Welcome to the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild.
The mission of the Guild is to preserve, promote, and teach the art of basketry. Read on for more basic info about who we are and what we do...
Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219
Executive Board Meetings
First Monday of the month
6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Third Thursday of the month
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4th Monday Mini Classes
Fourth Monday of the month
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Board of Directors 2016
President - Barbara Kommer
Liaison Vice President - Robbie Schmalenberger
Internal Vice President - vacant
Recording Secretary - Carolyn Reznikoff
Treasurer/Finance - Diane Woods
Parliamentarian - vacant
1 Year Director - Elaine St. Martin
2 Year Director - Susan Hanks
3 Year Director - Peter Michael Bauer
4th Monday Mini-Classes - Betty Tandberg
Archives - Jeana Harrison
Basket Day - Heather Houston
Curatorial - Cory Samia
Finance - Mary Wawrukiewicz
Gatherings - Betty Tandberg
Hospitality - Nancy Kiltz
House - Peter Michael Bauer
Librarian - Thomas Thacker
Membership - Jeanie Lorang
Newsletter - Sue Gemmell
Newsletter Mailing - Barbara Kommer
Outreach - Peter Michael Bauer
Programs - Susan Hanks
Retreat - Trudy Banks, Barbara Kommer, Kate Mueller-Wille, Robbie Schmalenberger, Susan Underwood
Ways & Means - Nancy Kiltz
Website - Karen Read
Workshops - Elaine St. Martin
These are the monthly programs that take place at the general meetings. They can be demonstrations, lectures, classes, or other activities.
Fourth Monday Mini Classes
Our 4th Monday Mini Classes are 3 hour projects or techniques taught by members of the guild or community who graciously share their talents and interests.
The guild sponsors weekend workshops with nationally known and local basketry teachers.
Free beginning basketry classes are offered to the community at various times during the year.
Gatherings of Basketry Materials
When available, we organize group gatherings of red osier, cedar bark, cherry bark, sedge, cattails, tule, etc.
Annual Tidal Twinings Retreat
The Tidal Twinings Retreat is a wonderful opportunity for advancing your basketry skills in a relaxed, no pressure environment. It's also a great time to visit with old friends and make new ones in the splendor of the Oregon coast.
This one-day event for CBBG members is a fun get together to take a class or work on your own project in the company of other weavers.