Artist Resume

1250 Alango Road, Angora, MN 55703
Phone: (218) 666-6189
[email protected]

Basketmaker creating basket sculptures using antlers as the focal point or handle, in conjunction with commercial rattan reed, willow, and other natural materials. Natural materials are hand-selected and gathered from her property to produce contemporary, sometimes rustic, functional and sculptural vessels.

Professional and Artistic Community Experience

  • First President of The SeatWeavers’ Guild 2007-2008
  • Full time studio artist, teacher and sole-proprietor owner of THE WICKER WOMAN, a wicker furniture restoration, chair caning and antler basketry studio 1975-Present
  • Created four wicker airplane seats installed in a replica Sikorsky S-38 amphibian airplane for the Johnson Wax Company, through Born Again Restorations of Owatonna, MN and for Buzz Kaplan, owner of Born Again Restorations of Owatonna, MN 1997, 1998
  • Restored fifteen antique wicker furniture pieces of the main lodge and cabins for Itasca Minnesota State Park Centennial Restoration Project, 1995
  • Secretary and Publicity Chairperson for Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists (SEMVA), Rochester, MN 1989-93
  • Hammond, MN Mayor 1993-1994 and City Clerk 1989-1992


  • Oklahoma Basket Weavers Guild, Shawnee, OK 2013
  • Marc Adams School of Woodworking, Franklin, IN 2011, 2013
  • Northwoods Friends of the Arts, Cook, MN 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Community Education Adult instructor in basketweaving, Tower, MN 2006, 2007
  • North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN 1999 -Present
  • John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC 2001
  • Headwaters Basketry Workshop, Bemidji, MN 1998-2003, 2005-Present
  • Silver Dollar City Basketry Seminar, Branson, MO 1999-2002, 2008
  • Community Education Adult instructor seat weaving and basketry,
    Cook, MN and Cherry, MN 2003
  • Fall Basketweaving Workshop, Shawno, WI 2000, 2013
  • Lake Country Basket Fest, Pewaukee, WI 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Winter Weave, Mentor, OH 2000
  • Weavin’ In Winona, Winona, MN 1998-2002
  • Southern Minnesota Basketry Workshop, Faribault, MN 1992
  • Community Education Adult instructor in seat weaving and basketry, and folk art teacher, Rochester, MN public school system 1986-92


  • 3-D First Place & Monetary Award, 23rd Annual Juried Show, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN
  • Antler Basket Logo, Headwaters Basketweavers Workshop, Bemidji, MN 2008
  • Emerging Artist Fellowship, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation 2005
  • Career Development Grant, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, McKnight Foundation 2004
  • Antler Basket Logo, Silver Dollar City Basket Seminar, Branson, MO 2002
  • Antler Basket Logo, Lake Country Basket Fest, Pewaukee, WI 2001
  • Minnesota State Folk Art Apprenticeship Grant–Seat Weaving Mentor 2000
  • Minnesota Crafts Festival, Antler Basket Photos on Advertising Materials, St. Paul, MN 1991
  • Honorable Mention, 14th Annual Textiles & Fibers, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater 1990
  • Scholarship, Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota, Duluth, John McGuire Shaker basketry 1990


  • Minnesota Artists Organization Online Gallery-–2002-Present
  • Bare Bones Studio, Ely, MN 2002-Present
  • Waters of Superior, Duluth, MN 2003-Present
  • MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN 2003-Present


  • All From One Tree, Invitational and Traveling Exhibition, North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN 2007
  • Out of the Swamp, Invitational, North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN 2007
  • From Swamp and Bog, Invitational, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN 2006
  • Antlers and Landscapes, Two-person invitational, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN 2004
  • Baskets 2002: New Perspectives on an Ancient Tradition, Juried, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT 2002
  • Exploring the Future, Revisiting the Past, Celebration of American Basketry, Juried International, Amana, Iowa 2001
  • Southeastern Minnesota Regional Art Exhibition, Juried, Rochester, MN 2001
  • Contemporary Basketry, Invitational, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Houston, TX 2001
  • Association of Michigan Basketmakers Convention, Invitational Members Exhibit, Grand Rapids, MI 2001
  • 57th Juried Exhibition, Upper Midwest, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa 2000
  • A Basket Is, National Invitational Exhibition, Plymouth Art Foundation, Plymouth, WI 1997
  • Basketmaking: Past and Present, Juried Group Traveling Exhibit, Iowa Basket Weavers Guild 1992
  • Quilts and Baskets,Juried, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 1992
  • Exploration: MN Deer Antler Basketry, Solo, Lutheran Brotherhood, Minneapolis, 1992
  • Small Expressions ’91,Juried International Exhibition, Handweavers Guild of America, Eugene, OR 1991


  • Wicker Woman of Angora, Northern Tracks & Trails Cover Story, Herald-Review, Grand Rapids, MN 2003
  • Kovel’s Yellow Pages, Antique Restoration Guide, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, 2003
  • Kovel’s Yellow Pages, Antique Restoration Guide, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, 2000
  • Small Town Minnesota from A to Z, by Tony Anderson, 2000
  • Splint Woven Basketry, by Robin Taylor Daugherty 1999
  • Kovel’s Guide to Buying, Selling, and Fixing Your Antiques and Collectibles, by Ralph and Terry Kovel 1995
  • Hammond Mayor Weaves a Lot of Things Into Her Life, Post-Bulletin, Rochester, MN, 1994

Selected Publications-Authored and Submitted Writings (partial listing)

  •, webmaster and design artist of domain website 1999-Present
  • Wicker Woman’s Weavings, online monthly wicker furniture, seatweaving and basketry ezine, 1999-Present
  • Homemade Money-Starting Smart!, (author solicited contributions), by Barbara Brabec, 2003
  • Homemade Money-Bringing in the Bucks!, (author solicited contributions, by Barbara Brabec, 2003
  • 6 Steps for Free Publicity, (author solicited contributions), by Marcia Yudkin, 2003
  • 101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women, (author solicited contributions), by Priscilla Y. Huff, 2002
  • Handmade for Profit!, (author solicited contributions), by Barbara Brabec, 2002
  • The ABCs of Wicker Furniture, Finishing & Restoration Magazine, October 2002
  • Insight on Basketry, by Cathryn Peters, The Crafts Report, August, 2001
  • Pricing Guidelines for Arts & Crafts, (entire chapter, author solicited contribution), by Sylvia Landman, 2000
  • Art Group Paints a Rosy Picture,by Cathryn Peters, The Crafts Report, 1996
  • Antique Wicker Furniture Columnist, Cathryn Peters, The Old Times, 1993-94
  • Document Your Artwork, by Cathryn Peters, The Crafts Report, June 1992
  • Wicker Furniture & Basketry, by Cathryn Peters, Basketry Round Up #2, LaPlantz Press 1992
  • Opening Night Jitters,by Cathryn Peters, Basketmaker, MKS Publishers Issue #27, 1991



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