Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Lou Anne Squally, a Puyallup artist trained in traditional weaving, will offer twenty hours of weaving workshops at the Nisqually Recreational Center on weaving with cedar and wool. Aimed at engaging Native youth with traditional forms, Squally plans to complement her leadership of the workshops by inviting tribal elders into the workshops to work directly with young artists. Squally received a certificate in Northwest Coastal Art from the Northwest Indian College and has recently incorporated digital photography and printmaking techniques into her wider studio practice. Many of her works are essential to tribal celebrations, including cedar headbands used for annual summer canoe journeys as well as vessels and gifts contributed to seasonal potlatch gatherings.

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