Kathleen Kanas


First Basket Woven, Atkinson Grade School, 1961

Franklin High School, Portland, OR – graduated, 1968

Portland State University – Bachelor of Science, 1973

Western Oregon State College – Elementary Education Certification, 1978

Selected Exhibits, Shows and Galleries

Garibaldi Museum, Garibaldi, OR – Permanent Collection

Bank of Astoria, Manzanita, OR – Permanent Collection

Cannon Beach Arts Association 21st Miniature Show  2008 – Juried by George Green, 2010 by invitation

Seventh Annual Collaborative Arts Show, Museum of Contemporary Craft in Association with the Art in the Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, Portland, OR – 2008 by invitation

Annual Celebration of Creativity Fine Art Exhibit and Sale, Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton, OR – 1990, 2003, 2014 by invitation

Beaverton Arts Showcase Annual Juried Exhibition & Sale, Beaverton, OR – 1988 “Mesa”, “Earth Pouch”, 1998 “Cedar Reverence”

Basket Weave Juried National Exhibition of Basketry,Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH – 1988 “Strata I”

Kenai Art Guild 20th Annual Juried Art Show, Kenai, AK, First Place Mixed Media – 1986

Currently Showing:

     4th Street Studio & Gallery, Manzanita, Oregon

Past Galleries:

River Sea Gallery, Nehalem, OR

White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR

Ptarmigan Arts Studio, Homer, AK

Inlet Imports, Soldotna, AK

Birch Tree Gallery, Soldotna, AK

Grundy Gallery, Ketchikan, AK

In Her Image, Portland, OR

Articles and Media

Oregon Art Beat, Oregon Public Broadcasting – 2009, Featured Artist

The Oregonian, Home and Garden Northwest, NW Artisans,  “To Have and to Hold” article and photos by by Nanine Alexander – 2008

Tillamook Headlight-Herald, Tillamook County Panorama, “A Passion for Weaving, Teacher Shares Basket Art” article and photos by Mame Burns – 2002

Garibaldi Museum News – 2005

North Coast Citizen, “Weary Weaver Content with Manzanita,” article and pictures by Cathie Mahoney – 2002

Manzanita Creative Arts Council, Fourth Annual Studio Tour Guide – 2004

North Coast Citizen, Town & Beach, article and photos,”Weaving Herself into the World” by Sylvia Thornton

The Oregonian, “Quartet gets a handle on basket making,” article by Cathy Lindsley, photos by Bill Wagner – 1989

The Oregonian, “Natural Materials Find Way into Handmade Baskets,” article and photos by Deborah Holton – 1989

The News Basket, “North Coast Basket Studio” article and photos – 1988

Ruralite, “Weaving Their Success,” article and photos by Karen Keltz – 1988

The Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, press release and article – 1988

Seaside Signal, “Weavers take basketmaking beyond the functional stage”, article and photos by Kim Kaady – 1987

Nehalem Monthly, “North Coast Basket Studio opens in Nehalem” – 1987

Tillamook Headlight-Herald, “Locally Home-made Baskets Abound,” staff article – 1987

The Kenai Tides, article and photos – 1986


1 thought on “Profile”

  1. Carol Greer said:

    Dear Kathy,
    The tornado devastation in Manzanita is heartbreaking. How
    frightening it must have been to go through that not knowing
    what destruction awaited you. I hope that you and Tom have a
    warm safe place to be while these horrendous storms continue
    and that your home and gallery were not significantly damaged.
    We’ve had plans to drive over on October 24. I’ll be in touch later
    next week to see if there’s anything you need from Portland.
    Carol and Bill

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