Coast Salish Weaving 

by sa'hLa mitSa - Dr. Susan Pavel

EXHIBITS

•  Juried artist for "Fibers & Beyond", Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA, September - December, 2017

•  Invited artist and Curator for "Sacred Relationship: Restoring the Breath", Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR September 2016 - February 2017

•  Invited artist at Unitarian Universalist Church Art Wall, Eugene, OR, November 2016

•  Invited artist for "20 Years of Weaving by Dr. Susan Pavel" at the Stonington Gallery, Seattle, WA October 2016

•  20th Year Celebration of SQ3Tsya'yay: Weaver's Spirit Power, Suquamish Museum, Suquamish, WA May - September, 2016

•  Juried artist for the “Gallery 114 Winter 2016 National Juried Exhibit”, Portland, OR, January 2016
•  Accepted artist for the annual “Art for All Seasons Annual Membership Show”, Eugene, OR, November – December 2015
•  Juried artist for 7th Annual Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art, Auburn, WA, November – December 2015
•  Solo exhibit of “SQ3Tsya’yay: Weaver’s Spirit Power”, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, September-January 2012
•  Invited artist for “S’abadeb-The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists”, traveling exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum, Heard Museum of Phoenix, Royal British Columbia Museum, October 2008-March 2010
•  Solo exhibit of “SQ3Tsya’yay: Weaver’s Spirit Power”, Shoreline Community College Gallery, Shoreline, WA, August-October 2009
•  Group exhibit of “SQ3Tsya’yay: Weaver’s Spirit Power”, White River Valley Museum, Auburn, WA, August-November, 2008
•  Invited artist for “This Coast Salish Place: A Group Exhibition” at Stonington Gallery, Seattle, WA, October 2008  
•   Invited artist for "Rain" exhibit at Stonington Gallery, Seattle, WA, December 2007  
•  Invited artist for "Celebrate Puget Sound" exhibit at Stonington Gallery, Seattle, WA, June 2007
•  Solo exhibit of “SQ3Tsya’yay: Weaver’s Spirit Power”, Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, September-December 2007
•  Juried artist at “In the Spirit: Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival”, Tacoma, WA, July 2006
•  Featured artist and guest curator for “SQ3Tsya’yay – Weaver’s Spirit Power” Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA, January-July 2006
•  Invited artist to “Winter Solstice Celebration”, Stonington Gallery, Seattle, WA, December 2005
•  Invited artist to the “5th Annual Winter Solstice Exhibition”, Moscow Arts Commission, Moscow, ID, December 2005
•  Invited artist to “Through the Eyes of the Northwest Coast Woman”, Stonington Gallery, Seattle, WA, November 2005
• Invited artist to “Changing Hands:  Art Without Reservation 2”, traveling exhibit hosted by the Museum of Arts & Design, New York, Indianapolis, Naples, Tulsa, Anchorage, Minneapolis, Sep 2005 – Dec 2007
•  Invited artist to “Awakenings: A Gathering of Contemporary Coast Salish Artists”, Stonington Gallery, Seattle, WA, August – September 2005
•  Only invited artist to collaborate and exhibit with Batik Artists from Indonesia, Institute for Cross Cultural Art at The Island Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA, July 2005
•  Invited artist to “Te Mata: Gathering of Contemporary Indigenous Visual Artists” Aotearoa New Zealand, January 2005
•  “gW3dZa’dad” Artist-in-Residence Exhibit at The Evergreen State Longhouse and Cultural Center Olympia, WA, November 2004-December 2004
•  Invited artist to the touring museum exhibit “Song, Story & Speech:  Oral Traditions of Puget Sound’s First People” Seattle Art Museum Seattle, WA, August 2004-January 2006
•  Invited artist gallery exhibit “Rekindling Spirit:  Young Contemporaries of the Northwest Coast” Stonington Art Gallery Seattle, WA, July 2004
•  Solo museum exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum Seattle, WA, January-July 2004
•  Invited artist for exhibit “Ancestral Reflections” at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, Spring 2004
•  Invited artist for “Northwest Native American Artists Show” Allied Arts Association Art Center and Gallery Richland, WA, Summer 2003
•  Invited artist for museum exhibit “Ahl Tee-ah: Art from Salish Roots” White River Valley Museum Auburn, WA, November 2002-February 2003
•  Featured artist and curator for “SQ3Tsya’yay – Weaver’s Spirit Power” Squaxin Island Museum and Research Center, Shelton, WA, January-July 2003
•  Juried artist at the “2001 Gathering of Indigenous Visual Artists of the Pacific Rim”  The Evergreen State College Longhouse and Cultural Center Olympia, WA, June 2001

