Upcoming Shows & Events for Katherine Lewis, willow basket maker
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner, WA. “Woven Basketry” June 28-July 30, 2017. Katherine Lewis was recently invited back to this wonderful museum for a “creative basket making exhibit” along with Danielle Bodine and Nancy Loorem Adams. Katherine will have 8 to 10 baskets that represent a variety of forms and techniques. Both Danielle and Nancy are from Whidbey Island and are also members of the Northwest Designers Craftsmen. The opening reception is June 28 from 4-6pm and is free admission to the museum.
Art Stop Gallery in Tacoma, WA. July 15-August 26, 2017. Group exhibit featuring work by members of the Northwest Designer Craftsmen. There will be craft work in a variety of mediums centered around the theme of baskets by 28 artists. Katherine Lewis is showing her basket “Orange Zig Zag”. The show is inspired by the upcoming and concurrent National Basketry Organization Conference in Tacoma. Opening reception is July 20 from 5-7:30pm.
American Art Company in Tacoma, WA. July 20-August 26, 2017. As an instructor at the upcoming National Basketry Organization conference in Tacoma, Katherine Lewis was invited to submit one of her baskets to the exhibit “All Things Considered 9”. There will be a wide variety of contemporary basketry on display. It’s unfortunate that there will be few functional basketry works included in this exhibit. Nevertheless, Katherine is grateful to show her work “Home Grown”. Opening reception is July 20.
More To Consider 2 at the National Basketry Organization Biennial Conference in Tacoma, WA. July 19-22, 2017. This exhibit is an open, non-juried invitational for work of NBO Members and conference attendees that will be displayed at the beautiful Kittredge Gallery on the campus of the University of Puget Sound during the conference. The NBO’s Guild Advisory Committee initiated this exhibit at the last conference to allow more members to share their work. Katherine Lewis will be displaying her basket “Gathering” made from hand peeled willows.
Gathering: Six Northwest Basketry Artists. April 5-July 27, 2017. Window exhibit at 11th & Broadway in Tacoma, WA organized through Spaceworks Tacoma “Artscapes” program. Gathering was made in conjunction with the upcoming National Basketry Organization conference. Katherine Lewis enjoyed working with Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Jill Nordfors Clark, Peeta Tinay and Dona Anderson on this project. Lanny was especially instrumental in making this project happen. Check it out if you are in Tacoma.
Art of the Garden at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA. June 15-Sept 2, 2017. This biennial exhibit is a celebration of art created to enhance the garden and bring the garden into the home. Katherine made a garden gathering basket and an Irish potato basket from willows grown in our garden. What could be more appropriate? Opening reception is June 15, 5-8pm.
Anacortes Arts Festival in Anacortes, WA. August 4-6, 2017. Katherine Lewis has been invited again this year to the artists in action area of the festival. “Working studios” is a group of artists demonstrating a variety of traditional, contemporary and folk art forms. This year’s group includes blacksmithing, woodworking, chain saw carving, sand sculpting, plein air painting, mural project and a participatory fabric installation project. Check it out north of the food court area near the Arts at the Port exhibit. Katherine will be demonstrating her willow basketry and have some baskets for sale.
Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America: A traveling exhibition organized by the National Basketry Organization in partnership with the University of Missouri that visually chronicles the history of American basketry from its origins in Native American, European, and African traditions to its contemporary presence in the fine art and craft worlds. Katherine Lewis will have a basket represented in the “Living Traditions” part of the exhibit which showcases artists from the 20th and 21st centuries whose baskets perpetuate and transform the historical traditions in which they work. The exhibit will open at the University of Missouri on January 28, 2017. Katherine plans on being at the opening. See the website for additional venues including the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA February 2-May 6, 2018.
La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum: August 5 – 30, 2015 in La Conner, WA. Katherine has been invited to exhibit her baskets in the museum’s Landmarks Gallery for the month of August. There will be an opening reception on August 5 from 4-6 pm that will be free to the public. This is a great fiber arts venue and Katherine is excited for the opportunity for her first solo show.
A Measure of the Earth: The Cole-Ware Collection of American Baskets: October 4, 2013-December 8, 2013, Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery. Katherine has several baskets in this collection which was generously donated to the Smithsonian by collectors Steve Cole and Martha Ware. There is an exhibit catalogue authored by curator Nicholas R. Bell with photos of all the baskets and interviews with the makers. Read more about the exhibition on our blog.
Unfortunately due to the federal government shutdown the exhibition opening was delayed. Katherine was unable to visit the exhibition opening while visiting Washington, DC in early October. Read about Katherine’s visit to Washington 2nd District Representative Rick Larsen’s office in the Skagit Valley Herald. A second visit was successful in November, and you can read about Katherine’s visit to the Cole-Ware Collection on our blog.
Baskets are for sale at the farm year round at our simple farmstand. Phone or email ahead to guarantee we are available.
Baskets can also be shipped and Katherine will consider work by commission. Check out the willow basket gallery for photos of Katherine’s baskets and prices.
If you would like to see photos of willow baskets we have in stock, click here for the web page.