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Mission San Juan Bautista

Old Mission Series: Mission San Juan Bautista Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 8×10 Oil on Linen mounted on Board Framing 21/2″ 24K custom frames Signed Lower Right – Baumann     Date Completed: 2003 On Verso Baumann 04 white sticker, Cleveland 2003, Opus 21, “Old Mission, opus 1″ San Juan Bautista Artist’s Comments As part of my California “Old Mission” series, I painted the Mission in San Juan Bautista. Although painting the beauty of nature is my passion, I am also intrigued by historical places and buildings that humans created for shelter and community gatherings when they settled in nature. By painting…

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Robert Owens Greygrass to Perform in Los Angeles

Robert Greygrass, formerly an active member of the acting community of Ashland and known around the world for his one man shows “Walking on Turtle Island” and “Ghostlands of an Urban INDN” is back in LA with plans to perform both shows at the Autry In Griffith Park. We felt that readers who plan to be in the area, whether or not they are familiar with Greygrass’ work, would appreciate the opportunity to include one or more of his shows in their plans. Those unable to make it but with friends and family there might want to share. We’ve been fortunate to see both shows and participated in the filming of one and highly recommend either one!

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Back to the Future (Part 2)

The power of art to bring people together, remind us of our past and propel us into our future is something that has existed for millennia. It is neither a blip on the radar screen nor is it the dawning of a new age. Instead, it is merely a reminder to go back to our future.[…]

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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Awards 26 Grants to Artists and Organizations

Posted 11/2/10

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) recently awarded its first grants to 26 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists and organizations.The NACF, incorporated in 2007, is the first permanently endowed national organization dedicated exclusively to the revitalization, appreciation and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures. This year’s grant sizes ranged from $7,000 to $20,000, with a total allocation of $394,319. The Rasmuson Foundation generously provided a $10,000 match to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a grant recipient in Alaska.

Grants were awarded in support for individual artists’ projects (total allocation $136,070); support for community based programming (total allocation $168,249); and strengthening the Native arts service infrastructure (total allocation $90,000).

“It’s the NACF’s mission to provide financial support to artists and organizations to facilitate the development of our Native cultures,” said Lulani Arquette, president and chief executive officer of the NACF. “We imagine creating opportunities which

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