Leona Waddell – 2016 NEA National Heritage Fellow

White oak ribbed basket in the hands of its maker, Leona Waddell.

NBO Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Leona Waddell has been named a recipient of a 2016 NEA Heritage Fellowship. The award is our nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts. “A revered leader in the white oak basketmaking community, Leona Trulock Waddell… Read More

GH Productions – “Basketweaving is Serious Business!”

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NBO members Beth Hester and Scott Gilbert are featured in an article in the Bowling Green Daily News, highlighting their 30-plus years in the field of basketry making and supplies. “Scott Gilbert, his wife, Beth Hester, and their business… Read More

Lindsay Ketterer Gates at the Fuller Craft Museum

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NBO artist Lindsay Ketterer Gates piece, “Stigmata”, is featured in the Summer issue of Fiber Arts Now magazine. “Stigmata” is now on exhibit at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts. “2016 will be a pivotal time in the… Read More

Sue Fedenia at The American Craft Exposition

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NBO basket artist Sue Fedenia has been notified of her acceptance to the 2016 American Craft Exposition held at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, from September 23 through the 25th. This will be the 32nd year of this highly… Read More

Kathey Ervin at the Washington State History Museum

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Congratulations to NBO member Kathey Ervin for the beautiful display of her work at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington. The exhibit, In the Spirit – Contemporary Native Arts, is held annually at the Washington State History Museum…. Read More