We are proud to introduce the next creator in our BIPOC Artist Print Soap Collaboration Series, Jason LaClair! For each bar sold from his collection, one dollar goes to the artist and an additional dollar is donated to his nonprofit of choice, Lydia Place.
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Jason LaClair is a 38 Year old Artist of the Lummi Nation and Nooksahk Tribe who has been creating art in the Formline Style of the North and the Coast Salish style of his Ancestors.
Jason's main source of income was through his printmaking, often walking his art door to door in neighborhoods of Lummi and Whatcom County. Many people from both the Lummi and Nooksahk communities supported and encouraged him to never stop creating and sharing.
Some of Jason's most recent commissions include the 720ft Mural collaboration w Gretchen Leggitt called "The Salmon Run" created in August-Sept of 2021, and the One from the Heart mural at the Ferndale Pavilion in July of 2021.
Mr. LaClair says that he hopes that those murals in Ferndale and Bellingham are going to be the first of many, making the presence of his Coast Salish Ancestors known by sharing beautiful designs with the community.
Jason has spoken highly of new connections being made, and of all the support and encouragement from everyone.
Artist's Non-Profit of Choice: Lydia Place
Lydia Place is a Bellingham-based community organization that addresses homelessness and supports people experiencing homelessness in Whatcom County, looking beyond short-term solutions to break the generational cycle of poverty and promote sustained independence.
They envision "a compassionate community where everyone has a home and the opportunity to thrive."
What Lydia Place does:
- Emergency, Transitional, and Permanent Supportive Housing
- Intensive Housing Case Management
- Parenting Education and Support
- Behavioral Health Counseling
- Life skills and Family Connections Classes
- Community Resource Referrals
- Education and advocacy about the faces and causes of homelessness