Members in the News

Elizabeth Whyte Schulze – 31 Years of Vessels

An an exhibition of over 70 vessels by Elizabeth Whyte Schulze created throughout her career of over 30 years has opened at the Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on view through September 2, 2023. Congratulations to NBO member Elizabeth Whyte Schulze on her remarkable accomplishment!   Schulze creates vessels inspired by her travels throughout the […]

NBO PRESENTS: TEXTILE TALK – Art Evolved: Intertwined

Art Evolved: Intertwined is a collaboration between SAQA Global Exhibitions and the National Basketry Organization. This exhibition is the first of its kind, featuring the best in art quilts and basketry. For this Textile Talk, we’re joined by Pam Morton, NBO Executive Director, and Martha Sielman, SAQA Executive Director. They will discuss the collaborative process […]

Peggy Wiedemann in “Accessories”

NBO member Peggy Wiedemann is featured in this exhibition that features artwork of accessories: bags, shoes, jewelry, hats, belts, eyewear, scarves. purses, man-purses, backpacks, etc. Jurors Andrea Caron  and Amy Smith defined “accessory” as “an object or device that is not essential in itself but which can be added to something else in order to […]

Sarita Westrup – “The Tension of Connection”

NBO 2023 Conference Instructor Sarita Westrup was recently featured in an interview with Glasstire, Texas Visual Art. In 2022, Arts Fort Worth announced its new Emerging Artist Residency Program. The program provides one artist with a non-residential studio space at the arts center for 12 months, a monthly stipend for materials, and arranged studio visits […]

"Troubled Water" by Barbara Shapiro

Barbara Shapiro in “The Color of Water”

NBO member Barbara Shapiro has had a piece selected for “The Color of Water,” an exhibitat the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sebastopol, California. Her work, Troubled Water is made of hexagonally plaited sedori cane globe that supports a swirl of soiled papers and cloth with a pool of debris inside the globe as well. 

Spotlight: Paula Gron, Fiber Artist

NBO Member Paula Gron is a featured artist on the Create Whimsy blog. “Always an artist, Paula Gron has evolved from creating sculptural baskets to designing and constructing 3D fiber art. Inspired by nature, she explores life-giving seeds and pods. Her experience in painting, weaving, sewing and fabric manipulation gives her the technical skills to […]

Elizabeth Runyon in “From Lausanne to Beijing”

Congratulations to NBO member Elizabeth Runyon, who has had 3 of her woven sculptures juried into the the 11th “From Lausanne to Beijing International Fiber Art Biennale”. Runyon was invited to submit three works in conjunction with this year’s theme, “Space–The Dimension of Fiber”.  Her artworks included were “Greed,” (shown above),”Gluttony” and “Dancing on Three […]

The Basket Weaver’s Basket Song

NBO member Sherri West sent along this wonderful story to share with the basketry community: The Basket Weaver by DeAnn Rasmussen August 1, 2022 I learned to weave baskets in the early 1980’s, when I lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There were a lot of little stores in the area that sold a large variety of […]

Nancy McKeown – “Coiled Pine Needle Basketry Stitch List”

NBO member Nancy McKeown is pleased to announce the publication of her book, “Coiled Pine Needle Basketry Stitch List”.

Gyöngy Laky: “Screwing With Order” Book

NBO Member Gyöngy Laky is pleased to announce the publication of her new book, “Screwing with Order: assembled art, actions, and art practice”. “Renowned American textile artist and sculptor Gyöngy Laky (b. 1944) was once described as a ‘wood whisperer.’ Her highly individual, puzzle-like assemblages of timber and textiles helped to significantly propel the growth […]

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