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Conversations with Artist Katharine Claringbould

Conversations with Artist Katharine Claringbould 0

Katharine was born in Australia, her childhood was spent exploring the Australian landscape on driving and camping trips. She often states that her love of color comes from those days in the bush. The vivid reds, vibrant blues and jewel greens noted on those trips are often present in her work creating bright splashes of color.
Conversation with the Artist: Cliff Swain-Salomon

Conversation with the Artist: Cliff Swain-Salomon 1

Cliff Swain-Salomon is known for creating non-traditional jewelry shapes and pushing the boundaries of color exploration in weaving seed beads. His work has been exhibited internationally, and he teaches workshops and classes around the globe. Join us as Cliff tells us his story!
Conversation with the Artist: Leslie Grigsby

Conversation with the Artist: Leslie Grigsby 2

Artist and museum professional Leslie Grigsby shares with us her beading influences, inspirations, and accomplishments. Her stunning beaded sculptures require many months, sometimes even years to create. Join us as we dive into Leslie's collections!
Conversation with the Artist: Betsy Youngquist

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On today's blog we have a conversation with artist Betsy Youngquist, whose work is a wondrous web of storytelling on loss, remembrance, and magic. Youngquist is a mixed media artist whose dazzling beaded creatures bring the fantastical realms of our imagination to life. Join us as we delve in with Betsy to talk about her pieces that she's been working on and the stories they create along the way.
Conversation with the Artist: Laura McCabe

Conversation with the Artist: Laura McCabe 0

Laura McCabe is a primarily self-taught beadweaver with an education in historical costume reproduction and restoration, and anthropology. She produces elaborately beaded body adornment and sculpture that combines Native American, African, and Victorian beadweaving techniques with modern materials and color schemes.
Conversation with the Artist: Sweetieboosh

Conversation with the Artist: Sweetieboosh 0

Sweetieboosh is a mixed media artist from Long Beach, California, who is known for using discarded hunting mounts, furs, sequins, and a wide range of other found objects to create magical, sometimes bizarre, and captivating sculptures. Join us as Sweetieboosh talks us through the emotional process of making art.