NBO Welcomes Three New Board Members
Lindsay Ketterer Gates, a studio artist from Milford, PA, best known for her sculptural work. Her work is in many permanent collections including The Museum of Art and Design in NYC, and Yale University Art Gallery. Lindsay’s work has been featured on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine as well as many craft and art magazines. Lindsay divides her time between her studio and Peters Valley School of Craft, where she is Development Director. Lindsay will be on the Exhibition Committee.
Jo Campbell-Amsler is internationally known for her willow basketwork. A resident of Iowa, she has been working with willow for more than 30 years. She teaches throughout the United States and organizes “The Willow Gathering,” an annual event in Decorah, IA, which features workshops focusing on willow weaving techniques. Several of her baskets are included in the Cole-Ware Collection at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, and were included in “A Measure of the Earth” exhibition. Jo will be joining our Membership Committee.
Carol Eckert, who lives in Arizona, is an internationally acclaimed artist whose interest in textiles began in childhood, when she spent time experimenting with fabric, needle and thread. Her interest in mythology began during this period as well, through books and by listening to folktales and legends from her Swedish grandmother. Carol majored in studio art in college, discovering basketry after several years of working in other media. Her fiber sculptures are included in many collections including Racine Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts (MA), Renwick Gallery (DC), de Young Museum (CA) Museum of Arts and Design (NY). Carol publishes a daily blog at www.contemporarybasketry.blogspot.com which now appears as a regular feature on our website. She will be on the Exhibition Committee.
Please take a moment to contact each new board member to welcome them.