Andrea Wilbur, Spindle Whorl

asta'bsHil3b axW ti qa'qtu
"The Return to the Swing"
Gathering of Indigenous Visual Artists
    June 23-30, 2001

Lead Artists

Lead Artists

In 1999 the Longhouse put out a call for nominations of individuals who would be designated as "lead artists" to oversee each of the five disciplines during the week of the Gathering. In addition to coordinating logistics with Longhouse staff, these individuals will be called upon to make public presentations, and to provide guidance and instruction to emerging artists in their area during the Gathering. The Longhouse's Art Steering Committee selected the lead artists from the nominations, and is pleased to be working with the following five individuals:

Joe Feddersen (Colville) - printmaking;
Hazel Pete Institute of Chehalis Basketry (Chehalis) - weaving;
Frank La Pena (Wintu Nomtipom) - painting;
Nora Naranjo-Morse (Tewa Pueblo) - pottery/ceramics; and
Dempsey Bob (Tahltan/Tlingit) - carving

photo of Hazel Pete (Chehalis) and Yvonne Peterson (Chehalis)

basket by granddaughter Haila Peterson (Chahalis/Skokomish)

all members of the Hazel Peter Institute of Chehalis Basketry,

Gathering Lead Artist