CLOSED : Call to Entry: All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century

Juried Exhibition ALL THINGS CONSIDERED 9 American Art Company Tacoma, Washington July 20 – September 2, 2017 Sally D. Francisco Gallery Peters Valley School of Craft Layton, New Jersey TBA Society of Arts + Craft 100 Pier 4 Boston,… Read More

Entwined – NBO Members at the MUSEO

Canister of Filtered Air by Lanny Bergner

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.

Creative Coiling: The Artistry of Jean Poythress Koon

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.

Peggy Wiedemann

#NBObasketartist Peggy Wiedemann wrote to share where her coiled pineneedle sculpture is or will soon be on exhibit early in 2015.

NBO Member News

Jo Stealey - Saturnalia

There is always something exciting happening in the lives of NBO members. Whether it is press mentions, awards, exhibit acceptances, teaching plans, calls for entry or other breaking news you can find it on the News for Members page of the National Basketry Organization website. Visit the NBO Member News page often and let us know at nbonews@nationalbasketry.org if you have news to share.

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.

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. The event is on view January 10 – February 20, 2015.

Press Mention : 2015 NICHE Award 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.

Polly Adams Sutton : La Mesa, CA

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.

Lois and Kari at 2014 CraftBOSTON Holiday

Comprised of 175 exhibitors, including Kari Lonning and Lois Russell, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts and a great place to start your holiday gift shopping. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.