Pearls of Experience
August 9 – September 20
Celebrating 30 Years of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Northwest Basket Weavers Guild, a basketry exhibit will feature both traditional and contemporary works. Predominantly from Washington and Oregon, these artists have mastered traditional techniques and expanded work to incorporate alternative materials such as citrus peel, sturgeon skin, agave leaves and metal to create sculptural and figurative pieces. Artist demonstrations will be featured, as well workshops.
Artwalk Lecture! FREE!
The Northwest Basket Weavers will have members present at the Schack Art Center for the September Artwalk on September 15 from 5:30 to 7:00pm. They will be providing information about materials and techniques used in the creation of baskets by displaying a variety of materials and by demonstrating how to make cordage out of perennials many people have in their gardens.
Questions and discussion will be welcomed.
Participating artists include:
Sally Anaya, Mary Etue Auld, Susan Blackburn, Danielle Bodine, David Chambers, Deb Curtis, Kathey Ervin, Jill Green, Sharon Kita, Katherine Lewis, Claudia Mullek, Sharle Osborne, Elaine Twogood, Melinda West, Sylvia Whie, Shelia K Wray, Judy Zugish, Layne Goldsmith, and Dorothy McGuinness.
Selected images from the exhibit include:
Touch Stone by Susan Blackburn
Emu & Aiko by Danielle Bodine
Black Hole by David Chambers
The Last Two Coils by Melinda West
Red by Sylvia White