Emily Dvorin

  I approach my baskets the way I approach my life: with INNOVATION, IRREVERENCE, and a dash of HUMOR. I never imagined I would stumble upon my artistic passion later in life. As a child, I was encouraged… Read More

All for One

Gina Telcocci’s concept for this installation workshop centers around the creativity of individuals and the transformative possibilities of collaboration. In this workshop, participants will spend time working on individual woven, reed elements, which will then be brought together… Read More

2018 NBO Annual Appeal

Memberships and earned revenue help us get our work done, but they don’t cover the total cost. It is contributions from generous supporters like you that help us cover the additional 15% of our budget. NBO’s fundraising goal… Read More

Contemporary Basketry: Green

Work by Gareth Litchty, this week on Carol Eckert’s “Contemporary Basketry” blog. Each day a new variety of images that take a look at concepts, forms, materials, techniques, and processes related to basketry.  

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Danielle Bodine and Jan Hopkins in “Excellence in Fibers 2017”

Danielle Bodine’s piece, Moonlight Flight category winner for “Installation Works” and Jan Hopkin’s piece, Sturgeon Moon category winner for “Vessel Forms/Basketry” in the Fiber Art Now magazine’s Excellence in Fibers will be on exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Quilts… Read More

Martha Bird at Minnesota History Center Library Gallery

Weaving Wellness: Art, Community, and Mental Health Resilience is an exhibit guest curated by NBO member Martha Bird. The exhibit started as a project when two baskets of Martha’s were acquired earlier this year by the Minnesota Historical… Read More

Demystifying the Jurying Process

Since one of the best ways for an artist to show their work is through entering juried exhibitions, we recently asked three respected jurors to explain something about what they look for when jurying a show.  We posed… Read More

2019 Conference Scholarship Opportunties

Whimsical Spirit Basket - 16'' ht. x 10" average dia. Created with reed, saplings, colored wire., beads.

The National Basketry Organization maintains a full program of scholarships, grants and awards to encourage and support basket makers. NBO raises funds for these programs at events…

NBO Lifetime Achievement Awards

NBO Lifetime Achievement Award Winners: Flo Hoppe, Leona Wadell, John Garrett

As we await the announcement of the 2019 NBO Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients, take a look back and marvel at the artistry of past recipients! The Award recognizes the work of individuals whose work has influenced the field of American basketry and acknowledges superior achievement over the course of an entire career. Recipients are living role models that have made extraordinary contributions to the creation, support and growth of the field of American Basketry.