See my beadwork at the following galleries and events:
We Are Still Here: Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast
Awikhigan:Evoking Indigenous Stories and Landscapes
August 27, 2022 - September 20, 2022 Gallery at Elayne P. Bernstein Theater, Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA
I am honored to have some examples of my beadwork as part of an exhibit at the Museum of the White Mountains in Plymouth NH. The exhibit is called “Watching the Seasons Change”. It reminds us of how we watch the seasons change in our own lives, from the newborn stage, childhood, young adult hood, middle and old age. We follow the original instructions given to our People, which is to live.
Chaga Nolosan – Walking in Beauty
Part of a series of art shows that explore justice through beauty, Chaga Nolosan – Walking in Beauty is an Indigenous-centered, multi-media art show that highlights and amplifies the voices and contributions of our Indigenous sisters and brothers. The “Spirit of the Age” is the “Oneness of Humanity” — “that which is confirmed is the oneness of the world of humanity. Every soul who serveth this oneness will undoubtedly be assisted and confirmed.”†
To reach this next stage of maturity, the realization of our inherent oneness, those voices that have been historically silenced must now be supported and amplified to offer their unique contribution to our human family. It is in this spirit that the Art Committee of Green Acre, in collaboration with Artists Building Capacity as World Citizens, presents Chaga Nolosan – Walking in Beauty, a show curated and populated by Indigenous peoples of the Americas.
ALNOBAK: WEARING OUR HERITAGE
May 29 through August 2018
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, Vt.
September 2018 through October 2018
Horatio Colony Museum, Keene, NH
Tradition & Innovation
Artists of the Eastern Woodland Tribes
March 5 - April 2, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 5th, 6-8pm
Hera Gallery is pleased host the Tradition & Innovation: Artists of the Eastern Woodland Tribes. Through this collaborative venture, Hera Gallery and the Tomaquag Museum seek to promote a dialogue about Native American arts & culture and its role in the contemporary arts. We invite the public to join us Saturday, March 5th from 6 to 8pm for the opening reception of Tradition & innovation.
This exhibition will present work that represents traditional approaches to Native American arts, specifically those from the Eastern Woodland tribes, as well as contemporary approaches and media.
Made of Thunder Made of Glass II is on the move!
The "Made of Thunder, Made of Glass II" exhibit is moving to the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, New York. It will open to the public on February 7, 2016. If you missed it at Memorial Hall Museum, you still have a chance to take in this exceptional exhibit of both contemporary and antique Northeast Woodland beadwork. The exhibit will run until June 26th, 2016. Three of my beaded purses are included in this exhibit "Rebirth", "Petroglyphs" and "Lady in Top Hat", plus 2 of my peaked caps. It is an honor to have my work included in this wonderful exhibit!
Petroglyphs side one
Lady in Top Hat
Made of Thunder Made of Glass II
part of the permanent collection at the Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine 2012
"Hands" Beaded Purse
Part of the Collection at the Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH 2012
Rhonda Besaw • living in the "Great North Woods" of New Hampshire • 603-837-3381 • send an email