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Oral history interview with Alice Kagawa Parrott, 2005 July 10

Interviewee:
Parrott, Alice Kagawa, 1929-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Smith, Paul J., 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Alice Kagawa Parrott, 2005 July 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American fiber artists  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Asian American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13248
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)254818
AAA_collcode_parrot05
Theme:
Craft
Asian American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_254818
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Oral history interview with Mary Giles, 2006 July 18

Interviewee:
Giles, Mary, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Sauer, Jane, 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Buckman, Jan  Search this
DeRaad, Rianna  Search this
Hu, Mary Lee  Search this
Itter, Diane  Search this
Jacobs, Ferne K. (Ferne Kent)  Search this
Kranzberg, Nancy  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Martin, Agnes  Search this
Nottingham, Walter  Search this
Okun, Barbara Rose  Search this
Reed, Duane  Search this
Schira, Cynthia  Search this
Shieber, Horty  Search this
American Crafts Council  Search this
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Mankato State University  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Penland School of Crafts  Search this
SOFA Chicago  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Minnesota -- Description and travel
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Mary Giles, 2006 July 18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13564
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)261680
AAA_collcode_giles06
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_261680
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Mary Giles

Interviewee:
Giles, Mary  Search this
Interviewer:
Sauer, Jane, 1937-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
American Crafts Council  Search this
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts -- Students  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -- Students  Search this
Mankato State University -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Penland School of Crafts -- Students  Search this
SOFA Chicago  Search this
Buckman, Jan  Search this
DeRaad, Rianna  Search this
Hu, Mary Lee, 1943-  Search this
Itter, Diane, 1946-1989  Search this
Jacobs, Ferne K. (Ferne Kent), 1942-  Search this
Kranzberg, Nancy  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004  Search this
Nottingham, Walter, 1930-2012  Search this
Okun, Barbara Rose  Search this
Reed, Duane  Search this
Schira, Cynthia, 1934-  Search this
Shieber, Horty  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (2 hr., 43 min.), digital, wav)
46 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Minnesota -- Description and Travel
Date:
2006 July 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mary Giles conducted 2006 July 18, by Jane Sauer, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the home of Jane Sauer, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Giles speaks of childhood summers spent on Pine Lake in Minnesota; receiving a B.S. in art education from Mankato State University, Minnesota; educational experiences at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; the influence of nature and Native American art in her work; finding inspiration in "woods and water"; spirituality; teaching elementary art in St. Louis for 28 years while pursuing her art; the materials she works with, including wax linen and various metals; the techniques she uses, such as coiling, twining, torching, hammering, and knotting; the importance of a studio; the appeal of natural aging and corrosion of materials; the competitiveness of craft fields in the United States; attending American Craft Council shows and Sculpture Objects & Functional Art expositions in Chicago; craft as art in the United States; her experience showing in galleries and struggles with pricing; participating in the Poland Triennale in Lodz, Poland, 2001; the pioneering efforts of female fiber artists. Giles also recalls Mary Lee Hu, Diane Itter, Jack Lenor Larsen, Walter Nottingham, Rianna DeRaad, Cynthia Schira, Ferne Jacobs, Barbara Rose Okun, Nancy Kranzberg, Jan Buckman, Horty Shieber, Duane Reed, Agnes Martin, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Giles (1944- ) is an artist of Stillwater, Minnesota. Jane Sauer (1937- ) is an artist and gallery owner of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 43 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Fiber artists -- Minnesota  Search this
Sculptors -- Minnesota  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.giles06
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ed1875cb-b7ee-422d-a63e-1c58f8b6352d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-giles06
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Oral history interview with Alice Kagawa Parrott

