Shows & Events

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Upcoming Shows & Events for Katherine Lewis, willow basket maker

Katherine Lewis willow basketsArt of the Garden at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA. June 15-Sept 2, 2017. This biannual 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.

Katherine Lewis willow rope coilRooted, 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 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.

Past Exhibitions

Katherine Lewis willow basket Zig ZagLa 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.

Katherine Lewis baskets in Cole-Ware CollectionA 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.

Dunbar Gardens farmstand baskets

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.