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to Benefit “Pet Peace of Mind”, Hospice at St. Luke’s Hospital, Boise, Idaho
“For the love of Jackson”
Linda St. Clair was an American contemporary wildlife painter. She was best known for her vibrant art of
domestic and wild animals. She and her best friend, Spring Spaniel Jackson, were traveling thru Boise,
Idaho when she collapsed at her motel and was taken to St. Luke’s ICU. Jackson was placed at the Idaho
Humane Society when Linda’s friend, Pam Eggemeyer, contacted Idaho Dog Park to see if we could pick
him up and foster him until Linda gets out of the hospital. Jackson was part of the IDP family for a
month. Linda sadly past away and Pam found Jackson a forever home in Colorado. Instead of flowers to
be sent in memory of Linda, her son, Kevin asked that donations be sent to Idaho Dog Park to help foster
other dogs in need. Idaho Dog Park contacted Pet Peace of Mind, an organization who partners with St.
Luke’s. Their mission is “to enrich the quality of life and well-being of hospice and palliative care patients
by providing a national support network to help care for the pets they love. They envision a nation
where all patients have the support they need to maintain the loving bond with their pets.” Kevin and
Linda’s friends thought this would be exactly where she would want these funds to go. We never met
Linda but her sweet Jackson melted all our hearts at Idaho Dog Park.
All donations received for the Linda St. Clair fund will continue to be sent directly to Pet Peace of Mind
through the St Luke’s foundation.
We want to thank all those who have donated.
“My goal is offer the viewer a rare, if not surprising, glimpse into an
animal’s individuality, it’s endearing qualities and often complex
internal state. I want my work to tell a story, to make us feel a
connection with the subjects, to remind us all that upon closer
inspection, animal emotions and relationships are not unlike our own.”
Linda St. Clair
Linda St Clair Foundation to Benefit Pet Peace of Mind
St. Luke’s Hospital, Boise, Idaho to benefit Hospice patients with pets
To contribute to Linda’s memory to benefit the Foundation:
Idaho Dog Park Attn. Jennifer Nichols, 5019 North Sawyer Ave., Garden City, ID 83714
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In the Beginning, grandmother made seven dolls for the seven campfires of the Teton circle. Grandmother told the mothers to teach and train the dolls because The People would only be as strong as their ability to teach and train their children.
The dolls were to be handed down through the generations so all of the children to come would have the teachings of the grandmother and the first mother.
These dolls have been recreated by internationally known artist J. Nelson with knowledge, great reverence and respect for the ways of our native american peoples. They emphasize the importance of all of our children, the way that we care for them and the need to teach them the things we should all know in our hearts.
All pieces depict figures of Lakota Sioux Folklore ; colors, patterns, and shapes all have sacred meaning. These pieces are powerful in their depiction of spirit and tradition.
Blue: Represents Sky Father
Red: Represents the sun
Green: Represents Earth Mother
Yellow: Represents the rocks and high mountains.
These four powers are one, and they make up the Wakan Tanka. The Great Spirit, the great mystery.
Purple: Represents wisdom, shaman, elders, and teachers.
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The connection and deep reverence that Cheri feels for our Native people began as a child. Cheri was born and raised on a large cattle and sheep ranch in the Colorado high country. Many hours were spent exploring the ancient encampments and burial grounds on the family’s ranch. She collected artifacts and arrowheads while working the ranch. Her respect and kinship grew through the years and were fueled with education and involvement with the Native people. At the same time Cheri learned the art of running trap lines and tanning and preparing skins and furs from her grandfather. Her early years also found her hunting, fishing and living the western ranch lifestyle. This taught her the value of nature, animal life and the bond that runs between man and the land.
She learned the importance of balance between these two.
It seemed only natural that Cheri would create art that would demonstrate her love for the Native Americans, the land, and a lost way of life. Each one of her pieces is a one-of-a-kind museum quality work. They are historically true to the 1800’s circa war shirts, wedding dresses, and child’s ceremonial works of art, which are important for weddings such as weddings linens direct for the decoration of these events. These striking works are created by hand using elk and buckskin. They are painstakingly brought to life with fine beadwork and authentic adornments originally found on period pieces.
The result is a powerful statement of our Native American culture.
You can find Cheri’s work in public and private collections across the country and in Europe, Africa, and Australia. She is represented by many fine galleries, and has won numerous awards at prestigious national and international shows.
Cheri currently owns and operates a ranch in the mountains of Colorado with her husband and children. Cheri’s artwork is her way of honoring and demonstrating her respect for our Native American heritage.
All pieces are leather, native beads, found objects; including horse hair, shark teeth, bones, shells, and coral.