Ric Gendron has re-established his studio and studio practice since losing his home to fire. Ric is prolific but needs to increase sales to make his only source of income sustainable.


Painter, Ric Gendron is member of the Arrow Lakes Band of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla. Ric is known in the Spokane and Santa Fe regions as a prolific, contemporary, Native artist. Ric’s paintings, prints and drawings are described as powerful, expressionistic and lyrical. Ric’s works display his connection to traditional Upper Columbia Plateau Indian culture painted by a contemporary hand.

The goal of the project is a self-published book to promote Ric’s artwork in new venues. The book would present Ric’s paintings/artworks and bio with quality color photographs. The book would be provided free to museums, galleries and community organizations. Particularly in the time of pandemic and post pandemic, sales have been limited for artists.

New gallery and museum venues would bring greater cultural and artistic understanding to communities as well as support Ric’s studio practice.

How the money will be spent:   




Fundraising Goals:

$10,000    400 Books   Saturate Pacific NW Venues and influencers with sponsored copies

$20,000    800 Books   Saturate West Coast Venues and influencers with sponsored copies

$30,000    1200 Books   Saturate US Venues and influencers with sponsored copies

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 12 mos
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    • $20 
    • 12 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 17 mos
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    • $30 
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  • Edna Ripka 
    • $40 
    • 19 mos
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Fundraising team (7)

Gordon Wilson 
Raised $112 from 1 donation
Spokane, WA
Ric Gendron 
Marshall Peterson 
Team member
Raised $856 from 8 donations
Laura Ackerman 
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Michael Malsam 
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Sean Muncie 
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