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 are proud to have sustained support through 4Culture

Ric Gendron Exhibit

Ric Gendron is a member of the Sinixt, Entiat, and Wenatchee of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and a descendant of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indians (Walla Walla and Umatilla). He now resides on the banks of the Columbia River on the Colville Reservation in Elmer City, Washington, to be near his family and community.

Gendron’s paintings reflect a glimpse into his experiences, memories, history, and passion for music and good poetry. Also, as a musician himself, he is strongly influenced by contemporary and traditional Native music as well as rock and roll, country, blues, and folk. Ric follows the work of Beat poets such as Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Much of his work encompasses Upper Columbia Plateau Native culture, traditional and contemporary. Once in a while, Ric inserts his humor, and love of fun and the absurd into his works in less-than-subtle ways.

Ric Gendron attended Spokane Fall Community College, Cornish College of the Arts, and Eastern State University. He has had residencies at Whitworth University, Crow’s Shadow Institute, and the Institute of American Indian Arts in Sante Fe. His paintings have been shown across the country including: the Art Spirit Gallery in Idaho, Museum of Northwest Art, Institute of American Indian Art, Jundt Museum, and the Tamastslikt Cultural Center. A chronicle of Ric’s journey as an artist can be found in the book “Rattlebone: The Art of Ric Gendron.”

This exhibit runs from April 29th – July 4th, 2022. Make sure to stop by! We hope you’ll also join us for a reception on June 28th from 2-5pm.

Next Exhibit

The next artist at the Sacred Circle Gallery will be Alison Bremner. This exhibit will be generously supported by the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.

Native American Art Mart

Come visit Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center for all your gift ideas!  In addition to our Gift Shop, we regularly host Artist and Craft Market in our building.  Support your local indigenous community!  Art prints, original works of art, clothing, drums, jewelry, and much more!  Traditional food on site and entertainment throughout the market.  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 jmontano@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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