Recently, Charbonneau was contacted by Phinney Art Gallery located in Joseph, Oregon. The gallery has a 6-1/2 foot bronze of Sacajawea with baby son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, created by Oregon artist Agnes Vincen Talbot.
Fundraising efforts are underway to purchase the bronze for $52,000 and bring it to Charbonneau. The Charbonneau Arts Association has setup a donation portal for this project. New Year’s Eve was the first of such fundraising events, raising about $10,000.
On February 10, 2023, will be the second fundraising event at Charbonneau. This will be a Pasta Buffet with wine-tasting and bingo. Price $25. Bingo is $20. The event is open to the public.
The artist is Agnes Vincen Talbot, a fifth-generation descendant of Idaho pioneers. Her love of the Native American West began in her childhood days growing up in Boise, Idaho and with her later art studies. She is also a disciplined historical researcher who insists on authenticity and detail in sculptures and paintings of American Indians. Her works have been added to many private collections around the world. There are two other statues of Sacajawea –at the Sacajawea Cultural Center in Lemhi Valley near Salmon, Idaho and at the Idaho Historical Museum in Boise. The sculpture we hope to secure is the final Sacajawea bronze she created. The artist is 91 years old and lives in Florence, Oregon.
We will be accepting donations online soon.
You can also mail your donation to:
32000 SW Charbonneau Dr., Wilsonville, OR 97070, att: Sacajawea Project.
Email: Linda Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org