S'Klallam Foundation

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The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe has many tribal artists who find different ways to sell their art, be it carvings, weaving, basketry, bead work, limited edition prints and newer, less traditional forms of art. We are so proud of the quality of S'Klallam art work and are looking for ways to improve access to markets for this art. You will see a rotating group of artists at each of the Heronswood Plant Sale & Garden open events.

  • Floyd Jones
  • Jimmy Price
  • Lloyd Jones
  • Melissa Streun
  • Mellynie Griggs Ives

S'Klallam artists at one of the Heronswood Open Gardens and Plant Sales

Currently the Foundation is working on grant funding for welcome poles at Point Julia and the entrance to the Heronswood Gardens. The poles will both welcome all people to these special places. The Heronswood pole will feature a heron and frog, reinforcing the tribal symbol for the gardens. (Thank you to Robert Jones for this design.) The welcome pole at Heronswood will have a sign that educates visitors about the Tribe, its culture and art.

The welcome pole on Point Julia will welcome fishers home after their long days on the water, as they come home from harvesting geoduck, salmon, clams, shrimp and other fisheries. Many tribal members prefer to spend their days out on the water and it's not an easy life. We think of them as they leave in the morning and hope for their safety over the hours of the day. The welcome pole will watch over them as they leave and greet them as they come home. It can be a gathering place for ceremonies and speeches. It will be a beacon and welcome to visiting tribes during the annual canoe journey.