Check out our contest video featuring former Studio Assistant Sequoia (Navajo) and share with the artists in your life. If you know an indigenous artist that's got what it takes to design a beautiful blanket, we want to help them make that happen! How to Apply Just send electronic copies of your work and a personal statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions must be the sole original work of the submitting artist. Images should be .jpg file type, no more than 2MB in size. Include tribal affiliation, website, and social media links. Personal statement should highlight how your story aligns with.. - Read More
What a huge year for Eighth Generation! With the support of our friends, family, and community across the continent, we’ve grown - and given back - more than we ever dreamed. Here's some of the highlights of a truly incredible year. 8. Mayor's Arts AwardThis summer, Louie was named as a finalist for the Mayor’s Art Award alongside three other "creative visionaries" in the Seattle area. Louie's innovative business model and merger of cultural elements shines through in pieces like "Guardians", a variation of which was commissioned by the mayor as a gift for the President of China. 7. Community.. - Read More
We finally launched the Eighth Generation flagship store in Seattle's Pike Place Market! Located in the Atrium - just above the famous Gum Wall - this little gem represents many years of hard work and saving. We created these video logs to share our journey with you. Enjoy! Episode 1Louie checks in on some projects around Seattle - then goes before the Pike Place Historical Commission to request approval for the 21-foot art installation on the wall above the store! Episode 2Join the team for staff training, and watch us - finally! - tear down the paper covering the store.. - Read More
Although I'm known for my relatively unique merger of Chinese/Northwest Native artistic influences, I never imagined that representatives of the Mayor's office would visit my studio in the International District to ask me to create a gift for the President of China! When they did so two weeks ago, I immediately set aside major projects with looming deadlines (including my October 1st show at ArtXchange Gallery and management of my critical crowdfunding campaign supporting Eighth Generation's wool blanket launch) in order to focus on creating what I thought would be the perfect gift to represent Seattle: To create this gift, I.. - Read More
In his vibrant Seattle studio, artist and activist Louie Gong describes his trend-setting pathway to independence and sustainability as a cultural artist. By Kathy Touhey and Valerie Vozza for the Seattle Channel's "Art Zone". - Read More
Check out this rare video of Barack Obama talking directly about the mixed race experience. Rescued from a robust collection resources gathered during over a decade of working on mixed race issues, this short clip from MAVIN's Chasing Daybreak film is a priceless tool for generating discussion about race and identity.