BIBLIOGRAPHY

•  Front page picture titled "Weaving Culture", Lynden Tribune, October 11, 2017

•  2 page full color picture from Wildcraft Studios of weaving class in 1859: Oregon's Magazine, March/April 2017, Volume 44

•  Picture of The Unveiling, Cengage Learning/Nelson Education, educational materials by Bryce Owen, February 2017

•  Article "Weaving Past and Present", Alaska Beyond Magazine - Horizon Edition, 11' long weaving and artist featured for the Portland Art Museum exhibit, December 2016

•  Friends and Relations publication Suquamish Museum, May-July 2016
​•  Press Release SuquamishMuseum.org, "20 Years of SQ3Tsya'yay:  Weaver's Spirit Power, May 2016
•  In the Spirit of the Ancestors:  Contemporary Northwest Coast Art at the Burke Museum, artist and artwork featured, University of Washington Press, August 2013
•  Contemporary Art on the Northwest Coast, artist and artwork featured, Schiffer Publishing, January 2011
•  S’abadeb:  The Gifts, artist and artwork featured, Douglas & Mcintyre, 2008
•  Featured artist and front page photo in Northern Journeys, Volume 11, No. 1, January – March 2008
•  Article “Textile Prose Craft Presidential Statement”, featuring Coast Salish weavings incorporated into Washington State University President’s academic regalia, in WSU News, January 17, 2008
•  Article “She’s Home”, discussing and featuring a mountain goat wool dress along with efforts to revive Coast Salish Weaving by Susan Pavel, in Washington State Magazine, summer edition 2007
•  Article “Spirit touches Native artwork” highlighting the dance apron, Salish Sunrise, in the Burke Museum’s permanent collection in The Olympian, March 11, 2007
•  Article featuring “The Unveiling”, a once-in-a-lifetime event where a fully twined mountain goat wool blanket was named and blessed in The Seattle Times, January 28, 2007
•  Full page article featuring “SQ3Tsya’yay – Weaver’s Spirit Power” hosted by the Museum of Anthropology in The Lewiston Tribune, September 22, 2006
•  Article featuring “SQ3Tsya’yay – Weaver’s Spirit Power” exhibit in Klah-Che-Min Publication, February 2006
•  Picture of artist and full page article discussing “SQ3Tsya’yay – Weaver’s Spirit Power” in The Sounder, February 2006
•  Picture of “SQ3Tsya’yay – Weaver’s Spirit Power” exhibit and featured in “Critics’ Picks”, a recommendation from The Seattle Times, January 29, 2006.
•  Picture of artist and article titled “History Museum showcases regional art revival” in The Tacoma Weekly January 19, 2006 and Puyallup Tribal News January 26, 2006
•  Picture of artist and article featuring Coast Salish weaving exhibit titled “SQ3Tsya’yay – Weaver’s Spirit Power” in The Seattle Times January 12, 2006
•  “Changing Hands:  Art Without Reservation 2”, artist and artwork featured, The Studley Press, September 2005
•  “Contemporary Coast Salish Art”, artist and artwork featured, University of Washington Press, August 2005
•  Three ceremonial blankets pictured during a blessing of The Alderbrook Resort in the Shelton-Mason County Journal July 15, 2004
•  Article and picture discussing the Salish Weaving Exhibit titled “SQ3Tsya’yay (Weaver’s Spirit Power)” in The Intertribal Newspaper January – March 2003
•  Front page article and picture highlighting benefits of “SQ3Tsya’yay” in the Klah-Che-Min Publication March 2003
•  Front page feature article and picture announcing Salish Weaving Exhibit titled “SQ3Tsya’yay” in the Klah-Che-Min Publication February 2003
•  Article discussing SalishWeaving Exhibit titled “SQ3Tsya’yay” The Sounder Newspaper February 2003
•  Article and picture showcasing the Salish Weaving Exhibit titled “SQ3Tsya’yay” in the Shelton-Mason County Journal January 2003
•  Article and picture featuring the Salish Weaving Exhibit titled “SQ3Tsya’yay” in The Olympian January 2003
•  Article and picture highlighting the master-apprenticeship award in the Washington State Arts Commission publication Winter 2003
•  Artwork and artist included in “Hiteemlkiliiksix: Within the Circle of the Rim”, publication by The Evergreen State College


