LisaNa M. Macias-Red Bear

About LisaNa Macias Red Bear

LisaNa Macias Red Bear is an Awarded Interdisciplinary Glass Artist, Community Educator and Humanities Scholar. She is also a Credentialed Mental Health Professional, Native American Mental Health Specialist and Mental Health First Aid USA Training provider.  LisaNa possesses a unique cultural perspective and background in the Arts and Humanities. She is an innovator in conceptualizing and facilitating creative community education projects that bring together diverse people to participate in her community-based Reclaiming Sacred: Healing Art, projects, workshops presentations, and installations.

LisaNa is empathetic, compassionate, listens non-judgmentally and has specialized training in Military culture / Veteran services; Trauma Informed Care and K-9 support companions. She provides culturally relevant and informed consultation, training and experiential programming. LisaNa also provides training in Mental Health First Aid USA and is interested in the national effort to reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness, while increasing early intervention and support to the person experiencing symptoms of an emotional crisis or onset of mental illness.

LisaNa recently traveled to Aotearoa New Zealand and presented her artwork and ideas on Reclaiming Sacred: Healing Art at the University of Auckland, University of Waikato and Maori communities. She is interested in continuing this cultural relationship and exchange with Maori scholars and artists, as well as, completing a Creative PhD to further her work in Indigenous Healing Arts. Her awarded art and scholarship continues to be presented both nationally and internationally.  She continues to create and welcomes inquiries regarding her work.

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Art Shows and Installations


BEAUTY SWIMSKINS: RETURN OF THE SALMON DANCE, Installation Artist and Community Reclaiming Sacred presentation facilitator, Capitol Lake-Heritage Park, Olympia, WA
THRESHOLD: RECLAIMING SACRED, Distinguished Jo Hockenhull Invited Artist and Lecturer, Washington State University, Gallery II, Pullman, WA

MALINAL RISES TO FREE HER GRANDCHILDREN, Fourth Floor Gallery, The Evergreen State College, Installation, Olympia, WA

1998 – 1996
KUNIDEEYAH, two-year loan to The Evergreen State College Longhouse Cultural Center, installation, Olympia, WA

Avanti Galleria, Seattle, WA


current – 2007
Isuma TV, Montreal, Canada

current – 2006
LA FreeWaves: 10th Biennial Festival of Film, Video and Experimental New Media “Too Much Freedom?”  Hammer Museum and WW-web, Los Angeles, CA

Native Voice Film Festival, Elk Theater screening URANIUM WOMYN 238, and Deep Wave Healing, Rapid City, SD
Victory Hall Cultural Center, American Diaspora, juried exhibition, NJ, NJ
Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, RELATIONS, juried Biennial, Digital Media exhibition Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM
Cover Image: THE Magazine: Santa Fe’s monthly magazine of and for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM
19th edition, Images Experimental and Independent Film Festival, invited screening URANIUM WOMYN 238, Toronto, Canada
HerLand Film Festival, URANIUM WOMYN 238 Alberta-Calgary, Canada
Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts, Impacted Nations: Honor The Earth; national exhibition, Colorado Springs, CO
Institute of American Indian Arts, Impacted Nations: Honor The Earth; national exhibition, Santa Fe, NM
Ancient Traders Gallery, Impacted Nations: Honor The Earth; national exhibition Minneapolis, MN
Nathan Cummings Foundation, Impacted Nations: Honor The Earth; national exhibition opening, New York, NY

ImagineNATIVE Film Festival [Canada’s Largest indigenous film festival], Premiere international screening URANIUM WOMYN 238 Toronto, Canada  Awarded: Honorable Mention Best Experimental Film category
International Cherokee Film Festival, screening URANIUM WOMYN 238,Tahlequah, OK
Native Voice Film Festival, Elk Theater and Journey’s Museum screening URANIUM WOMYN 238, Rapid City, SD

Colorado University Boulder Gallery, Distance and Displacement, Boulder CO
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Encounters/Encuentros, Valencia, Spain
Escuela Naciuonal de Artes Plasticas of UNAM, Encounters/Encuentros, Mexico City, Mexico
Claremont College, screening of La Lucha, Pomona, CA
Gallery Sovereign, WAR, Boulder, CO
Bismarck State College Galleries, Offerings from the Heart, Bismarck, ND
Lake Region Heritage Center, Inc.  Offerings from the Heart, Devils Lake, ND
Cando Arts Center, Offerings from the Heart, Cando, ND
Schoolhouse History and Art Center, Offerings from the Heart, Colstrip, MT
Beall Park Art Center, Offerings from the Heart, Bozeman, MT
Holter Museum of Art, Offerings from the Heart, Helena, MT

Soiled Dove, Sense Data, screening of La Lucha, Denver, CO
Kahhak Fine Arts Gallery, Show de Las Americas, Carbondale, CO
Gallery of Visual Arts, Art Department, University of Montana, Offerings from the Heart, Missoula, MT
UMC Gallery, Conflict / Resolution, juried exhibition Boulder, CO

EU Muestra plastica, Muerte y Memoria: imagenes de Colorado, Oaxaca, Mexico
Centro Civico, Cinco de Mayo, Salt Lake City, UT
Mestizo Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Custer County Art Center, Offerings from the Heart, etched glass, blown and solid glass sculpture, Miles City MT
Putnam House, Foster County Historical Society, Offerings from the Heart, Carrington, ND
Dickinson State University Gallery, Offerings from the Heart, Dickinson, ND
Two Rivers Gallery, Offerings from the Heart, Minneapolis American Indian Center, Minneapolis, MN

