Lifetime Achievement Awards

The National Basketry Organization awarded its first Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2013 at the biennial conference at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

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. Those who win this award are living role models that have made extraordinary contributions to the creation, support and growth of the field of American Basketry.

Those receiving the Award in 2013 were John Garrett of Arizona, Flo Hoppe of New York and Leona Waddell of Kentucky.

The 2015 biennial conference at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, presented lifetime achievement awards to Dorothy Gill Barnes, Cynthia Taylor and Aaron Yakim. We invite you to watch the videos used in NBO’s tribute to them at the conference.


 NBO 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Select the name of previous winners to view their award presentation videos:

John Garrett

Flo Hoppe

Leona Waddell