Over Under Newsletter - August news from the National Basketry Organization
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All of us at NBO are excited as our 2019 Conference on the campus of Western Kentucky University is less than one year away. This Over/Under contains all the links you need to access Conference Information and Workshop Descriptions, and those all-important Scholarship Opportunities open to everyone. Now is a good time to read up and decide which workshop most intrigues and decide which workshop interests you most as registration opens for NBO members on September 17th. This promises to be our most exciting conference yet!

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or plan to be here in mid September the Randall Museum is hosting Celebrating Making! Three Days with the Parker Family: 4 Generations of Native California Basket Makers. This one-of-a-kind event takes place September 14, 15 & 16. You can read more about it below. Visit the Randall Museum  to learn more. I hope you have a chance to participate in some of the weekend’s activities and be sure to include the kids!
Our Featured Guild's Event for August is the Stateline Friends Weaving Retreat. Their much-anticipated event takes place in April of 2019 with over 400 people participating in this annual event.  The class descriptions will be available beginning on September 17, 2018.
Now is a wonderful time to join NBO if you’re not already a member. You’ll save $50 off the conference registration price and begin receiving our magazine. It’s filled with a variety of interesting articles about basket makers, articles to inspire your creativity and basketry events taking place around the country plus so much more.

Fall is on the way so go out and enjoy those last days of summer!
Pamela Morton
Executive Director
National Basketry Organization
Shown above: On the campus of Western Kentucky University, the 1815 Felts Log House, and Children Weaving at the Randall Museum.

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What's New at NBO

Stateline Friends Weaving Retreat

2019 Conference Resources

Randall Museum and the Parker Family Events
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Cheryl Walker, TX
Yiyan Zhou, MA
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Janice Tomblinson, KY
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Suzy Socha, KY
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Stateline Friends Weaving Retreat

The Stateline Friends Weaving Retreat is an annual retreat held in April. The event is held on the Wayne County Fairgrounds, in the Kuhlman Center in Richmond, Indiana. There are generally 400 in attendance each year, including teachers, vendors (some of these are teachers), and guild members. It is coordinated by Debbie Cates and Pam Feix and hosted by their small guild, The Whitewater Basket Guild, Inc.

Registration is limited to 300-325 participants and has filled up within 2-4 days the last several years. Classes will be available to view on September 17th. Registration opens at 9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time on October 1st.
A light, continental style breakfast available, with hot catered lunches for Thursday and Friday and available on Saturday. A silent auction, welcome gifts and snacks and drinks are provided throughout the event.
Please visit Stateline Friends website, or our Stateline Friends Facebook page.   
For more information email Pam Feix   or  Debbie Cates 
All photos courtesy of the Whitewater Basket Guild


                             July 16 - 20, 2019
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Jackie Abrams
Scott Gilbert
Beth Hester
Bryant Holsenbeck
Flo Hoppe
Polly Jacobs Giacchina
Leon Niehues
Mary Ann and
Bill Smith
Tressa Sularz
Gina Telcocci
Mary Thompson
Elizabeth Whyte Schulze  
Lynette Youson
Jennifer Zurick

Conference registration opens for
NBO Members - Sep. 17, 2018
Non-Members - Oct. 15, 2018

Scholarship applications accepted from
September 1 - October 5, 2018

Call to Entry: Basketry Now, NBO's juried exhibition
Opens November 1, 2018

NEW:  Workshop Descriptions & Conference Information: 

2019 NBO Conference

Scholarship Opportunities Here

Celebrate Making

at the Randall Museum

Above: A Family Portrait.  Pictured seated left to right: Julia Parker & Lucy Parker, 
            behind left to right: Ursula Min-ne-ah Jones and Naomi Kashaya Jones.
Randall Museum photo. 
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) The Randall Museum is proud to announce a special weekend of events celebrating its current lobby exhibit, A Tradition of Making: Californian Native Basketry, Sept. 14-16, featuring legendary basket maker, teacher and storyteller Julia Parker and her family of weavers.
The celebration kicks off Friday, Sept. 14 with An Evening with the Parkers. A special reception at 6:30pm is followed by a lively panel discussion with four generations of the Parker family. The weekend continues with hands-on weaving workshops for both children and adults led by the Parkers on Saturday and Sunday.
The Randall Museum’s display of Native Californian-made baskets demonstrates the history and art of baskets and basket making. The exhibition was curated by Parker, an elder of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, together with three generations of her family. The display includes examples of the Parkers’ own work along with baskets from the Randall Museum’s collection.
“This is a prized opportunity to learn from some of the most important and talented Native basket makers of our time while admiring an incredible historical collection of this beautiful art form,” said Phil Ginsburg, general manager of San Francisco Recreation and Parks.
The Parker family lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and has passed down the fine art of basket making for generations. Today, members of the family continue to teach weaving techniques and share their tradition of tending, gathering and preparing the plants from which the baskets are made. Working with the Randall Museum staff, the Parkers examined the museum’s collection of native baskets and carefully selected work to be displayed in the exhibit alongside baskets from their own collection.
In appreciation of the Parkers’ contribution, the Randall Museum invited them for a special three-day celebration. For Friday’s Evening with the Parkers, Master basket maker Julia Parker will be joined by her daughter Lucy Parker, her granddaughter Ursula Min-ne-ah Jones, and great-granddaughter Naomi Kashaya Jones in a free ranging conversation moderated by textile artist and scholar Deborah Valoma. The Parkers will explain how they selected the baskets for the exhibition and discuss the varied forms, materials, and functions, along with many of the techniques and traditions associated with these baskets. 

More information on events, schedules and workshop opportunities at The Randall Museum. 


Shown above right: Display Case at Randall Museum. Above left: Children's Weaving Station. Bottom: Spiral and Basket. All photos courtesy of The Randall Museum.
Opportunities for Everyone! 

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