Vision, Mission and Ethics

Our Mission, Vision and Ethics Statement 

Raven Makes Gallery offers North American Indigenous Peoples artwork that explores relevant themes rich in traditional origins, ideas and renewed perspectives.

We work directly with artists to bring American Indian, or Native American, First Nations and Alaska Native art to the unique setting of Central Oregon and cultivate a deeper awareness about fine artists and their communities.

Artists—The owners of Raven Makes Gallery are former public school teachers who taught and lived on the Navajo Nation for over a decade; therefore, we understand the economic situation on those lands and how a community benefits when artisans are successful. We offer artists a fair, reasonable price for their works and purchase them outright. This 'keystone' principal is important to follow in the gallery business, and we know that this practice often allows and motivates artists to continue creating and offering authentic and unique works of art.

BuyersRaven Makes Gallery’s owners traveled both domestically and internationally, as ‘seeing the world’ was a top priority. We love artwork and acquired what we could, which had to be fairly priced from ethical galleries or acquired directly from the artists. This instilled an understanding of how galleries should be—honest, transparent and cognizant of the aspirations, life ways and traditions of artists.

The works we carry are offered at the lowest price that makes them fair to artists, fair to you, the buyer, and also allows us to maintain and operate the business of a gallery. Therefore, we do not negotiate the prices.  We do not offer appraisal services, although we love to converse about Native American art, jewelry, the People and landscapes behind it!  

Transparency--We encourage our potential customers to go on the Internet and compare our prices with others in this venue. We appreciate the number of confirmations by Native American art collectors, or those who simply love ANY art or jewelry, that the cost of the items in our gallery is very fair or even the best they've encountered.

Thank you for supporting authentic Native American and First Nations’ artists, our gallery, and our artistic and cultural communities.