Sally Anaya has been weaving baskets for over 23 years, and teaching for 18 years. Designing helps to express her own creative process, combining conceptual basis with choices of materials and textures, while exploring specific techniques in bound weaves. Sally has taught for conferences and private workshops in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, Minnesota, Texas and Mexico. Her work has been shown in numerous juried shows in the Seattle area, receiving the Hand Weavers Guild of America Award. She is currently working on her book covering a history of bound weaves and a selection of her original patterns.

Artist Résumé

Sally Anaya – Fiber Artist

447 Wren Road, Lopez Island WA, 98261

Weaving background:

v  Weaving baskets for 23 years; teaching and selling for 18 years

v  Patterns:  designed and copyrighted over 70 original basket patterns

v  Unique lattice and wrapped twined creations

Teaching experience:

v  1997 to present - Home studio, instructing beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of basketry

v  2005 -  Basket Gathering, Mansfield, OH – instructor

v  2006 to present - Spring Retreat for Vi Phillips Guild, Pt Orchard, WA – instructor

v  2006 to present - Basket Day for Northwest Basketweavers, Seattle & Richland, WA – instructor

v  2006 to 2009 - The Artist’s Studio, Payne, PA – instructor

v  2007 - Renton Technical College, Renton, WA – instructor

v  2007 to present - Winter Weave, Mentor, OH - instructor

v  2008 to present - Tidal Twinings, Lincoln City & Rockaway Beach, OR - instructor

v  2009 - Tukwila Parks & Rec, Tukwila, WA – instructor

v  2011 – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Bluegrass Area Seminar, Jabez, KY; Asheville, NC; Basket Day for Columbia Basin Basketry Guild, Milwaukie, OR; Wasilla, AK – instructor

v  2012 - 2013 – TBWA, New Braunfels, TX; Weavin’ in Winona, Winona, MN; Jabez, KY – instructor

v  2014 – Bluegrass Area Seminar, Jabez, KY; Baskets & Gourds in the Midwest, Sinsinawa, WI; Bay

       Area Basketweavers, San Francisco, CA - instructor


v  B.S. in Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

v  1984 – 1988 Post-graduate classes in mathematics, abstract geometry

v  2008 – 2009 Certificate Program in Fiber Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Gallery Affiliation:

v  Raven’s Nest, Native Art Studio, Vashon, WA

v  The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA

v  Chimera Gallery, Lopez Island, WA

Awards & Grants:

v  2008 Northwest Basket Weavers – grant for schooling

v  9/09/11 Handweavers Guild of America Award

v  2013 Lopez Artist Guild – grant for artist equipment

Exhibitions and Shows:

v  2008 – 2009 Containers, Containment and Contents, Everett, WA

v  2009  Fibermorgana, Seattle, WA

v  2010  Celebrating Equinox at the Solstice, Seattle, WA

v  2010  Kenmore Art Show, Kenmore, WA – Juried by Shari Cummins

v  2010  Marks & Markings, Gallery 4500, Seattle, WA

v  2010  It’s Not Easy Being Green, Lynnwood, WA – Juried

v  2010 - 2011  Exploring Baskets, Anacortes, WA – Juried by Lanny Bergner  & Daniell Bodine

v  2011 Twisted, Portland, OR

v  2011  One-by-One, Seattle, WA

v  2011 Connecting Threads, Seattle, WA

v  2011  Between the Lines, Seattle WA

v  2013  Blue & Beyond, Auburn, WA

v  2013 Annual Lopez Island Studio Tour, Lopez Island, WA

v  2013 - 2014  All Things Considered VII, Gatlinburg, TN & Brockton, MA – Juried by Emily Zilbur and Steve Cole

v  2013 - 2014 Chimera Gallery, Lopez Island, WA

v  2014 Profiles of Lopez, Lopez Island, WA

Private Collections:

v  Michael and Fran Herrin, Bonney Lake, WA

v  Don Blackner, Federal Way, WA

v  Judy Wilson, Palmetto, GA

Professional affiliations:

v  Northwest Basketweavers Guild, Seattle, WA – 2007- 2013 President/Board of Directors

v  Wildwood Basketry Guild, Mentor, OH

v  Columbia Basin Basketry Guild, Portland, OR

v  Northwest Bead Society, Seattle, WA

v  International Guild of Knot Tyers, Gardena, CA

v  National Basketry Organization, Inc, Brasstown, NC – 2012- 2015  Board of Directors

v  Washington State Gourd Society, Lynnwood, WA

v  American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN

v  Texas Basket Weavers Association, Grapevine, TX

v  Handweavers Guild of America, Suwanee, GA

v  Lopez Artist Guild, Lopez Island, WA (juried membership)

v  San Juan County Textile Guild, San Juan Islands, WA

v  Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Seattle, WA (juried membership)

v  Chimera Gallery, Lopez Island, WA (artists’ cooperative – juried membership); Board of Directors 2014

Articles & Publications:

v  2/09/05  “Basket Lady”, Bonney Lake & Lake Tapps Courier-Herald

v  National Basketry Organization (2013), All Things Considered VII – Juried & Invitational

 Exhibition (pp. 41, 61). Jefferson City, Missouri; Modern Litho.



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