The National Basketry Organization is pleased to announce our 10th biennial conference will be held at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, July 16 – 20, 2019.
A history of American basketry from its origins in Native American, immigrant, and slave communities to its presence within the contemporary fine art world.
The National Basketry Organization maintains a full program of scholarships, grants and awards to encourage and support basket makers. NBO raises funds for these programs at events held at the biennial conference and through contributions and grants from… Read More
Kristin Schwain, co-curator of “Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America” presents a lecture and slideshow, “Canastromania: Or How Basket Fever Transformed American Basketry from 1890 to 1940.” The event took place at the Whatcomb Museum in Bellingham, Washington,… Read More
As we await the announcement of the 2019 NBO Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients, take a look back and marvel at the artistry of past recipients! The Award recognizes the work of individuals whose work has influenced the field of American basketry and acknowledges superior achievement over the course of an entire career. Recipients are living role models that have made extraordinary contributions to the creation, support and growth of the field of American Basketry.