NBO member Howard Peller was recently featured in an article in the Daily Jeffersonian newspaper of Cambridge, Ohio. Peller grows about 50 species of willow, harvests it and creates baskets and containers of all kinds. He also sells willow for cultivation and fence-making.
Read more here: The Daily Jeffersonian
Highlights of the inaugural member exhibition,”More to Consider 1″, at the 2015 NBO Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Lanny Bergner, Dona Anderson, Danielle Bodine, Kathey Ervin, Katherine Lewis, Dorothy McGuiness and Polly Sutton are NBO members featured in this show at the Museo gallery in Whidbey Island, Washington, through November 1, 2015.
Congratulations to #NBObasketartist, Jean Poythress Koon on the new book about her basketry. Written by a former student, Hetty van Gurp, Creative Coiling celebrates the innovative basketry of Jean Poythress Koon who has inspired many basketmakers to break away from the traditions of pine needle coiling. By offering samples of Jean’s work together with her reflective musings, this book will kindle your basket-making creativity.
NWDC and NBO members Dona Anderson, Danielle Bodine, and Dorothy McGuinness will be participating in a group show, “Paper Transformed,” along with other paper artists at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend.
Please join the artists for the opening reception on July 4 from 5:30-8pm.
The show runs from July 3 – 26, 2015.
July 12 1-2 pm gallery talk “Why Paper?” 2-4pm demonstrations and children’s mini paper workshops
July 11, 18, 19 Adult paper workshops For workshop information: http://northwindarts.org/news/workshops/
Exhibition information: http://northwindarts.org/news/gallery-schedule/paper-transformed/
Northwind Arts Center
701 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA
Dona Anderson Garden Acorn Squash_10x16x16″
Danielle Bodine Octopodocus Sea Anemone 39”Hx9”Wx8”D
Dorothy McGuinness Satellite_12x15x12”
“Paper Transformed” is an exhibition of the work of eight Western Washington artists who transform machine and handmade paper into artist books, sculpture, jewelry, baskets and other visual objects. Dona Anderson, Mary Ashton, Danielle Bodine, Zia Gipson, Lois James, Dorothy McGuinness, Jean-Marie Tarascio and Sande Wascher-James all use paper for its inherent infinitely malleable character, not just as a substrate for traditional artists’ media. To paraphrase philosopher and communication theorist Marshall McLuhan, Paper Transformed is an exhibition where “the paper is the medium and the message.”
In addition to the 55 objects by 45 artists jurors JoAnn Kelly Catsos and Perry Price have selected for the All Things Considered VIII Exhibition, invited artists, including the conference faculty, previous Lifetime Achievement Winners, staff members and board members, will be part of the show. The exhibition will open in conjunction with the National Basketry Organization’s Biennial Conference – Tradition and Innovation VIII at the Grand Hand Gallery in St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 9, 2015. A tour of the show will be on the NBO Biennial conference schedule. The exhibition will close in St. Paul on August 9 and move to Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts, from September 18 to November 22, 2015.