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Find basket weaving workshops, craft festivals and basketry conferences, basketry & fiber arts exhibitions, and calls for entries in our Basketry Calendar.

Woods at Night, by Nancy Koenigsberg

Upcoming NBO Events

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Every 1 2024

Every 1 2024 is now open! It’s our all-inclusive, members-only biennial basketry show that demonstrates the breadth and scope of the basketry that NBO members create.

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Register now for Virtually Woven 2024

Registration is now open for Virtually Woven 2024, NBO’s third biennial online conference, to be held on three consecutive Fridays: July 12, July 19 and July 26, 2024.

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NBO Presents with SAQA: Art Evolved: Intertwined

There is a continuum where beauty and function blend and diverge in the hands of the contemporary artist. Even when traditional materials such as thread, fabric, wood, reed, and paper are used, these artists combine skill, imagination, and vision to meld their materials into compelling and beautiful art which resonates in today’s world.

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Basketry Calendar

Here, Now, and Always

July 2, 2022 - July 9, 2026

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe NM

After 25 years, now fully renewed and reimagined, Here, Now and Always showcases never-before seen items, state of the art technology, and the next generation’s perspectives, illustrating the ways in which the past informs the future, and further positioning MIAC as a world-renowned resource for understanding Native lives, arts, and cultures today.

Information at Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Mary Jackson Modern and Contemporary Gallery

October 17, 2022 - December 31, 2025

Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting Street, Charleston SC

Works in this gallery were created over the past forty years by artists who are native to the area, who have worked here, or who have created objects that reflect the complex story of the region. The works are grouped to reflect several themes including the southern landscape, the human figure, abstraction, and the legacy of slavery in America.

On permanent display at the Gibbes Museum of Art

Bark Basketry Basics: On-Demand Basket Weaving Class

February 1, 2024 - December 31, 2034


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Get 75% off because you found us through NBO by using “NEWSUBSCRIBER75” as the Coupon Code on the checkout page.

Inside this course, you’ll learn how to harvest, prepare and store bark, use a variety of simple hand tools to make the process easier and faster, and weave bark using simple techniques like plaiting, twill and twining.

Information and registration at Matt Tommey – Woven Sculpture from Nature

Rib Basketry Basics: On-Demand Basket Weaving Class

February 1, 2024 - December 31, 2034


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Get 75% off since you found us through NBO when you use “NEWSUBSCRIBER75” as the Coupon Code at checkout.

Inside this 25-lesson course you’ll learn how to harvest and prepare materials for weaving, create 4 baskets, including the Egg Basket, Oriole Basket, Hen Basket, and Harvest Basket, weave beautiful lashings, including the God’s Eye, 1/2 God’s Eye, and 3-point lashing, insert ribs to create unique and interesting shapes, and add whimsey and interest to your baskets with vines. 

Information and registration at Matt Tommey – Woven Sculpture from Nature

Twining with Soft Natural Materials: On-Demand Basket Weaving Class

February 1, 2024 - December 31, 2034


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Get 75% off because you found us through NBO by using “NEWSUBSCRIBER75” as the Coupon Code on the checkout page.

 Inside this on-demand video course (accessible on any device 24/7/365), learn to harvest materials like foliage, bark and vines from your garden or local forest, prepare and store the natural materials you collect, and weave baskets using a simple, ancient technique called twining.

Information and registration at Matt Tommey – Woven Sculpture from Nature

Wayne Art Center CraftForms 2024 Call For Entry

March 14, 2024 - September 11, 2024

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne PA 19087, Wayne, PA Pennsylvania

Wayne Art Center is seeking submissions for the 29th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft, in the following mediums: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood.  Selected works will be on display in the Davenport Gallery of Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania from December 7, 2024 through January 25, 2025. 

Information and entry at CraftForms 2024 

Heart of the Community: Baskets from the Basha Family Collection of American Indian Art

March 21, 2024 - February 2, 2025

Heard Museum
2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ

The art of Western Apache, Yavapai, and Akimel O’odham weavers will be featured with the exhibition providing context for the time in which the baskets were woven and present contemporary photos of working basket weavers today.

Information at Heard Museum

Fiber Art International 2025

April 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Fiberart International 2025 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.

Information and entry at Fiber Arts International 2025

 

CraftForms 2004

May 6, 2024 - September 10, 2024

Accepted Media: Basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood, as well as submissions created utilizing CAD/CAM technologies and 3D printing tools.

