Accepted Artists Announced
Tradition and Innovation VIII – July 14 – 19, 2015
NBO’s Lifetime Achievement Awards
Contemporary Interpretations of a Classical Form
Video highlights of an ancient art
Vicki Philips uses natural and dyed pine needles from Ponderosa, Torrey, White, Loblolly, Longleaf and a variety of other pine trees to create her baskets. Each basket is carefully hand-stitched and coiled using waxed linen thread, raffia or artificial sinew. She incorporates agate, a variety of woods, shells, pottery, ceramic and other artistic pieces in the bases of her baskets.
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Aaron Yakim and Cynthia Taylor of West Virginia and Dorothy Gill Barnes have been named the 2015 NBO Lifetime Achievement Award winners.
Janet Koplos to give keynote speech ~ WHY BASKETS MATTER!
Donate items for the AUCTION today!
Carol Eckert shares a post from her blog picturing the PET lamp project. Spanish designer Alvaro Catalan de Ocon established the PET lamp project in 2011. Constructed by artisans from Cauca, Columbia, the lamps are woven from reused plastic bottles. The project has since been expanded to include collaborations with basket weavers in Chile and Ethiopia.
Donna Sakamoto Crispin describes how she made her Forest Shoes in two entries on her blog. Follow the process from willow twigs to woven shoes, plaited and twined over molds of her own feet.
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