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Selected Exhibitions

2009 Eiteljorg Nations Museum Indian Art Market, Indianapolis, IN
United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Art Show, United Nations, New York, NY
4 Seasons: 4 Women, Arkansas Valley Art Center, Buena Vista CO. With Heidi Bigknife, America Meredith, and Linda Lomahaftewa
Heard Indian Fair and Market, Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ. Annual participant since 2006
Mementos & Milestones, IAIA Museum, Lloyd Kiva New Gallery, Santa Fe NM. With Tammy Rahr and America Meredith
2008 National Museum of the American Indian Art Market, Washington, DC. Annual participant since 2006
Cherokee Art Market, Catoosa, OK. Annual participant since 2006
Moon of the Falling Leaves, Mackinac Island, MI
SWAIA Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM. Annual participant since 2005
Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance Gathering, Bar Harbor, ME
Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market, Indianapolis, IN. Annual participant since 2003
Speaking from the Earth, Think Visual Gallery, Point Arena, CA
Earth Fair, St. Clair County, MI
2007 Woven by Tradition: Black Ash Baskets of the Great Lakes
Ziibiwing Indigenous Peoples Arts Market, Ziibiwing Center, Mount Pleasant, MI, Annual participant since 1999
Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Carriers of Culture, Michigan State Univ. Museum, East Lansing, MI
2006 Frybread and Roses, Counterpulse, San Francisco, CA; Cherokee Heritage Center, Park Hill, OK; Daily Brews Gallery, Wayland, MI
Trees of the Swamplands, Johnson Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Carriers of Culture, Michigan State Univ. Museum, East Lansing, MI
2006 ARTrain USA Artist Demonstration and Native Art Market, Ann Arbor, MI
2005-6 Impacted Nations, ; Ancient Traders Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; IAIA Museum, Santa Fe, NM
2005           Three Fires Art Show, Hopkins, MI. Annual Participant since 2002
Native Art Market, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Hopkins, MI
Juried Native American Art Exhibit, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
Impacted Nations, Nathan Cummings Foundation Gallery, New York, NY
Native American Art Group Show, The Plaza Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI
Second Annual Art in the Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Great Lakes Folk Festival, East Lansing, MI
Cahokia Contemporary Art Show, Cahokia Mounds Museum, Collinsville, IL
Detroit Arts Festival Juried Art Show, Detroit, MI
Group Show, Lowell Area Arts Center on Hudson, Lowell, MI
Solo Exhibition, ARTReach Gallery on Broadway, Mount Pleasant, MI
Haunted, Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Native Views, ARTrain USA, Ann Arbor, MI
2004   Grand Rapids Museum Native Art Market, Grand Rapids, MI
IAIA Museum Alumni Show and Sale, Santa Fe, NM. Annual participant since 2002
Red Earth Festival, Red Earth Indian Center, Oklahoma City, OK
2003  The Artistry of Native America, Studio Gallery, Hays, KS
Traditions, Berkowitz Gallery, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI
2002 Four-person show, Nokomis Cultural Center, Okemos, MI
2001 Quintum Show, three groups shows with collaboration of Native and German artists, Bremen, Germany
1999  Three Sisters, Jacobson House Native Art Center, Norman, OK
Trail of Tears Juried Art Show, Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, OK
1998  
MFA Candidates Group Show, Student Gallery, WMU, Kalamazoo, MI
University of Michigan Student Summer Show, Ann Arbor, MI
BFA Solo Show, Rackham Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1996  IAIA Graduation Show, IAIA Museum, Santa Fe, NM
We Are All Related, IAIA Museum, Santa Fe, NM
1995 Earth Spirits, IAIA Museum, Santa Fe NM

Honors and Awards

2008-9

NMAI Visiting Artist Fellowship, Suitland, MD; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA; New York City, NM; Boston, MA; Salem, MA; Newark, NJ

2008 SWAIA Fellowship, Santa Fe, NM
  Eiteljorg Museum Indian Art Market, third place, traditional basketry
  Eiteljorg Museum Indian Art Market, third place, contemporary basketry
  Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, honorable, traditional baskets
2007 Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, second place, nontraditional baskets
  Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, second place, nontraditional baskets
  Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, best of division, baskets
  Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, first place, contemporary baskets
  Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, first place, miscellaneous cultural items
  Cherokee Art Market, Catoosa, OK, best of division, contemporary baskets
  Michigan Traditional Artist Apprenticeship, recipient with Cherish Parrish, studying birch bark bitings through the Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, MI
2006 Cherokee Art Market, Catoosa, OK, best of division, contemporary baskets
Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Carriers of Culture, Washington, DC, Great Lakes Representative
Eiteljorg Museum, third place, cultural items
Eiteljorg Museum, third place, contemporary baskets
Michigan Traditional Artist Apprenticeship, recipient with Cherish Parrish, studying birch bark bitings through the Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, MI
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, judge's award, contemporary baskets
Smithsonian NMAI Community Arts Symposium recipient, "The Threat of the Emerald Ash Borer on Native Resources"
2005 10th Annual Celebration of Basketry, Heard Museum, second place, miniatures; honorable mention, baby basket
  Ziibiwing Indigenous Peoples Art Market; first place, contemporary baskets; second place, traditional baskets
 
