National Gallery of Canada
In 2010, Salish Weave donated nine serigraphs by Susan Point to the National Gallery of Canada. The curators of Indigenous Art applied to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, a first experience for Salish Weave. The Board determined that the serigraphs met the criteria of “outstanding significance and national importance” as set out in the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. We were delighted that serigraphs by Susan Point, the leading Coast Salish artist, were certified as cultural property.
In 2016, as part of our succession plan initiative, we donated 58 pieces to the National Gallery: 18 original works – sculptures and paintings – and 40 serigraphs. Among them is Susan Point’s Salish Weave, the signature piece after which the Salish Weave Collection was named. The nature of this largest-ever donation of art from Salish Weave prompted the gallery’s Indigenous Art senior curator to apply to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board. The Board members deemed this collection of works to be of “outstanding significance and national importance” and a Cultural Property Certificate was issued to the National Gallery of Canada. Salish Weave is proud that these contemporary Coast Salish pieces joined those of the Museum of Anthropology and the Legacy Art Galleries collections as part of Canada’s Heritage.
Two of these works, Salish Weave and The Circle Within are featured in People Among the People: The Public Art of Susan Point, a book authored by Robert D. Watt, and published by Figure 1 Publishing and MOA (Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia) in 2019.
Ancestral Guardian (T-Bird III)Susan A. Point, 2002
FlightMaynard Johnny Jr., 2010
SpiritualitySusan A. Point, 2009
Carver’s HelperJohn Marston, 2009
Eagle Nest DrumAndy Everson, 2009
Eagle NestAndy Everson, 2009
Wolf HeaddressJohn Marston, 2011
Spiritual TransferenceJohn Marston, 2010
Second JourneyMaynard Johnny Jr., 2011
Thunderbird and Killerwhale DrumLuke Marston, 2010
DevotionSusan A. Point, 2009
Protecting MotherMaynard Johnny Jr., 1998
WolvesMaynard Johnny Jr., 1999
Thunderbird and KillerwhaleLuke Marston, 2011
Indian Summer (T-Bird VIII)Susan A. Point, 2010
The First CarverStan Greene, 1993
Salish CommunitylessLIE, 2007
MandalaDylan Thomas, 2010
Salmon HeaddressJohn Marston, 2010