CONTACT THE GALLERY

Mishibinijima Private Art Gallery
c/o James Simon
426 Lakeshore Road,
Wikwemikong, Ontario
Manitoulin Island
705-859-3871 P0P 2J0
james.mishibinijima@gmail.com
Viewing by Appointments Only:
MISHMOUNTAINS by MISHIBINIJIMA
SEPTEMBER 2016 - $63.50 per square inch
SEPTEMBER 2017 - $64.00 per square inch
SEPTEMBER 2018 - $64.50 per square inch

MISHIBINIJIMA BIOGRAPHY & STATEMENT:
Please continue bottom of this page and see where it says older posts and there you'll find artist bio.

MISHIBINIJIMA SIGNATURE SERIES PUBLISHING:
Long awaited open end publishing of Mishmountain originals. This business plan conformed into three levels:
1. 1000 Artist Proofs autographed and numbered and distinction in size.
2. Open end publishing smaller size.
3. Art Card or greeting card format.

MISHIBINIJIMA ART COLLECTOR:
To walk around the gallery floors with Mishibinijima explaining each Mishmountain piece represents hospitality and professionalism she expressed to me this morning, I'll be back with my private viewing appointment and must apologize people who were locked out.

GROUP of SEVEN NATIVE ARTIST QUESTION: This question asked multiple times during Mishibinijima Private Art Gallery 2017 art season. During my early years, invitation came to me from a well known art gallery in southern Ontario to open the gallery's permanent native art collection. In attendance were up and coming and pioneer artist of the day. During this festive time I tried communicating and greet older artist congratulating them as well but the older wanted no part of artist dialogue while others were huddled around their private little circles that night and thought: Is this the way established artist act?. That evening and still today I don't care less about these people and didn't want any part of them. I shared my personal experience with a mentor medicine man and told me, Just focus what's in front of you and nothing matters if one of them said "hello" to you.
(This was my only time in my life I tried communicating with the group of seven native art member's.)

SIGNATURE SERIES by MISHIBINIJIMA ART EXHIBITION - 2017: To exhibit this many Signature Series by Mishibinijima is a one time event and very rare the last time being 1988 and this art exhibition a must see exhibit and only possible by appointment, it took me fifteen years to make twenty-four paintings - 705-859-3871

INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL ILLUSTRATIONS by MISHIBINIJIMA SECOND RUN PUBLISHING: So many people left out getting a copy of this book and needs a second run, I'm in the process of getting this second run done through prepaid orders, this way I'll know how much I need to get done and send those out soon as possible - Thank you..

INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL ILLUSTRATIONS by MISHIBINIJIMA: I feel great pride having my IRS art project home within two weeks and don't have any immediate plans having them on exhibit. Better place for them will be in shipping crates until something comes up for them or place them in the art market who knows, idea of having art exhibit and book opening been DONE.

PROSTATE CANCER: Family physician called the other day wanting me to come in: Your PSA blood test revealed you have prostate cancer and like to know what you're going to do and told her: I'll look into it. This afternoon I searched a tree I need for its inner bark enough to make four gallons of herbal drink that rids prostate cancer in thirty days and do this alone also.

NOTICE: This herbal drink handed down only shared with my inner circle of art collectors, people I know personally and sorry about internet correspondence not answered.

APPLY A GRANT THEY SAID: I never and will and never apply for any type of artist grant in Canada. Everything done nationally and internationally bought and paid for by Mishibinijima. Elder stated: If you have personal visions on this artist path, you pay and pay alone to succeed and be very careful who ventures into your most inner circle, through images you're leaving yourself open to negative energy and never forgot that lesson today, so much of this bad energy passed around and not coming close to it.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

MISHMOUNTAIN ORIGINALS

SKETCHBOOKS by MISHIBINIJIMA: 1969-2017

It gives me great pleasure and happiness announcing Mishibinijima book publishings are complete. The second book titled: Pictographs by Mishibinijima are sketches made from 1969 - 2016 and offers a testament of Mishibinijima's art career where every sketch created became original works of art in Ojibwe pictorial design.
This book can be order through the book publisher The Porcupine Quill 519-833-9845 or pql@sentex.net and thank you: MISHIBINIJIMA 2017
UPDATE: Just received news the gallery be getting few more copies of Indian Residential School Illustrations by Mishibinijima and the next print run be a prepaid concept knowing how much I need to print. 

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY NEWS REPORTER Ms. Mary PEMBER
Enjoyed speaking with Mary PEMBER this afternoon, news interview touched topic on Mishmountains Art Style and most important Mishibinijima latest publishings. 
To have ancient pictograph symbolism brings multiple stores to one Mishmountain original, symbols collected over forty-eight years brings greater understanding to Native American Art, only to paint 291 originals over Mishibinijima's entire art career represents five good art exhibits which is clearly not enough for this planet.

SIGNATURE  SERIES
Titled:        FISHER ISLAND
Medium:    Acrylic on Canvas
Size:            60" x  44"

Title:       TREASURE ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         60" x  44"

Sunset with love ones at the beach, a place of PEACE.
Sunrise over the gallery - September 11, 2017

Title:       BLUE MOUNTAIN
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        40" x  24"
LEGEND: To venture the woodlands along the North Channel of Georgian Bay, every second as the sun goes down colors of this majestic region goes to sleep as well for another day. 
You can't help thinking native ancestors who walked and performed sacred ceremonies here still lingers as the inner spirit feels the homage that everything's safe.
Title:       THE WOODLANDS
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        24"  x   40"
LEGEND: Spiritual communication on Manitoulin do happen with certain people every now and then, feelings of being watched unexplainable. It's because ancient sacred ceremonies conducted over thousands of years still linger and just recognise the ground and surroundings, you'll find sweat lodge rocks used in ceremony turn shades of medicine wheel colors.

