Over/Under Newsletter  April 2022
The National Basketry Organization is an inclusive community of makers and enthusiasts whose purpose is to promote awareness, inspire creativity, and foster appreciation for the heritage and artistry of basketry.
What's New at NBO
Spring is all around me as I write this Over/Under. I have hummingbirds feeding on crimson and white salvia flowers while Monarch butterflies hover around flowers in my garden. We even have a pair of Mallard ducks walking on my street. Their nest must be nearby. They don’t seem to care about the humans and dogs that are interested in them! I’m looking forward to seeing their ducklings soon.

Our next NBO Presents will be on Thursday, May 19th at 11 am Pacific Time. The subject is how to photograph your work. We hope this will help many of you prepare to enter our two upcoming exhibitions that are listed below. In the meantime, here’s a link to an article from Basketry+ several years ago: Capturing Your Work with Photography.

(Above: Artwork by Larry Page)
The prospectus for our NBO Members-Only exhibition EVERY 1 is available here! The call to entry opens on June 1,

If you’re reading this and you are not a current member now, it is  a 
wonderful time to rejoin NBO.  Two of our upcoming exhibitions are planned with our members in mind. If you have never been a member, check out the FLASH SALE for New Members and get a $10 discount! We are an active, vibrant community of basket makers and would love to have you be a part of NBO!
Pamela Morton
Executive Director
National Basketry Organization 

PS. We are so grateful to our magazine advertisers. They are wonderful NBO supporters!

What's New at NBO

NBO Virtually Woven 2022


Art Evolved: Intertwined

NBO Presents

National Basketry Organization
PO Box 1524
Gloucester MA



Paula  Gron , TX
Lisa  Poller, MA
Jesica  Clark, NY
Leslie  Alexander, PA
Horace  Aikman, MA
Christy  Carron, IL
Suzanne  Shafer-Wilson, IL
Kristy  Kuder, MN
Sian Turner, Nova Scotia

SAVE THE DATE: July 28-30, 2022
New for this year’s virtual gathering will be a lecture by Lissa-Jane de Sailles from New South Wales, Australia, on Friday, and a closing presentation by NBO Board member Patricia Hickman, Professor Emeritus of the Art Department, University of Hawaii on Saturday. There will be opportunities to gather with friends as well as watch a variety of programs over the two days. Be sure to get this on your calendar, July will be here before you know it!

The National Basketry Organization is excited to announce a special project with the Studio Art Quilt Associates. NBO is collaborating with SAQA on a traveling exhibition Art Evolved: Intertwined. The exhibition will travel around the country for three years.

EXHIBITION THEME - Contemporary artists working within the fields of Basketry and Quilting work across a broad continuum where concept and function blend and diverge. Diverse  materials such as thread, fabric, wood, reed, paper, and mixed media are used with skill, imagination, and vision to create compelling art that resonates in today’s world. Artists are invited to participate in this conversation between media that illustrates these varied approaches along this continuum between concept and functionality, two-dimensional and 3-dimensional. This is a joint exhibition with the Studio Art Quilt Associates.

For more information, please visit: Art Evolved: Intertwined

Photographing Your Work
NBO Board members, Eric Stark and Cael Chappell, will demonstrate several techniques on how to make your work look its best when submitting to Call for Entries. Save the Date: Thursday, May 19th at 11am Pacific Time. Watch for a Zoom link in your email!
Opportunities for Everyone
NBO Every 1 - deadline June 30, 2022
Glen Arbor Arts Center: Vessels - deadline June 30, 2022
NBO and SAQA: Art Evolved - Intertwined - deadline July 31, 2022
Excellence in Fibers VIII - deadline August 21, 2022

 For more information visit NBO’s Call to Entry listings on our website


Visit our events calendar for the latest in exhibitions, classes, conferences and more.  Event listings are free and we invite you to add yours!


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