Information and entry at Wayne Art Center
 

Uncontained: Reimagining Basketry

May 19, 2024 - September 21, 2024

Hunterton Art Museum
7 Lower Center Street, Clinton NJ

Curated by Carol Eckert, the exhibit highlights adapting, inventing, and expanding beyond the vessel, employing a range of approaches, both formal and poetic, and using the intrinsically human nature of basketry to explore cultural traditions, highlight environmental concerns, and address social issues.

Information at Hunterdon Museum

Jeremy Frey: Woven

May 24, 2024 - September 15, 2024

Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Street, Portland ME

Jeremy Frey: Woven is a groundbreaking exhibition in contemporary and Indigenous art. Featuring more than 50 baskets, made from natural materials like black ash and sweetgrass, Woven presents a comprehensive collection that spans a career of more than two decades. 

 

Information and hours at Portland Museum of Art

Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women

May 24, 2024 - October 27, 2024

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets NW, Washington DC

The artists in this exhibition took up fiber to complicate this historic marginalization and also revolutionize its import to contemporary art. They drew on personal experiences, particularly their vantage points as women, and intergenerational skills to transform humble threads into resonant and intricate artworks.

Information at Smithsonian American Art Museum

Woven Legacies: Carrying a Cherokee Tradition

May 24, 2024 - November 3, 2024

Cherokee Nation Anna Mitchell Cultural & Welcome Center
953 E Illinois Ave, Vinita OK

With more than 40 pieces on display, visitors can explore how generations of Cherokee weavers continue to adapt, practice, and teach basketry. The exhibit also looks at the impact community support has had on basketry, including the annual Cherokee National Treasure recognitions and the Cherokee Artist Recovery Act.

Information at Visit Cherokee Nation

Mag-win’-teg-wak: A Legacy of Penobscot Basketry

May 25, 2024 - January 5, 2025

Farnsworth Art Museum
16 Museum Street, Rockland ME

This exhibit highlights the impact of Penobscot basketmaker and tribal advocate Robert S. Anderson (1929-2020) and his lasting archival efforts to preserve Penobscot basketry.

Information at Farnsworth Museum

Of Baskets and Borers: The Past, Present, and Future of Indigenous Basketry in the White Mountains

June 1, 2024 - September 14, 2024

Museum of the White Mountains
34 Highland Street, Plymouth NH

Details TBA. Visit website for hours of operation prior to visit. 

Information at Museum of the White Mountains

Northwest Designer Craftartists 2024

June 20, 2024 - August 24, 2024

Schack Art Center
2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett WA

Northwest Designer Craftartists presents their annual survey of contemporary and traditional craft in America today created by members of NWDC and invited guest artists.

Information at  NWCraft24

Small Expressions 2023

July 2, 2024 - August 4, 2024

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 South Main Street, Wichita KS

Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibition by the Handweavers Guild of America showcasing contemporary small-scale works (not to exceed 15 inches in any direction) using fiber techniques in any media.

Information at  Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum 

Traditional Cherokee Basketry

July 15, 2024 - July 19, 2024

Taos Art School
432 Este Es Rd, Taos NM

Prepare your own material from honey-suckle vine provided by Larry Croslin, dye the material with traditional dye stuffs, learn basket starts, add ribs in the traditional manner, turn down the inner part to weave the outer basket, and explore varied bottoms for finishing.   

Information and registration at Taos Art School

Free Form Ribbed Basketry

July 19, 2024 - July 23, 2024

Peters Valley School of Craft
19 Kuhn Road, Layton NJ

Experiment with different techniques for setting ribs as you weave. 

Information at Peters Valley School of Craft

Jo Campbell Amsler: Step by Step Willow Basketry

July 25, 2024 - July 28, 2024

North House Folk School
500 Highway 61 West , Grand Marais MN

Rib-style techniques will be the focus for this class, following the designs of many century old basket styles. Learn about willow as a basket material, making frames for your baskets, and many of the basic techniques of a variety of lashings, rib placement, double rims, split ribs, while perfecting your skill of weaving.

Information at North House Folk School

SeatWeavers Guild Gathering

July 26, 2024 - July 28, 2024

Blue Earth Historical Center
424 Warren St, Mankato MN

Three days of workshops, events and activities. 

Registration at The SeatWeavers Guild

Ann Coddington: Bask

July 28, 2024 - August 2, 2024

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
556 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN

Explore neolithic fiber processes through a contemporary lens.

Information at Arrowmont School of Craft

Excellence in Fibers X

August 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024

This Excellence In Fibers is a 10th anniversary exhibition, bringing the best of current international fiber and textiles to a growing global fiber art community. Artists are encouraged to push the boundaries in the areas of installations, sculpture, vessels, wall/floor works, and wearable art.

