April 26, 2016 General Meeting

Denise Hollar-Hambrook

Denise Hollar-Hambrook is a self-taught artist and sculptor from Washington with 25 years of experience. She has participated in numerous Western & Native American Art Shows and Art Auctions generating international sales and awards. Denise uses a wide range of media as she creates one-of-a kind sculptures, oil paintings, hand painted Elk and Buffalo rawhide drums, cedar-carved reliefs, and beadwork in the style of the Plains Indian...all geared toward avid Art Collectors who demand authenticity. Her specialty includes hand-painted Buffalo robes and Buffalo Skulls with authentic Sioux designs. One-of-a-kind sculptures with leather ceremonial regalia with miniature beadwork  is created using rare size 16, 18, and 24 Italian and Czechoslovakian miniature glass seed beads. Denise has an intensely-driven curiosity and eager desire as an artist to experiment with all phases of art. She continues to expand her knowledge and gain expertise in the work she creates, never limiting herself to one style or medium. Her preference for extreme fine intricate detail and realism, can be seen in each piece of art she creates. Original one-of-a-kind art work that has been created by Denise is displayed in private art collections from the Pacific Northwest to the Southwest. Denise donated a sculpture of Sacagewea to The SWIFT Art Auction which made grant money available to benefit the community and local businesses. The piece was purchased by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe 500 Million Casino project for $4000.00 and will be on display upon its opening.

Early-Bird Beading:  5:00pm to 6:15pm

The meeting will be held at the Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219).


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