“Put a Hex in It!” 2019.

August 24 & 25 with Barbara Shapiro at the Mendocino Art Center. http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/Summer19/Shapiro.html.

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Western Pleasure Basket Retreat 2019.

October 3–6. Western Pleasure Basket Retreat with Jill Choate in Sandpoint, Idaho, at the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. Taking Reservations now at  https://www.jchoatebasketry.com/pages/western-pleasure-basket-retreat.

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Columbia Basin Basketry Guild Retreat 2019.

September 11—15. The Columbia Basin Basketry Guild holds its 5-day Annual Tidal Twinings Retreat at Camp Magruder on the Oregon Coast. Register by June 29. www.basketryguild.org. View the 2019 Retreat Brochure here.

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Miwok-Paiute Basketry Class, August 23-25, 2019.

Miwok-Paiute Basketry Class, August 23—25, with Lucy Parker, Julia Parker & Ursula Jones offered through Mono Lake Committee Field Seminars. Register online at monolake.org/seminars or call (760) 647-6595. Participants will prepare materials and create a small, twined Miwok-Paiute basket designed for weavers of all levels. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to camp with the group at a private campsite near Lundy Canyon. Classes fill quickly.

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Mark Your Calendar

BABM member, Betsy Gribble, is exhibiting 20 of her baskets at Sacramento’s most prestigious group show — 20/TWENTY.  See one of Betsy’s indigo-dyed baskets below and the show’s announcement. 

Sacramento’s 20/20 show is a long running, annual juried event featuring 20 local artists. Each artist creates a collection of 20, 8×8″ pieces (+5 extra for filling in blanks) to be displayed cohesively and sold individually. This year’s show has a variety of paintings and three-dimensional objects.

Place: Kennedy Gallery, 1931 L Street, Sacramento.

Artists Reception: Thursday, May 9, from 6-9 p.m.  Full bar onside; there will be snacks on Thursday at the opening.

Main Opening: Saturday, May 11, Noon to 10 p.m.

Show runs: May 7 thru June 3.


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Pine Needle Basket with Michele Hament

Sunday, May 5, at the Handcraft Studio School in El Cerrito, from 10:00 to 3:30. 10 student Limit. http://www.handcraftstudioschool.com/workshops/pine-needle-basketry-55

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Melon Basketry with Michele Hament

Saturday, June 8, at the Handcraft Studio School in El Cerrito, 10:00 to 3:30 p.m. 12 Student Limit. http://www.handcraftstudioschool.com/workshops/melon-basketry-1110-db5e3

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A Heap of Bottoms from Lois Russell’s Workshop

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Basket Weaving with Charlie Kennard

For description of baskets, schedule, and location, contact Charlie at charleskennard@comcast.net

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Weekend in the Garden

Registration for the Misti Washington Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Garden, May 4 & 5, 2019, held at San Diego Botanic Garden, is now open. www.sdbgarden.org/misti.htm

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