All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century

Above: detail from “Slab” by Clay Burnette

Presented by the National Basketry Organization, All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century is the ninth in a series of juried biennial exhibitions intended to show the full spectrum of work currently being executed by well-known and emerging artists in the United States.

The exhibition opens in conjunction with the 2017 National Basketry Organization’s conference in Tacoma, Washington. From black bamboo to reclaimed plastics, it represents a broad range of approaches by artists working within the field of contemporary basketry. Showcasing excellence in creative exploration, technique, craftsmanship, these 70 artworks were juried by Lloyd Herman, the founding Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery from 1971 – 1986. Herman is also the author of Art That Works: The Decorative Arts of the Eighties, Crafted in America. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington. Exhibition catalog available for purchase August 1, 2017.

Exhibition Schedule: 

July 20 – August 26, 2017: American Art Company, Tacoma, Washington

September 16 – October 29, 2017:  Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, New Jersey

March 29 – June 9, 2018:  Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts

 

This exhibit is made possible with support from the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation and the Windgate Charitable Foundation.