Dawna Ellis : 2015 NICHE AWARD Winner

Morning Song by Dawna Ellis

Dawna Ellis has been announced a winner in the 2015 NICHE AWARDS in the Professional Recycled Division. Dawna uses recycled kimono fabrics to coil her basket vessels. You can learn more about Dawna’s distinctive textile artworks by visiting her personal website, D. Ellis Originals.

Land Art Grindelwald 2014

Created by Lithuanian artists Marijus Gvildija and Maret Khasianov for the Grindelwald Land Art Festival in Switzerland.

Carol Eckert shares a post from her blog of an installation by Lithuanian artists Marijus Gvildija and Maret Khasianov for the Grindelwald Land Art Festival/Switzerland. Thirteen teams from ten countries participated in the 2014 edition, gathering natural materials to construct ephemeral works in the landscape.

Jackie Abrams : Textile Magazine

#NBObasketartist Jackie Abrams has had a nice press mention in the Australian magazine, Textile Fiber Forum. Jackie will be returning to the land down under for a teaching engagement at Grampians Texture in March and then at Contextart in April, 2015.

Elizabeth Runyon

Greek by basket artist, Elizabeth Runyon

“I am inspired by nature, animals, space and the concept of home. I especially like to explore the limits of reed, a traditional basketry material. I feel like my work is a dialogue with reed.” __Elizabeth Runyon

NBO is looking for an Executive Director!

Take a moment to check out the job description and if you, a friend or a colleague might be interested, please send along a resume to j.nast@nationalbasketry.org by January 30, 2015. Pass this post along. We appreciate your help in filling an important position for NBO’s future. Thanks!

Elizabeth Runyon : Fitton Center

NBO member Elizabeth Runyon is one of four artists whose work is included in the exhibition “home” at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, OH. The event is on view January 10 – February 20, 2015.

Karen Gubitz : In Threes

This installation by Karen Gubitz has been featured in Carol Eckert’s Contemporary Basketry blog post, In Threes. This installation was completed by Karen as part of her entry for ArtPrize – Grand Gathering, Installation for the Grand Rapids… Read More

Press Mention : 2015 NICHE Award Finalists

Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in both professional and student divisions.