Native Hands: Indigenous Art of the Salish Sea

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Alison Bremner’s work is included in the exhibition, “Native Hands: Indigenous Art of the Salish Sea”, which runs from October 15, 2016- February 06, 2017 at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

“A group show featuring over thirty Native American artists from or working in the Salish Sea region…Artists include Larry Ahvakana, David Boxley, Alison Bremner, Rande Cook, George David, John Hoover, Marvin Oliver, Betty Pasco, Sean Peterson, Susan Point, Preston Singletary, and Lisa Telford”.

October 15, 2016-February 06, 2017
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way E.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Out of Sight

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Bremner’s work is included in the upcoming exhibition, “Out of Sight”. “Out of Sight” is an annual survey of contemporary Pacific Northwest arts, and will open on August 4th on the third floor of King Street Station in Seattle, WA.

Collector’s preview, opening night celebration and general admission tickets are available here:

August 4-28, 2016
King Street Station
Seattle, WA

Alaska Passé/Présent

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Alison Bremner’s work is included in the permanent collection and exhibition, “Alaska Passé/Présent” at the Musée Boulogne-sur-Mer in France. The exhibition will run for a period of six months, then will be considered for inclusion among France’s official national treasures.

June 25-December 5, 2016
Musée Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Culture Shift – Une Révolution Culturelle

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logoBremner’s work was included in the biennial exhibition, “Culture Shift – Une Révolution Culturelle” at Art Mûr in Montreal curated by Michael Patten.

“Many of the projects included in the exhibition aspire to reassert Indigenous identity within contemporary while acknowledging the consequences of colonialism on aboriginal people,” curator Michael Patten tells The Creators Project.

Small Treasures: A Christmas Exhibition

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Bremner’s work is included in Alcheringa Gallery’s “Small Treasures: A Christmas Exhibition”.

“This season we invite you to celebrate the season with exquisite, smaller-scale works by contemporary artists from both sides of the Pacific. Featuring works by Alison Bremner, Catherine Blackburn, Doug Cranmer, Edward Dumoi, Angelina Gumowe, Ron Hamilton, Dorothy Jarvis, Edward Joe, Ricky Kiang, lessLIE, George Littlechild, Chris Paul, Susan Point, Mark Preston, Richard Sumner and Dylan Thomas”.

November 21- December 31, 2015
Alcheringa Gallery
621 Fort Street
Victoria, BC

Northwest Coast Art Into the Future

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Bremner recently participated in a panel discussion on future of Northwest Coast art. The panel took place at the Walter Soboleff Center in Juneau, AK and was comprised of Nicholas Galanin, David R. Boxley and Rico Worl. The talk was moderated by Lance Twitchell.

The panel was recorded and is now online at:

Gunalchéesh Sealaska Heritage Institute for bringing the artists together.

Burke Museum Of Natural History and Culture Acquisition

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The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture has acquired Bremner’s piece, “Big Money”, for their permanent collections.

The copper shield, or tináa, was an object of wealth and prestige among the Northwest Coast First Nations people. It was brought out to display during potlatch, and represented more than just the value of the copper.

Tináas once held a money-like value that today is held by dollar bills. Big Money is the next step from the Potlatch Dollars jewelry line, which features images of money superimposed onto copper shields.

Gunalchéesh, thank you to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture!

Native American Heritage Month Lecture Series

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Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau, Alaska will be sponsoring a series of lectures during Native American Heritage Month. There will be lectures by David A. Boxley, Steve Brown, Robert Davidson and Perry Eaton. The series will conclude with a panel of young artists titled “Northwest Coast Art Into the Future”.

“Northwest Coast Art Into the Future” will be comprised of Alison Bremner, David R. Boxley, Rico Worl and Nicholas Galanin. The panel will take place at noon on December 3rd at the Living History Center in the Walter Soboleff Building. The event is free to the public, and a video of the panel will be posted online after the event.

December 3, 2015
Walter Soboleff Building
Juneau, AK
Free Admission