Interviewee:
Parrott, Alice Kagawa, 1929-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
32 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2005 July 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Alice Kagawa Parrott conducted 2005 July 10, by Paul J. Smith, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Santa Fe, N.M.
Parrott speaks of her childhood in Hawaii; her extended family's fate in the atomic bombing at Hiroshima; her education at the University of Hawaii, The Cranbrook Academy of Art, and at the studio of Marguerite Wildenhain, at Pond Farm, in Guerneville, California; her teaching years at the University of New Mexico and on the island of Maui; her marriage to Alan Parrott in 1956; her travels in Mexico, Guatemala, and India; and her various exhibitions across the U.S. and abroad. She recalls Claude Horan, Hester Robinson, Ernestine Murai, Anna Kang Burgess, Toshiko Takaezu, Marianne Strengell, Maija Grotell, Jack Lenor Larsen, Rufino Tamayo, Isamu Noguchi, George Nakashima, Joan Mondale, and Aileen Osborne Webb, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Alice Kagawa Parrott (1929-2009) was a Japanese American fiber artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Paul J. Smith is the Director Emeritus, American Craft Museum, New York City, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 27 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Fiber artists -- New Mexico  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American fiber artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.parrot05
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97905417e-b45a-4ff3-bf76-40515c01277e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-parrot05
Online Media:

Jane Sauer Papers and Gallery records, 1898-2013

Creator:
Sauer, Jane, 1937-  Search this
Jane Sauer Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Jane Sauer Gallery  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Jane Sauer Papers and Gallery records, 1898-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women art dealers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16327
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)379672
AAA_collcode_janesaug
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_379672

Alice Kagawa Parrott papers, circa 1950-2009

Creator:
Parrott, Alice Kagawa, 1929-2009  Search this
Citation:
Alice Kagawa Parrott papers, circa 1950-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Asian American fiber artists  Search this
Asian American ceramicists  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21722
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398595
AAA_collcode_parralic
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_398595

Oral history interview with Jane Sauer, 2005 July 11

Interviewee:
Sauer, Jane, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Smith, Paul J., 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jane Sauer, 2005 July 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Gallery owners -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13052
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)254743
AAA_collcode_sauer05
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_254743
Online Media:

Jane Sauer Papers and Gallery records

Creator:
Sauer, Jane, 1937-  Search this
Names:
American Craft Council  Search this
Jane Sauer Gallery  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Extent:
16.1 Linear feet
2.08 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1898-2013
Summary:
The papers and gallery records of fiber artist Jane Sauer measure 16.1 linear feet and date from 1898 to 2013. The papers document her career as a fiber artist through awards, family histories, and other biographical material; correspondences with family, friends, and art colleagues; journals, notebooks, and other writings; workshops, committee work, exhibitions, consignments, and other professional activity; artist files; sketchbooks and other artwork; personal photographs and slides, photographs of artwork, and photographs of exhibitions; and administrative files, artist files, and exhibition materials of the Jane Sauer Gallery.
Scope and Contents:
The papers and gallery records of fiber artist Jane Sauer measure 16.1 linear feet and date from 1898 to 2013. The papers document her career as a fiber artist through awards, family histories, and other biographical material; correspondences with family, friends, and art colleagues; journals, notebooks, and other writings; workshops, committee work, exhibitions, consignments, and other professional activity; artist files; sketchbooks and other artwork; personal photographs and slides, photographs of artwork, and photographs of exhibitions; and administrative files, artist files, and exhibition materials of the Jane Sauer Gallery.

Biographical material includes a family tree and history of Sauer's family. awards, legal documents concerning divorce, and documents and correspondence related to her children and grandchildren.

Correspondence is mainly between Sauer and either family or colleagues. Among some of the material is a file of correspondence with Jack Larsen.

Writings consist of a journal, notecards, notebooks, and some speeches by Sauer and other artists.

Professional material consists of event files related to knotting workshops Sauer held and basketry trips that she organized. There are also files related to work Sauer did while serving on committees for organizations such as the American Craft Council. Also included are files for exhibitions that Sauer either participated in or curated from the 1980s through the early 2000s; these files consist of correspondence, loan forms, photographs, and some printed material. Finally, there are other business related materials such as tax documents, consignments, and grant applications.

Artist files consist of material on artists that Sauer gathered while researching artists for the various exhibitions she curated between 1980 and 2003. These files consist of resumes, photographs of artist works, and some printed material such as exhibition announcments.

Printed material consists of clippings, articles and reviews, andd exhibition announcements and catalogs for exhibitions that Sauer either participated in or curated between 1979 and 2003.

Artwork consists of one file of sketches and a number of sketchbooks.

