S'abadeb—The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists is a major exhibition that explores the unique artistry and culture of Salish First Peoples of Washington State and British Columbia. The exhibition features more than 175 works of art from national and international collections that offer a glimpse into the daily and ceremonial lives of the 39 sovereign Salish Nations. Many of the works have never before been on view and are, for the first time, interpreted by Native voices.
Within this visually stunning exhibition, historic works of sculpture, basketry and weaving are shown side by side with contemporary artworks, including paintings, prints and photographs, to emphasize the ongoing vitality of the artistic traditions today. Dynamic multimedia presentations will be featured in the galleries, taking visitors into the territories, lives and rich oral traditions of the Salish First Peoples.
–Barbara Brotherton, Curator of Native American Art
Thunderbird Saves Wolf, 2006, Andrea Wilbur-Sigo, Squaxin, red cedar, yellow cedar and paint, 18 x 18 x 22 in., Collection of Glen and Ann Parker,