Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot
Spring 2023

Silver (aka Tashia "Tazha" Williams) is an AfroIndigenous, Queer, Non-binary Creative Polymath: Interdisciplinary Artist, Performer, and Advocate. Silver’s work is an ode to their creative ancestors and a means to explore metaphysics, sovereignty and identity. They were the 2017 Lilla Jewel Award winner of Oregon's MRG Foundation. Their work has been featured in the San Diego Union Tribune, on The Today Show and KUSI news. In 2020, Silver was featured via National Geographic, Willamette Week and Oregon Public Broadcasting for their contributions in the Movement for Black Lives. From San Diego, CA, Silver has resided in Portland, OR since 2015. Visit to become an Art Patron.