Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Lois Chichinoff Thadei (Olympia) received a 2007 GAP to continue her efforts to preserve the tradition of Aleut weaving. Lois received a 2007 Cultural Capitol Fellowship from the First Peoples Fund to write an Aleut weaving book. The book will contain detailed photos of previous Aleut works paired with diagrams and instruction from professional weavers detailing the skills gained by past masters necessary to create traditional Aleut baskets and mats. Once the book is completed, Thadei hopes it will serve as a learning tool to inspire a new generation of Aleut weavers and keep the artistry of Aleut culture alive. The GAP grant will cover legal fees to secure copyright and license, as well as pay an illustrator to adapt illustrations to the Aleut weaving style.

Artist's Addenda: Lois Chichinoff Thadei’s print Caribou Passing Through was accepted into an upcoming show titled “In Transition Russia 2008” in Moscow.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.