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Spoke 'n Weaver Newsletter
BasketMakers
 
Susi Nuss, Editor
http://basketmakers.com
October 5, 2002
Volume 5, Issue 7 / ISSN 1523-7974

BASKETRY FEATURE
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Halloween Basketry
Pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, black cats, bats, candy corn and witches abound in this selection of Halloween basket patterns, basketry supplies, graphics, party arts, crafts and hobby ideas. You can make your Trick or treater's costume complete or decorate your home for the holiday this fall. Some have free step by step instructions.
http://basketmakers.com/topics/seasonal/halloween/halloweenindex.htm

NEW LINKS TO FEATURED SITES
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A variety of new links have been added to the site. You can find many of them on the What’s New page.

FEATURED EVENTS FOR BASKETMAKERS
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WASHINGTON, DC
June 14 through October 14, 2002
The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft. Renwick Gallery, Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006.
This exhibition explores the innovations of four contemporary artists established in their respective craft fields. "The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft" includes 50 unique objects. Among the exhibitors is basketmaker Gyöngy Laky of San Francisco who interlaces twigs, electrical wire and other found objects into nest-like baskets.

BETHLEHEM, PA
July 31, 2002 - October 06, 2002
Natural Elements: Sculptural Expressions
Nancy Moore Bess, Lissa Hunter, Judy Mulford, and others will exhibit at Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA. Friday, September 20, 2002. Gallery Talk by Nancy Moore Bess: 4 - 5 PM.

CONCORD, NH
October 4 - December 20, 2002
BASKETWORKS An exhibition showcasing handcrafted work incorporating the "basket" theme. The League of NH Craftsmen's Gallery 205, 205 North Main Street, Concord, NH
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30
http://www.leagueofnhcraftsmen.com

STURBRIDGE, MA
October 19, 2002
One day symposium co-sponsored by Old Sturbridge Village and the New England Native American Institute will delve into the significance of baskets and basketmaking for the Native American communities of New England. For more information call 508-347-3362, ext. 325.

CLARK FORK, ID
October 20, 2002
Baskets of North Idaho Day
A day of basketweaving workshops hosted by Sandpoint Fiberarts Guild to be held at the University of Idaho's Clark Fork Field Campus.
http://www.povn.com/fiberart/calendar.htm

FALLBROOK, IN
October 20, 2002
October Gourd & Pumpkin Fest
Raw gourds for sale, workshops, finished gourd art on display at the Wellburn Gourd Farm.
http://www.welburngourds.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Association of Michigan Basketmakers Convention (MI-USA)
Oct. 23- 27, 2002, Diversity In Basketry - Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI. Many workshops with prominent faculty. Saturday is Public Day where anyone can come to shop at vendors from throughout the country, purchase basket patterns in the Pattern Room and view the baskets on exhibit for both sharing and judging.
http://michiganbasketmakers.com/

EUGENE, OR
Formed From Fiber-Native American Basketmaking in the Pacific NW
New ongoing exhibit includes pieces of one of the Museum of Natural History's most extensive collections. Formed From Fiber-Native American Basketmaking in the Pacific Northwest, will open October first.

UKIAH, CA
of Myth and Memory: Paiute & Shoshone Baskets
May 5, 2002 - January 5, 2003.
Exhibition of 70 Paiute and Shoshone Indian baskets from California's Owens Valley at The Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, CA.
http://www.gracehudsonmuseum.org/events.html

PHILADELPHIA, PA
November 07 - 10, 2002
2002 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 267th Annual juried exhibition and sale.
Jackie Abrams, Darryl and Karen Arawjo, Victoria and Mark Caluneo, Rob Dobson, Linda Fifield, Herman Guetersloh, Kari Lonning, Christine Love-Adcock, Leon Niehues, Lindsay Ketterer Rais, JoAnne Russo are featured.
http://www.pmacraftshow.org/index.php

OYSTER POINT, VA
January 16 -19, 2003
Tidewater Basketry January Guilder's Weave
Thursday evening through early Sunday afternoon series of workshops in a conference hosted by Tidewater Basketry Guild in Virginia. For additional information and times see http://www.tidewaterbasketryguild.org/guilders_weave.html

WEIRTON, WV
November 22-24, 2002
West Virginia Basketmakers Association 2002 Convention
Convention will take place in Weirton, WV. Contact: Sandra Lyons SLTARAWOOD@aol.com or Delores Stutler at: jodeweaver@aol.com

WHITE LAKE, WI
January 17-19,2003
Donna Kallner, Jo Campbell Amsler and Jacki Bedworth are hosting two days of natural materials basketry workshops at Gardner Dam Scout Camp. There will also be a Friday program on growing and gathering natural materials, optional mini classes on Saturday night, marketplace. 
Contact northwoodbasket@yahoo.com or send a SASE to Northwoods Basketry Retreat c/o N3894 State Hwy. 55, White Lake, WI 54491.

WASHINGTON, DC
Smithsonian Craft Show
April 24-27, 2003. Prestigious annual event held in Washington, DC.
http://www.smithsoniancraftshow.com/

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA
Northeast Basketmakers Gathering (MA -USA)
April 4-6, 2003. Weekend NBG members' basketmaking mini-conference to be held in West Springfield, MA. 
http://northeastbasketmakers.org


VICTORIA, Australia
BASKETRY 2003
Friday, April 25 - Tuesday April 29, 2003.
Lady Northcote Recreation Camp, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia. The Australasian Basketry & Fibre Arts Gathering hosted by The Basketmakers of Victoria. National Exhibition: 27th March - 8th May 2003 at the Convent Gallery, Daylesford, Victoria.

ENCINITAS, CA
Misti Washington Weekend in the Garden
May 03-04, 2003. Misti Washington Gourd and Basket Guild will host a weekend of workshops at Quail Botanical Gardens Encinitas, California.
http://www.gourdfestival.com/http://www.gourdfestival.com/

FALLBROOK, CA
International Gourd Festival at the Welburn Gourd Farm
June 21 & 22, 2003. Features classes, demonstrations, markets, exhibits and more.
http://www.gourdfestival.com/

INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Indiana Basketmakers Association-Convention 2003
May 8 – 11, 2003.
Join weavers from around the country for Weaving in a New Direction - featuring classes and keynote by Marilyn Moore plus 75 additional instructors! Visit the IBA web site for membership information and specific class information. Brochure available December 2002. Membership required. Coordinator Aline Danielson (adaniels@iupui.edu) http://www.indianabasketmakers.com

PITTSBURGH, PA
March 28 - June 28, 2003
Dorothy Gill Barnes, a fiber artist from Worthington, Ohio, will exhibit her unique vessels and sculpture. Barnes harvests materials from nature such as bark, branches, roots and stones to create her work.
The Society for Contemporary Craft - Strip District Gallery, 2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA.
http://www.contemporarycraft.org/upcoming.html


Find more on basketry events, updated regularly.
http://basketmakers.com/topics/events/eventsmenu.htm

ELSEWHERE ON BasketMakers
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Basketry Books – New, Used and Hard To Find
http://basketmakers.com/topics/publications/bookmenu.htm

Basketmakers How To’s
http://basketmakers.com/topics/ht/howto-index.htm

TUCKING IN LOOSE ENDS & LASHING OFF
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The Spoke 'n Weaver subscriber list has grown to 798. Welcome to our new subscribers.

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Woven Wooden Wishes,

Susi Nuss, Editor
BasketMakers

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