2017 Native Creative Development Program Grant Recipients

Natalie Ball, The Klamath Tribes

Natalie Ball

The Klamath Tribes

Focus on harvesting traditional resources to sustain herself and her children and to use them as materials to develop a hierarchy in her work’s materiality in a new body of work expected December 2018.

Dan Friday, Lummi

Dan Friday


Prepare for solo show at Museum of Northwest Art to produce work in the largest scale of his career to date.

John Goodwin, Makah

John Goodwin


Enlarge wood working shop and install dust-collector equipment.

Tierra Rose McCarty, Makah

Tierra Rose McCarty


Build skills in ornamental engraving and traditional Makah Design style.

Ruby Murray, Osage

Ruby Murray


Invest in manuscript evaluation and editor consultation for her memoir Don’t Be An Orphan. The memoir tracks Osage removals from Missouri to Kansas to Oklahoma.

William Passmore, Colville

William Passmore


Create a series of 10 large glass vessels exploring his heritage using imagery on the vessels and forms placed within the vessels.

Lillian Pitt, Warm Springs/Wasco

Lillian Pitt

Warm Springs/Wasco

Create 6 to 8 glass works for exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

Sara Siestreem, Hanis Coos

Sara Siestreem

Hanis Coos

Invited to work with Dzawada’enuxw community to do a two week residency on spruce root weaving.

Jeffrey Veregge, Port Gamble S’Klallam

Jeffrey Veregge

Port Gamble S’Klallam

Purchase computer equipment and accessories to improve work flow as a comic book artist.

Celeste Whitewolf, Umatilla

Celeste Whitewolf


Create Plateau Style Huckleberry Basket.

Paul Wilson, The Klamath Tribes

Paul Wilson

The Klamath Tribes

Create a body of photographic works that explore the 5 components that determine hiswaqs (manhood) in the culture of the Klamath Peoples.