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Iroquois Raised Beadwork
Stevens Point, WI

Karen Ann Hoffman creates beautiful decorative pieces following the traditions of Iroquois raised beadwork. This style of Woodland beadwork embodies Iroquois worldviews. Karen Ann is a member of the Oneida nation, one of the six nations of the Iroquois. Karen Ann's presentations range from short lectures to interactive sessions including a variety of hands-on workshops. All of her presentations focus on the art itself as well as the cultural content embedded in it.

Program Formats

A general presentation

An introductory workshop

An in-depth workshop

A residency

Other - happy to consider ideas and tailor presentation to a specific audience

Best for Ages

Middle School
Grades 6-8, ages 11-13

High School
Grades 9-12, ages 14-18

Adults, ages 18 and up


Artist fee:

depends on presentation. Fee will include supplies and expenses.

Program Needs: Depends on planned activity

Availability: schedule is flexible. Can travel up to 100 miles from Stevens Point for a day trip; farther requires an overnight stay.

Past Venues:

  • Artwork Featured in Mitchell Museum of American Indian Art, Evanston, IL, 2009
  • Honorable Mention, Seven-County Artists Exhibition, Bergstrom-Mahler Art Museum, Neenah, 2008
  • 1st place for traditional beadwork, juried Indian market, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, 2007
  • 2nd place for traditional beadowrk, juried Indian market, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, 2008
  • Juried Indian market, Herd Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 2005
  • Member of Ga Nra Dais Go Wa'h International Peace Project, Nakuru, Kenya, 2004
  • Has given presentations at: Northern Michigan University (Marquette) & University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point)
  • Has assisted in presentations at: National Museum of the American Indian (New York) & Museum of Natural History, (New York)

Karen Ann Hoffman
3334 County M
Stevens Point, WI  54481

Best to contact between 8 am-6:30 pm.

last updated: 12/22/2011   


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