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Peggy Wiedemann in “Accessories”

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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 …

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Sarita Westrup – “The Tension of Connection”

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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 …

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Ed Eugene Carriere (Suquamish) Named 2023 NEA National Heritage Fellow

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Congratulations to Ed Eugene Carriere (Suquamish) for being named a 2023 National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow. For more than 40 years, the NEA has annually presented these lifetime honors in recognition of the diverse cultural traditions that comprise our nation and the individuals whose dedication and artistry contribute to their preservation and growth.

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Wutoni (Tina Charlie), Opo (basket)

Princeton University Art Museum Acquires Historic, Record-breaking Native American Basket

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Nearly two feet wide, the rotund opo, or basket, boasts a tight weave of willow shoots, roots and redbud carefully configured to form variegated geometric motifs.

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"Troubled Water" by Barbara Shapiro

Barbara Shapiro in “The Color of Water”

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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. 

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Weaving with Willow Bark (video)

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Follow the processing and weaving steps as Jennifer Heller Zurick teaches a willow bark weaving class at the 2013 NBO Biennial Conference: Tradition & Innovation in Basketry VII.

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Spotlight: Paula Gron, Fiber Artist

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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 …

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Donate to the NBO Annual Appeal!

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We have so much to be grateful for as we end 2022!

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NBO Presents Pat Hickman

NBO Presents: Pat Hickman “Baskets Holding”

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During Virtually Woven 2022, Pat Hickman presented this lecture during our closing program. Pat and NBO have decided to make this lecture widely available.

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Elizabeth Runyon in “From Lausanne to Beijing”

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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 …

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