Demystifying the Jurying Process

Since one of the best ways for an artist to show their work is through entering juried exhibitions, we recently asked three respected jurors to explain something about what they look for when jurying a show.  We posed… Read More

2019 Conference Scholarship Opportunties

Whimsical Spirit Basket - 16'' ht. x 10" average dia. Created with reed, saplings, colored wire., beads.

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…

Canastromania: Or How Basket Fever Transformed American Basketry from 1890 to 1940

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

Pat Hickman – “Art Baskets: Breaking Boundaries” Event Lecture

Shown above: “Akin”, (detail), Pat Hickman and David Soo. Photo by George Potanovic, Jr.   Pat Hickman gives the closing lecture for All Things Considered IX: Basketry in the 21st Century, presented by the National Basketry Organization at the… Read More

NBO Lifetime Achievement Awards

NBO Lifetime Achievement Award Winners: Flo Hoppe, Leona Wadell, John Garrett

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.

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