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Elizabeth Schulze - Painting in the Round
Elizabeth's work in contemporary coiled pine needle basketry is profiled by
Patricia Malarcher in the Winter 2012 issue of Surface Design Journal. Elizabeth
has reproduced the article on her
Zimmerman Named 2009 Niche Award Finalist
Artist Pamela Zimmerman of Washington, NC, has been selected as a finalist
in the 2009 NICHE Awards for the piece entitled "Catching the Pale, Pale Moon"
in the Fiber: Decorative Category. The annual awards program is sponsored by
NICHE Magazine, the
exclusive trade publication for progressive retailers of art and fine craft.
Winners of the 2009 NICHE Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday,
February 15, 2009, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, held in conjunction
with the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft.
Leon Niehues Featured
in Ion Arts and Culture Magazine
The work of noted Arkansas white oak basket artist Leon Niehues is featured
in the fall/winter 2008 issue of the new ionART Arts and Culture Magazine.
Mary Jackson - 2008 Winner of the MacArthur Fellowship
Charleston Sweetgrass basketmaker wins the $500,000.00 genius award for her
lifetime of pushing the centuries-old craft of sweetgrass basketry in new and remarkable directions.
On November 10, 2008 it was announced
that Mary has also been awarded the
USA Donnelley Fellowship in Crafts and Traditional Arts by United States
Artists. USA Fellowships, unrestricted grants of $50,000 are awarded to artists
who demonstrate artistic excellence, unique artistic vision, and significant
contributions to their fields. The program honors artists at all stages of their
careers, from emerging to mid-career to established figures in their fields.
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Feature Article About Polly Adams Sutton in HGA
Kevin V. Wallace is the author of an artist profile about Polly and her
cedar bark basketry in the Handweaver's Guild of America publication,
SHUTTLE SPINDLE & DYEPOT Volume XXXIX No. 2 Issue 154 Spring 2008.
Dartmouth artist Gordon wins Portia White Prize
Dartmouth basketry and textile artisan Joleen Gordon is
the winner of the
2007 Portia White Prize.
Joleen Gordon Named as Finalist for 2007 Portia White Prize
Joleen Gordon, a Dartmouth basketry and textile artisan, who combines
her artistry with her passion for preserving and promoting the traditional
basketry practices of Nova Scotia been selected as one of three finalists
for the 2007 Portia White Prize, a $25,000 annual award celebrating
excellence, innovation and expression in the arts.
Basketmakers Face Stiff Competition from Knockoffs
Charleston's sweetgrass basketmakers are finding it difficult to compete
with baskets made in China. Lowcountry sweetgrass basket "sewers" are
concerned about cheap knockoffs from abroad. The article includes tips about
some of the telltale characteristics of an import so that collectors can
recognize the difference between the two.
Basketmakers Recipients of NEA National Heritage Fellowships
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded 2007 National Heritage
Fellowships to basketmakers
Julia Parker and
Pat Courtney Gold.
Pat Courtney Gold Recipient of NEA Award
On June 30, 2007 the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Gold and 11
other artists one of the nation's highest honors for a folk and traditional
artist, a National Heritage Fellowship.
This project is a collaboration of the Arts Council and the Lake Erie
Arboretum at Frontier Park. Volunteers work with Bonnie Gale, planning and
constructing a community based living willow structure.
Northwest Basketweavers Gather
Native basket weavers from
throughout the Northwest recently met for the annual gathering of the Northwest Native American
Baker, Maidu Basketmaker dies at age 95
This basketmaker from a prominent Californian basketmaking family will be
remembered for preserving the art of Maidu basket weaving. Contributions may
be made to a memorial scholarship fund for young weavers through the
California Indian Basketweavers Association, P.O. Box 1348, Woodland, CA
Michael Kane's Magnum Opus - "The Last Dance"
Read the September/October 2006 Nantucket Today article about the four and a
half foot high Nantucket Lightship style sewing basket Michael took four years
to make using more than 400 carved parts and 3,281 feet of cane.
Siletz basketmaker keeps the art alive
Siletz basketmaker Bud Lane discusses how he works to keep the basketry
traditions of his ancestors alive in this article from
Indian Country Today. He makes cradle baskets, ceremonial hats, cooking
baskets and working baskets for carrying such things firewood, roots and clams
using traditional hand gathered natural materials such as hazel sticks, spruce
roots, maidenhair fern, bear grass and woodwardia fern.
April 2006 issue of
American Style Magazine has a feature article about Contemporary
American basketry entitled "Baskets Without Boundaries". The article is
written by Kevin Wallace, co-author of Baskets: Tradition & Beyond. Basket
artists including Arline Fisch,
Jan Hopkins, Gyonky Laky, Dorothy Gill
Barnes, Nancy Bess Moore, Ferne Jacobs, Lenore Tawney,
Jeanette Ahlgren, Kay
Sekimachi, John McQueen, Lindsay Rais,
Charissa Brock, Susan Kavicki, Beth
Maestre, Jill Powers, Judy Mulford,
Carol Eckert, Karyl
Sisson, and John
Garrett are mentioned along with numerous gallery owners,
dealers and even the BasketMakers website.
March 2006 issue of The Crafts Report has a basketry focus. The
cover pictures a copper wire woven basket by Suzanne Shafer-Wilson. Other
articles feature Deborah Muhl's coiled sweetgrass basketry and
is featured in the Online Exclusive: Weaving Wonder into Traditional
Basketry. Numerous other makers and resources received mention as well.
- Debora Muhl's Coiled
Sweetgrass Basket is the cover image on the
January/February 2006 issue of Crafts Business Magazine. View Debora's work on
Origins - Contemporary Basketry 2006
July 06 - 30, 2006. The Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle, WA.
Features the work of
Sutton, Jill Nordfors Clark and
Local news coverage.
Pillars of Culture Honored
Basketmakers Ed Carriere, Bill James, his mother Fran James and the late
Bruce Miller were among the twenty seven tribal elders who were honored at
the Seattle Art Museum for their determination to keep Native American
March 2006 issue of The Crafts Report is in stores now. The issue has a
basketry focus. The cover pictures a copper wire woven basket by
Shafer-Wilson. Other articles feature
Deborah Muhl's coiled sweetgrass basketry and
Jan Hopkins is featured in the
Wonder into Traditional Basketry. Numerous other makers and resources
received mention as well.
Native American Art Auction Sets Record Price For Basket
Native American, pre-Columbian and tribal art was offered and sold by
Bonhams & Butterfields on December 5, 2005. The top lot of the day set a new
world record price for a Native America basket sold at auction, eclipsing
that set in these salesrooms in 2004. The unidentified successful bidder
paid $336,250, three times the presale estimate, for a 1929 Paiute
polychrome basket of degikup form by Tina Charlie, offered from the
collection of Ella Cain.
In The Fiber-arts Movement Ed Rossbach dies at 88
The world of new basketry has lost a noted leader.
Chan Receives the 2002 Saidye Bronfman Award
The Saidye Bronfman Award is Canada's foremost distinction for excellence in
the fine crafts. The Bronfman family created the $25,000 prize in 1977 to honor
their mother on her 80th birthday. The prize is awarded annually to an
Bamboo Basketry Weaves
Interest As Fine Art
Feature article from CNN Style Correspondent, Elsa Klenisch about Japanese bamboo
artist Yako Hodo. Robert Coffland, bamboo basketry specialist is quoted.
Nantucket Lightship Baskets by Martha Lawrence
New England Antiques Journal
Volume XVIII, No. 11, May 2000, features a cover article about Nantucket Lightship
Baskets by Martha Lawrence.
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