Land Art Grindelwald 2014

Created by Lithuanian artists Marijus Gvildija and Maret Khasianov for the Grindelwald Land Art Festival in Switzerland.

Jackie Abrams : Textile Magazine

#NBObasketartist Jackie Abrams has had a nice press mention in the Australian magazine, Textile Fiber Forum. Jackie will be returning to the land down under for a teaching engagement at Grampians Texture in March and then at Contextart in April, 2015. Let us know how it works out Jackie.



NBO is looking for an Executive Director!

NBO is searching for an Executive Director - Job Description and application info hereHelp NBO Find an Executive Director!

Take a moment to check out the job description and if you, a friend or a colleague might be interested, please send along a resume to by January 30, 2015. Pass this post along. We appreciate your help in filling an important position for NBO’s future. Thanks!

Elizabeth Runyon : Fitton Center

NBO member Elizabeth Runyon is one of four artists whose work is included in the exhibition “home” at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, OH. In painting, installation art, woven sculpture and drawing, the included four artists explore dwellings, the bones of regional culture and what we value as a society. The event is on view January 10 – February 20, 2015. Reception: Saturday, January 10, 2015 5 – 7pm.

Elizabeth has written to share that she has garnered a press mention in an article in the Journal News.

Expanding on Appalachian ribbed basket techniques, breaking away from tradition and functionality, Runyon’s woven work uses woven reeds to create large, modern-day sculptures. Her pieces are sitting, hanging and one is a lamp.

Gallery Hours

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – noon
Sunday: Closed, except for special events

Karen Gubitz : In Threes

ArtPrize – Grand Gathering, Installation for the Grand Rapids Public Museum, September 24 – October 19, 2014, Grand Rapids, Michigan

This installation by Karen Gubitz has been featured in Carol Eckert’s Contemporary Basketry blog post, In Threes. This installation was completed by Karen as part of her entry for ArtPrize – Grand Gathering, Installation for the Grand Rapids Public Museum, September 24 – October 19, 2014, Grand Rapids, Michigan. You can view more of Karen’s work, including her BaskeTrees on her personal website.

Carol Eckert was profiled in the Winter 2014-2015 issue of the National Basketry Organization’s Quarterly Review magazine arriving in member’s mail this week. In addition to this profile article you will enjoy her daily blog
Contemporary Basketry: concepts, forms, materials, techniques, and processes related to basketry and her website.

Carol is one of the faculty members for the Tradition and Innovation VIII conference which will be held at Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota, from July 14 to 19, 2015. Course descriptions, conference details and a downloadable registration form are available here.

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