ATADA Foundation Update - White River Valley Museum

Grant Report - White River Valley Museum

Final Report for Grant

Dear ATADA Foundation Members:

In late 2016 we applied to the ATADA Foundation for support to help mount SALISH MODERN: Innovative Art with Ancient Roots (working title Pop Salish). The ATADA Foundation generously provided a $1,000 sponsorship in early 2017. Your gift enabled us to pay for insurance for borrowed artwork, transportation, and two of our interpretive programs.

SALISH MODERN was on display from January through June, 2017 and included the work of 16 contemporary artists of Salish heritage. Twenty six works of art were borrowed from area collectors, galleries and the artists themselves. Laura Sigo of the Suquamish Tribe provided an art history lecture, guest curator Kenneth Greg Watson gave many curator led tours, Upper S’Klallam artist and storyteller Roger Fernandes gave a great performance in the gallery. We toured over 1000 children through the show and it was attended by an interested public for whom much of this information was totally new.

Since photos tell so much more than sentences, what follows is a short photo essay about this exhibit. Again, thank you so much for your trust in us and for this support!


Patricia Cosgrove
Museum Director
White River Valley Museum