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Lillian Pitt, Artist

Lillian Pitt Invitation | Ceramic mask with feathers and beads
For a limited time the work of internationally acclaimed Pacific Northwest Native American artist Lillian Pitt will be available at the Friends Shop in the Visitor Center at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Her work includes prints, sculptures, native masks, jewelry, tiles and more. This is one of the few places in the Pacific Northwest t...
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Lois Thadei, Artist

​ Lois learned to fly and trained to be an airline mechanic in Clark County. Lois was a bush pilot in Alaska, and received her aviators "wheel rating" and learned to "dope and fabric" old aircraft from Clark County's Wally Olson. Ms Thadei 'commuted' between Ketchikan, Alaska and Vancouver, Washington through Seattle via pontoon plane to learn thes...
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Friends of Fort Vancouver: 2016 Year in Review

​The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site wish to thank all of our supporters, volunteers, donors and members for this, our first full year. We hope you will consider renewing your membership support for the coming year by visiting our webpage or stop by the Friends Shop at the Visitor Center. If you are not currently a member, we invit...
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Toma Villa, Artist

Toma Villa, Artist
Toma Villa, a registered member of the Yakama Nation, has spent the last year working on the sculpture for the park's Visitor Center, in honor of the National Park Service's centennial year. The sculpture is now a permanent feature in the main lobby of the Center.  Villa calls his work Spirit Pole. The work features two poles, each carved from...
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Lillian Pitt: Getting to Know the Artist

Lillian Pitt is a Native American artist from the Big River (Columbia River) region of the Pacific Northwest. Born on the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon, she is a descendent of Wasco, Yakama, and Warm Springs people. She is one of the most highly regarded Native American artists in the Pacific Northwest. Her works have been exhibited and review...
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