Information at Fiber Art Now

Debbie Johnson: Fiber Arts Festival

August 3, 2024 - August 4, 2024

Hartl Building – Red River Valley Fairgrounds
1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo ND

NBO member Debbie Johnson is the featured artist at the 2024 Fiber Arts Festival. A variety of demonstrations, workshops and events will be offered free of charge. 

Information and details at Fiber Arts Festival

Basketry: Covered Coiling

August 7, 2024 - August 10, 2024

Sievers School of Fiber Arts
986 Jackson Harbor Rd, Washington Island WI

The covered coil technique uses one continuous length of core material, wound around or on top of itself in an expanding or decreasing spiral and lends itself to a wide variety of expressions. Silk, wool, cotton or novelty yarns will be used to cover the core material and attention given to shaping, rims and embellishing.

More information at registration available after February 1 at Sievers School

Basketry: Covered Coiling

August 7, 2024 - August 10, 2024

Sievers School of Fiber Arts
986 Jackson Harbor Rd, Washington Island WI

Silk, wool, cotton or novelty yarns will be used to cover the core material and attention given to shaping, rims and embellishing.

Information at Sievers School of Fiber Arts

 

Lois Russell: New Uses of an Ancient Technique

August 11, 2024 - August 16, 2024

Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
5 Clary Rd, Williamsburg MA

Beginning with skill building, the workshop includes using color and shaping to create unique baskets with waxed linen.

Information at Snow Farm 

Ann Coddington: Sculptural Basketry Workshop

August 12, 2024 - August 16, 2024

Touchstone Center for Crafts
1049 Wharton Furnace Rd, Farmington Pennsylvania

Explore and engage in basketry as a sculptural medium capable of expressing ideas and carrying meaning beyond utilitarian aspects of traditional basketry. We will focus on twining with waxed linen and also learn other processes such as reed twining, netting, looping, and random weave. 

Information and registration at Touchstone  

Splint-Woven Basketry

August 12, 2024 - August 17, 2024

Sievers School of Fiber Arts
986 Jackson Harbor Rd, Washington Island WI

Work at your own skill level on projects of your choice, with assistance, advice and encouragement from the instructor.

Information at Sievers School of Fiber Arts

Cherokee Basket Weaving

September 7, 2024

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver CO

Students are welcome to move around as needed during lecture and discussion. Instructor will spend 20-30 minutes providing a demo of starting, shaping/forming, and finishing a basket, and the remainder of the class, provide step-by-step instruction to the group, followed up with one-on-one support.

Information and registration at Denver Art Museum
 

Columbia Basin Basketry Guild: Tidal Twinings Retreat

September 11, 2024 - September 15, 2024

Camp Magruder
17450 Old Pacific Hwy, Rockaway Beach Oregon

Annual retreat with multiple workshops available – take one or however many you wish.

Information and registration at Tidal Twinings Retreat

Judy Zugish: Woven Bark Pouch

September 17, 2024

North House Folk School
500 Highway 61 West , Grand Marais MN

Using barks of willow and cedar plus an assortment of fibers, explore designs in chase weave and its many possibilities. 

Information and registration at  North House Folk School

Twill Backpacks

September 22, 2024 - September 28, 2024

John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road, Brasstown NC

Start with the basics of twill weaving, move into constructing patterns, and finish off the week by weaving a patterned twill backpack basket.

Information at John C. Campbell Folk School

Judy Zugish: Interwoven Barks and Fibers

September 23, 2024

North House Folk School
500 Highway 61 West , Grand Marais MN

Using barks of willow and cedar plus an assortment of fibers, explore designs in chase weave and its many possibilities. 

Information and registration at North House Folk School 

Judy Zugish: Weaving Barks with Positive Bias

September 24, 2024

North House Folk School
500 Highway 61 West , Grand Marais MN

This carry-all pouch explores simple diagonals, the wonders of willow bark, and additions of textile material to the process.  

Information and registration at  North House Folk School

NWLA Basketmakers Fall Retreat

September 26, 2024 - September 29, 2024

Huntington Court Reporters Building
352 South Drive, Natchitoches LA

Pine needle basket worskhop to share basket making tips and techniques including the use of Longleaf Pine Cones.

For information and registration, contact  NWLA Basketmakers or NWLA Fall Retreat

Willow Exploration Extravaganza

September 30, 2024 - October 3, 2024

North House Folk School
500 Highway 61 West , Grand Marais MN

Students of all levels will be guided through a variety of projects in the European tradition, from basic round stake-and-strand baskets to more complex oval forms to trays and other willow treasures.

