MEET THE ARTISTS
In addition to custom designs with your logo, we also license art from tribal members to print on gift shop merchandise.
Guy Capoeman, Quinault Nation
Carver, Canoe Maker, Painter, Designer
Guy Capoeman is the owner of Capoeman Arts, a family run artistry business that specializes in Quinault/Coast Salish style arts. With partners, brother Jeff Capoeman and son, Cecil Capoeman, Capoeman Arts aspires to carry on their culture and heritage. Guy’s art is a prominent in and around his communities. You can find Guy’s piece, "Thunderbird & Lighting Fish” printed at Queets Custom.
Douglas James, Quinault Nation
Carver, Painter, Fine Artist
Douglas James discovered his love of art while attending the Chemawa Indian School in Oregon. Inspired by teachers and family members, including his cousin Guy Capoeman and Uncle Randy Capoeman, Doug’s work is primarily carved Salish designs. His art has been featured at the Suquamish Museum. You can find Doug’s pieces, “Headed for home”, “The lil tough guy” and “Out of the Ocean” printed at Queets Custom.
Ezekiel (Zeke) Serrano, Quinault Nation
Ezekiel (Zeke) Serrano grew up in Hoquiam with three brothers and one sister. While practicing art began as a hobby of Zeke’s, when his work gained recognition by his community Zeke took on his creative and cultural endeavors of painting and woodcarving as a professional. His traditional Quinault art style speaks to the stories and experiences of those in his community while also uplifting his individual expression. Zeke has carved several painted hunting paddles and ceremonial masks. You can find Zeke’s pieces, "Timeless and "Way of Life" printed at Queets Custom.
Ezekiel Serrano Artwork:
The Salmon design is called “Timeless” and is a symbol of abundance, fertility and rejuvenation. Timeless because the egg at the center is generations to come and the salmon swimming around it like a clock that is timeless and keeps going.
The Whale design is called “Way of Life” and is a symbol of the family in health and wellness by living traditional lifestyles. The whale represents good health and longevity and the design on the bottom is like a basket that keeps our families united.
Douglas James Artwork:
The Salmon art is called “Headed for home”
The Hummingbird art is called “The lil tough guy” The Whale art is called “Out of the ocean”