Paige Pettibon
Visual and Fiber Artist
IG Handle: Plain_to_sea, Paige_Pettibon



Curriculum Visual Design, Muckleshoot Tribal School — Contracted Illustrator
August 2021- Present
Supported the Muckleshoot Tribal School Curriculum Department as an illustrator, and visual identity creator. 

Lushootseed Language Institute, University of Washington — Co-Instructor
August 12th, 2019 - August 23rd, 2019
Supported the Puyallup Language Department as a co-instructor, as well as collaborated on building curriculum. 

Chief Leschi Schools, Puyallup — Para Educator
October  2016 - June  2018
Work with the indigenous community, support student growth and achievement, design and participate in multicultural competency professional development, ensure a safe and welcoming environment for students, support teachers in documenting and managing behaviors to maintain a productive learning environment. 

Tacoma community college, Tacoma- Supplemental Instruction Leader/Mentor
January 2015- June 2016
As a supplemental Instruction Leader, I would support professors by facilitating study groups. As a Supplemental Instruction Mentor, I helped support other supplemental Instruction Leaders to enhance their study groups.



Evergreen State College, Tacoma, WA — Native Pathways Program- Bachelors.
Fall 2019 - Spring 2021.

PARC Artist Training Cohort & Permanent Public Art Projects — Tacoma, WA.   
Spring 2020.

Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA — Associates of Arts.
January  2013 - June 2019.
Graduated with a 3.7 GPA.

Lushootseed Language Institute- University of Washington, Tacoma, WA — Certificate of completion.
40 hour course - August 2017.
As a student, I learned Lushootseed pronunciation, grammar, and conversation. 


“Ancestors Know Us” — Virtual Exhibition for the National Museum of the American Indian. 
Spring 2022.


Native Art Mart: Tacoma Studio Tours at Indigo Studios — Tacoma, Washington.
Bringing together local Indigenous artists to share their work with the Tacoma community.
December 14th & 15th, 2019.

Coil Basket Workshop and Lushootseed Storytime — Lacey Timberland Library 500 College Street Southeast.
Presenting a coil basket activity along with Kayla Guyett. Followed by a traditional story of “Basket ogress and Chipmunk” told in Lushootseed and in English. October 25th, 2019.

Family day: Celebrate Indigenous Artists! — Fab-5 HQ, 1120 South 11th Street, Tacoma, WA 98405.
Learning Lushootseed through storytelling with Kayla Guyett. Families in the community coming together for a hands-on learning day led by Native American artists. Curated by Kimberly Corinne Deriana (Mandan/ Hidatsa) and Asai Tail (Cherokee).

Native Art Mart: Tacoma Studio Tours at Alma Mater — Tacoma, Washington.
Showcasing local Indigenous artists and craftsman for the community event under Tacoma studio tours for Tacoma art month.
October 12th & 13th, 2019.

Indigenous Literature Grant — Chief Leschi Schools.
100 hand painted illustrations for 10 Lushootseed Language books. collaboration with Authors Kayla Guyett. Published August 2019. 

Yehaw’ Show — King Street Station.
An Indigenous project that includes mentorship, event partnership, exhibition, etc. 2018-2019. Curators Asai Tail (Cherokee), Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole), Satpreet Kahlon.

Columbia City Gallery — Women's Work Exhibition.
February 23rd-March 23rd, 2019.

Tacoma Gallery “For Tacoma” Exhibit— Alma Mater
January 5th - February 28th, 2019.

Sharing Blankets Exhibition — Wallowa Homeland, Oregon.
Shared exhibition of five fiber artists, May 25th, 2019. Curated by Britt Rynearson.

King 5's New Day Northwest interview —  Tacoma Reads gives a platform to urban native artists.
October 10th, 2019.

City of Tacoma: artTown- Artist2Artist: Philip Red Eagle & Paige Pettibon.
Published October 11th, 2019.

Puyallup Tribal Language Department's Traditional Storytelling night— Spirit House 2209 East 32nd Street, Tacoma, Washington.
Basket Ogress. Role as 1 of 4 Basket ogresses, Lushootseed explanation of "haboo". Song and Dance. October 23rd, 2019.

Yehaw’ Show “Lifting the Sky” Fashion show — Seattle Art Museum
Indigenous pop-up market, May 2nd, 2019. Curated by Lisa Fruichantie (Seminole/Mvskoke-creek).

Tacoma Gallery “For Tacoma” Exhibit — Alma Mater
January 5th - February 28th, 2019. Curated by Jane and Jason Sobottka.

Yehaw’ Show Mentorship — Tacoma Cohort
Participated as a mentee in the Tacoma Cohort led by visual artist RYAN! Fedderson 2018.

Yehaw’ Show Native Art Market — Tacoma Studio Tours
Pop up market inside Tacoma’s  Alma Mater lobby, October 2018.

Tacoma Recycling Bins — Tacoma Recycling 
This project was to design 3 images with respect to Tacoma’s culture and landscape, March 2020.

“Rhoda”— Art Exhibit at 950 GALLERY
A show that units family and identity through multiple mediums and artists of the same blood-line. This exhibit will be open to the public from March 5th-April 16th 2020. 

Black Lives Matter Posters — Posters For Activism

This project focused on the solidarity of the Black and Indigenous community. Summer 2020.

“ALL IN WA”— Theo Chocolate Bar Collaboration
For this project, I was commissioned to create designs that represent Washington Tribes. This project helped support those in Washington impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. 2020.

Rise Resist Reclaim Posters — A Indigenous People’s Day Posters
Commission for the Seattle Canoes Affinity Group. October 12th, 2020.

Land Acknowledgment Mural — Alma Mater
A collaboration between Alma Mater, Puyallup Tribal Language Department, and Paige Pettibon. January 2021.

Basket Tradition Mural — MadArt Gallery
April 2021.

Wetlands Mural — North Seattle College
A collaboration between North Seattle College and students attending the ART 204 course, and Paige Pettibon. March 2021.

The Kraken Iceplex Mural — Starbucks
Commission mural by the Starbucks Community Store Arts Program team, hand painted by Ira Coyne. September 2021.

Vaccinated Campaign — Puyallup Tribal Health Authority
Four digital illustrations promoting the Puyallup Tribe community to be well informed about  safe vaccine information. September 2021.


Sewing, weaving, embroidery, jewelry making.
Watercolor painting.
Acrylic painting.
Experienced at teaching art to all age groups.
Proficient in Lushootseed Language.


Lushootseed (level 1 certification)