Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
ELIZABETH JAMES-PERRY

High quality, hand made Northeastern Native American weaving's and wampum shell jewelry, that utilizes hand spun plant fibers, colorfast natural native dyes, cedar bark, basswood and a variety of purple and white beads from the quahog shell.
Museum quality reproductions and original art. Native American film. Consultation for Northeastern exhibits. Commissions accepted.

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I Have Worked With

  • October 2013

    Speaker at the conference in Denver, Colorado at the Denver Museum of Arts, sharing experiences, challenges and interests as a Wampanoag artist in New England on a panel.

  • January 2012

    In preparation for the opening of a Living History Wikun Village on Long Island, I was contracted by the museum to run intensive Traditional  Native Material Culture trainings to Native staff. Clothing, quillwork, weaving styles and materials, wild-harvesting and natural dyes were covered.

  • January 2012

    Exhibit consultation, and commissioned artwork including a handwoven dyed bullrush mat, cedar bark mats, ash gathering basket, handspun milkweed weaving cordage, and photography for a mural. 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
ELIZABETH
Job Title/Position: 
Traditional Artist
Mailing Address: 
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Physical Address: 
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Last Name: 
JAMES-PERRY
Phone: 
508-826-3572

I am a Native American Artist

Native Heritage Designation: 
Native American
Tribal Status: 
Federally Recognized
Tribe Name: 
Aquinnah Wampanoag

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Traditional
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Exhibitions
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
State
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
IACA
NAASA
Golden Key Honor Society
Awards: 
2010 Heard Museum Textiles
Massachusetts Cultural Council Traditional Artist Fellowship
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age