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June General Meeting: Pat Courtney Gold, Wasco Nation Fiber Artist and Scholar

  • Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium 7688 Southwest Capitol Highway Portland, OR, 97219 United States (map)

About the program

Pat is a Wasco Native, the upriver branch of the Chinook Nation. Her ancestors lived along the Columbia River for more than 12,000 years.  

She was born and raised on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, central Oregon. Besides doing artwork, Pat lectures about the Columbia River Native cultures to universities and museums.

Pat helped revive the Wasco technique of full-turn twine. She then traveled nationally to study Wasco baskets, their designs, and the plant materials used in the baskets.

She teaches Wasco and Northwest basketry which includes Northwest culture.

Recently, her work has been displayed at the Portland International Airport and Fort Vancouver Visitor Center in Vancouver, WA. Pat’s work can also be seen internationally.

Visit her website at

The meeting will open at 6:30 p.m. with library and social time.  Don't forget to check out the orphan table and material sales.

We will call to order at 7:00 p.m. for Guild announcements, member sharing, and the monthly program.  


Who can attend

The Guild's monthly programs are free and open to all Guild members. Guests considering membership are also welcome to attend a program before deciding to join.  Not a member?  Join the Guild today!