Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Rita Vanderventer is a multi-disciplinary artist from Bayfield and a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. She is a painter, beadworker, basketmaker, and birchbark artist.
Vanderventer visualizes the striking drama of the natural environment. Craggy cliffs and sea caves take on a haunting and surreal quality. Vanderventer’s need to create and the endless sources of inspiration in the area drive her to continue to practice her art. She creates because she must.