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Basketry Events - Recalled From The Past

News and Photos of Past Basketry Events like conventions, retreats, workshops, lectures, classes, demonstrations, conferences, festivals, and gatherings. These events took place in the past, but the links will often prove useful in locating upcoming events. If the link has gone dead, try trimming it to the main domain address to find active pages.
More Basketmaking Events and Basketry Events Calendar

Weave Me In The Smokies
July 22 - 25, 2009 - Alcoa, TN. Knoxville Airport Hilton Hotel. Members' convention hosted by the Tennessee Basketry Association.

When Baskets Came Ashore; Form, Function and Fashion:The Lightship Basket in Transition
November 28 - April 18, 2009. Exhibit Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays 10am - 4pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum presents an exhibit of Nantucket art forms. In addition to many antique and contemporary Nantucket Lightship baskets, you will see carvings and scrimshaw from antique ivory, paintings, and many other items celebrating special occasions and daily life.

April 16-18, 2009. Spend three days basketweaving with members of Whitewater Basket Guild. The retreat will be held at the Kulhman Center on the Wayne County 4-H Fairgrounds in Richmond, IN.

Northeast Basketmakers Gathering
April 17, 18, and 19, 2009. Northeast Basketmakers Guild will host a basketry conference at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in West Springfield, MA.

Misti Washington Gourd and Basket Guild - Weekend in the Gardens
May 2 and 3, 2009. Over 300 basketmakers and gourd artists are expected to be on hand for a weekend of gourd art workshops taught by instructors from all over the United States. Additionally, basketmaking and gourd art suppliers will have booths accessible to the public. An exhibition of original work by Guild members and instructors will also be held. Sponsored by Quail Botanical Gardens located in Encinitas, CA.

New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters
October 4, 2008 — Sunday, January 11, 2009. The Japan Society of New York, NY presents an exhibit exclusively dedicated to the new phenomenon in Japanese art: Bamboo as a medium for sculpture.

Forms in Wood and Fiber
June 08, 2008 - January 04, 2009. Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Basketmakers Carol E. Lang, Polly Jacobs Giacchina and Peggy Wiedemann are featured along with the work of other artists from California Fibers.

2008 AMB Convention
October 21-26, 2008. The annual Autumn convention of the Association of Michigan Basketmakers will be held at the McCamly Plaza Hotel Battle Creek, Michigan. Coordinators Judy Clark and Kathy Tessler.

Celebrations! An Exhibit of Traditional Nantucket Arts
May 23 - October 11, 2008. Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum presents an exhibit of traditional Nantucket art forms. In addition to many antique and contemporary Nantucket Lightship Baskets, you will see carvings and scrimshaw from antique ivory, paintings and many other items celebrating special occasions and daily life.

Salsa y Salsa
May 23-August 23, 2008. The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida. An international juried exhibit featuring multimedia fiber arts works held in conjunction with Handweavers Guild of America's Convergence 2008 Tampa Bay.

Personal Adornment: Accessories Exhibit
May 23-August 23, 2008. Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida. Exhibit of work limited to fiber techniques including, but not limited to, weaving, braiding, beading, felting, tablet weaving, free-form lace, crochet, knotting or knitting held in conjunction with HGA's Convergence 2008 Tampa Bay.

Weaving Traditions
May 10 through August 3, 2008. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Coshocton, Ohio will present the special exhibit Weaving Traditions. Baskets from the museum’s American Indian collection as well as contemporary examples from basket artists Judy Dominic and Phyllis Walla-Catania are featured.

Anna S. King: New Work
June 25 to July 27, 2008. Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco presents new works by renowned Scottish fiber artist Anna S. King. The exhibition (her first in the US) will include baskets, jewelry and a 25' tall fiber installation in the gallery. Artist Reception, Friday, June 27, 6-8 pm. Artist Lecture, Saturday, June 28, 6pm.

Basketmaking in the Aran Islands
October 5-12, 2008. Spend a week in Inis Mór on the Aran Islands of Co. Galway, Ireland on a learning vacation. Participate in a workshop in traditional Irish willow basketmaking with Vincent Mac Cearán.

2008 Weaving Odyssey - Central Pennsylvania Basket Weavers’ Guild
September 19-21, 2008. Three day basketweaving conference to be held in Chambersburg, PA.

Willow Festival at the Moesgård Museum in Denmark
August 16-17, 2008, 10 AM - 5 PM. Every August, a willow festival is arranged by Moesgård Museum in collaboration with the Pileforening (The Willow Association). The festival takes place in the open space by the stave church during the third weekend of August.

2008 Mid Summer Weave – Weave ‘em Up and Lash ‘em Out
July 26-27, 2008. The Heritage Basketry Guild will be hosting an Eighth Annual "Mid Summer Weave" in Dayton, OH. Classes will offer a variety of techniques and materials, including native naturals.

