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YVR Art Foundation Auction

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The Vancouver Airport Art Foundation annually offers a number of scholarship and grant programs to support aboriginal artists in British Columbia, and now the Yukon. To help support the programs, the YVRAF is holding a fundraising event focused on an auction of drums which have been painted by notable First Nations artists. Among these are Luke Parnell, Latham Mack, Reg Davidson, Sonny Assu, Dempsey Bob, and others. The finely-crafted drums were crafted for the artists by Brenda Crabtree, artist and Aboriginal Program Manager at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and artist Lawrence Lowe. After October 15th, bids for...

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Native Salad Tongs

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Northwest Coast Gifts has added a few new options of Native serving sets: This stunning set of silver plated food safe Frog servers has been designed by Namgis artist, Ryan Cranmer. Each server measures 11" long and the set comes in an aromatic cedar presentation box. Your purchase will also come with artist and symbolism information. The Frog represents communication and community. This set is not intended for use with hot food items such as rice, mashed potatoes, or hot liquids. This pair of bamboo salad hands has been decorated with a Northwest Coast First Nations design by Tsimshian artist,...

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Northwest Native Umbrella

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This eight-rib, three-fold, automatic opening umbrella displays a First Nations Dragonfly design and is subtle enough for any location...and ocassion! Measuring 40 inches when fully open, this umbrella is large enough to provide good coverage but is also compact. This Dragonfly design has been created by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Andy Everson. Please allow 7 days for delivery. While Andy Everson began drawing at a young age, it was not until 1990 that he began designing and painting Northwest Coast art at a serious level, due to his involvement in potlatch dancing. Andy has completed a Master's degree in Anthropology and also...

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First Nations Corporate Gifts

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Northwest Coast Gifts has a great deal of experience assisting clients with both corporate and conference gifting. From talking sticks for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia to shadow boxed plaques for the Consulting Engineers of BC, we have facilitated numerous award ceremonies by providing authentic items and artworks that are quintessentially West Coast in character.  NWCG just listed personalized framed art cards, featuring the iconic artwork of Canadian Haida artist, Bill Reid. These unique and custom gifts can include the logo of your company or organization, and can also include text of your choosing. These make wonderful keepsakes as...

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Harold Alfred Silver Plated Bowls

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Northwest Coast Gifts is now carrying Kwakwaka'wakw artist Harold Alfred's silver plated bowls. These bowls are made from hand-hammered copper, to provide them with an eye-catching dimpled appearance, and then silver plated. The plating is quite heavy on these bowls, as they have been designed for functional use, but hand-washing is still recommended over the dishwasher. They are available in six designs: Orca, Hummingbird, Salmon, Eagle, Moon, and Frog. Made in Canada.   Harold Alfred Pedestal Bowl - $200.00 Harold Alfred Medium Bowl - $240.00 Harold Alfred Large Bowl - $375.00 Harold has been influenced by Tony Hunt, Oscar Matilpi,...

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