Vermont
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Vermont Abenaki Artists Association

The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association embodies the history, culture, and art of the Abenaki people. Our mission is to promote regional Indigenous arts,  artists, culture, and to provide an organized central place to share creative ideas. We accomplish this by creating engaging cultural eventseducational programs, exhibitions, and curriculum materials. While most of our artists and performers preserve and pass down the traditional art of our ancestors, others create contemporary artistic expressions that are informed by tradition. VAAA's experienced teaching artists have been doing educational programs at schools, historic sites and museums throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast areas of the United States, in Canada and as far away as Germany. Programs include lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and performances that carry the message that the Abenaki people are still here.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Vera Longtoe
Job Title/Position: 
Director
Physical Address: 
Vergennes, VT 05491
Last Name: 
Sheehan
Phone: 
802-579-0049
Parent Organization/Affiliation: 
Vermont State Recognized Tribes

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Visual/Crafts - Basket Weaving
Visual/Crafts - Carving
Visual/Crafts - Ceramics
Visual/Crafts - Clay
Visual/Crafts - Decorative Arts
Visual/Crafts - Dolls / Soft Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Visual/Crafts - Furniture
Visual/Crafts - Glass
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Visual/Crafts - Leather
Visual/Crafts - Metal
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Stone
Visual/Crafts - Textile Weaving
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Year Founded: 
2013
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
Languages Available: 
Native American / Indigenous
Institution/Business Type: 
Guilds / Unions / Professional Associations
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Community Arts
Exhibitions
Professional Network Gatherings / Events
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region