Juried Native American Art Exhibition, Crooked Tree Art Center, honorable mention
  SWAIA Indian Market, third place, basketry
  Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian,
proposal selected for Community Arts Symposium. Focus: Emerald Ash Borer
  Eiteljorg Museum Indian Art Market, first place, traditional basketry
  Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, chosen print artist
2003 Judge at the Cherokee Homecoming competitive art show,
Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, OK
2002 Ziibiwing Indigenous Peoples Art Market, first place, painting
1998 Martin Luther King Spirit Award, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Selected Publications

2008 Gambino, Megan. Art Market at the National Museum of the American Indian. American Indian Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 5 Dec 2008 | link
"Native Arts and NEFA Grantee and Artist Kelly Church." New England Foundation for the Arts. Fall 2008 | link
  Weick, Charlotte. "Native artits depend on ash trees." Penasee Globe. Michigan, 24 March 2008 | link
2007 Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Seattle, WA, spring issue, chosen cover artist: "Three Sisters"
  Encore Magazine, Kalamazoo, MI, May issue
  "Carriers of Culture,"Indian Magazine, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC, spring issue.
  "Living Basket Traditions," Carriers of Culture, Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2006 book
2006 Pohl, Scott. "Michigan Basket Market Talks About Her Art." Morning Edition from NPR News. 30 June 2006 | link
2005 Swanhuyser, Hiya. "Look Carefully: Art that goes bump in the night." SF Weekly, 27.August.2005
2003  Gun Laker, 2003 Spring Issue, published by Wayland Printing, Wayland, MI
2001 Femspec, Volume 2, Issue 2, “Native American Women Challenging Gender through Speculative Means in Art and Literature,” Caddo Gap Press, San Francisco, CA

Selected Recent Demonstrations, Public Lectures, and Community Involvement

2008
Great Lakes Folk Festival, East Lansing, MI. Birchbark biting demonstration
2007 Huron Pottawatomi Woman's Retreat, Battle Creek, MI, basketmaking class and demonstration
  Wayland 4-H Club, Wayland, MI, basketmaking class
  ARTrain USA, Kokomo, IN, black ash demonstration
  Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, Mackinac Island, MI, black ash demonstration
  CrossRoads Village, Flint, MI, black ash demonstrations
  Spencer Township Library, Kent County, MI, black ash and birch bark biting demonstrations
  Detroit Montessori Schools, Detroit, MI, black ash demonstrations to two elementary schools
  Great Lakes Folk Fest, East Lansing, MI, black ash demonstration
  Presque Isle County Schools, black ash demonstrations at three elementary schools
  Rogers City Library, Rogers City, MI, black ash demonstration and class
  Gobles Elementary School, black ash demonstration
  Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI, black ash demonstrations, two weekends during grand reopening of school
2006 ARTrain USA, Ann Arbor, MI, black ash demonstration
Wayland Public Library, Wayland, MI, black ash demonstration
Symposium Basket Gathering, Monterey, MI, black ash demonstration and class
Smithsonian Folklife Festival, National Mall, Washington, DC, black ash demonstrations for two weeks, representative of Great Lakes Region
Allegan County Children's Museum,Fennville, MI, basketmaking class
2005
Dreamweavers Basket Guild, Grand Rapids, MI, black ash basket class
 
US Department of Agriculture, Mason, MI, black ash demonstration
 
Nokomis Cultural Center, Williamsburg, MI, black ash demonstration, basketweaving class
 
Owasso Area Arts Council, Owasso, MI, black ash demonstration, basketweaving class
 
Lansing Historical Museum, Lansing, MI, black ash demonstration
 
Ziibiwing Cultural Center, Mt. Pleasant, MI, black ash conference
 
ARTrain USA, Mt. Pleasant, MI, black ash demonstration
 
Mt. Pleasant Public Schools, Mt. Pleasant, MI, “Day with Artists,” basketry demonstration and lecture
2003-4
Allegan County Children’s Museum, Fennville, MI, monthly black ash demonstrations,

Education

1999 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI. MFA studies, painting/sculpture
1996-8 BFA. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI. Painting/sculpture
1995-6
AFA. Institute of American Indians Arts, Santa Fe NM. Painting/photography

 

 
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