Reflections on the 7th Biennial NBO Conference

The 7th biennial NBO conference was held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee October 8 to 13, 2013.

NBO is pleased to announce that our 7th biennial conference will be held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee October 8 to 13, 2013. – See more at: http://nationalbasketry.org/7th-biennial-nbo-conference/#sthash.4YV6hfhS.dpuf
NBO is pleased to announce that our 7th biennial conference will be held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee October 8 to 13, 2013. – See more at: http://nationalbasketry.org/7th-biennial-nbo-conference/#sthash.4YV6hfhS.dpuf
NBO is pleased to announce that our 7th biennial conference will be held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee October 8 to 13, 2013. – See more at: http://nationalbasketry.org/7th-biennial-nbo-conference/#sthash.4YV6hfhS.dpuf
The conference began on Tuesday with a reception at the NBO exhibition All Things Considered VII. This juried show of member’s work included both traditional and sculptural basketry by basket makers throughout the country. Dinner followed with a keynote address from Nicholas Bell, curator of the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian.

Throughout the conference there were speakers, Karen Gubitz was directing weavers in the creation of BaskeTrees in the landscape around campus and other evening events including our auction to support the Scholarship Fund and a screening of our new video on Cherokee basket makers. On Saturday, participants had a choice of activities including workshops on photography, social media and websites, specific techniques and creativity and design.

BO is pleased to announce that our 7th biennial conference will be held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee October 8 to 13, 2013.

The conference will begin on Tuesday with a reception at the NBO exhibition All Things Considered VII.  This juried show of member’s work that will include both traditional and sculptural basketry by basket makers throughout the country.   Dinner will follow with a keynote address from Nicholas Bell, curator of the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian.

Throughout the conference there will be speakers and other evening events including our auction to support the Scholarship Fund and a screening of our new video on Cherokee basket makers.  On Saturday, participants will have a choice of activities including workshops on photography, social media and websites, specific techniques and creativity and design.  Also, there will be a marketplace, an Open Weave and “off-campus” excursions.

– See more at: http://nationalbasketry.org/7th-biennial-nbo-conference/#sthash.NJtK6fco.dpuf