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Donna Sakamoto CrispinBiography: New Website! Each item that I make is unique. I collect wild materials such as twigs, seaweed, leaves, and more, weaving with the Japanese belief that plants have spirits that are passed on through the finished craft, as is the spirit of the basket weaver. I've been weaving for 19 years, and teaching workshops for 18 years. I've taught people of all ages, from first grade through senior citizens. I offer a variety of basketry classes, including my own personal designs, in addition to papermaking, silk papermaking, and basic bookbinding. I graduated from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1976, and also Utah State Univ., Logan 1985. My second degree is in Elementary Education, and since then, I have been working part-time in the educational field, and as a basketmaker. Country: USA Birthyear: 1953 Galleries: -A Matter of Fact: Traditions and New Works in Basketry, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Mo. (invitational) Jan., l990. -What�s America Weaving? Assn. of Mi. Basketweavers (juried), April, l990. -A Shower of Baskets, Prima Gallery, Lynnwood, WA. (juried), April, l990. -Woven Vessels, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Mo. (invitational), March, l99l. -34th Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua, N.Y., (juried, and award winner), June, l99l. -Celebration of Creativity, Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton, Or.,March, --Celebration of Creativity, Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton, Or.,March, l992. -Toyama Art Fair, Toyama, Japan,, Oct., l992. -Woven, Plaited, Twined, Coiled. Sawtooth Ctr. for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, N.C. (juried), March, l993. -Basketry Redefined, �93. Seattle Folklife Festival and Sticks and Stones Gallery, Seattle, WA. (juried), June, l993. -Portraits, Umpqua Valley Arts Assn., Roseburg, Or. (juried), June, l994 -Small Expressions, Handweavers Guild of America, Minneapolis, MN. and Taipei and Taichung, Taiwan (internationally juried), June, l994- March , l995. -Columbia Basin Basketry Guild juried show at Multnomah Art Ctr., Portland, OR. Sept., l994. -Columbia Basin Basketry Guild at annual retreat, Sept., l995, Best of Show -Gifts of the Earth, Lake Oswego, OR. (juried ), July, l995. -Small Expressions, Handweavers Guild of America, Portland, OR., (internationally juried) July, l997. -Function Junction, Erb Memorial Union, Univ. of Or., Eugene, OR., (juried), Oct., l996. -Oregon Made for Interiors, Maude Kerns Art Center, (juried), Feb., 1995, 1997,2003 featured artist. -Art in the Vineyard, Eugene, Or. (juried), July, 1996, 1999, 2000,2004 -Or. Flock and Fiber Festival, Canby,OR (juried), 1998,2001 -Hats! T.L.D. Design Center and Gallery,(juried) Westmont, Ill. Dec. 1998. -Oregon Flock and Fiber Invitational Show Canby, Or. Sept. 1999 -Basketry Turning Points, Convergence 2000 (juried) Cincinnati, Oh. -Interiors by Invitation, the Japanese Garden (juried) Portland, OR. 9-00,2001 -Ancient Odyssey, the Springfield Museum, (invitational) Springfield, OR. 6-01 -Art About Agriculture, (juried) touring Oregon, March 2002 -Fiber Art, Cannon Beach Gallery, (juried) Cannon Beach, Or., April 2002 -Convergence 2002, Cross Currents, (juried) Vancouver, B.C. July 2002 -Hands, Heart, Spirit (solo show) Mt. Hood Community College. Portland, Or. March 2004 -Basketry, Reviewed (juried show) Artcentric Gallery, Corvallis, OR. Jan. 2005 -Far out Fiber Arts (Juried show) Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, OR. March 2005 Awards: -Gloria Plevin Gallery Award, 34th Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, 1991. -Best of show, Columbia Basin Basketry Guild annual retreat, Sept. 1995 -Judges Award, best of show, Or. Flock and Fiber Festival, 1998. Award, Best in Heritage, 2001 Media: other, Basketry and Woven Figures Style: other, contemporary, some traditional Subjects: other
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