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Ben Houstie

Ben Houstie was born into the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation in 1960 in Waglisla, along the south coast of British Columbia. Ben started expressing his artistic abilities at a young age. He began painting on paper and canvas then progressed to carving cedar. In recent years he has continued to expand his[…]

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Bradley Hunt

Bradley Hunt is a Heiltsuk First Nations from Bella Bella on the Central Coast of BC. He attended the Vancouver School of Art for two years and then graduated with a B. Ed. double art major from the University of BC. Bradley spent 11 years teaching at the elementary school[…]

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Corrine Hunt

Corrine Hunt was born Alert Bay, British Columbia in 1959 into a family rich in artist heritage. Immediate family members include renowned artists Henry, Richard and Tony Hunt. All of whom have influenced her art. Corrine’s uncle, Norman Brotchie, also acted as teacher and mentor. Corrine produces beautiful gold and[…]

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Dean Hunt

Dean Hunt is an up and coming young Heiltsuk artist. Many successful Northwest Coast artists accept responsibility for apprenticing emerging artists, serving as mentors. Such is the case with Dean’s father, J. Bradley Hunt. Dean has been studying under his father’s direction for a number of years. Dean has always[…]

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Doug Horne

Doug Horne, Jr. was born in Victoria in 1982 into a family of carvers. He has been heavily influenced by his father, Doug LaFortune, Perry Lafortune as well as his uncle, Frances Horne. All are established Salish artists. He has been carving professionally since 1998. Over the years, he has[…]

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Doug Horne Jr

Doug Horne, Jr. was born in Victoria in 1982 into a family of carvers. He has been heavily influenced by his father, Doug LaFortune, Perry Lafortune as well as his uncle, Frances Horne. All are established Salish artists. He has been carving professionally since 1998. Over the years, he has[…]

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Francis Horne

Francis Horne, Jr. was born in Chilliwack, B.C. in 1975, and is from the Coast Salish Nation, which represents the lower mainland of British Columbia. Francis is a young, up and coming artist, who is following in his father’s footsteps, Francis Horne, Sr. In the late 1980’s, Francis began carving[…]

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Jim Hart

Jim Hart is one of the Northwest Coast’s most accomplished artists. His monumental sculptures, poles, prints, and Jewellery can be found in collections throughout the world. Bridging classical and contemporary forms, Jim’s work is valued internationally for its beauty, integrity, and innovation. In August 1999, at the Memorial Chieftainship Potlatch[…]

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Ross Henderson

Ross is a Kwakwaka’wakw artist who was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia. His ancestors are from the Henderson family from Campbell River, British Columbia and the Whonnock family from Fort Rupert, British Columbia. Ross and his brother Jonathon Henderson began carving at a young age, watching and learning from[…]

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Stan Hunt

Stan Hunt III was born in Alert Bay, a rich cultural centre for the Kwakwaka’wakw people. For many years, the people of Alert Bay resisted attempts to ban the potlatch and either went to jail or continued the practice in an underground manner rather than give up their potlatch regalia[…]

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Trevor Husband

Trevor was born and raised on Haida Gwaii. His mother’s family is Cree from Sweetgrass, Saskatchewan. His father’s family is Gitxsan. Trevor grew up fishing, hunting, camping, and enjoying being close to nature and in a tight knit community. When Trevor was 18 he moved to Vancouver to focus on[…]

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Victoria Harper

Victoria Harper was in born in Vancouver in 1979. Her artist career began in the 1990’s when she helped her father, Charles Harper, carve three large totem poles for his nation. They now stand at the Stoney Creek reserve. In 1999 she took a stone setting course and then began[…]

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