Curtis Joe (Shishalh - Coast Salish)



Curtis Joe (Coast Salish) working on regalia


Born December 28,1960, in Shishalh (Sechelt), BC, Canada, and is a member of the Coast Salish Nation. He began carving in 1988 with his cousin, Sid Lamarche, a highly regarded artist. Curtis also cites Kevin Cranmer (Kwagiulth Nation) as a teacher. Curtis carves in the traditional Kwagiulth style. His work displays a fierce pride informed by the deeply spiritual value system that Curtis brings to all his mediums - carvings, paintings, drums and dance. A world class Powwow dancer, Curtis spends the summers competing throughout North America and the winters working with youth at risk and as a family counsellor.

Click to view Curtis' Frog Panel,  Bear Panel, and Eagle Panel.

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