RELATED EXPERIENCE

•  Twill and Twine Weaving Class, Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA, October 10 & 12, 2017

•  Dyeing with Lichens - identification and walk-about class, Maple Falls, WA, October 11, 2017

•  Keynote Address at Fibers & Beyond Conference, titled My Job As A Weaver, Lynden Art Center, Octoer 11, 2017

•  Weaving Conversation, Pitts River Museum, Oxford University, London, United Kingdom, August 30, 2017

•  Weaving Demonstration and Presentation, British Museum, London, United Kingdom, August 25, 2017

•  Twill and Twine Weaving Class, Shawnigan Lake School, British Columbia, BC, June 26-27, 2017

•  Weaving Class, Wildcraft Studio School, Portland, OR, March 18 - 19, 2017

•  "Art & Conversation" lecture and presentation, Portland Art Museum, OR, January 2017

•  Advanced Twill Weaving Class, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe, WA, November 18-19, 2016

•  Artist Talk and Presentation, Western Gallery at Western Washington University, November 2016

• Artist Talk and Presentation, Indigenous Transformations: Coast Salish Art and Artists Class, Western Washington University, November 2016

•  Weaving Class, Wildcraft Studio School, Portland, OR, November 5-6, 2016

•  Artist Talk and Tour of Sacred Relationship - Restoring the Breath: Honoring the Legacy of subiyay (Gerald Bruce Miller), Portland Art Museum, OR, November 4, 2016

•  Weaving Class, Wildcraft Studio School, Portland, OR, September 10 - 11, 2016

•  Artist Talk and Tour of Sacred Relationship - Restoring the Breath: Honoring the Legacy of subiyay (Gerald Bruce Miller), Portland Art Museum, OR, September 9, 2016

•  Opening Reception and Cultural Event of Sacred Relationship - Restoring the Breath: Honoring the Legacy of subiyay (Gerald Bruce Miller), Portland Art Museum, OR, September 2, 2016

•  Artist Presentation on SQ3Tsya'yay: 20 Years of Coast Salish Weaving, Suquamish Museum, WA August 20, 2016

•  Elders & Youth weaving class, Suquamish Tribe, WA July 8-10, 2016

•  "Weaving Words" community building hands-on weaving experience, Bloedel Reserve, WA July 14, 2016

•  Weaving Class Sauk-Suiattle Tribe, WA June 15-17, 2016

•  Opening Reception and Cultural Event of SQ3Tsya'yay: Weaver's Spirit Power - 20 Years of Coast Salish Weaving, Suquamish Museum, May 21, 2016

•  Advanced Coast Salish Weaving Class at Weaving House of sa'hLa mitSa, April 16-17, 2016

•  Presenter at the First International Salish Wool Weaving Symposium, Suquamish, WA, February 2016

