Leona Waddell in “Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories”

NBO Lifetime Achievement Awardee Leona Waddell is currently featured in an exhibit at the Kentucky Craft History and Education Association exhibit called “Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories.” Leona Waddell, a 2012 recipient of the Kentucky Governor’s Folk Heritage Award, will have some of her baskets in the display.

NBO Hands Announced!

We are excited to share with you the photos chosen for our new rack card! Thanks to everyone who entered the contest; we received almost 90 great images and had a tough time choosing only 8. Here are… Read More

Jackie Abrams in the National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland, in Edinburgh, has recently acquired a piece by NBO member Jackie Abrams for their World Cultures Gallery. Shelter (2016) shown above, shows how Abrams “explores the container as a symbol of home. The… Read More

Sue Williams Recipient of 2019 Governor’s Arts Award

NBO member and white oak basket maker Sue Williams  is the recipient of a 2019 Governor’s Arts Award. “The Folklife Heritage Award is presented to folk artists or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to Tennessee’s traditional arts…. Read More

Elizabeth Whyte Schulze at National Museum of Scotland

NBO artist member Elizabeth Whyte Schulze is currently featured at the National Museum of Scotland. “I want my artwork to inspire a complex range of personal emotions for the viewer. My goal is to carry on the tradition… Read More

Martha Bird Exhibits

NBO member Martha Bird is exhibiting at two concurrent shows in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Listen features Bird’s new work in sculptural basketry at the Kaddatz. In these new works, she uses basket weaving techniques as a jumping off… Read More

Jackie Abrams – Merit Award

NBO artist member Jackie Abrams has been presented with a Merit Award for her work, Standing Strength (shown above) at the International Fiber Arts IX exhibit held at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sebastopol, California. This… Read More

A Forest of Signs: Josephine Stealey, Sun Smith-Foret, and Ann Coddington

A Forest of Signs: Josephine Stealey, Sun Smith-Foret, Ann Coddington  and The Craft and Art of the Cedarhurst Basketeers are two separate, but theme-related exhibits opening soon at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts. Both exhibits emphasize the… Read More

Award Winner Cathryn Peters

NBO member Cathryn Peters, from Angora, Minnesota, was awarded 1st place in 3-D and $500 by juror Sam Baardman, a multidisciplinary artist and photographer from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, for her antler basket wall sculpture shown above, “Silent Whispers… Read More

Carol Eckert at Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The work of NBO member Carol Eckert is currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Each of the ten pieces currently on display is a container of some sort – drawers pull out,… Read More