05 Mar Mariana Mace
Mariana Mace is a fiber artist living and working in Corvallis, Oregon. She has a background in textiles and Native American art history. Her work in weaving and basketry uses local materials that have been gathered and/or prepared by her combined with ideas from many cultural backgrounds including her own.
Born in upstate New York and raised in Ohio, she moved to Oregon more than 50 years ago. She has earned two master’s degrees that combine anthropology, Latin American and Native American art history and museum studies. Her work has been exhibited and collected in the Pacific Northwest, as well as Europe and Australia.
Mariana is director emerita of the Jensen Arctic Museum at Western Oregon University. While in that position, she taught Native American Art History and Museum Studies. She also curated several Arctic art exhibits on the campus and at the Oregon State Capital as well as the Corvallis Arts Center. She co-authored an award winning catalog of the Clark County, Washington Museum’s basket collection. She has written articles on beadwork for the American Indian Art Magazine and Sotheby’s Auction House, and articles on basketry for the National Basketry Organization.
Mariana Mace will be offering Weaving a miniature treasure basket.