Press Mention : 2015 NICHE Award Finalists

NBO members Matt Tommey and Dorothy McGuinness have been accepted as 2015 NICHE Award Finalists in the Professional Basketry Category. Their work is featured in the current issue of NICHE Magazine along with other finalists. Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in both professional and student divisions.

Katherine Lewis Juried Into Northwest Designer Craftsmen

Northwest Designer CraftsmenCongratulations to #NBObasketartist Katherine Lewis who has received word that she has been juried into Northwest Designer Craftsmen (NWDC).

She joins other #NBObasketartist members of NWDC, Jan Hopkins, Danielle Bodine, Marilyn Moore, Dona Anderson, Lanny Bergner, Jill Nordsfor Clark, Dorothy McGuinness and Judy Zugish.

Awards of Excellence : Kari Lonning and Lois Russell

Lois Russell and Kari Lonning have received Awards of Excellence at CraftBoston Holiday

Congratulations to both Lois Russell and Kari Lønning who have each received an AWARD of EXCELLENCE 2014 at CraftBOSTON 2014.

Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston Holiday is one of New England’s premiere juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft. This well-established show features the most outstanding artists of our time, showcasing one-of-a- kind and limited edition pieces in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood.

The show continues through Sunday, December 7, 2014 (11am – 5pm). Stop by to view Lois at Booth # 505 and Kari at Booth # 303.

CraftForms 2014 Includes Five From NBO

CraftForms 2014

#NBObasketartist participants in Craft Forms 2014:

Lois Russell, MA
Amanda Salm, CA
Peggy Wiedemann, CA
Dona Anderson, WA
Nancy Koenigsberg, NY


Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue Wayne, PA 19087 Phone: 610-688-3553

Nancy Koenigsberg : CONSTRUCT

If you are in Pittsburgh, stop by to see #NBObasketartist Nancy Koenigsberg’s work at “CONSTRUCT” The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh’s 2014 member’s exhibition at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

She has received an honorable mention, the Marianne Kor Award for artistic excellence and achievements in fiber arts.

Location: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
6300 Fifth Avenue • Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Exhibition Date: November 21, 2014 – February 1, 2015

Denver 10 by Nancy Koenigsberg

Denver 10

Nancy Koenigsberg - Woods at Night

Woods at Night

Shannon Weber : Encaustic Arts Mag

Shannon Weber in Encaustic Arts Magazine

Congratulations go to #NBObasketartist Shannon Weber on being included in
Encaustic Arts Magazine, The WINTER 2014 Issue


Kari Lonning : Press Mention

Kari Lonning featured on the cover of Philadelphia Museum of Art November 2014 Members' Calendar

November 2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art Members’ Calendar

The work of #NBObasketartist Kari Lonning was featured on the cover of the Philadelphia Museum of Art November 2014 Members’ Calendar.

Polly Adams Sutton : La Mesa, CA

Asymmetrical Cedar and Cane

 Polly Adams Sutton - Asymmetrical Cedar and Cane Basketry Workshop

Polly Adams Sutton – Asymmetrical Cedar and Cane


Using wire and dyed binder cane over cedar bark spokes, this asymmetrical basket will be twined using 2 X techniques. Initially the spokes will be wide, and then cut narrower to achieve a twisted shape.

Intermediate to advanced weavers can manipulate the shape with this method.

Beginners will learn the nuance of twining with X’s on a symmetrical shape.

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Shannon Weber Profiled by

Orbit 2, a rand weave basket by Shannon Weber

#NBObasketartist Shannon Weber has been profiled by in an article entitled – All things wild and lost.


Lois and Kari at 2014 CraftBOSTON Holiday