Shirly Hook

Enrolled Citizen of the Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation

Juried Artist since 2014

Image of Shirly Hook.Shirly Hook serves on the Koasek Council of Chiefs, a former member of the Vermont Commission for Native American Affairs, an author, and artist.

Having grown with up two strong role models, her mother and grandmother, Shirly started sewing at a very young age.

Artist Statement

I am a self-taught artist, learning my skills from my mother and grandmother. I have been producing and selling my art for about 40 years. I prefer using natural or recycled materials in my work.


 Email: [email protected]

Image of book by Shirly Hook.



Vermont Arts Council. Montpelier, VT.


Parley and Protocol: Abenaki Diplomacy Past and Present. Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Farmington, PA.


Parley and Protocol: Abenaki Diplomacy Past and Present. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Vergennes, VT.


Traditional Sources, Contemporary Visions – Invitational Group Art Exhibit. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT


My Bring Up 2019 Available on Amazon Click Here


Vermont Abenaki Artists Association

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