The Cowboy Bootmakers will be an evening celebrating the traditions of handmade bootmaking and the master bootmakers who are passing down their knowledge through apprenticeships. Local Austin favorites, McMercy Family Band, will play live at the event. The Cowboy Bootmakers zine will be released, as well as videos, photos and cowboy bootmakers stories on display. Bootmakers from Texas and beyond will be in attendance–so come on down to rub elbows and talk shop! Free and open to the public. Thursday, April 25th, 7-9pm at Texas Folklife Gallery, 1708 Houston St, Austin, TX
SUMMER 2019 - 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND // LEATHER WALLET MAKING
2-hour workshop w/ Morgan Buckert
July 4 2019, 4-6pm
Join us this 4th of July for a two-hour workshop and learn the basics of leatherwork by cutting, hand-stitching, and finishing your own personalized vegetable-tanned wallet. This family-friendly workshop offers students of all ages a chance to learn from master leather worker and shoemaker, Morgan Buckert.
This workshop fees includes workshop and supplies, with additional materials available for purchase.
The Idaho Commission on the Arts and The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho will present an Idaho women gearmakers showcase and demonstration on April 6, 2019 from 1-5 pm at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho in Idaho Falls. A range of traditional and contemporary art forms will be featured in this showcase including hat making, boot making, saddle making, woven saddle blankets, silver engraving and jewelry, oil and watercolor painting, and a wide assortment of leather craft like chaps, chinks, headstalls, and other tack. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions about technique, method, and inspiration. This is a rare opportunity to meet and greet with both established and up-and-coming artists and witness some of the best cowboy arts Idaho has to offer.
Free and open to the public.
The artist showcase and demonstration culminates the inaugural Idaho Cowgirl Congress. The showcase will spotlight the work of Congress participants either as recent completed projects or as in-process demonstrations.
The Center, Hailey
In this three-hour workshop, you will learn basics of leather work by cutting, hand-stitching and finishing your own personalized vegetable-tanned leather journal cover/passport/wallet. All materials are provided and additional materials will be available for purchase.
Morgan has moved far from her home on a ranch in South Texas, but is influenced by traditional Western themes in her leather work. Morgan builds custom cowboy boots, shoes, sandals, and leather goods in her Hailey, ID workshop.
This workshop will take place from 6-9pm at The Center, Hailey.
2019-2020 One Night Workshops are generously supported by Heather Horton.
Featuring Diane Stewart-Heiner's custom and vintage jewelry collection, and leather maker Morgan Buckert's handcrafted goods which can also include personalization (e.g. hand stamped initials or nicknames). Each will be at the shop sharing their craft and stories of making. A rare opportunity to see a wide range of their goods all in one place.
Complimentary adult and kid beverages all day long, cookies, and the record player will be spinning.
Note: Independent Goods is a locally owned, year-round retail store featuring Independent Makers products and their stories of inspiration. Along side each product is the makers story which is also given with purchase.
The Sun Valley, Idaho area is home to an abundantly diverse collective of visual artists. Brilliantly illuminating the creative talent in the Sun Valley region, the sixth annual Wood River Valley Studio Tour opens the doors of professional artists’ studios to the general public Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, 19th.
Visitors from near and far travel by car, bicycle or on foot on self-guided adventures, exploring artists’ working sanctuaries throughout the Wood River Valley. Extending from Bellevue in the south end of the valley to Ketchum in the north and all parts in between, visitors enjoy the rare experience of being in the environments where art is created while getting acquainted with the makers and gaining a close-up view of the materials and media artists employ.
ALL EVENTS – FREE ADMISSION
Mosaic Project Online Auction: 8am MDT Friday, August 10th to 7pm MDT Sunday, August 19th
Group & Mosaic Project Exhibition: August 15th – 19th, 11am – 5pm Daily,
Ketchum Conference & Event Center
Reception with the Artists: Friday, August 17th, 5 – 8pm,
Ketchum Conference & Event Center
Tour Studios: Saturday, August 18th & Sunday, August 19th, 10am – 5pm
The Four Rivers Cultural Center is pleased to announce a day-long folklife festival that will take place Saturday, June 23rd, from 10AM-5PM. The event is free and open to the public.
The Tradition Keepers Folklife Festival is a day-long event celebrating the diverse range of traditional arts and culture in the Four Rivers area. Come experience the incredible skills of our community members and learn about their traditional arts including cowboy poetry, silversmithing, rawhide braiding, Paiute basketry and cradleboard making, Paiute pow wow dancing, Mexican Folkloric Dancers, Japanese taiko drumming, traditional Japanese mochi making, Basque dancing, Kendo demonstrations and much more, including a visit from National Heritage Fellow Eva Castellanoz.
The Tradition Keepers Folklife Festival also coincides with the opening of a new exhibit, Buckaroo and Ranching Folklife of the Four Rivers Region, which looks at the various traditional arts and skills associated with ranching and buckaroo lifestyles in the high desert of eastern Oregon and surrounding states, and the individuals who practice those traditional arts.
The Four Rivers Cultural Center is producing the event and exhibit with the support of the National Endowment of the Arts, which awarded a grant to FRCC to hire a contract folklorist, Josh Chrysler, to conduct research and produce the exhibit and event. There will be lots of food on hand.These traditional arts and skills that will be demonstrated and presented are what make our region unique, and the artists and practitioners will be present for audiences to interact with, ask questions, and learn from.
- Kathy Moss, cowboy poetry
- Thomas Angle, cowboy poetry and songs; leatherworking
- Randi Johnson, cowboy poetry
- Janet Komoto and Kawa Taiko (group), Japanese Taiko Drumming
- Wilson Wewa, Paiute storyteller
- Leon Gage, silversmithing
- Helen Dougal Corbrari (and daughter), mecate making (horsehair rope)
- Pat Dougherty, rock jack builder
- Dean Adams, Paiute silversmithing and basketmaking
- Sara Barton, Paiute Cradleboard and basketmaking
- Mildred Quaempts, Umatilla Dentalium Piecework
- Ryan Atagi (and another Kendo practitioner), Japanese kendo demonstrations
- Kenny Haramatsu, Traditional Japanese mochi making
- Eva Castellanoz, Curandera (Traditional Healing) and corona making
- Teri Berthlesen, rawhide braiding
- Elise Adams (with group), Paiute pow wow dancing
- Morgan Buckert, bootmaker
- More to come!
Team Wintry is super excited to announce Summery Market, coming this summer in June 2018! It’s a handmade for the sunny days sister to our beloved Wintry Market. Once again you’ll find some of the most talented makers and creative entrepreneurs of our area – a unique collection of the best and brightest. You will find artists that are dedicated to their craft and shoppers eager to shop locally not only during the holiday season, but all year round! Founded in 2010, our Markets have been built on the foundation of the DIY Spirit – empowering the artists of our area – as well as the regional community who support them. We look forward to sharing this event during the warmer season with you. See you at our very first Summery Market 2018!
Summery Market 2018 will be taking place June 9, 2018 (Free & Open to Public) at JUMP Boise (1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702).
Thanks to you, we’re honored to have become one of the biggest and best indie art and craft fairs around. We know, like you do, that our makers are extraordinary, and we look forward to sharing many of them with you again, this time both inside and out and with food, drinks and music under the sun!