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Denita Holmes

County: Kitsap County



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Denita Holmes is a member of the Suquamish Tribe, an artist of Coast Salish Wool Weaving and Cedar Basketry over 15 years. A full time Teacher at Chief Kitsap Academy teaching Cultural Arts through Cedar and Wool Textiles. She was recently elected to serve on Suquamish Tribal Council in 2022 and is pursuing her Master of Education at the University of Washington. Denita Holmes completed the Leadership Kitsap Class of 2018 and was recently nominated for Kitsap Counties 20 under 40 Leadership Business Awards.  

Denita and her Husband Joey Holmes have three children together and they found to keep them busy during Covid-19 lockdowns was to weave cedar face masks. Their work has been displayed on televisions hit show Greys Anatomy in 2021 and HBO Film Kimi in 2022. In 2023 they will be featured in the Suquamish Museum as their first solo exhibit featuring both Cedar and Wool Weavings displaying traditional stories and weavings of inspirations. 

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