Contemporary Basketry: Mixed Materials

Mixed materials – work by John Garrett. More on Carol Eckert’s “Contemporary Basketry” blog.

Amanda Salm in “Miniartextil”

NBO member Amanda Salm has been notified her piece, “Cruz” (above image) was accepted into a juried show opening in October in Como, Italy, in the former church of San Francesco.  230 artists submitted to Miniartextil with this year’s… Read More

PET Lamp: Basket Weaving Culture

Take a break and visit PET Lamps to read a colorful and informative article on the history of basket making. “Basketry is one of the most ancient crafts older than pottery or the carving of stone and probably… Read More

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America

A history of American basketry from its origins in Native American, immigrant, and slave communities to its presence within the contemporary fine art world.

All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century

Ninth in a series of juried biennial exhibitions intended to show the full spectrum of work currently being executed by well-known and emerging artists in the United States.

NBO Members at MUSEO Gallery

NOW: Beauty and Paradox:  10 Northwest Artists explore contemporary issues through beautifully crafted paintings, sculpture, mixed media, and ceramic works designed to express deeper paradoxical meaning. Each artist employs her unique artistic expression: ironic, whimsical, even outraged to… Read More

Become an NBO Member

When you join NBO, you join a lively community of people who care about the past, the present and the future of basketry in America. We invite you to watch the video for more information about membership… and… Read More

2017 NBO Conference Sponsors

Please join with us in thanking and supporting these fine organizations for sponsoring the 2017 Tradition and Innovation in Basketry IX Conference:

More to Consider 2

NBO is pleased to invite NBO Members and conference attendees to show their work at the NBO’s biennial conference being held on the campus of University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. The exhibition, “More to Consider 2”,… Read More

Carolyn Zeitler

I graduated from San Jose State University in 1976 with a degree in ceramics and weaving. When I began working as a United State Forest Service fire lookout in Big Sur in 1979, I started making baskets with the… Read More