Lanny Bergner, Dona Anderson, Danielle Bodine, Kathey Ervin, Katherine Lewis, Dorothy McGuiness and Polly Sutton are NBO members featured in this show at the Museo gallery in Whidbey Island, Washington, through November 1, 2015.
Congratulations to #NBObasketartist, Jean Poythress Koon on the new book about her basketry. Written by a former student, Hetty van Gurp, Creative Coiling celebrates the innovative basketry of Jean Poythress Koon who has inspired many basketmakers to break away from the traditions of pine needle coiling.
#NBObasketartist Peggy Wiedemann wrote to share where her coiled pineneedle sculpture is or will soon be on exhibit early in 2015.
There is always something exciting happening in the lives of NBO members. Whether it is press mentions, awards, exhibit acceptances, teaching plans, calls for entry or other breaking news you can find it on the News for Members page of the National Basketry Organization website. Visit the NBO Member News page often and let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have news to share.
Dawna Ellis has been announced a winner in the 2015 NICHE AWARDS in the Professional Recycled Division. Dawna uses recycled kimono fabrics to coil her basket vessels. You can learn more about Dawna’s distinctive textile artworks by visiting her personal website, D. Ellis Originals.
NBO member Elizabeth Runyon is one of four artists whose work is included in the exhibition “home” at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, OH. The event is on view January 10 – February 20, 2015.
Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in both professional and student divisions.
Asymmetrical Cedar and Cane : Using wire and dyed binder cane over cedar bark spokes, this asymmetrical basket will be twined using 2 X techniques. Initially the spokes will be wide, and then cut narrower to achieve a twisted shape.
Intermediate to advanced weavers can manipulate the shape with this method.
Beginners will learn the nuance of twining with X’s on a symmetrical shape.
Comprised of 175 exhibitors, including Kari Lonning and Lois Russell, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts and a great place to start your holiday gift shopping. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.
Quad-Cities Basketry Guild recently got a write up about their activities in the Radish an online and print magazine. President Sue Tucker explained the activities of the nearly twenty year old group of basket makers from in and around the Quad City area.