DONNA HAPAC lives and works in Chicago. Her open-weave structures create grids of lines that define her sculptures. They are, essentially, containers of space and three-dimensional drawings. After exhibiting paintings and works on paper for a number… Read More
NBO member, Lynne Francis-Lunn has been volunteering on Patrick Dougherty’s latest Stickwork sculpture at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Patrick and a team of 50 volunteers has been working on the yet to be named work… Read More
Peggy Wiedemann has two pieces in Fantastic Fibers 2015, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky, April 11 to June 6, 2015.
Nancy Koenigsberg has been engaged in one form or another with textiles for most of her life, from early knitting commissions to a needlepoint business and since the mid 70s working in art textiles.
#NBObasketartist Peggy Wiedemann wrote to share where her coiled pineneedle sculpture is or will soon be on exhibit early in 2015.
The work of renowned Ohio artist Dorothy Gill Barnes will be showcased in the Ohio Craft Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “Beyond Materials: Artists Pushing the Boundaries of Basketry.” On view February 1–March 22, the show will also feature forms by seven contemporary basketmakers from across the country.
Carol Eckert shares a post from her blog of an installation by Lithuanian artists Marijus Gvildija and Maret Khasianov for the Grindelwald Land Art Festival/Switzerland. Thirteen teams from ten countries participated in the 2014 edition, gathering natural materials to construct ephemeral works in the landscape.
“I am inspired by nature, animals, space and the concept of home. I especially like to explore the limits of reed, a traditional basketry material. I feel like my work is a dialogue with reed.” __Elizabeth Runyon
This installation by Karen Gubitz has been featured in Carol Eckert’s Contemporary Basketry blog post, In Threes. This installation was completed by Karen as part of her entry for ArtPrize – Grand Gathering, Installation for the Grand Rapids… Read More
As a contemporary fiber artist, I have a strong preference for natural fibers and materials. The shapes, designs and colors in the materials inspire the artwork. The wonderful thing about using natural materials, such as pine needles, is that they have a life and character of their own. I sometimes like to combine these natural elements with found objects.