Artist You Should Know: Jaune Quick–to-See Smith
Sunday, September 19, 2021
1 PM – 3:30 PM
Sunday, Sept. 19
Instructor: Stan Padilla and Laurie Seban
Rooted in the Crocker's commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion, the Artists You Should Know series spotlights artists in the Museum's collection from traditionally marginalized backgrounds.
Join us in September to explore the work of contemporary artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. Through her abstract and representational paintings, prints, collage, and mixed media works, Smith communicates a political ideology that aims to assert Native dialogues about American history. Smith juxtaposes the stories of her ancestors against modern-day issues facing Native Americans to create a rich, multi-layered symbolic language.
Instructors: Stan Padilla is an indigenous multi-media artist with disciplines that include drawing, painting, muralism, and jewelry-making. He is a Native Educator and Artistic/Cultural Mentor for the United Auburn Indian Community Tribal School and a Cultural Activist with an emphasis on using art to address issues of social justice.
Padilla is a colorist, paint maker, storyteller, and informal historian. He is one of the principal mural painters of the Royal Chicano Air Force, and maintains an active art studio compound and nature sanctuary in rural Placer County. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1967.
Laurie Seban is a Northern California native with a master's in art history from the University of California, Davis, specializing in non-Western and modern art. She currently teaches Native American art at California State University, Sacramento.
Image credit: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Salish, born 1940), Browning of America (Map), (detail) 2000. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 36 x 48 in. Crocker Art Museum purchase with contributions from Gail and John Enns and the George and Bea Gibson Fund, 2007.23.