2002
Arts & Crafts Winners
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ABS 2002 Annual
Arts & Crafts Competition Winners

The 2002 Arts & Crafts Competition attracted 23 submissions and the judges had a difficult time narrowing the field down to seven finalists. For more information, contact:


ABS Arts & Crafts Coordinator
PO Box 14578
Portland, OR 97293

First Place Winner ($500 award)

Charissa Brock
She can be contacted through Thirteen Moons Gallery

Samples (click on a photo to see a larger version.)

Charissa Brock is creating some of the most original bamboo artwork in the world. Her inventive, explorative nature, coupled with her aesthetics, makes her the ideal recipient of this ABS Award for 2002. She has just begun — we'll be seeing much more of her work in the future.

Her work has been featured in American Crafts and FIBERARTS magazines.

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Honorable Mention ($200 award)

Greg White Hunt

Greg White Hunt, of Bamboo Alchemy Instruments, makes and plays bamboo instruments.

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Sample instrument (click on the photo to see a larger version.)

 

Sample music (click on the photo to hear a sample (1.1 MB, MP3 format).)


Honorable Mention ($200 award)

Wang Wei

"China has a long-established history of bamboo music and bamboo-made instruments.... As a result of our many-years' efforts, we have developed and invented some new bamboo music instrument, and organized the first complete bamboo music band in the history."

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Sample music (click on the photo to hear a sample (1 MB, MP3 format).)

 


Honorable Mention ($200 award)

Jasmine Winkler Stobbe

For Jasmine "bamboo has always been my favorite wood because of its strength, its fast growth and its beauty in Asian art and painting.... I cut thin pieces of bamboo and place them in crystal-clear resin. After the resin dried, I sanded the piece down and polished it. The final outcome of these pieces os always a mystery."

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Sample (click on the photo to see a larger version.)


 

Honorable Mention

Rebecca Swann

Rebecca proposed "a series of sculptural jewelry incorporating the material of bamboo."

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Honorable Mention

Jenna Weston

Jenna, an experienced basket maker who has worked with bamboo before, and who has made paper from various other fibers, was "interested in what kind of paper can be made from this plant [bamboo]." She planned "to make a small series of wall relief piece that will not only use the resulting paper, but will also feature the bamboo itself as the design motif."

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Honorable Mention

Gerry Fogarty

Gerry creates mixed-media works the incorporate bamboo. "I am strongly drawn to the beauty of bamboo and would like to extend my experimentation with this material in future works."

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There will be a new Arts & Crafts Competition in 2003. Check back later for the details.


ABS Arts & Crafts Coordinator
PO Box 14578
Portland, OR 97293

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