November 26, 2020,
November 29, 2020
Northwestern Ontario Spotlight
Sister Bear Designs began as a healing journey for 3 sisters (Valerie, Kathleen and Malinda), to honour their family and community’s knowledge, strength, resilience and determination
Melissa Twance is a beadwork artist who lives and works in Thunder Bay, ON. Originally from Pic Mobert First Nation, her beadwork designs pay homage to Northwestern Ontario and traditional iconography
Shannon Gustafson (Ojibwe) is a member of Whitesand First Nation and a long term resident of Thunder Bay Ontario, She works as a full time artist and has experience in various artistic mediums
Brenda Lee Asp captures her First Nation family ways with foundational cultural teachings of traditional leather garment creation; various concepts of print design and First Nations ways of beading.
Ay Lelum The Good House of Design is a second generation Coast Salish Design House from Nanaimo, B.C.. Garments are designed and produced in B.C. by Sisters, Aunalee and Sophia.
Erica Lugt is an Inuvialuit artist from Tuktoyaktuk, NT. #SheWasAFreeSpirit is Erica’s brand that comes from a pure place of love and healing while honouring Inuvialuit culture.
Katie longboat is a Toronto based Indigenous bead artist, originally from Six Nations of the Grand River. Her beadwork style incorporates inspirations from the natural world, her travels, her family,