Indigenous Art 2021 Artist, Clayton Samuel King

Welcome to Woodland Cultural Centre’s Indigenous Art 2021 Exhibition.

Established in 1975, this is one of the longest running multi-media exhibitions that provide artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a fine art gallery setting. WCC is pleased to announce the return of this annual Juried Exhibition and we can’t wait to share the selected works with the public. Indigenous Art 2021 will be running September 11 – November 20, 2021.


Meet Artist, Clayton Samuel King

Barrie Ontario based multi-media artist Clayton Samuel King has been sharpening his skills in the creative arts for the past fourteen years. Clayton has developed predominantly with acrylic paint but has worked with several other mediums in the past like First Nations crafts, photography, sculpture, ink, graphite, and more recently writing. Mr. King has displayed his art mainly in Ontario as a regional artist in which he has presented his work in 7 solo exhibitions and 43 selected group exhibitions. His artwork has been acquired by many public and private collectors all over Turtle Island and abroad.

Deeply rooted and influenced by Anishinaabek culture, Clayton continues to contribute to the education sector in Simcoe County and surrounding area by facilitating Anishinaabe cultural and historical workshops and lectures. In the past he has served on many boards and committees ranging from local to national levels.

The common themes in Clayton’s work relate to his Indigenous cultural background that is highly influenced by the Professional Native Indian Artist Incorporated, 3 generations of Woodland School artists and the sublime of nature. He does his best to interpret the knowledge that has been bestowed upon him to help sustain and preserve Anishinaabek culture, history and identity.

Throughout his career Clayton has received four grants, eight awards and was named the Emerging Artist of the year by the City of Barrie’s Department of Culture in 2014. He has served his community of Beausoleil First Nation as their Treaty and Historical Researcher, Elected Band Councillor and most recently as their Heritage and Cultural Coordinator.

Clayton was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario and graduated with a Fine Art Advanced Diploma from Fanshawe College in 2010. Mr. King is of Bodewadmi (Potawatomi) Anishinabek and Chi Mookomaan decent and is a member of Beausoleil First Nation, otherwise known as Chimnissing.

Clayton’s Featured Artwork

Clayton Samuel King

Balancing in Two Worlds: Waabizhishii Doodem, 2021

25″ x 20″ x 1.5″ / 63.5cm x 50.8cm x 3.8cm

Acrylic paint on canvas


















Clayton Samuel King

Waab Adik Doodem, 2021

20 “x 16″ x 1.5” / 50.8cm x 40.6cm x 3.8cm

Acrylic paint on canvas


















If you’re interested in purchasing Clayton’s Art, download our Art Sales Form Here


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Make sure to book your admission tickets to see Indigenous Art 2021! Can’t make it into the Museum? Watch our Facebook Livestream Here, where we take you around the Gallery to showcase the exhibition.