About

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Carol Emarthle Douglas

Weaving Together : Story & Tradition

 

A Message from the Artist…

My inspiration is taken from my Northern Arapaho and Seminole heritage. I have based some of my designs on the Plains style beadwork, ledger art, and parfleche designs from my mother’s tribe. My father is from the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and I also incorporate the colors and patterns of Seminole patchwork into my baskets. I am fortunate to have such a rich heritage to draw upon to inspire my work.

Aside from my own background, I make sure to put several hours worth of researching subject matter and other tribes, including learning different styles of weaving and the materials they would use and why. I often attend weavers gatherings, learning from others and teaching as well. It is very important to me to pour a lot of love, respect, and careful attention to details in my work, as I aim to produce strong baskets and other artwork that are able to stand the test of time.

I prefer contemporary materials to produce my baskets. I use hemp twine and waxed linen thread for large baskets and use round reed, raffia palm fiber, along with silk threads to create my miniature baskets and jewelry pieces. I utilize both natural and contemporary materials and experiment often to see what will work together to get the result that I want to achieve. The technique I use is the traditional single stitch coiling method and also the figure eight stitch, as those are some of the oldest methods used in basketry.

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Carol Emarthle-Douglas

 

Curriculum Vitæ


EDUCATION

Northwest Indian College, Continuing Education, Bellingham, WA

Seattle Art Museum, Northwest Coastal Drawing, Seattle, WA

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Haskell Indian Junior College, Lawrence, KS

Fort Sill Indian School, Lawton, OK


AFFILIATIONS

Northwest Native American Basketweaver's Association

Northwest Basket Guild

Northern Arapaho Artist Society

Native American Art Studies Association

Vice-President, Eastside Native American Education Parent Committee

Indian Arts & Crafts Association

Board of Directors for Three Generations Dance Group

National Basketry Organization


FELLOWSHIPS/AWARDS

2019 Heard Museum Guild 2019 Indian Fair Market 1st Place, Contemporary Basket Division

2018 Heard Museum Guild 2018 Indian Fair Market, 2nd and Judges Choice, Contemporary Baskets

2017 96th Annual Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, 2nd Place Miniature Division Baskets

2017 Heard Museum Guild 2017 Indian Fair Market, 2nd Place Coiled Baskets

2016 95th Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Art Show, Best of Division, Baskets, Gallup, N.M

2016 95th Annual Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, 1st Place Miniature Division

2016 School for Advanced Research, Ron and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship

2016 Heard Museum Guild 2016 Indian Fair & Market, 2nd Place Contemporary Baskets

2016 First Peoples Fund Cultural Capital Program Fellowship

2015 94th Annual Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Best of Show, Best of Classification, Best of

Division, First Place Basketry, Second Place Miniature Division

2014 Artist of the Month, The Chief Seattle Club, Seattle, WA

2014 93rd Annual Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, 1st Place-Miniature Division Basketry

2014 Heard Museum Guild 2014 Indian Fair and Market, 1st Place-Basketry Division

2013 Celebration of Basketry & Native Foods Festival, 2nd Place Miniature Basketry

2013 Heard Museum Guild 2013 Indian Fair and Market, 2nd Place-Basketry Division

2012 Heard Museum Guild 2012 Indian Fair and Market, 2nd Place-Basketry Division Contemporary Division

2011 First People’s Fund Fellowship Recipient for Artist in Business Leadership Program

2011 90th Annual Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Honorable Mention-Basketry Division,

Contemporary

2010 89th Annual Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, 2nd Place – Basketry Division, Contemporary

2010 52nd Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Market, Best of Classification – Baskets and 1st Place

Non-Traditional Basket Division

2009 88th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market 1st Place, Miniature Division and 1st Place Contemporary Division,

Textiles & Basketry

2009 51st Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Market, 2nd Place Division 2 Basketry

2008 87th Annual Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Best of Division – C

Textiles & Basketry, First Place and 2nd Place for Miniature Division

2008 Washington State Folk Arts Apprenticeship Instructor Fellowship 2008 Recipient, Olympia, WA

2007 Native Creative Program Recipient, Evergreen College, Olympia, WA

2007 "Featured Weaver” Northwest Native American Basketweaver's Association,

Annual Gathering, Lapwai, ID

2007 Native Arts Program Visiting Artist, National Museum of the American

Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

2006 11th Annual Celebration of Basketry & Native Foods Festival, 2nd Place

Basketry: Miniature Basket Division, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2005 10th Annual Celebration of Basketry & Native Foods Festival, 2nd Place

Basketry: Open Division, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2005 84th Annual Southwest Association for Indian Arts, Santa Fe Indian Market,

3rd Place, Basketry: Miscellaneous Division

2005 Heard Museum 75th Anniversary Indian Market, Best of Division & Best of

Classification, Basketry Division, Phoenix, AZ

2004 83rd Annual Southwest Association for Indian Arts, Fellowship Winner,

Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM

2004 83rd Annual Southwest Association for Indian Arts, Santa Fe Indian Market,

1st & 3rd Place, Basketry: Miscellaneous Division

2004 Heard Museum Indian Market, Best of Division & Best of Classification, Basketry

2003 Artist of the Month, the Indian Craft Shop, U.S.Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.


EMPLOYMENT

2016-2019 Guest Master Weaver for Hazel Pete Institute of Basketry, Chehalis, WA

2008-2016 Featured Weaver “Weaver’s Teaching Weaver’s” Northwest Indian College, Lummi, WA

2015 Symposium Presenter, Celebration of Basketry and Native Foods, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum,

Tucson, AZ

2015 Chief Seattle Club, Twined Basketry, Seattle, WA

2013-2015 Special Guest Featured Weaver, Teaching Coiled Basketry, TOCA, Tucson, AZ

2013 Special Guest Featured Weaver “Weaver’s teaching Weaver’s, Northwest Indian College,

Bellingham, WA

2008 NNABA “Coiled Basketry Class” Quinault Tribe, Quinault, WA

2000-2015 Eastside Native American Parent Committee Program, Coiled Basketry, Lake Washington High School,

Redmond, WA

2006 Center for Wooden Boats, Cedar Potlatch Bags, Seattle, WA

2006-2010 Totem Heritage Cultural Center, Ketchikan, AK - Coiled Basketry

2005-2007 Microsoft Native American Month Program, Redmond, WA

2004 Port of Seattle, Native American Group - Cedar Basket Jewelry