2017 Tinaa Art Auction
Sealaska Heritage Institute will showcase contemporary masterpieces of Northwest Coast art at its second art auction in an effort to perpetuate critical programs such as Native language revitalization and workshops on endangered Native art forms.
Funds from the proceeds will build SHI’s new endowment to ensure art, language and education programs live long into the future, especially in this era of uncertain fiscal times, said SHI President Rosita Worl. The auction is also part of SHI’s effort to make Juneau the Northwest Coast art capital of the world, she said.
“Our contemporary Native artists are carrying on our art traditions and upholding the high standards left by our ancestors. We want to showcase their work before the world through this auction, and use the proceeds to help our future generations.”
The event also is meant to educate people about fine Native art from the Northwest Coast area.
Collectors who own Northwest Coast or Alaska Native art pieces that they would like to donate to the event are invited to email a photo and or description of the piece to email@example.com.
The auction will be held Sept. 29, 2017, at Centennial Hall in Juneau. Established Northwest Coast artists and collectors who want to participate in the auction should contact SHI now.