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Craftmakers

Craftmakers News

Welcome to our new director, Lisa Stromsoe! 

     Lisa has been involved in Fine Craft for 45 years, as a successful gallery owner, consultant, curator and juror on a national scale.  When SLOMA was an Art Center, she worked for decades with Craftsmakers Group and their exhibitions. 

     She has owned and managed three fine craft galleries and at one time represented 138 artists nationwide.  A past juror for the prestigious American Craft Council Shows, Lisa has also worked with Craft in America Learning Center and other groups that support and celebrate fine craft.

     She and her metalsmith husband, Randy Stromsoe, were among the original founding artisans of Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, under the directorship of Anne Laddon.  Lisa and her sister Lori Buzzetti were instrumental in the early stages of development of the S.O.T.P. Art Smart Program through their personal support and their foundation, Avalon Foundation .

     Lisa would like to bring our group into the national dialogue on Fine Craft, which she believes is experiencing a renaissance in the international art scene.

     Welcome Lisa!

Central Coast Artists Collective Presents at Art Center Morro Bay:  Three members-only juried exhibitions take place May 16 - June 24 in both upstairs and downstairs galleries of the Center. The Photo Society, Central Coast Sculptors, and Craftmakers present their own shows. You don't want to miss this stellar show!

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"Everything is Broken" by Larry LeBrane - see it in Collective Presents!

ABOUT US:

CRAFTMAKERS is an independent group of artists working in a variety of 2-D and 3-D mediums. We seek to expand and improve as artisans by hosting and participating in multiple specialized exhibitions over the next few years, which will be held in delightfully unique spaces. Several exhibition opportunities are currently in the planning stages. We have access to a wide variety of jurors and curators from various regions and backgrounds, and a new director to help us advance, not only as a group, but as an inclusive SLO County fine crafts community.

We encourage membership from all artists working in Fine Craft mediums; functional, sculptural, and abstract wood, clay, fiber, glass, metal, textiles, jewelry, encaustics, and mixed media. Those of you belonging to multiple art organizations and communities are especially welcome and encouraged to join CRAFTMAKERS!  

 

Lisa Stromsöe /Director   

Keasha Willingham /Membership

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Image: Carolyn Chambers, fabric

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