A history of American basketry from its origins in Native American, immigrant, and slave communities to its presence within the contemporary fine art world.
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.
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
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
Please join with us in thanking and supporting these fine organizations for sponsoring the 2017 Tradition and Innovation in Basketry IX Conference:
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
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
The University of Puget Sound has just contacted us about changes they need to make in our housing options for the NBO Conference in July of 2017. Instead of being in three dorms, UPS is housing all participants… Read More
NBO works to support the many guilds throughout the country and in Canada. These guilds are the bedrock of basketry education, offering a local or regional welcome to people interested in basketry. Each guild is independent and plans its own programs, welcoming new members and visitors alike. Following is a compiled list of the many guilds and their locations, along with the website or Facebook link for contact information.
Our hearty congratulations to NBO member Matt Tommey on the publication of his new book! “I’m excited to announce the publication of my 4th book “Every Basket Begins with a Walk in the Woods: Sculptural Works by MattTommey”…. Read More