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.

We were very fortunate to have had Ramon Shiloh‘s (Creek, Cherokee, Filipino, African American) work featured in our stores throughout this year and are very excited to showcase a collection of his original paintings and drawings for sale at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center’s Sacred Circle Art Gallery. From now until December 31, 2021, visit the gallery for an up-close look at his work. Below is an excerpt from the preface of Shiloh’s collection:.

“Through my work, Invisible Problems Well Documented explores a sampling of these environmental, political, social, and emotional concerns and exposes the consumption and commodification of Indigenous culture, knowledge, and, frankly, our people. The health and wellbeing of our future generations depends upon the acknowledgment of the good, bad, and ugly sides of the United States, at home and in the workplace. To create and reinforce positive social outcomes, rather than omit or forget the past, we need to educate ourselves, starting with the lessons of First Nations people, and acknowledge the truth of our ways to inspire a better future.”

Shiloh is an award-winning author and illustrator of several books. In 2018, he was invited to host a Chef’s Table at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of The American Indian in Washington DC. Additionally, Shiloh focuses many of his efforts on supporting Indigenous children. He uses his knowledge of food, art, and culture to help Native youth develop a love for cooking that connects them both to good health and their histories within our ever-changing world.

Shiloh is not only an artist, but an activist, author, storyteller, and chef. Check out his FOOD HERE, his children’s BOOK HERE, and his STORYTELLING HERE.

 

 

Native American Art Mart

Come visit Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center on November 20-21 and December 18-19 for all your holiday gift ideas!  Support your local indigenous community!  Art prints, original works of art, clothing, drums, jewelry, and much more!  Food on site and entertainment throughout the weekend.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Call for Artists:

ATTENTION: NATIVE ARTISTS
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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.

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
  • Pottery
  • Greeting cards, small gifts, toys and ornaments

Please share and send all inquiries to vmaldonado@unitedindians.org.

Permanent 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.

Visit our Permanent Collection with a Self-Guided Tour of Daybreak Star.

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