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.

Every 1 2024

Recent NBO Member exhibitions

Collaborative exhibitions

NBO exhibitions archive

Call for entries – Other sponsors

Other current basketry and fiber art exhibitions

Every 1 2024

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.

All works in the exhibition will remain on view until December 31, 2024.  After that date, the online exhibition will only be accessible to NBO members. 

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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.

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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 – Other sponsors

Wayne Art Center CraftForms 2024 Call For Entry

March 14, 2024 - September 11, 2024

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 

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
 

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

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

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

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

March 21, 2024 - February 2, 2025

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

Uncontained: Reimagining Basketry

May 19, 2024 - September 21, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

Jeremy Frey: Woven

October 26, 2024 - February 10, 2025

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  

CraftForms 2024

December 7, 2024 - January 5, 2025

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

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 - August 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. Dates subject to change – please visit the Fuller Craft Website.

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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