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Gwen Westerman

Good Thunder, MN
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A three-time recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Gwen creates incredible textile art influenced by her life and Indigenous cultures. Since 2005, she has been creating quilts that have won awards at the juried shows of the Northern Plains Indian Art Market in Sioux Falls, the Eiteljorg Indian Art Market in Indianapolis, and the Heard Museum Guild Indian Art Fair & Market in Phoenix. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Red Cloud Heritage Center Museum in Pine Ridge, the University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota, the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul. Gwen is the current Poet Laureate for the State of Minnesota, and a professor at Minnesota State University at Mankato.

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Current Courses Offered by Gwen Westerman

Teaser image for Using Free-Form Curves to Create Landscape Quilts

Using Free-Form Curves to Create Landscape Quilts

Let’s recreate some of our treasured memories of landscapes and waterscapes with our favorite…
Tue, Jul 19th, 2022  –  Sat, Jul 23rd, 2022
Day 1: 1-5pm; Days 2-4: 9am-5pm; Day 5: 9am-noon
Instructor: Gwen Westerman