Photographic material consists of photographs, slides, negatives, and transparencies of personal material, artwork, and exhbitions. Included among the personal photographs are those of family members from the 1890s through 1920s, some of which are in fragile condition.

Gallery records consists of material related to the Jane Sauer Gallery which was in operation between 2005 and 2013. Materials include some administration files such as leases and budget material, artist files on artists represented by the gallery, exhibitions held at the gallery, and articles and catalogs related to gallery exhibitions. Also included among the exhibition files are unbound binders for Sculpture Objects and Functional Art (SOFA) fairs held annually in Chicago, New York, and on the West Coast.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1942-2003 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1970-2003 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, 1976-2001 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Professional Activity, 1967-2006 (5.5 linear feet; Boxes 2-7)

Series 5: Artist Files, 1981-2004 (0.2 linear feet; Box 8)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1979-2003 (0.8 linear feet; Box 8)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1987-2000 (0.9 linear feet; Box 9)

Series 8: Photographic Material, 1898-2002 (2.2 linear feet; Boxes 9-11, OV 17)

Series 9: Jane Sauer Gallery Records, 1991-2013 (5.0 linear feet; Boxes 12-16)
Biographical / Historical:
Jane Sauer (1937-) is a fiber artist based in New Mexico. Sauer was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1937, and she earned a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1959. Sauer initially focused on painting, but shifted to fiber art. She is known for her basket forms, made with knotted waxed-linen. Sauer moved to New Mexico in the 1990s and founded the Textile Art Alliance. She also served as artistic director of Thirteen Moons Gallery until 2005 when she took over management and renamed it the Jane Sauer Gallery. In addition to her gallery work, Sauer has served on committees for organizations such as the American Craft Council. The Jane Sauer Gallery (established 2005; closed 2013) was a gallery owned and operated by artist Jane Sauer in Santa Fe, New Mexico and specialized in fine arts and crafts. The gallery was purchased by Mike and Jennifer Tansey in 2013 and is now called the Tansey Contemporary.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Jane Sauer conducted by Paul J. Smith, July 11, 2005.
Provenance:
Donated 2016 by Jane Sauer.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Fiber artists  Search this
Topic:
Women art dealers  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New Mexico
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Jane Sauer papers and gallery records, 1898-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.janesaug
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Jane Sauer Papers and Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93ae868fa-6695-45b2-8d5e-fe259f4d142c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-janesaug

Alice Kagawa Parrott papers

Creator:
Parrott, Alice Kagawa, 1929-2009  Search this
Extent:
8.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950-2009
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Japanese American fiber artist and ceramicist, Alice Kagawa Parrott, measure 8.3 linear feet and date from circa 1950-2009. The collection mainly documents Parrott's work as a fiber artist. Included are biographical material; personal and profesional correspondence with colleagues, loom manufacturers and family; notes for lectures and weaving notes; fabric dye recipes; project files; business records including fabric sales and financial reports; photographs of Parrott, her studio and dyeing process; printed material; and artwork including garment patterns, pencil sketches of wall hangings, yarn samples, annotated dye studies and samples, sketches, and studies and color stories.
Biographical / Historical:
Alice Kagawa Parrott (1929-2009) was a Japanese American fiber artist and ceramicist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2019 by Paul Kagawa and Diane Leavitt, trustees, Alice Kagawa Parrott Family Trust.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Artists -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Ceramicists -- New Mexico  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Asian American fiber artists  Search this
Asian American ceramicists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.parralic
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9288e78de-5af2-41d7-a866-c6c2f8e67ec0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-parralic

Oral history interview with Jane Sauer

Interviewee:
Sauer, Jane, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (sound discs (6 hr., 15 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2005 July 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jane Sauer conducted 2005 July 11, by Paul J. Smith, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's home, in Santa Fe, N.M.
Biographical / Historical:
Jane Sauer (1937- ) is a fiber artist and gallery owner from Santa Fe, N.M. Paul J. Smith is a director emeritus of the American Craft Museum, New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 15 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Gallery owners -- New Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sauer05
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f9f4c351-aa34-4a75-9ff1-7acc4c7c4373
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sauer05
Online Media:

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