Thank you for all the work that you put into the basket makers site, it is such an excellent source of information. I am forwarding this announcement of an important upcoming show at Mobilia Gallery that includes many basket makers. I also have great news. I have been awarded one of the Massachusetts Cultural council Fellowships in Crafts for 2009! It comes with a very generous award. I am thrilled and honored to be chosen. I hope that it will inform more people about basketry and the importance of our craft. www.massculturalcouncil.org
MCC artist grants announced
The Massachusetts Cultural Council has named the winners of its 2009 artists fellowships. Fellows each receive $10,000. Finalists get $1,000 each.
Christopher S. Gustin
Tricia Lachowiec Harding
Elizabeth Whyte Schulze
Michael Banner and Maureen Banner
Heather White van Stolk
Previous winner of a Massachusetts Cultural council passing it on: apprenticeships fellowship was Karol Lindquist.
It is wonderful to hear that another basketmaker has received recognition and financial support for their basket art. You can learn more about funding programs with an appeal to basket artists by visiting BasketMakers.com.
You can learn more about Elizabeth by visiting her personal website.
Now, I will go find out more about the Mobilia show
Cut the Edge, Weave the Line
Textile Arts 2009
June 16 - July 31, 2009
Artist Reception and Private View: Thursday, June 18th, 2009