Who is White Bear

Standing Creative?

Sherry Crawford is an established artist who grew up on the shores of Anderson Lake, and Paudash Lake near Bancroft, Ontario. Her Algonquin roots have had her picking up the pieces of her Anishinaabe Culture for over 20 years. Embracing spiritual and traditional teachings have brought honor and humility to her life and her art.

White Bear Standing Creative

During a Shaking Tent Ceremony years ago, Sherry was given her Indigenous Ceremonial name; White Bear Standing. She is proud to connect with her inner spirit. It presents itself in many of her pieces.

RED POWER RELATIVES

This piece represents the connectedness to all things. We refer to the trees as ‘Standing People’ for they are warriors who stand strong against the elements and they provide us with clean air and thus, life! The faces in the trees and earth are representative of the connections and continued energy flow of life. When we die, we go into the earth, the plants and trees grow from the earth, we eat the plants and the animals eat the plants. We eat the animals, and sometimes the animals eat us….and the cycle continues forever!

GRANDFATHERS IN THE ROCKS

Inspired by a wonderful canoe trip with my son and a generous and kind Teacher friend from Bancroft. We were canoeing on the York River and I have driven the road past the Eagles nest park (rock cliffs) hundreds of times, but never saw it from the ‘river’ looking up at the rocks. It was beautiful and I snapped a shot of it. I went home that evening and painted the painting. We strongly believe if we follow the ‘Seven Grandfather Teachings” of Love, Respect, Wisdom, Truth, Honesty, Bravery & Humility, we can walk the good Red Road in a good way! There is an image in the rock face’..that is seen in many photos. known as the Chief. I drew 6 more grandfather faces.. to represent the teachings. You have to look carefully to find them all!

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MEDIA, NEWS & EVENTS


Lunarfest 2021

April 6 - April 22, 2021

Frederick Horsman Varley

Art Gallery, Unionville, ON




The 4ssst, Uxbridge

Pop-Up Entrance Exhibit


Exhibit @ The Mount, Peterborough, ON

November 10/2020

Ready, Set, Stop! CLOSED DUE TO COVID!

"Messages from the Heart"The Georgina Post

Sherry Crawford

Sept. 26 - 27 2020

Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery, Sutton, ON


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGpWm9Ep_wE&ab_channel=GeorginaArtsCentreSuttonOntario 


Ongoing Exhibits/Events/Pop-UP's!

April 2021 "Mini-pop up gallery - Foodland, Millbrook, ON

Ø Feb. 2021 – “Lunarfest – Chinese New Year Celebration” – Due to Covid, in person changed to Online Indigenous Lights Festival, Scarborough, ON

Ø Nov. 2020 – Ongoing - “Featured Artist” – The 4ssst, Uxbridge, ON (Covid Restrictions)

Ø Nov.2020 – Jan. 2021 “Pop – Up Gallery” , Foodland, Bancroft, ON (Covid Restrictions)

Ø Nov. 2020 “Short But Sweet” – Set up @ The Mount, Peterborough, ON ( Cancelled due to Covid)

Ø Sept. 2020 – Nov. 2020 “Messages from the Heart” – Fall Studio Tour, Georgina ARTS Centre & Gallery, Sutton, ON (Covid Restrictions)

Ø July 2020 “Here we Go Again” – Created /Curated / Exhibited - 2 Drive-Thru Exhibit & Indoor Indigenous ART Experience, St. John’s Anglican Church, Ida, ON (Covid Restrictions)

Ø June 2020 “Thinking outside the Box” – Created Solo Drive-Thru Exhibit – St. John’s Anglican Church, Ida, ON – Covid-Safe!

Ø Sept 2019 Indigenous Discovery Wknd, Education & Art Show & Sale, St. Paul’s United Church, Bowmanville, ON

Ø July 2019 Algonquin Gathering, Bancroft ON – Art show/Sale

Ø Nov. 2018 Talking Stick Workshop – Sharing Cultural Education through Creation – York River Public School, Bancroft, ON

Ø Sept. 2018 “Art Show/Sale & Sharing Circle- The effects of Residential Schools” - Earth Run in the Rouge & Indigenous Arts Celebration, Scarborough, ON

Ø July 2018 “Indigenous Days Art Show / Cultural Education”, Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre, Pembroke, ON

Ø May 2018 Exhibited with other Indigenous Artists at the Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, ON

Ø Oct. 2017 “Reflections of my Mind” - Art Show & Sale – Ross Memorial Hospital - Mental Health Association, Lindsay, ON

Ø April 2017 “Introducing – White Bear Standing “ Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery, Sutton , ON

Ø July 2016 “Pimisi Station Algonquin Paddle Project”, Ottawa, ON

Ø June 2016 “Finding Critical Mass” – Algonquin Artists – Bancroft Art Gallery, Bancroft, ON

Ø Mar. 2014-May 2015 Opened Crawford Fine ART Gallery, Millbrook On

Ø June 2013 “Peterborough in Portraits” – Group Exhibition – Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, ON

Ø Feb. 2013 Taught 8 week Art Class to Youth at Risk (Durham Region) Volunteer

Ø 2006–2010 Created/Curated/Facilitated Indigenous Wisdom Sharing Workshops – Art Prints / Talking Stick / Medicine Wheel Creation/EducationOngoing Exhibits/Events/Pop-UP's!

