What's New at NBO
I find it hard to believe that Tradition and Innovation In Basketry 10,
NBO’s Biennial Conference, is only 3.5 months away! Where has the time gone? Our staff, board and various committee volunteers along with the staff at WKU are hard at work finalizing all kinds of exciting plans. NBO is sponsoring three exhibitions, the Kentucky Museum
on the WKU campus along with the Art Department at WKU are also sponsoring special exhibits to coincide with our conference. This promises to be an exceptional conference and there is still a little time to sign up for these workshops that have a few remaining spaces.
Scott Gilbert – Great South Central Kentucky Basket and History Tour
r – The Language of Baskets
– All for One
– Sweet Grass Basketry
For more information and to sign up for these workshops visit Tradition and Innovation 10
This month you get to meet our second of three new Board Members, Betty Kagan. She is in the process of transitioning to become NBO’s new Treasurer in the
next couple of months. Betty brings a wealth of non-profit board experience having served on countless boards, including as Treasurer. Take a look below to learn more about Betty.
I am happy to introduce you to the Basket Weavers Guild of Eastern Long Island. They are our Featured Guild for the month of March. If you happen to be in the vicinity of the Hallock State Preserve in Riverhead, New York, on the second Saturday of the month from September through June, maybe you can stop by and join them or say hello. The photos included with their article are from a workshop with Susan Dirsa. Please be sure to visit their Facebook page, Basket Weavers Guild of Eastern Long Island
, and read below to learn more about their programs and meetings.
NBO is excited to partner again with the Peters Valley School of Craft for their 2019 Autumn trip to Cuba. Pamela Saint Pierre and Margaret Moran are NBO members who went on the 2018 tour. They were happy to share some of their thoughts and experiences with us along with several photos of their time in Cuba.
If all of the above has peaked your interest and you want to find out about more events in your neighborhood visit our calendar.
It’s filled with listings all over the country. You can also submit an event
any time, it's free and easy.
National Basketry Organization
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Above image: Our thanks for these spring tulips in a beautiful basket by Katherine Lewis. Photo by Steve Lospalluto of Dunbar Gardens.