesspooch, and Labateyah Youth House staff member Jamie Prantil facilitates a creative space with the intentions to build community through mentorship, skill, resource sharing, and empowerment through visual storytelling. The works in this exhibit are a product of this collaboration with an emphasis on youth’s independent work.
The pieces in this exhibit demonstrate the positive transformation that comes from the exploration of life and self. The youth’s ability to create powerful pieces within limited time and resources speaks to their skills and ingenuity. These individuals carry fierce dreams and ambition for their future therefore, Sacred Circle Gallery will facilitate all funds generated in art sales from this exhibition into the hands of the artists. We choose to showcase this underserved group of artists by holding space for the participants to tell their stories and to remind them of their belonging to the larger United Indians family and significance as the next generation.We are honored to showcase these talented young artists and support them in their creative expression as they transform into the next phase of their lives.
Call for Artists:
Our goal is to revitalize the Sacred Circle Gallery by incorporating as many voices of the local Native community and beyond through visual, performance, and literary art. We hope to bridge relationships with other art institutions and galleries across the state and country. This gallery is a space where Native people can express their sacred and sovereign identities without limitations.
I am reaching out to you to call for art commissions and donations. The works we are seeking at the moment include:
- Visual Art – paintings, drawings, prints, and photography.
- Sculpture and carvings
- Local Literature – books, publications, poetry, and zines
- Handmade jewelry and wearable adornments
- Custom clothing and regalia
- Audio Recordings – drum groups, local Native musicians of all genres, language lessons
- Weavings and textiles
- Greeting cards, small gifts, toys and ornaments
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Gift Shop (Hours of Operation Wednesday – Friday 9:30am-4pm)
Sacred Circle Gallery has a wonderful gift shop with Native American made consignment pieces and original art, as well as books and other items. Stop by to browse our amazing collection.
In 1975 the City of Seattle’s 1% for Art Program allocated $80,000 for the Daybreak Star Center for an original collection of Native American Art across cultures. Native American artists were selected through a national competition to create a group of works representative of contemporary India and Alaskan Native art. The Daybreak Star Arts Center opened to the public in 1978.