January 21, 2019

Ka’ila Farrell Smith is an artist and activist from the Klamath Tribe in southern Oregon. We recently spoke about the proposed pipeline between Malin and Coos Bay, OR. The pipeline would run through 485 waterways and her tribe’s ancestral sacred lands.


January 21, 2019

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) welcomed Ka’ila Farrell-Smith to the studio from October 21-November 2, 2018. Farrell-Smith is a recipient of a 2018 Golden Spot Residency Award at Crow’s Shadow. This Artist-in-Residence award allows Oregon-based contemporary...

January 21, 2019

An exhibition of work by artist Ka’ila Farrell Smith, “Marks from a Journey Home,” will be on display Jan. 7 through Feb. 7 in the Fairbanks Gallery of Art on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.

Farrell-Smith is a contemporary Klamath Modoc visual artist ba...

July 8, 2018

Three paintings by Ka'ila Farrell-Smith: "Chief Bundle," "Time Bundle," and "IAIA Student Bundle." All 96" x 48," created at IAIA A-I-R Program in Santa Fe in April 2017.

Exhibition Date: 

July 7, 2018 to September 23, 2018

Reception Date: 

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 2:00p...

April 9, 2018

Woven: The Art of Contemporary Native Basketry

April 2018 - March 2019 at the Portland International Airport (PDX)! The third installment in the Woven exhibition series featuring the work of twelve amazing northwest based artists including:

Joe Feddersen

Gail Tremblay


February 12, 2018

Crow's Shadow 2018 Golden Spot Residency Award Winners (l-r): Avantika Bawa, Vanessa Renwick, and Ka'ila Farrell-Smith.


February 6, 2018

Crow’s Shadow is excited to share the news of our 2018 Golden Spot residency award recipients: Avantika Bawa, Van...

October 19, 2017

It was an incredible month to spend at Ucross Artist Residency outside of Clearmont and Buffalo, Wyoming. I would like to thank the Ucross Staff, Mike Latham, the Ford Foundation for offering funding to cover travel and material costs, Cindy for feeding us all such del...

May 25, 2017

 New paintings by Ka'ila Farrell-Smith created during her month long Artist-In-Residence at Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, NM April 2017.

First four paintings are large (96" x 48") acrylic and oil paintings on reclaimed IAIA exhibition banners on...

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