Nancy is a mother of 5 kids greately involved in the church. She started creating art at a young age because it's something her grandma showed her mom and then her mom showed her. Nancy creates art to carry on the tradition and makes beautiful beaded earrings and beaded purses.
Tribe: Yakama Nation Descendant
Daniel says he became interested in creating art about 7 years ago. Nancy Tahmalwash taught Daniel how to bead and he learned how to create art with paracord by watching videos. To Daniel, art is an expression and a time to relax and get his mind off of other things going on in his life. Daniel gets inspired from things he sees around him like colors, trends, ideas and sometimes he says he doesn’t even try and it just happens.
"Big Mike" Sternback
Tribes: Yakama Nation Enrolled/Makah
Big Mike started creating his jewlery in high school with the Indian Culture class that White Swan offered. Art is a means of distraction for Mike when he can't seem to sleep and it allows him to show expression. The ideas and designs for his jewelry just come to him naturally when he starts creating.
Lorena grew up in Western Washington where she worked at a landscape nursery. She moved to the Yakama Reservation in 2007 and has brought her experience with colors and texture with her in capturing beautiful moments in pictures. She is self taught and gets inspired everyday by the nature and the people all around her. While working at the post office she had her pictures displayed for customers to see and the Yakima Herald wrote a piece on her in 2017. Her personal mantra when out taking captures is to pray and thank the Lord for reveiling such great things to her and allowing her to capture those moments to share with others.