The artist at work. Personalizing a leatherbound journal.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

RIck Bartow & Ken in Bartow's Studio

My wife and I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Oregon when I put on a Hunting Pouch workshop and gave a talk on the History of the American Hunting Pouch. Wonderful time. The Northwest coast is simply magnificant with the surf and sand, haystack rocks, fur trees clinging to the rocky shore.

We visited Rick Bartow, a Native American artist, affiliated with the Wiyot and Yurok tribes of Northern California. Bartow works with pastels mostly. His work can be found in several museum collections including the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Arts in Indianapolis, IN, That’s where I first met him. A delightful person and a very talented artist. Look him up at the Froelick Gallery on the internet.

Here is a super video on Bartow and his work.

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