2015 – 2016 NBO Annual Appeal

What an exciting year it has been for the National Basketry Organization! Since coming on as President, I have been a part of the continued momentum, started by our past President Lois Russell. It is a true pleasure to see the maturing of our organization and the achievement of ambitious goals, working committees and the continued efforts toward fulfilling our mission of promoting the art, skill, heritage and education of traditional and contemporary basketry.

With your help, big things were accomplished this year: We

  • planned and held a conference
  • executed three major exhibits
  • produced an instructional DVD
  • established and worked with a Guild Advisory Committee
  • hired a new part-time Executive Director

Pam Morton, our new Executive Director, is excited to usher us into the new year. Our Board is strong and already planning for our 2017 conference. We have many new projects in the making to serve, connect, support and showcase our diverse culture of basket makers. Planned for this coming year are: increased scholarship monies, increased information about regional and national workshops, online access to images, Guild connections, more instruction and more resources.

And it is YOU, our members, that make this all possible – Thank You!

As an organization we are in an incredible period of growth. It is a new and exciting era. But it all takes money and support from our members to sustain our forward momentum. From your own experience you know that NBO can change an artists work whether through attending our biennial conference, as you have, learning a new technique in our Quartery Review magazine, or making new connections through our website. Whatever your experience, I hope you will want to extend it to others.

We need your continued support. Please donate to help us continue this critical work.

With your help, we can continue to grow, be a national presence and be a viable, active force in the basketry community. THANK YOU for anything you can give. Your support is vital!

With appreciation,
Emily Dvorin, President

To donate online click here and visit our Online Shop

If you prefer, make your check payable to NBO and mail to:  PO Box 1524   Gloucester MA 01931-1524