Christine French

As an artist, one of my art forms is basketry, and it is not traditional basketry. Baskets with Attitude is a series of non-functional vessels that I have invented. This series had its birth in the crafts classroom… Read More

Bundle Up!

From October 1 through December 1 2017, the National Basketry Organization will offer Fall Membership Bundles for new AND renewing members…

Contemporary Basketry: Blue and Red

Work in horsehair by Amanda Salm, this week on Carol Eckert’s “Contemporary Basketry” blog.

All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century

Presented by the National Basketry Organization and touring to three venues, All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century is the ninth in a series of juried biennial exhibitions intended to show the full spectrum of work currently being… Read More

The Box Project: Uncommon Threads

Organized by the Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research (CFAR) with RAM, this traveling exhibition presents works commissioned by Lloyd Cotsen between 2004 and 2013 together with 22 large-scale fiber art pieces on loan. All work fits within a… Read More

UPDATE: 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