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Ben Houstie

 

Heiltsuk artist Ben Houstie was born in Bella Bella, BC (Waglisla) in 1960. Ben's works include: original paintings, limited edition prints, carved cedar rattles and paddles. He has worked with Cheryl Hall, Robert Hall, David Gladstone and Beau Dick. In 1988, Ben worked under Bill Reid painting several drums of Bill's designs and 20 paddles for the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. Ben also painted several reconstructed artworks in 2000 for the Museum of Anthropology's ‘The Transforming Image' exhibition, at the University of British Columbia.

“As a child, I had the opportunity to watch master carver, Mungo Martin, worked on the world's largest totem pole, in Alert Bay, B.C. I had been removed from my family and community and placed in St Michael's residential school in Alert Bay. Residential schools were designed to “remove” culture and promote assimilation and yet ironically in Alert Bay, I found the artistic traditions of our culture. As a survivor I am deeply impacted by the painful experiences of being in a residential school. My art is part of my healing and provides a connection to my culture. Working with Bill Reid as well as a project featuring bent box designs created by my great grandfather, Daniel Houstie were critical in my understanding of our unique art forms. I have committed my life to Northwest Coast Art and am delighted that my son Christopher is following in our family tradition.”

Artcards

6"x 9" Artcards $6.95 Cdn each
Minimum Order of 3 cards

Matted Artcards 11" x 14" $20.00 Minimum 2

Framed Artcards 10-5/8" x 13" $ 36.00 Minimum 2

Canvas stretched wooden frame 8" x 10" $44.00

Stretched and framed Canvas in a Black floater frame

9-1/4" x 11-1/4" $70.00

 

Seal

POD771

King Fisher

POD772

Wolf Dancer

POD773

Raven Dancer

POD774

Raven Dancer II

POD769

Raven That Stole the Light

POD770

Salmon

POD727

 

Sun

POD732

 

Strength

POD729

 

Inukshuk

POD730

Family I

POD728

Family II

POD731

3 Hummingbirds

POD853

4 Hummingbirds

POD726

Sea Otter

POD733

Salmon

POD775

Eagle

POD776

 

King Fisher

POD941

 

Sun

POD938

Killer Whales

POD939

 

King Fisher

POD940

 

 

All Limited Editions

Image Size 13" X 16.5 "

Limiter Editions in Either Museum Quality Paper or Canvas

L.E. $125.00 L.E. MATTED $185.00 L.E. FRAMED $225.00
16" x 20" 20" x 25.5" 24 5/8 " x 30

 

Salmon

POD775LE

Raven Dancer II

POD769LE

Raven That Stole the Light

POD770LE

Inukshuk

POD730LE

Family I

POD728LE

Family II

POD731LE

3 Hummingbirds

POD 853LE

4 Hummingbirds

POD726LE

 

New Canvas & Poster Collection

Canvas = Unstretched. matted or stretched and framed

Paper Size
Flat
Rolled & Sleeved/Shrink Wrapped
Dry Mounted & Framed
12x18"
$28.00
$29
$56
20x28"
$55.20
N/A
$97.20
24x24"
$55.20
N/A
$97.20
24x36"
$72.00
N/A
$108.00

 

Canvas
Unstretched Canvas
Stretched Canvas
Stretched & Framed Canvas
12x18"
$51.00
$81.60
$108.00
20x28"
$114.00
$168.00
$216.00
24x24"
$114.00
$168.00
$216.00
24x36"
$144.00
$210.00
$270.00

 

Seal
30160

12 x 18
24 x36

King Fisher
30161

12 x 18
24 x36

Wolf Dancer
3
0162

12 x 18
24 x36

 

Raven Dancer
30163

12 x 18
24 x36