Information at North House Folk School

April Ogimaakwe Stone: Weaving the Black Ash Pack Basket

October 1, 2024 - October 6, 2024

North House Folk School
500 Highway 61 West , Grand Marais MN

Begin by sorting, cutting, and scraping our choice, pre-pounded and pre-dried black ash splint. Design and lay-out will follow. Participants will learn how to tightly lash it all together, creating a most serviceable, working basket.

Information at North House Folk School

Birch Bark Boxes: Scandinavian Bark Basketry

October 5, 2024 - October 8, 2024

North House Folk School
500 Highway 61 West , Grand Marais MN

Make a durable, airtight birch bark boxes perfect for storage of coffee, tea, spices, or any number of other dry goods. 

Information at North House Folk School

Sweetgrass Basketry

October 5, 2024 - October 6, 2024

North House Folk School
500 Highway 61 West , Grand Marais MN

Learn the art of coiling a sweetgrass basket. 

Information at North House Folk School

Willow Exploration Extravaganza

October 5, 2024 - October 8, 2024

North House Folk School
500 Highway 61 West , Grand Marais MN

Students of all levels will be guided through a variety of projects in the European tradition, from basic round stake-and-strand baskets to more complex oval forms to trays and other willow treasures.

Information at North House Folk School

Woven Birch Bark Basketry

October 5, 2024 - October 6, 2024

North House Folk School
500 Highway 61 West , Grand Marais MN

Participants will have the option to complete two smaller baskets or one larger basket using woven strips of birch bark.

Information at North House Folk School

Lynette Youson: Sweetgrass Basket Weaving

October 6, 2024 - October 11, 2024

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
556 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN

Learn to coil sweetgrass by hand from a 5th generation Sweetgrass Basket Weaver who was taught the Art Form over 50 years ago.

Information at Arrowmont School of Craft

Jennifer Zurick: Willow Bark Basketry

October 10, 2024 - October 13, 2024

 Participants will learn fiber preparation by removing the outer bark layer from portions of precut strips prior to constructing a small basket and bark harvesting will be discussed. Cordage making for optional handle application will also be taught. All skill levels are welcome.

Registration at Pine Croft

Sarita Westrup: Sculptural Basketry

October 13, 2024 - October 18, 2024

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
556 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN

Explore sculptural basket weaving through the use of twining with reed and incorporating mortar and paints as a creative surface treatment.

Information at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Anne Bowers – Basketry

October 15, 2024 - October 21, 2024

River’s Bend Ranch
397 Riverbend Road, Stanley VA

A workshop for students wanting to master their weaving and shaping skills on more traditional baskets or deep dive into rib style baskets.

Information and registration at Shenandoah Creates

Wire Basketry

October 18, 2024 - October 20, 2024

Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
5 Clary Rd, Williamsburg MA

Using steel wire as an armature, learn to create decorative and functional baskets and vessels. 

Information at Snowfarm

Appalachian Basketry

October 20, 2024 - October 25, 2024

John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road, Brasstown NC

Start with an egg or gathering basket using a “God’s Eye” pattern to hold the spokes and handle together. Then, weave an additional piece in the style of a hen, potato, or wall basket.

Information at John C. Campbell Folk School

Jo Campbell Amsler – Willow Gathering

October 22, 2024 - October 25, 2024

Sievers School of Fiber Arts
986 Jackson Harbor Rd, Washington Island WI

This willow retreat is a time to be creative, practice skills and work on projects that you have been longing to find time for. 

Information at Willow Gathering

Lois Russell: New Uses of an Ancient Technique

October 22, 2024 - October 28, 2024

River’s Bend Ranch
397 Riverbend Road, Stanley VA

Using colorful waxed linen thread, participants will learn basic twining before moving to creating  patterns with two and three colors and learning to control the shape of a piece.Participants will then learn how to make three different bases and begin a second basket.

Information at Shenandoah Creates

Willow Gathering 2024 – Willow Weaving Time

October 22, 2024 - October 25, 2024

Sievers School of Fiber Arts
986 Jackson Harbor Rd, Washington Island WI

Four days of workshops sharing willow techniques and talents at the Sievers Fiber Art School Studios. 

Information and registration at Willow Gathering 2024

Jeremy Frey: Woven

October 26, 2024 - February 10, 2025

Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL

Jeremy Frey: Woven is a groundbreaking exhibition in contemporary and Indigenous art. Featuring more than 50 baskets, made from natural materials like black ash and sweetgrass, Woven presents a comprehensive collection that spans a career of more than two decades. 

