Jo Stealey : Smithsonian Interview

Paired for Life by Jo Stealey

Doug Litts recently interviewed NBO Board member Josephine Stealey for a post to Smithsonian Libraries’ Unbound. Stealey was awarded first prize for her work, Paired for Life at a national artist book exhibition, Outside the Margins held at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. The work has now been added to the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library artists’ book collection.

Pat Moritz : Blowing Rock Artist in Residence

#NBObasketartist Pat Moritz was accepted in the Artist in Residence program in Blowing Rock, NC Aug 6-10, 2015.

Dawna Ellis : 2015 NICHE AWARD Winner

Morning Song by Dawna Ellis

Dawna Ellis has been announced a winner in the 2015 NICHE AWARDS in the Professional Recycled Division. Dawna uses recycled kimono fabrics to coil her basket vessels. You can learn more about Dawna’s distinctive textile artworks by visiting her personal website, D. Ellis Originals.

Awards of Excellence : Kari Lonning and Lois Russell

CraftBoston

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

2015 Niche Award Finalists

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Three Professional level members of National Basketry Organization have received notice of their acceptance of Finalist status in the Basketry Category of the 2015 NICHE Awards competition. Congratulations and best of luck to all as the judging continues to Dawna Ellis of Poulsbo, WA, Dorothy McGuinness of Everett, Wa and Matt Tommey of Fairview, NC.

Recognizing A Lifetime of Artistic Achievement

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NBO’s Lifetime Achievement Awards

Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Award

Winner of the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Award at HGA's Small Expressions, 2014

Heading Home Late Wins An Award : Handweavers Guild of America has announced award recipients for Convergence® Providence Exhibits. Small Expressions 2014 included a number of NBO member participants and Lois Russell has been announced the recipient of… Read More

Scholarships and Grants for the 2013 NBO Conference!

  At our conference in 2011, we had a great party, which included a very successful auction to raise money for our Scholarship Fund.  It is now time to spend that money! There are a number of scholarships… Read More

“Basketry as art is our main focus” Joanne Segal Brandford

Joanne Segal Brandford

At the NBO Conference in August, keynote speaker Lissa Hunter encouraged the NBO community — locally, nationally, individually — to create exhibits and publications that document our history.  The contemporary basketry field is very young, a post World… Read More