About Joseph Albert
Joseph, a native Seattleite, now lives on
Whidbey Island. Joseph has
been enamored with Native American and First
Nation cultures and art, and
folk art carvings since he was a
child. As a result, he has collections
of Northwest Coast and Southwestern Indian
art, and folk art carvings from the Ozarks
and Midwest. As a child of 10-1/2, Joseph
emulated the Crow Indian ritual for male
rite of passage and, during his vision,
received the eagle as his totem.
Although not limiting himself, he has
elected to concentrate his carving on
Northwest Coast Native style art as he
especially admires the uniqueness and beauty
of the art form. Joseph also creates
non-native expressions in wood, soapstone,
and glass, enjoys carving birds and
caricatures, and woodturning. He also
enjoys glass etching and metalsmithing
Joseph’s work is in private collections in:
England, Germany; Canada, Baja California,
Mexico, Turkmenistan, and throughout the
U.S. His work also has been accepted in
Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival juried
art shows and was awarded a prize in 2003.
Joseph’s works may be viewed at the Penn
Cove Gallery, Coupeville Washington and the
Eagles’ Nest Inn, Langley, Washington.
He was commissioned to render, in wood, the
“Oneness Symbol” of the Spiritual Life
Center Church of Sacramento, California.
Joseph has studied under/taken classes from:
Sam Albano, Dale Faulstich, Lee Griffiths,
Bob Guge, Jay Haavik, Barry Herem, Scott
Jensen, Mary Ellen O’Conner, Duane Pasco,
Jim Ploegman, Steve Prescott, Tim Runyan, Al
Short, Israel Shotridge, Cleve Taylor, Dave
Stetson and Dick Weber.
Joseph is a member of the Master Carver’s
Association of Renton, Washington and has
been one of the Coupeville Arts & Crafts
Festival “artists in action” since
1998. He is also a member of the
Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild, the
American Association of Woodturners, The
National Wood Carvers Association, and a
charter member of the Smithsonian Indian
He has won a number of prize ribbons in
northwest carving shows.
In recognition and appreciation of the
Pacific Northwest Art Form, Joseph donates a
portion of his proceeds to native causes
All items shown on this site without prices
have been sold or are not for sale, but can
be carved upon request.
items can be replicated in other sizes,
and Visa are accepted.
Items are subject to previous sale.
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