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Hereditary Haida Chief and artist James Hart stands beside his bronze sculpture, The Three Watchmen, after it was formally unveiled on Thursday wearing the Hageman-7idansuu Robe and Apron.

Photograph by: Wayne Cuddington, The Ottawa Citizen

November 10, 2011 – Big Beat: Bronze totem joins gallery

Haida artist ‘happy as heck’
By Peter Simpson, The Ottawa Citizen

Bring on the wild horses.

The grounds outside the National Gallery of Canada — already home to Louise Bourgeois’ giant spider Maman and Roxy Paine’s bolt of stainless steel One Hundred Foot Line — got a new resident sculpture Thursday.

The Three Watchmen, a 4.8-metre bronze totem pole by Haida artist Jim Hart, now has a commanding presence on a traffic island at St. Patrick Street and Sussex Drive, where it will be seen by — and watch over — tens of thousands each day.

 



August 18, 2011 – Santa Fe New Mexican – Daily News Photo gallery

santa fe new mexicanLisa Hageman Yahgulanaas, of the Yahgulanaas clan of the Raven moiety of Haida Gwaii weaves a Raven's Tail at her workstation in the Santa Fe Arts Institute on Thursday, August 18, 2011. For the first time in 90 years, First Nation artists (from Canada) will participate in Santa Fe's Indian Market. Lisa is the recipient of the SWAIA Residency Fellowship. In collaboration with the Santa Fe Art Institute, SWAIA has established the SWAIA Residency Fellowships-a one-month residency for Native artists during August 2011. By Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican GO TO GALLERY >>

 

August 18, 2011 - For the first time, Indian Market opens to First Nations artists

Sandra Baltazar Martinez | The New Mexican


Lisa Hageman Yahgulanaas is the recipient of the SWAIA Residency Fellowship. It is a one-month residency for Native artists this August. - Photo: Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican

Lisa Hageman Yahgulanaas was probably 3 years old when she started harvesting spruce roots with her great grandmother Selina Peratrovich, a master weaver in their native Haida Gwaii islands.

She's a Raven from the Shark house of Dadens village off Canada's Pacific Basin who for the first time is participating in Indian Market. The 90th Indian Market is the first year the event is open to other non-U.S. Native artists. Yahgulanaas and 14 other First Nations artists will showcase their work this weekend. READ MORE >>

 

July 8, 2011 – Haida weaver wins Santa Fe fellowship
qciobserver.com

Weaver Lisa Hageman Yahgulanaas has been awarded a residency fellowship from the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts.
The award includes a one-month artist residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute in August, including lodging, studio space and basic food, a $1,000 cash award, a complimentary fellowship booth at the 2011 Santa Fe Indian Market, recognition at the SWAIA reception, and an open studio night. READ MORE >>

 

June 10, 2011 – Santa Fe New Mexican – Local news in brief


Stephan Wall, SWAIA Board Chairman, announces the artists honored with Discovery Fellowships and Residency Fellowship...Natalie Guillén, The New Mexican

 

March 3, 2011 The New York Times

Spare Times for Mar. 4 — 10
By NICOLE HIGGINS

Notice of event at NMAI New York: National Museum of the American Indian (Friday, Saturday and Monday) “The Arts of the Haida Women,” featuring live demonstrations by the basket maker Holly Churchill, the tile expert Linda Schrack, the contemporary designer Stephanie Pryce and the weaving experts Evelyn Vanderhoop and Lisa Hageman. Friday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

 

March 03, 2011 – Haida Tradition Lost for 150 Years Recaptured by Artist

By Graham Lanktree

Many Haida artists work to not only recapture old traditions but to take those traditions in new directions. Recently, a talented raven's tail weaver named Lisa Hageman spent two years completing a chief's robe using a technique that hadn't been tried in more than 150 years. We spoke to her about Haida art and what it took to complete this stunning project. READ MORE >>

 

The British Columbia Creative Achievement Award – 2010 Award Recipients Announced

The British Columbia Creative Achievement Award for First Nations' Art is a juried competition celebrating artistic excellence and highlighting the cultural significance of the arts of the First Nations in British Columbia. READ MORE >>

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BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations' Art Video 2010 Recipient Lisa Hageman

 

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2010 September 25 - November 7, 2010

Haida Made: New Collaborations in Design

Canadian First Nations artists and product designers weave together elements of contemporary art, craft production, ethnobotany, anthropology, community development, and modern design.

Haida Made: New Collaborations in Design documents a unique cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration between First Nations artists and Canadian product designers. READ MORE >>

 

September 29, 2010 – Massett artist wins two awards

qciobserver.com

Winning a BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations Art topped off a great summer season for Massett-based textile artist Lisa Hageman Yahgulanaas.
She is one of six First Nations artists who will receive a $2,500 prize and the use of the BC Creative Achievement Award seal to signify her creative excellence. READ MORE >>

 

2010 WAM (1st Annual World Art Market) Award Winners
Museum of Anthropology, The University of British Columbia

Basketry/ Textile/ Beadwork:
Award Of Excellence – Lisa Hageman Yahgulanaas

 

Summer, 2010 – The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art opens Time Warp – The Beat, Volume IV, Issue 6

Ann Cameron, The Beat, a free, independent newsletter that brings you up-to-date on the art, artists and events of the First Nations on Canada’s Pacific Coast.

The summer of 2010 is the best time ever to view weaving of the west coast First Nations.

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art opens Time Warp: Contemporary Textiles of the Northwest Coast on July 16 2010. The exhibition celebrates the textile and fibre art of 20 emerging, mid-career and internationally recognized Aboriginal artists from Alaska, Yukon, BC, and Washington State. READ MORE >>

 

July 15, 2010 – Northwest Coast textile exhibit opens in Vancouver

Paula Fairweather, Juneau Empire

A new textile and fibre art exhibit, "Time Warp: Contemporary Textiles of the Northwest Coast," opens Friday at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver. The exhibition celebrates 20 emerging, mid-career and internationally recognized Aboriginal artists from Alaska, the Yukon, and Washington state. READ MORE >>

 

June 12, 2010 – Aboriginal artists go modern

Robert Amos, Times Colonist

times columnistIn her capacity as Canada Council aboriginal curator in residence, Rose Spahan has created SMASH: International Indigenous Weaving. This is an exhibition that showcases the weaving of cedar, wool and other materials by Salish, Mi'kmaq, Alaskan, Southwestern and Hawaiian artists.

While constant reference is made to tradition, this show highlights contemporary and creative expression. READ MORE >>

 

December, 2009 – Lisa Hageman’s partially completed Ravenstail Chief’s Robe 2009 – The Beat, Volume III, Issue 12

Ann Cameron, The Beat, a free, independent newsletter that brings you up-to-date on the art, artists and events of the First Nations on Canada’s Pacific Coast.

A significant moment in the history of Haida weaving will come in December, when Haida weaver Lisa Hageman will unveil and dance a robe that she created during the summer of 2009 at the Haida Heritage Museum in Haida Gwaii. READ MORE >>

 

June 2009 – Fifty years of Haida weaving: the Robert Davidson Collection

By: Heather Ramsay

World-renowned Haida artist Robert Davidson remembers when a weaving was considered a curio and not a piece of art.

It was the early 1960s, and he was attracted to a conical spruce-root hat made by Emily Thompson, an elderly woman in the village of Massett where he grew up. He knew nothing about the techniques involved—the elegant design twisted between the warp and weft, or the long process of digging, roasting and peeling the moist roots... READ MORE >>