The Native Roots Artist Guild is a non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Haudenosaunee artists. The guild was founded in 2010 by a group of volunteer artists and is led by a board of directors elected by member artists. Since its inception, the guild has strived to expand the market base and opportunities for member artists. This effort has moved Native artists from local to regional and national levels. By following the high standards set by the guild, collectors and museums are ensured quality artwork reflecting Native impressions and expressions of indigenous culture.
Over the years, the NRAG has established strong relationships with many museums and art galleries. The guild now has several annual exhibits and is constantly seeking new venues to display their wide variety of artwork. All exhibits scheduled have been free and open to the public.
In the past, the NRAG, in conjunction with Nichols School, has hosted an exhibit at the Glen and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center, Buffalo New York. The exhibit, “DISCOVER; Through Art the Haudenosaunee “, the public was invited to view creations reflecting Native life and culture. Contributing artists will display various mediums including beadwork, paintings and woodcarving.
Every year the NRAG hosts an exhibit at the William Seneca Administration Building, Route 438, Irving, New York, on the Cattaraugus Territory or the Seneca Allegany Administration Building, 90 Ohi:yo’ Way, Salamanca, NY on the Allegany Territory.
Each Spring, the NRAG has been present at an exhibit at the Charles E. Burchfield Nature Arts Center, in West Seneca, New York. This exhibit is in conjunction with the Seneca Nation’s commemoration of the signing of the Buffalo Creek Treaty of 1838. In the past, the C. E. Burchfield Center hosted classes with guild members as instructors, teaching and inviting the public to experience the creative process.
The Native Roots Artists Guild has established itself as a valued resource for quality artwork, exceptional mentors, and an expansive resource for Haudenosaunee knowledge. For more information on the guild or its membership, please visit our website at www.nativerootsartistsguild.com or become our friends and follow us on facebook.com/groups/nativerootsartistguild/ page.
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Native Roots Artists Guild is open to: Artists who are enrolled members of the Seneca Nation of Indians and other Haudenosaunee Nation*
Artists practicing visual, written and performing art forms. Both experienced and emerging artists.
*Non-enrolled Seneca and members of other federally recognized tribes will be admitted to the guild upon review and approved by the membership committee.