Columbia Basin College, Defends Horses permanent collection, Art in Public Places WA State Art Collection, Pasco, WA
Memorial Union Gallery, Offerings from the Heart North Dakota State University, North Dakota
The Arts Center, Offerings from the Heart, Jamestown, ND
Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Offerings from the Heart, Minot, ND
Apex Gallery, Offerings from the Heart, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD
Human Rights Resource Center, Indigenous Human Rights, Screening of Malinal Rises to Free Her Grandchildren University Of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Los Angeles International Radical Film Festival, screening What is real What is Artificial, Los Angeles, CA

Gorman Museum, Offerings from the Heart, UC Davis, Davis, CA
Washington State University Gallery, American Indian Women Artists, Pullman, WA
North Central Washington Museum, A Gathering of Tribes, Wenatchee, WA
Seattle Center Gallery, Passion a Fire, Pilchuck Glass School Auction, Seattle, WA
The Evergreen State College Longhouse Cultural Center, Alumni, Faculty, Student, Olympia, WA
Lady-Fest Lecture, performance, screening What is Real and What is Artificial, Malinal Rises to Free Her Grandchildren, Olympia, WA

Washington’s Center for the Performing Arts, Native Voice’s Emerging and Reemerging, Olympia, WA
Washington’s Center for the Performing Arts, ULALI, performance, Olympia, WA
Pilchuck Glass School Gallery, Stanwood, WA

The Evergreen State College Longhouse Cultural Center, Neon installation / collaboration, Guillermo Gomez-Pena’s El Mexterminator, Olympia, WA
Metropolitan Gallery, Seattle, WA

SPIPA, Native Prints, Olympia, WA
The Evergreen State College Fourth Floor Gallery, Xicana / o Art, Olympia, WA
Capitol Theater, performance, Premiere screening Follow Me Home by Peter Bratt, Olympia, WA

Speaking Engagements

Ute Indian Tribe Health, Career, and Wellness Conference, Keynote speaker – Self Determination

Indigenous Healing Reclamation Art Methodology, Reclaiming Sacred – Native Wellness, Te Kotahi Institute, University of Waikato, Hamilton, University of Auckland, Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Culturally Relevant Service Delivery in Indigenous Communities, Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki Ltd., Maori Social Service Provider, New Plymouth, Aotearoa, New Zealand
Urban Native Youth Clear Sky Conference, Native Wellness – Healthy Relationships Training, Indian Heritage School, Seattle, WA

North Sound Tribal Mental Health Conference: Wrap Around in Indian Country, Traditional Concepts in Contemporary Practices: Restoring Harmony, Health and Well Being, Skagit County, WA
Honoring Families, Keynote speaker, Health Career and College Conference, Ute Indian Tribe Education Department. Ft. Duchesne, UT

Migration, Change, Direction: Native Artist Symposium
Conference Panel Member, Squaxin Tribe, Shelton WA

Empowerment training, Keynote address, Utah Federation of Business and Professional Women, Park City, UT
Humanities and Social Advocacy, presenter/facilitator YWCA, Salt Lake City, UT

West/Southwest Methamphetamine Legislative and Policy Planning Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
Adopt a School program, Lecturer and competition juror
Utah public schools, Salt Lake City, St George, UT
Native American Film festival
Portland State University, Portland, OR
One Nation: One Life for a Healthier Future, Keynote speaker, Ute Indian Tribe Education Department. Ft. Duchesne, UT

Adams Mark Hotel, invited lecturer new media presentation, National Art Educators of America Conference Women’s
Deconstructing Internalized Racism Through Media, Image and Sound, Claremont College, The National Student Conference on the Mixed Race Experience, Pamona, CA
Indigenous Healing Art Methodologies, Naropa University, Boulder, CO

Native Women in Leadership, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

University of Utah, Keynote Speaker, American Indian Youth Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

Indigenous Healing Art workshop, Healing Intergenerational Trauma, Indigenous Women’s Network, Sustainable Communities Gathering, Mokawk Valley, Fonda, NY

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Jo Hockenhull Artist, Washington State University
Unique Contribution to Human Rights, Thurston County Diversity Council
Honorable Mention: ImagineNative Film Festival, Uranium Womyn 238, Toronto, Canada
Sea Change Cottage Residency, GAEA Foundation Fellowship, Province Town, MA
Pilchuck Glass School Scholarships
Arts and Sciences Fellowship in Humanities and the Arts, University of Colorado Boulder
Cultural Diversity Fellowship, University of Colorado Fine Arts Department
Sumasil Foundation Grant
Human Rights Resource Center, University of Minnesota, Stanley Foundation
Alumni and Cultural Diversity Association Scholarships The Evergreen State College
JUNO Art Scholarship
Democratic Socialist Peace Award
Michael Schwerner Activist Award


Master of Fine Art
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder Colorado
Indigenous Healing Art Methodology, New Media Technology

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts
Indigenous History, Social sciences / Humanities and the Arts
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington


Washington State Credentialed Mental Health Professional
Native American Mental Health Specialist

Trainer Certifications

Native Wellness Leading the Next Generations – Healthy Relationships Trainer; Native Wellness Institute
Universal Declaration of Human Rights; University of Minnesota
Mental Health First Aid USA and Youth Mental Health First Aid USA; National Council on Community Behavioral Health

Training Provider:

Mental Health First Aid Training Provider
HIV / AIDS Awareness / Prevention, Chemical Dependency Assessment / Intervention
Domestic Violence Intervention, High Risk Family Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Developmental Delay Assessment
Customer Service-Relationship Training
Redirect Your Life – Find Your Place Through Art and Music project