Kelly Church - Ottawa / Chippewa
Kelly Church is a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in Michigan. She comes from and unbroken line of Black ash basket makers, and from the largest black ash weaving family in the Great Lakes. She is an artist and activist and shares her knowledge of working with black ash trees as well as educating the public on the effects of the Emerald ash borer on cultural traditions.
She has received numerous awards and Fellowships for her basketry including the NMAI Artist Leadership Program (2006, 2009-2011), SWAIA Fellowship 2008, Artist in Residence at the Eiteljorg Museum 2009, Artist in Cultural Collaboration for US Embassy of Canada 2012-2013, FPF Business Leadership Award, Basket Maker representative for the Great Lakes at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival 2006, and most recently was awarded a Native Arts and Culture Fellowship for Traditional Arts.
She has shown her contemporary baskets and paintings in shows Nationally and Internationally at the United Nations in NYC, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, NMAI DC and NYC, Santa Fe Indian Market, Italy, Germany, Spain, England and the Netherlands, among many other places.
She is best known for her creativity in combining metals, and photos into her baskets, and using her baskets in her activism as with her “Seventh Generation Black Ash Basket” woven out of vinyl blind, and ribbon. She is known for weaving innovative creations such as the Strawberries, Fiberge Eggs, Top Hats, and Bracelets of copper and black ash.
"2 Hot Today" Framed Acrylic on Handmade Paper by David Gary SuazoPrice$100.00
"Star Door" Framed Acrylic on Handmade Paper by David Gary SuazoPrice$100.00
"Star Night" Framed Acrylic on Handmade Paper by David Gary SuazoPrice$100.00
"Happy Dog" Framed Acrylic on Handmade Paper by David Gary SuazoPrice$100.00
"Dazzling Buffalo" Oil on Canvas - 18" x 24" by Eddy ShortyPrice$2,800.00
Eagle - Italian Ice, Alabaster, Walnut Sculpture - by Eddy ShortyPrice$4,200.00
Bear Robe - Colorado Marble - by Eddy ShortyPrice$12,500.00
Bear Dancer - Bronze on Pedestal by Eddy ShortyPrice$35,000.00
Apricot Bear - Picasso Marble, Olive Wood Base, Inlaid w/ Lapis by Eddy ShortyPrice$5,500.00
Mini Black Bear La Crosse Player by Randy ChittoPrice$550.00
Mini Koshare w/ Navy Blue Corn by Randy ChittoPrice$550.00
Medium Koshare w/ 4 Babies and a Bowl of Turquoise Corn by Randy ChittoPrice$950.00
Black Jade, Tiger Iron, and Sterling Silver Cuff by Vincent GioielliPrice$1,450.00
Multi Turquoise on Sterling Silver Dragonfly Pin by Herbert RationPrice$450.00
6 Stone Medium Coral on Sterling Silver Dragonfly Pin by Herbert RationPrice$450.00
Kingman Turquoise and Sterling Silver Cabs Earrings by Reba EngelPrice$925.00
5pc Sterling Silver Hogans on Leather Bracelet by Alonzo JohnPrice$675.00
Oxidized 3 Flower Necklace w/ Kingman Turquoise by Aaron JohnPrice$2,650.00