Lifetime Achievement Awards

The National Basketry Organization awarded its first Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2013 at the biennial conference at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

The Award recognizes  the work of individuals whose work has influenced the field of American basketry and acknowledges superior achievement over the course of an entire career. Those who win this award are living role models that have made extraordinary contributions to the creation, support and growth of the field of American Basketry.

2019 Recipients:  TBA SOON!

2017 Recipients: Gyöngy Laky of California, and Delores Churchill of Alaska. (Click on images for profile.)

Delores Churchill

Gyöngy Laky


2015 Recipients:  Dorothy Gill Barnes of Ohio, and  Cynthia Taylor and Aaron Yakim of West Virginia.

2013 Recipients:  John Garrett of Arizona, Flo Hoppe of New York, and Leona Waddell of Kentucky.

We invite you to watch the video below to learn more about them. 

 NBO 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Select the name of previous winners to view their award presentation videos:

John Garrett

Flo Hoppe

Leona Waddell