April 2021 "Mini-pop up gallery - Foodland, Millbrook, ON

Ø Feb. 2021 – “Lunarfest – Chinese New Year Celebration” – Due to Covid, in person changed to Online Indigenous Lights Festival, Scarborough, ON

Ø Nov. 2020 – Ongoing - “Featured Artist” – The 4ssst, Uxbridge, ON (Covid Restrictions)

Ø Nov.2020 – Jan. 2021 “Pop – Up Gallery” , Foodland, Bancroft, ON (Covid Restrictions)

Ø Nov. 2020 “Short But Sweet” – Set up @ The Mount, Peterborough, ON ( Cancelled due to Covid)

Ø Sept. 2020 – Nov. 2020 “Messages from the Heart” – Fall Studio Tour, Georgina ARTS Centre & Gallery, Sutton, ON (Covid Restrictions)

Ø July 2020 “Here we Go Again” – Created /Curated / Exhibited - 2 Drive-Thru Exhibit & Indoor Indigenous ART Experience, St. John’s Anglican Church, Ida, ON (Covid Restrictions)

Ø June 2020 “Thinking outside the Box” – Created Solo Drive-Thru Exhibit – St. John’s Anglican Church, Ida, ON – Covid-Safe!

Ø Sept 2019 Indigenous Discovery Wknd, Education & Art Show & Sale, St. Paul’s United Church, Bowmanville, ON

Ø July 2019 Algonquin Gathering, Bancroft ON – Art show/Sale

Ø Nov. 2018 Talking Stick Workshop – Sharing Cultural Education through Creation – York River Public School, Bancroft, ON

Ø Sept. 2018 “Art Show/Sale & Sharing Circle- The effects of Residential Schools” - Earth Run in the Rouge & Indigenous Arts Celebration, Scarborough, ON

Ø July 2018 “Indigenous Days Art Show / Cultural Education”, Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre, Pembroke, ON

Ø May 2018 Exhibited with other Indigenous Artists at the Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, ON

Ø Oct. 2017 “Reflections of my Mind” - Art Show & Sale – Ross Memorial Hospital - Mental Health Association, Lindsay, ON

Ø April 2017 “Introducing – White Bear Standing “ Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery, Sutton , ON

Ø July 2016 “Pimisi Station Algonquin Paddle Project”, Ottawa, ON

Ø June 2016 “Finding Critical Mass” – Algonquin Artists – Bancroft Art Gallery, Bancroft, ON

Ø Mar. 2014-May 2015 Opened Crawford Fine ART Gallery, Millbrook On

Ø June 2013 “Peterborough in Portraits” – Group Exhibition – Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, ON

Ø Feb. 2013 Taught 8 week Art Class to Youth at Risk (Durham Region) Volunteer

Ø 2006–2010 Created/Curated/Facilitated Indigenous Wisdom Sharing Workshops – Art Prints / Talking Stick / Medicine Wheel Creation/Education

Media Attention:​

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2APGuUyWhg&list=PL678149514798831D&index=8

https://lunarfestgta.ca/red-power-relatives-by-sherry-crawford/

https://lunarfestgta.ca/2021-indigenous-lights/?fbclid=IwAR2GcQyTu7bUTmNBi5Nm4z6NGRb286ja-OpQOo0-6vYYlkHp8SrDLYiu03o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2APGuUyWhg

http://www.bancroftthisweek.com/?p=11087

https://www.jamesfineartcollection.com/Virtual-Exhibit---The-Mount.html

https://www.jamesfineartcollection.com/upload/Sherry-Crawford-Catalogue.pdf

https://georginapost.com/2020/09/09/2020-georgina-studio-tour-set-for-september-26-27/?fbclid=IwAR2P8OJ5GsejdeI8vvAj7MCpAKPpsEt0xZC4uPesJD5rPho7gyAEnRJWI5g

http://georginastudiotour.com/sherry-crawford/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?

v=AGpWm9Ep_wE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1OtfDuVwzKpeuvIMhM0VH_YHlgne-AxsTNCTszyNOW47wjPnYG66UNqfs

http://gacag.com/white-bear-standing-messages-from-the-heart/?

fbclid=IwAR3BIDFqDzP8cMv50VqyV1jZeQf2felbKvdK7KK0TDio4rVvxtQRRz6BBXI

https://themillbrooktimes.ca/local-indigenous-artist-sherry-crawford-hosts-art-exhibits/

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-112-ontario-morning-from-cbc-radio/clip/15787675-ontario-morning-friday-july-17-2020-

https://globalnews.ca/event/7181191/indigenous-art-exhibit-drive-thru-indoor/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzmGTjE3kjs

http://www.bancroftthisweek.com/?p=10717

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybVnj3tObZk&t=7s

https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/entertainment/art/2020/06/15/artist-holding-drive-thru-art-exhibit-on-saturday-in-cavan.html?fbclid=IwAR10y5-

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https://www.windspeaker.com/news/windspeaker-news/algonquins-of-ontario-celebrate-their-culture-through-art/

https://www.aptncommunity.ca/event/finding-critical-mass/

http://www.bancroftthisweek.com/?p=7028

https://united-church.ca/blogs/round-table/indigenous-circle-stirs-emotion-and-action

http://paddles.simonbrascoupe.com/sherry-crawford-the-white-bears-meet-copper-thunderbird/

http://paddles.simonbrascoupe.com/

https://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/indigenous-art-opens-may-26-2018/

https://nationtalk.ca/story/earth-run-in-the-rouge-and-indigenous-arts-celebration-toronto-com

https://kawarthanow.com/2013/06/18/peterborough-in-portrait/

https://themillbrooktimes.ca/new-gallery-stories-tell/

http://www.businessbeat.ca/update/2014/4/15/peterborough-examiner-april-14-1.html 


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