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

  • September 2010

    Commissioned artwork:  Wampum Bias Friendship Collar for a traveling exhibit.

  • May 2007

    I presented a collaborative research paper during the annual American Indian Workshop at the Muse Du Quai Branly about a rare early 18th century Northeastern beaded wool textile in the collection of Peabody Harvard Museum, later published in the European Review of Native American Studies.

  • April 2005

    Traditional and contemporary two week Textile Residency with artists from partner regions in the ECHO program Kodiak Alaska, and Hawaii; we pooled our materials combining milkweed, cornhusk, turkey feather and wampum with cedar bark, smoked moose and elk, otter fur, feathers, pandanus and spun coconut fibers. Collaborative and individual pieces of artwork accessioned at the Alaskan Native Heritage Center, and published in a catalog.

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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: 
Artist (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