Information and hours at the Art Institute of Chicago  

Modern Appalachian Basketry

October 27, 2024 - November 2, 2024

John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road, Brasstown NC

Learn the ins and outs of selecting and processing a white oak tree for basket making and break down an entire white oak log together. Explore what constitutes modern form verses traditional form, culminating with each student designing and weaving their own basket using the white oak you split yourself and machined ash weavers. 

Information at John C. Campbell Folk School

Botanicals

November 1, 2024 - November 30, 2024

Flowers, plants, trees . . . Nature’s bounty. Show us how they help bring your art to life. Be inspired by your surroundings. Be creative; be colorful (or not); be innovative. Artwork must include fiber or fiber-related techniques.  

Information at Fiber Art Now

Eric Stark: The Unexpected Connection — Sculptural Sweetgrass Coiling

November 3, 2024 - November 9, 2024

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
556 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN

This workshop explores coiled sweetgrass basketry in response to an artifact or prompt, and will explore techniques related to both functional and sculptural basketry.

Information at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

JoAnn Kelly Catsos: Shaker Baskets

November 3, 2024 - November 9, 2024

John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road, Brasstown NC

Start by weaving with prepared black ash splints over a wooden mold. With these basic techniques under your belt, continue to explore Shaker baskets and work on additional pieces of your choice.

Information at John C. Campbell Folk School

Twist and Twine

November 17, 2024 - November 22, 2024

John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road, Brasstown NC

Learn to make baskets using 4-ply and 7-ply Irish waxed linen cord. 

Information at John C. Campbell Folk School

Creating with Pine Needles

November 22, 2024 - November 24, 2024

John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road, Brasstown NC

Delve into the art of pine needle coiling, from gathering materials to creating a beautiful, finished basket. Learn how to gather, prepare, and dye pine needles.

Information at John C. Campbell Folk School

CraftForms 2024

December 7, 2024 - January 5, 2025

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne PA 19087, Wayne, PA Pennsylvania

The 29th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft, in the following mediums: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood. Davenport Gallery.

Information at Wayne Art Center

Learning to Weave With Willow

December 7, 2024

Cedar Root Folk School
7180 Flagler Road, Nordland WA

Participants will be able to make a variety of woven items, including decorative stars or fish, bird feeders, bowls, etc
Information and registration at Cedar Roots Folk School

 

Creating Color Blends – Weaving

January 20, 2025 - January 26, 2025

Bennington College
One College Drive, Bennington VT

Optical blending is a powerful tool in tapestry weaving. In this workshop you’ll explore color theory as we learn to mix yarn hues in the weft bundle and utilize techniques to expand our color use toolbox.

Registration and information at North Country Studio Workshops

Playful Storytelling – Nathalie Miebach

January 20, 2025 - January 26, 2025

Bennington College
One College Drive, Bennington VT

Approach sculpture as a storyteller, through which you weave multiple components to be integrated into a narrative. The workshop will introduce basic basket weaving techniques. Learn multiple ways of starting a piece and how to integrate solid objects.

Registration and information at North Country Studio Workshops

Texas Basket Weavers Association 2025 Conference

January 23, 2025 - January 26, 2025

Austin Marriott North
2600 La Fronterra Blvd., Round Rock TX

Texas Basket Weavers Association 2025 Annual conference includes workshops, vendors, and a silent auction.

Information at Texas Basket Weavers Association

Small Expressions 2023

January 24, 2025 - May 25, 2025

Dennos Museum Center
1410 College Drive, Traverse City MI

Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibition by the Handweavers Guild of America showcasing contemporary small-scale works (not to exceed 15 inches in any direction) using fiber techniques in any media.

Information at Dennos Museum Center 

Art Evolved – Intertwined

February 1, 2025 - August 1, 2025

Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street, Brockton MA

Artists were invited to participate in this conversation between media to illustrate the continuum between beauty and functionality.

This traveling exhibit features member artists from SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) and the National Basketry organization. Dates subject to change – please visit the Fuller Craft Website.

Information at Fuller Craft Museum.

MidAtlantic Fiber Association Conference

June 26, 2025 - June 29, 2025

Millersville University
40 Dilworth Rd, Millersville PA

In-person workshops in weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, basketmaking, and other fiber arts.

Information and registration at MidAtlantic Fiber Association

Art Evolved: Intertwined

January 27, 2026 - April 26, 2026

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
565 5th Avenue, Laurel MS

Artists were invited to participate in this conversation between media to illustrate the continuum between beauty and functionality.

This traveling exhibit features member artists from SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) and the National Basketry organization.

Information at  Lauren Rogers Museum of Ar

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