Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Shirly Hook

Shirly is currently serving as a member of the Vermont Commission for Native American Affairs. Having grown with up two strong role models, her mother and grandmother, Shirly started sewing at a very young age.

As an adult, she started making rattles, leather pouches, jewelry and "something out of nothing." She taught herself how to make traditional rattles, made with rawhide and whatever type of wood or branches are available. She has been marketing her art for more than 40 years.

Artist Statement

I am a self-taught artist, learning my skills from my mother and grandmother. I have been producing and selling my art for about 40 years. I prefer using natural or recycled materials in my work.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Shirly
Job Title/Position: 
Artist/Owner
Physical Address: 
Roxbury, VT 05669
Last Name: 
Hook

I am a Native American Artist

Native Heritage Designation: 
Native American
Tribal Status: 
State Recognized
Tribe Name: 
Koasek of the Koas of the Abenaki Nation

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Leather
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
Native American Tribes
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Artist Market
Exhibitions
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
VT Abenaki Artists Association, juried member