February Guild Meeting

Tuesday, February 2nd - Ramona Sakiestewa
"What does a Weaver Do After She Stops Weaving"

Ramona Sakiestewa, born of Hopi ancestry and raised in the Southwest, has been known for her beautiful tapestries depicting adaptations from prehistoric pueblo weaving. She taught herself weaving and has had her work featured in many museums, galleries, and numerous Santa Fe Indian markets. This fall she had her "last" weaving show at a gallery in Santa Fe. Currently her portfolio includes clayprints, works on paper, and product design. She has been consulting with architects to create culturally-themed design vocabularies for interiors and exteriors of public buildings such as the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.

Ramona has served as chair of the New Mexico State Arts Commission. In 2006 she was awarded the New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts and was inducted into the New Mexico Women's Hall of Fame.

Ramona has spoken to our guild before and was an Artist in Residence at the Intermountain Weavers Conference. Come and listen to Ramona talk again to our guild, this time about her design process and her changing artistic vision.

Ramona's website is http://www.ramonasakiestewa.com.

New members are welcome to come to the meeting. See more info on our website.


January 2010 Guild Meeting

Rebecca Bluestone On Creativity
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Unitarian Church of Santa Fe
Corner of Galisteo and Barcelona

Our January program will feature Santa Fe tapestry artist Rebecca Bluestone. Rebecca is a well known contemporary weaver who dyes her wools and silks and uses metallic threads to create one of a kind abstract tapestries with hundreds of different colors.Her work appears in private and public collections around the world, including the US Courthouse in Albuquerque.

Rebecca and her husband, Robert, a professional musician and tenured professor of music, founded Woven Harmony in 1992.Together, they work to inspire audiences to make creativity part of the fabric of daily life.

With Tuesday's presentation, we can look forward to an engaging and fresh perspective on creativity how it expresses what's important to us in our lives, accessing it, expressing our passions and linking our conscious and unconscious selves.

For a preview, go to Robert and Rebecca's website at http://bluestonespeakers.com/ Click on "view video clips." Enjoy!