Margaret August

Margaret August is a Two-Spirited, Coast Salish artist from Shíshálh Nation. Margaret was born in 1983 in the traditional unceded Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories, now referred to as Victoria B.C. Margaret’s work is inspired by their traditional teachings and encounters with nature. Margaret originally began developing their artistic talents at an early age. They carried on with their visual art practice as they became an adult. Some of their artistic influences include renowned artists such as Susan Point, Mark Preston, and Butch Dick. Margaret has been showing work in group art shows since 2011, by taking the necessary time to grow as an artist while developing their own style, and in their business skills.

In 2019, Margaret started working with further training under the guidance and mentorship of fellow Coast Salish Artist, Dylan Thomas to sharpen their skill set towards advancement in Salish art and design. This has led to creating art in multiple mediums such as serigraph/giclee prints, glass, cedar sandblasted pieces and more. Margaret is committed to their art practice as they believe it is their life’s purpose.

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Margaret August (Salish)

Edition /100This print is only available framed. Please contact the gallery directly."This design...

Edition /100This print is only available framed. Please contact the gallery directly."This design is characterized by the Coast Salish Crows. The crow is a kin to raven. Therefore what applies to raven, also applies to crow. It is easily said the message of crow is better understood at the intuitive level. They are the guardians of the void of the Great Spirit, where there is no structure and constant change." - Margaret August

$600.00

Strength in Power Bentwood Box
Margaret August (Salish)

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are...

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions. Thunderbird ...

$1,800.00

Sacred Gender
Margaret August (Salish)

Edition /100Available framed for $700 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."Sacred Gender is ...

Edition /100Available framed for $700 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."Sacred Gender is symbolized by Two-Spirit people within Indigenous cultures in North America. Two-Spirit people embody the perfect balance of a male and female spirit. Today, the Two-Spirit term is best described to (self) identify gender variance, or being queer and gender queer to name a few. In community, their roles are ceremonial and may vary anywhere from being shamans, to dream interpreters, artists to weav...

$200.00

Thunderbird Bentwood Box
Margaret August (Salish)

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are...

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions. Thunderbird ...

$1,800.00

Coming Home
Margaret August (Salish)

Edition /100Available framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.In “Coming Home” t...

Edition /100Available framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.In “Coming Home” there are four moon faces, each in a different quadrant. To Margaret August, moons are symbolic of the female energies and the matrimonial lineage. The moon connects her spiritually to her heritage. Margaret says, "this image translates the grandmother's guidance to yourself and to your homelands."

$150.00