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This profile was last updated on 12/30/09  and contains information from public web pages.

Member

Oneida Nation of New York
 
Background

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Turtle Clan Member
    Oneida
Web References
Chip Isaacs is a member of ...
turningstone.com, 30 Dec 2009 [cached]
Chip Isaacs is a member of the Oneida Nation of New York. Originally an ironworker by trade, Chip first discovered his talent in the 1980s when he used his welding skills and experience to craft his own sterling silver watchband. When the economy and ironwork jobs began to decline, Chip decided to start his own business and began selling his various works of art.
Chip divides his time between jewelry making, bone carving, bead & leather work and taxidermy. Among his most noted works is a squash blossom necklace that was depicted on the cover of Gem and Mineral magazine. He was also artist of the month in Positive Note, a Native American magazine. Chip is also featured carving moose antlers in a video for the Smithsonian Institute of American Indian Archives.
Artists Oneida Sky - Turning Stone Resort & Casino
www.turningstone.com, 13 May 2009 [cached]
Chip Isaacs is a member of the Oneida Nation of New York. Originally an ironworker by trade, Chip first discovered his talent in the 1980s when he used his welding skills and experience to craft his own sterling silver watchband. When the economy and ironwork jobs began to decline, Chip decided to start his own business and began selling his various works of art.
Chip divides his time between jewelry making, bone carving, bead & leather work and taxidermy. Among his most noted works is a squash blossom necklace that was depicted on the cover of Gem and Mineral magazine. He was also artist of the month in Positive Note, a Native American magazine. Chip is also featured carving moose antlers in a video for the Smithsonian Institute of American Indian Archives.
What's Shakin' (041206)
newtimes.rway.com, 13 April 2006 [cached]
On Saturday, April 15, Oneida art will be featured, embodied in Oneida Turtle Clan member Chip Isaacs, as part of their monthly Cultural Arts Series.Throughout the series, different artists will be featured in the gallery and will conduct workshops to demonstrate some of their artistic techniques and talk about their work.Isaacs will speak about his silver, bead, leather and bone work.
"He's an outstanding artist first and foremost and his work is renowned throughout the area and outside the area and he just happens to be Oneida," Ferrante said of Isaacs.
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Actually, Isaacs chooses to classify his artwork as Iroquois.
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Isaacs, who began pursuing art as a career 21 years ago, has used his artwork to embrace his culture.Artistic ability runs in his family, so Isaacs' passion for it came naturally.Initially, Isaacs worked as an ironworker, responsible for building the iron framework for skyscrapers and other big buildings in large cities.The job required a lot of traveling to such places as Philadelphia and New York City so Isaacs used beadwork as a way to relax in his hotel.After he married and had children Isaacs quit the ironworker job to focus on his artwork.
Isaacs finds inspiration for his artwork in everyday life.His favorite work, a statue of a burial ground named "Journey to the Spirit World," encompasses a number of different types of art, such as pen and ink drawings, leatherwork, beadwork and carving.Isaacs' work has won many awards and has been displayed and published in a number of prestigious places.His squash-bottom necklace was once featured on the cover of Gem and Mineral magazine, and he was in a video for the Smithsonian Institution, talking about and demonstrating the art of carving moose antlers.He has also won Best in Show and Best of Class awards at juried Indian-art shows that also featured dancing, food and artwork.
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Isaacs speaks about his work this Saturday, April 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. and again from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (800) 771-7711
Artists Oneida Sky - Turning Stone Resort & Casino
turning-stone.com, 25 Dec 2008 [cached]
Chip Isaacs is a member of the Oneida Nation of New York. Originally an ironworker by trade, Chip first discovered his talent in the 1980s when he used his welding skills and experience to craft his own sterling silver watchband. When the economy and ironwork jobs began to decline, Chip decided to start his own business and began selling his various works of art.
Chip divides his time between jewelry making, bone carving, bead & leather work and taxidermy. Among his most noted works is a squash blossom necklace that was depicted on the cover of Gem and Mineral magazine. He was also artist of the month in Positive Note, a Native American magazine. Chip is also featured carving moose antlers in a video for the Smithsonian Institute of American Indian Archives.
uticaOD.com - The Observer-Dispatch - Arts Notes: Oneida Sky begins arts series
www.uticaod.com, 6 April 2006 [cached]
Oneida Turtle Clan member Chip Isaacs will be at the gallery from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15.
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