The Box Project: Uncommon Threads

Organized by the Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research (CFAR) with RAM, this traveling exhibition presents works commissioned by Lloyd Cotsen between 2004 and 2013 together with 22 large-scale fiber art pieces on loan. All work fits within a… Read More

UPDATE: Amanda Salm in “Miniartextil”

NBO member Amanda Salm has been notified her piece, “Cruz” (above image) was accepted into a juried show opening in October in Como, Italy, in the former church of San Francesco.  230 artists submitted to Miniartextil with this year’s… Read More

PET Lamp: Basket Weaving Culture

Take a break and visit PET Lamps to read a colorful and informative article on the history of basket making. “Basketry is one of the most ancient crafts older than pottery or the carving of stone and probably… Read More

All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century

Ninth in a series of juried biennial exhibitions intended to show the full spectrum of work currently being executed by well-known and emerging artists in the United States.

NBO Members at MUSEO Gallery

NOW: Beauty and Paradox:  10 Northwest Artists explore contemporary issues through beautifully crafted paintings, sculpture, mixed media, and ceramic works designed to express deeper paradoxical meaning. Each artist employs her unique artistic expression: ironic, whimsical, even outraged to… Read More

Melinda West

  “Natural and wild places have always been a source of inspiration fueling my spirit and imagination.” Melinda West, of Indianola Washington, has been practicing the art of plant fiber weaving since 1985. She has studied with many… Read More

Become an NBO Member

When you join NBO, you join a lively community of people who care about the past, the present and the future of basketry in America. We invite you to watch the video for more information about membership… and we invite you to join with us.

More to Consider 2

NBO is pleased to invite NBO Members and conference attendees to show their work at the NBO’s biennial conference being held on the campus of University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. The exhibition, “More to Consider 2”,… Read More

Carolyn Zeitler

I graduated from San Jose State University in 1976 with a degree in ceramics and weaving. When I began working as a United State Forest Service fire lookout in Big Sur in 1979, I started making baskets with the… Read More

Matt Tommey’s New Book: Every Basket Begins with a Walk in the Woods

Our hearty congratulations to NBO member Matt Tommey on the publication of his new book! “I’m excited to announce the publication of my 4th book “Every Basket Begins with a Walk in the Woods: Sculptural Works by MattTommey”…. Read More