•  Tour, presentation, and class of Coast Salish Weaving at Weaving House of sa’hLa mitSa, January 30-31, 2016
•  Tour, presentation, and class of Coast Salish Weaving at Weaving House of sa’hLa mitSa, November 7-8, 2015
•  Annual Weaving Class hosted by yaat-so-lietsa of Seattle, WA, November 2011-2015
•  Invited artist to Musqueam Indian Band, Gathering of Weavers, November 2014
•  Coast Salish Weaving presentation to Eugene Weaver’s Guild, Eugene, OR September 2013
•  Invited to weave regalia for the president of Washington State University to wear during graduations and convocations by professor Linda Arthur of Apparel Merchandising, Design and Textiles, October 23, 2007
•  Invited artist lecture titled “Weaving Wonders: The Coast Salish Art of Susan Pavel” at the Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, WA September 14, 2007
•  Visiting artist lecture and workshop held at Centralia College, June 6, 2007
•  Panel discussant for the Burke Museum’s Exhibit titled “In the Spirit of the Ancestors”, March 3, 2007
•  The Unveiling, hosted by The Evergreen State College Longhouse, a once-in-a-lifetime event where a fully twined mountain goat wool blanket was named and blessed, January 27, 2007
•  Presentation and weaving demonstration of “SQ3Tsya’yay – Weaver’s Spirit Power”, sponsored by The Museum of Anthropology and Campus Involvement Arts and Culture Programs at Washington State University, November 2006
•  “Woven Greetings”, family day weaving activity at the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA, June 2006
•  “The Resurgence of Coast Salish Weaving in the Puget Sound Region”, special presentation at Washington State Capital Museum, May 2006
•  Presentation and weaving demonstration at “SQ3Tsya’yay – Weaver’s Spirit Power” , exhibit hosted by the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA, January and June 2006
•  Invited weaving demonstrator and panel discussion participant at “Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread”, traveling exhibit hosted by the Burke Museum, Seattle, WA, February 2006
•  Invited weaving demonstrator at “Changing Hands:  Art Without Reservation 2”, at the Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY, September 2005
•  Invited artist to market at the National Museum of the American Indian – Native Art Market, New York, NY, September 2005
•  Presenter of “Cultural Arts for a Living” at the Opportunity Fair 2005 hosted by North Kitsap School District, S’Klallam and Suquamish Tribal Education Departments, June 2005
•  Invited demonstration weaver for the 47th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, March 2005
•  2 part community presentation at Squaxin Island Museum, Library, and Research Center titled Ancient Teachings:  The Art of Salish Weaving and the Unity of Our Communities, February 2005
•  Only invited demonstration weaver for the Seattle Art Museum’s exhibit titled Songs, Story, Speech Family Festival, October 2004
•  Featured weaver at the 10th Annual Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association, October 2004
•  Weaving Demo & Culture Sharing at career day Hood Canal School, May 2004
•  Weaving Demo at the Spring 2004 Washington State Indian Education Association Conference
•  Weaving Demo at Cultural Day for the Auburn School District, fall 2003, Auburn, WA
•  Weaving Demo at the Native American Arts Celebration, Burke Museum, November 2003, Seattle, WA


 ARTWORK IN PERMANENT PUBLIC VENUES

     • Islandwood - learning center in WA

     • Suquamish Museum in WA

     • Seattle Art Museum in WA
     • Heard Museum in AZ
     • Burke Museum in WA
     • Squaxin Island Museum & Research Center in WA
     • Suquamish Resort in WA
     • Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry - Law office in Wash DC
     • Skokomish Nation Tribal Center and Health Clinic in WA


EDUCATION

• Traditional Apprenticeship with Master Salish Weaver subiyay (Bruce Miller) 1996-2002
• Ph.D. Washington State University 1999
• M.Ed. University of Idaho 1994
• B.A. Washington State University 1990


AWARDS

•  Islandwood Artist-in-the-Woods April 2017

•  Islandwood Artist-in-Residence March 2017

•  Bloedel Reserve Artist-in-Residence 2016
•  Allied Arts Foundation Grant Recipient 2007
•  Invited artist for the 2007 PIKO: A Gathering of Indigenous Contemporary Visual Artists in Waimea South Kohala Hawai’i, June 15-22, 2007
•  Washington State Arts Commission Folk Arts Apprenticeship 2006-2007
•  Puffin Foundation – Grant Recipient 2006
•  Fund for Folk Culture – Artists Support Program Recipient 2005
•  The Evergreen State College Artist-in-Residence 2004-2005
•  Squaxin Island Museum and Research Center Artist-in-Residence Summer 2004
•  The Evergreen State College Artist-in-Residence 2003-2004
•  Washington State Arts Commission Folk Arts Fellowship 2003-2004
•  Washington State Arts Commission Folk Arts Apprenticeship 2003-2004