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Totem Pole

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IMG_9BDE117D04EF-1On October 27, 2019 Alison Marks became the first Tlingit woman to carve and raise a totem pole. The 10 ft old growth red cedar totem pole was carved in honor of Marks’ grandfather, John Bremner Sr. The pole depicts a Raven on top, Bremner’s clan, and John Bremner Sr is depicted on the bottom, holding a thermos of coffee.

The totem pole was made possible by the James W. Ray Venture Project Award from the Frye Art Museum/Artist Trust consortium. The totem pole was carved under the instruction of David A. Boxley in Kingston, WA then finished in Yakutat, AK. The totem pole was raised in Yakutat next to the house that John Bremner Sr. built. The raising was accompanied by a traditional Tlingit ceremony and potlatch.


Two Ravens

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Alison Marks and Crystal Worl had a two woman show at Stonington Gallery in Seattle. The show ran from February 7-February 28, 2019. Both Marks and Worl created new works for the show.

“We chose the theme as we are both from the Raven clan. Raven is also widely known as a trickster on the Northwest Coast. There are endless possibilities as to what Raven could be up to”.

Thank you to Stonington Gallery, Crystal Worl and the city of Seattle for a great exhibition!

Bill Reid Gallery

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Thank you to the Bill Reid Gallery and the Rematriate Collective for including my work in the exhibition Womxn and Waterways! The exhibition opened on April 9, 2019. I created a new work responding to the exhibition theme. Since the beginning of my career, it has been a dream to show in the Bill Reid Gallery space. If you missed the opening celebration, the exhibition will be on view through October 2, 2019.ʔ-yəxw-water-honours-us-womxn-and-waterways


Frye Art Museum Permanent Collection

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Although the solo exhibition “One Gray Hair” at the Frye Art Museum has ended, a piece of the show will live on in the permanent collections of the Frye Art Museum. The selected piece is “Chemically Tanned”, a rawhide cast of a female form.

Thank you to the Frye Art Museum and staff for a wonderful exhibition experience.