Exhibitions

The National Basketry Organization hosts juried, all-inclusive and invitational basketry exhibitions that feature members’ creative works. We seek to share the broad range of what is being made by our diverse basketry community.

Recent NBO Member exhibitions

Collaborative exhibitions

NBO exhibitions archive

Call for entries

Other current basketry and fiber art exhibitions

Recent NBO Member exhibitions

Every 1 is a biannual, all-inclusive, members-only online basketry exhibition that demonstrates the breadth and scope of the basketry that NBO members create.

This content is only available to NBO Members. If you’re not a member yet, we hope you’ll join NBO today!

Every 1 – 2022

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Every 1 – 2022 was offered in conjunction with the online gathering Virtually Woven 2022, July 28-30, 2022.

Every 1 – 2021

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Every 1 – 2021 was offered in conjunction with the online gathering Virtually Woven 2021, July 30-31, 2021.

Collaborative exhibitions

Art Evolved: Intertwined

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.

More information (external link)

Art Evolved: Intertwined is a joint exhibition with Studio Art Quilt Associates.

NBO Exhibitions Archive

Browse catalogs or slideshows of these NBO exhibitions.

Call for entries

Exhibitions at HGA Convention

September 16, 2023 - March 4, 2024

Handweavers Guild of America has a call to entry for the following 3 exhibitions:

  • Small Expressions 2024
  • Whirlwind of Fibers
  • Explorers of Wind, Wagons, and Wheat

Information and Registration at Handweavers Guild of America 

Other current basketry and fiber art exhibitions

Here, Now, and Always

July 2, 2022 - July 9, 2026

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

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

Sharing Honors and Burdens: Renwick Invitational 2023

May 26, 2023 - March 31, 2024

Sharing Honors and Burdens: Renwick Invitational 2023 features artists Joe Feddersen (Arrow Lakes/Okanagan), Lily Hope (Tlingit), Ursala Hudson (Tlingit), Erica Lord (Athabaskan/Iñupiat), Geo Neptune (Passamaquoddy), and Maggie Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe). Together, these artists present a fresh and nuanced vision of Native American art. The artists were selected for their work that expresses the honors and burdens that Native artists balance as they carry forward their cultural traditions.

Information at Renwick Gallery

Bok Abaiya – Practiced Hands and the Arts Of Choctaw Basketry

July 22, 2023 - March 30, 2024

On exhibit – the work of generations of Choctaw basket weavers is displayed alongside contemporary Choctaw art. Come view the exhibit to learn more about the importance of rivercane to Choctaw basket weavers and how modern Choctaw artists are incorporating ancestral basket patterns within their work.

Information at Choctaw Cultural Center

Art Evolved – Intertwined

December 1, 2023 - February 29, 2024

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 Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum

Fiber in 3D

January 27, 2024 - May 4, 2024

Sculptures, vessels, installations, wearables, and three-dimensional work for the wall and floor.  

Information at  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Dorothy McGuinness: Gallery 110 Exhibition

February 1, 2024 - March 2, 2024

NBO member Dorothy McGuinness is exhibiting in the Gallery 110 juried exhibition of new and established artists. 

Information at Gallery 110

Judy Gibson King: Reimagining

February 16, 2024 - March 17, 2024

NBO member Judy Gibson King is featured in the exhibition, “Reimagining – From Upcycling to Abstraction: Finding Beauty in the Ordinary” at the Georgetown Art Center. 

Information at Georgetown Art Center

Small Expressions 2023

March 18, 2024 - May 31, 2024

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  Sarratt Gallery

Discourse: art across generations and continents

May 4, 2024 - May 12, 2024

Coming this May: Discourse: art across generations and continents, at browngrotta arts in Wilton, CT

This May, in Discourse: art across generations and continents (May 4 – 12, 2024), browngrotta arts in Wilton, CT, will assemble an eclectic group of artworks that celebrate artists from different countries, who work with varied materials, and represent distinct artistic approaches. Discourse will feature dozens of contemporary art textiles and fiber sculptures. More than 50 artists from 20 countries will be featured. Included will be works from fiber art’s origins 60 years ago, current mixed media works and sculpture, and pieces created in the decades between — spurring a dialogue across generations and across continents.

Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women

May 24, 2024 - October 27, 2024

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

Small Expressions 2023

July 2, 2024 - August 4, 2024

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 

Small Expressions 2023

January 24, 2025 - May 25, 2025

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 - March 1, 2025

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 Fuller Craft Museum.

Art Evolved: Intertwined

January 27, 2026 - April 26, 2026

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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When you join NBO, you join a lively community of people who care about the past, present and future of basketry.

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