Sue Williams Recipient of 2019 Governor’s Arts Award

NBO member and white oak basket maker Sue Williams  is the recipient of a 2019 Governor’s Arts Award. “The Folklife Heritage Award is presented to folk artists or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to Tennessee’s traditional arts…. Read More

Basketry Now Online Store

For the first time in the ten-year history of this event, much of the work in the exhibition is being made available for purchase exclusively online.  IMPORTANT: Both the artist and buyer will be given mutual contact information… Read More

Chris Wooten

  As a mixed-media artist, I came to basketry quite by accident. Exploring ways to incorporate cast fibers with wire in my art, I learned about sculptural wire weaving. The technique really grabbed me and I’ve been working… Read More

Elizabeth Whyte Schulze at National Museum of Scotland

NBO artist member Elizabeth Whyte Schulze is currently featured at the National Museum of Scotland. “I want my artwork to inspire a complex range of personal emotions for the viewer. My goal is to carry on the tradition… Read More

How to Add Your Events to the NBO Calendar

Here is a resource to guide you through the process of adding your event to the NBO calendar. There is no charge for this service, and you can at listings at any time. We encourage you to post… Read More

Sheri Smith

A passion for color, basketry, fiber and the outdoors has taken me on an exploration in the countless ways a pine needle basket can be created. I recently discovered wine bottle foil.  A new use for fine wine!… Read More

2019 NBO Conference Sponsors

Please join with us in thanking and supporting these fine organizations for sponsoring the 2019 Tradition and Innovation in Basketry 10 Conference:

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

Contemporary Basketry: Stripes

Work by Zoe Landau Konson, this week on Carol Eckert’s Contemporary Basketry blog. Every few days, a new look at different styles, textures and techniques being used in the craft of contemporary basketry.