 Title:       CANADA
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        24" x  40"
LEGEND: Changing world creates spiritual diversity on turtle island. Culture holds the keys towards understanding people. language spoken during spiritual worship different honoring one Great Spirit like everyone else.  

Title:       THE MUSKOKA
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        18" x  48"

Title:       LITTLE BIGHORN
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        24" x  48"
LEGEND: The struggle continues.


Title:        SHADOW MOUNTAIN
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        40" x  24"
LEGEND: Shadow mountain represents turtle island, earth itself comes first before anything else. Life form represents the "shadows" of Mother Earth, were part of creation and nothing more.

Title:        MOUNT McKAY in THUNDER BAY
Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        36" x  24"
LEGEND: To know yourself through ceremony unique as the practice itself, spirits that contain in the sacred smudge recognise dark forces that roam our natural surrounds, people who left before their time chose "walk the land" and not enter the next dimension.  

Title:       SPIRIT MOUNTAIN
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        32" x  54"

Title:       THE BAYFIELD
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        24" x 44"
LEGEND: Sacred bundles hold sacred items for spiritual communication, they serve as cleansing personal pathways one day we must enter by life's design.

Title:        THE COVE
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         16"x 30" x 2
LEGEND: A story about a woman needing help after going into birth-labor one spring afternoon during the late 1800's. She harnessed up her sled and dog team and not to longer then she was on route. Every now and then, dogs came across a snow melt where exposed ground starting to form under the warming sun and how this woman perished, the dog's couldn't pull the sled of tiredness. 
Title:         THUNDER MOUNTAIN in TAMARACK HARBOR
Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         47" x  97"
TAMARACK: Geographical land points along Tamarack Harbor holds ceremonial sacred sites, hearing many teachings about safe passage before going open waters this area also serves understanding guidance. Open water journey ceremonies also reflect life we lead on dryland and just as dangerous.

Title:       EARTH CHILD
Medium: Acrylic, Diamond Stone and Canvas
Size:        56" x 65"
EARTH CHILD: Mother embracing a child represents Grandmother the Moon embracing Mother Earth in the painting. To look upon this imagery and to know what's at steak toward our future generations grim and grave. Would people intentionally place a child in harms way? Humanity needs to wake-up no matter the cost towards it's environment.

Title:        PHILLIP EDWARD ISLAND
Medium:  Acrylic, Diamond Stone and Canvas
Size:         48" x 36"

Title:        Silent Cove
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        54" x 65"

Title:       STORY TIME in MACKINAW
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        78" x 44"


Title:        STRAWBERRY ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic, Diamond Stone and Canvas
Size:        78" x 44"

Title:       MOTHER and CHILD
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Title:       CUP and SAUCER
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Title: TAMARACK
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Title:        DREAMERS ROCK and the TREE OF LIFE
Medium:  Diamond Stone, Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         19" x 13"
Price:       SOLD
Title:       STURGEON COVE
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        22" x 18"
Price:       SOLD
Title:       TAMARACK
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        24" x 30"
Price:      SOLD
Title:       MAZENAZING
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        20" x 18"
Price:       SOLD 
Title:        McBEAN CHANNEL
Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         20" x  16"
Price:        SOLD 
Title:       KILLARNEY
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        20" x  18"
Price:       SOLD
Title:        SPIRIT BAY
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        20" x  16"
Price:       SOLD
Title:       SPIRIT of MANITOULIN
Medium: Acrylic and Diamond on Canvas
Size:        98" x  48"

Title:       DREAMERS COVE
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:       16" x 10"
Price:      SOLD
Title:        Schreiber Island
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        16" x  19"
Price: -     SOLD
Title:        LONELY ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        16" x 11"
Price:       SOLD
Title:       BLACKWATER
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:       20" x 16"
Price:      SOLD
Title:       BEAVERSTONE
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        20" x 16"
Price:       SOLD
Title:        PARTRIDGE ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:       16" x 11"
Price:      SOLD
Title:        SPIRIT BAY
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:       18" x 14"
Price:      SOLD
                           
Title:       BUSTARD ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:       16" x 10"
Price:      SOLD
Title:        Mother and and CHILDREN
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        22" x 22"
Price:       SOLD
Title:        FLOWER POT ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        24" x 30"
Price:       SOLD
Title:      "SEVEN GRANDFATHER STONES" at "DREAMERS ROCK."
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        19" x 13"
Price:       SOLD
Title: EAST ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 16" x 11"
Price: SOLD
Title:       WOLF CREEK
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        22" x 22"
Price:       SOLD
Title:        UNITY MOUNTAIN and MATRIARCH
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         20" x 16"
Price:       SOLD
Title:        FITZWILLIAM ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        16" x 11"
Price:       SOLD
Title:        SQUAW ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         24" x 30"
Price:       SOLD
Title:       HAYWARD ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:       16" x  11"
Price:      $10,160.00

Title:       BELONGING
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        24" x 30"
Price:      SOLD
Title:        THE COVE
Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         24" x 30
Price:        SOLD
Title:       MOTHER AND CHILD
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        18" x  14"   
Price:       SOLD
Title:       TAMARACK HARBOR
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        19" x  13"
Price:       SOLD
My mother's proudest moments.