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Protect the Sacred: Native Artists for Standing Rock


December 31st – February 16th, Monday – Friday 1 – 5pm
Opening Reception, Third Thursday, January 19th, 6 – 9pm

Spaceworks Gallery 950 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA

Protect the Sacred gives voice to the diverse Urban Indian community of this region. As Native artists, we reject externally constructed expectations for people of color, who are often confined by the recognition of their ethnicity in the mainstream art world. This exhibition empowers Indigenous artists to represent themselves, whether in traditional or contemporary contexts. Through our work, we hope to showcase the complexity of our cultures and identities, and broaden perceptions of Native American art.

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RYAN! Feddersen: Resistance

On View at the Missoula Art Museum

December 16, 2016 – April 22, 2017

Seattle-based artist RYAN! Feddersen (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation) creates multi-layered environments and interactive sculptures. Feddersen’s work is tongue-in-cheek, but with a pointed message that considers the role that art and creative industries play in creating sustainable communities. For this exhibition, she has created four interactive installations that address equitable development and resource use: Unveiling the Romantic West; Disconnected Towers; Coyote Now! and Martha Stewart Cocktails. Continue reading RYAN! Feddersen: Resistance

Evergreen Longhouse: Artists Talk

Six artists from the sgʷigʷialʔtxʷ at 20 exhibition, Vickie Era-Pancretz, RYAN! Feddersen, Patti Puhn, Richard Rowland, Alex McCarty, and Malynn Wilbur-Foster, will be at the Evergreen State College Art Gallery to talk about their work on Tuesday April 26, 2016 5PM to 7 PM.

Evergreen Longhouse Exhibition

See RYAN’s work in the upcoming show:
2016 Sgwigwial?txw@20 Building Upon the Past, at 20: Building Upon the Past, Visioning Into the Future
This year the “House of Welcome” Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at The Evergreen State College is celebrating 20 years of groundbreaking work promoting indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, and creative expression.

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Emerging Indigenous Voices

RYAN! FEDDERSEN was  selected to participate in Emerging Indigenous Voices. In summer of 2011, twelve young adult artists, ages 21 to early 30’s who have demonstrated extraordinary skills at expressing their talents through work influenced by the hip-hop subculture and urban and political art such as printmaking, graffiti, media and mural painting were  invited to participate in a 3-Tier artists  fellowship program.  Continue reading Emerging Indigenous Voices

Strange Coupling

Capitalizing on the strong art community in the Seattle area, Strange Coupling was formed in 2002 to establish a meaningful connection between local artists and current UW students. The collaboration of eight “Couples” (paired student and local artists) culminates in an exhibition in April 2012. This years coupling process will be juried by The Strange Co. Organizers with the help of Catharina Manchanda, Director of Modern Art at SAM, and Kris Anderson, Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.

2012 Artists include: Julie Alpert (MFA 2008), Tosh Beres, RYAN! FEDDERSEN, Troy Gua, Susie Lee (MFA 2006), and Amanda Manitach.


The Project Rooms weekly Online periodical OFF PAPER poses the Quest(ion) “What is the first thing you ever made?” to artist RYAN! FEDDERSEN. Click here to find out.

AIAR: Confluence of Red Nations

RYAN! FEDDERSEN was selected alongside four Native American artists to participate in the American Indian Artists Residency for the month of September 2010 in conjunction with the Confluence of Red Nations Symposium on September 11-12th. The AIAR is a fully funded month-long program in Basin, Montana. The residency program and symposium are expanding awareness of contemporary Indian life, providing and developing useful strategies for cultural survival and supporting art through residential creative space and intertribal dialogue.