Handcrafted Art Traditions was established as an online gallery and store of folk and traditional arts made by hand in the American West. Many of the artists represented learned their crafts from family or community members or on their own. Some follow traditions from the countries of their ancestors and some work in art forms that have developed in the United States. Like the rest of the population of the West, the artists have diverse cultural traditions.

The Handcrafted Art Traditions online gallery and store has closed, but some of the art work is still available. This site includes the posts that first appeared on the online gallery. 

Among Handcrafted Art Traditions artists were the following:

Native Alaskan Doll Artists


Francisco and Laura Bautista (Oregon)

Daniela Mahoney (Oregon)

Judith Meyers (Colorado)

Maria and Victor Godines (Oregon)

Linda Morton-Keithley (Idaho)

Anne Carroll Gilmour (Washington and Utah)

Peggy the (Braided) Rug Lady (Oregon)

Opal (Colorado)

Barbara Mincer (Wyoming and Colorado)

Kimiko Side (Colorado)

Heritage Blankets of New Mexico

Mike Alley (Wyoming)

Sandy Yamasaki (Hawaii)

Karen Mott (Wyoming)

Please contact us to inquire about the work of these artists.


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