Multnomah Arts Center Basketry Classes
Carol Ross and Roger Besselievre
Intro to Round Reed Basketry
April 3, 2013 - May 1, 2013 (5 Classes)
Wed. 12:30 - 3:30
Intermediate Round Reed Basketry
May 8, 2013 - June 5, 2013 (5 Classes)
Wed. 12:30 - 3:30
The Northwest Basket Weavers Spring Retreat 2014
March 12, 2014 - March 16, 2014
Cathlapotle PlankhouseSun, June 9, 12pm – 4pm28908 NW Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642 (map)Second Sunday Event at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse: Summer celebration and Chinookan-style Salmon Bake!
Call to artists - The Arts Center in Corvallis
June 21-23, 2013
Celebrating its 50th year, the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts will be June 21, 22, and 23, 2013. The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, a program division of Lakewood Center for the Arts, has an annual attendance of 22,000-25,000 arts patrons, over 1,000 works of fine art by over 400 artists, live entertainment, artist demonstrations, hands-on activities, food faire, wine and beer.
This summer, Pat Courtney Gold will be teaching a number of basketry classes at the Barbey Maritime Center, Astoria, OR, part of the
Columbia River Maritime Museum. The schedule, descriptions, and registration forms are in the website: www.barbeymaritimecenter.org.
Shannon Weber: Adventures in the Woven Vessel
June 12-14, 2013
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR
www.sitkacenter.org ~ 541-994-5485
Lanny Bergner: Metal Meshworking in 3D
June 17-20, 2013
Pacific Northwest Art School, Coupeville, WA
www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org ~ 866-678-3396
Shannon Weber: Mixed Media Basketry with Fiber & Wax
August 16-18, 2013
The Ranch Center for Arts and Crafts,
www.artattheranch.com ~ 360-568-7709
WSGS Northwest Gourd Festival
The Washington State Gourd Society would like to invite you as private artists, gourd growers and commercial supplier vendors to join us in our fourth WSGS Northwest Gourd Festival, "Celebrating Nature's Canvas 2013," at the Kittitas Valley Event Center, Ellensburg, Washington on July 11 - 14, 2013. We are excited to host our fourth year event and look forward to having you join us. Along with the vendors, there will be classes, entertainment, great food, and a competition for all levels of gourd artists, following AGS guidelines.
Broom making Workshop
Brooms: Functional Art, Broom Making Workshop, Oct 4-6, 2013, Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Come join us for three days of learning the grass roots art of making Appalachian style brooms!
Students will learn to make a variety of beautiful and functional brooms including a cobwebber, hearth, sweeper, cake tester and a whisk broom. By the end of the first day you should have your first broom completed!
Learn the techniques of broom making including tying, stitching, and plaiting to create wonderful, functional, practical brooms. All broomcorn, twine, and handle material is included in the workshop fee.
The brooms created are not only functional but are also a lovely hand crafted gift just in time for the holidays. Students may bring their own sticks for handles if they’d like.
The broom making workship is held at the Boundary County Fairgrounds in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Bonners Ferry is a lovely community right on the banks of the Kootenai River and surrounded by three mountain ranges (Selkirks, Cabinet, & Purcell). You couldn’t ask for a friendlier town or better facilities. Space is limited for this workshop. To register or for more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A non-refundable registration fee of $150.00 is due at the time of registration. Class fee for three day workshop: $250.00.
Total workshop fee: $400.00
Donna Crispin has a new Facebook business page - www.facebook.com/DonnaSakamotoCrispin?ref=hl
The National Basketry Organization has a new website - http://www.nationalbasketry.org.
The 7th Biennial Conference of the National Basketry Organization will take place October 8 to 13, 2013. The event will include three day workshops, a juried and invitational basketry exhibit, seminars, lectures and visual presentations.
New Book Preview
Essential Art: Native Basketry
from the California Indian Heritage Center
Join Brian Bibby, a longtime scholar of Native California culture and history, as he walks us through the basketry collection of the California Indian Heritage Center. This selection from more than three thousand pieces explores a world of weavers and collectors, with samples of historical baskets for winnowing, sifting, cooking, and seed gathering; baskets as [...] for more see:
The Seattle World's Fair Center - at the base of the Space Needle
There is a wonderful new exhibit at the Seattle World’s Fair Center. See the works of art made out of glass by the famed glass artist, Dale Chihuly, and his extensive Native American basket collection that he used for inspiration for a similar glass objectst. There is also a hugh display of Pendleton Blankets that he used for other designs in glass pieces.
YouTube has lots of instructional clips on basketweaving showing techniques and materials including birch bark and more. There are also clips on Viking knitting with wire. To locate the clips, type “basketry instructions YouTube” into your Yahoo or Google browser.
A NEW FIBERARTS MAGAZINE IS BORN!
Marcia Young of Valley Fiber Arts blog fame has been working on this since the demise of FiberArts magazine and just went public with the new website
www.FiberArtNow.net and is taking subscriptions now. Brian Jewett www.BrianJewett.com sent out this announcement and is hoping that there will be lots of support by subscribing and spreading the word. Of course Marcia will also need advertisers and written and photo content. She'd love to hear from any or all of you. See the submissions page www.fiberartnow.net/submissions on the website for more details.
Fairbanks, Alaska, April 24, 2012—“The Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (MAE) and the Russian Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg Russia have the earliest collections of Kodiak baskets, grass and spruce root, in the world,” said Sven Haakanson, executive director of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository.
In 2010, Haakanson traveled with six Native weavers to St. Petersburg to study the well preserved baskets, collected by Russian explorers in the 1800’s. In turn, “the Alutiiq weavers shared with Russian museum curators what the baskets were made of, how they were made and to weave in more stories about what the baskets mean--more than just an ethnographic piece,” said Haakanson. The Frontier Scientist videos feature the weavers telling their stories in seven videos. http://www.FrontierScientists.com
The videos showcasing the historic, economic and cultural value of basket weaving are the newest edition to the Frontier Scientists web site. Collecting and Curing Grass [Link] explains the price of a blade of grass from the perspective of the basket weaver. Katie Oliver, director of the Kodiak Historical Society’s Baranov Museum, and Sara Squartsoff, former education coordinator for the Alutiiq Museum, describe a brief history of Kodiak basket weaving and community participation in the video titled Teaching and Learning the Art of Basket Weaving http://frontierscientists.com/projects/alutiiq-weavers/.