Convergence 2008
June 22 - 28, 2008. A biennial, international conference sponsored and organized by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. HGA's Convergence 2008 will be held in Tampa Bay, Florida, and will be hosted by the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild (FTWG). Convergence features special lectures, workshops and seminars, exhibits, tours, special events, and a commercial vendors hall full of fibers, fiber-related equipment and an artist market.

Parrots, Peacocks and Palms
June 25-28, 2008. An international juried exhibit featuring functional interlaced or woven works held in conjunction with HGA's Convergence 2008 in Tampa Bay, Florida. This exhibit draws its inspiration for functional expression from the colors and patterns of the tropical flora and fauna of the palm tree, parrots and peacocks.

River of Grass
June 25-June 28, 2008. HGA's Convergence 2008 Tampa Bay Basketry Exhibit, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida. An international juried exhibit featuring functional or nonfunctional or traditional or nontraditional forms in basketry techniques. Entry deadline: International entries: January 2, 2008 - US entries: January 9, 2008. Prospectus and entry form.

Salsa y Salsa
May 23-August 23, 2008. The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida. An international juried exhibit featuring multimedia fiber arts works held in conjunction with Handweavers Guild of America's Convergence 2008 Tampa Bay. Submitted work may exhibit one or more of any fiber technique, including, but not limited to, weaving, knitting, basketry, braiding, crochet, surface design and shibori. Entry deadline: International entries: January 3, 2008 - US entries: January 10, 2008. Prospectus and entry form.

Beyond Basketry
May 23-September 1, 2008. The Diary Barn Arts Center (Athens, Ohio) presents Beyond Basketry, a National juried exhibition featuring the best of contemporary baskets. Participants will be featured in a full color book printed by Ohio University Press. Select works will tour the country from Sept. 2006 - Dec. 2010. Contact Amy Doeringer, Exhibitions Director for complete information via e-mail: amy@dairybarn.org or by sending a self addressed, stamped envelope to The Dairy Barn Arts Center, c/o Amy Doeringer BB'08, P.O. Box 747, Athens Ohio 45701.

Weavin' in Winona
June 20-22, 2008. The 15th Annual Weavin’ in Winona Basket Workshop will be held at Tau Conference Center of Winona State University, Winona MN. Teachers who are scheduled are: Sandy Bulgrin, Venie Hinson, Julie Kleinrath, Marlene Meyer, Cass Schorsch, Marlys Sowers and Dianne Stanton. All workshop information including colored pictures of classes and a registration form which can be printed, will be available on the web site when it becomes available. If you prefer to have a printed brochure mailed to you, which is expected to be out by the end of January, 2008 please send a self-addressed stamped business envelope to Deb Mather, 2075 Edgewood Dr NE, Owatonna MN 55060. If you would like to receive email notification when the information is available, please contact Deb.

Upper South Carolina Basketmakers Guild Summer Weave-In
June 6-8, 2008. Holiday Inn on Augusta Road in Greenville, SC. Instructors are: Laura Lee Zanger, Vicki Worrell, Candice Williams, Marilyn Wald, Dolores von Rosen, Tika Tucker, Elaine Robson, Sandy Roback, Judy Olney, Kristin Monastyrski, Thomas Holtcamp, Venie Hinson, Nancy Gildersleeve, Pati English, Betty Edwards, Pattie Bagley and Candy Alexander. For more information contact Pati English.

Kentucky Basketry: The Tall & Short of It
This exhibition featuring tall and short baskets by Kentucky artisans will be on display through June 1, 2008 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. This exhibit features work by 20 Kentucky basket makers, including artisans who draw from the Appalachian white oak basket tradition and others who work with newer sculptural basket traditions. The works in the exhibit showcase each artist’s interpretation and expression of both “Tall” and “Short” basket forms. Kentucky artists featured in this exhibit include: Teresa Cornett, Scott Gilbert, David and Donna Glenn, Beth Hester, Karen O’Nan Martin, William Mills, Patsy Mosley, Janet Northern, Ron Owens, Virginia Petty, Robin Reed, Pamela G. Smith, Kyle Tipton, Jan Treesh, Patricia Truett, Leona Waddell, Elizabeth Worley and Jennifer Heller Zurick. Also included is a basket by the late Golden “Bunt” Howard from Leslie County, loaned from the collection of Red Bird Mission in Beverly, KY.

Weaving Traditions
May 10 through August 3, 2008. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Coshocton, Ohio will present the special exhibit Weaving Traditions. Baskets from the museum’s American Indian collection as well as contemporary examples from basket artists Judy Dominic and Phyllis Walla-Catania are featured.

Anna S. King: New Work
June 25 to July 27, 2008. Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco presents new works by renowned Scottish fiber artist Anna S. King. The exhibition (her first in the US) will include baskets, jewelry and a 25' tall fiber installation in the gallery. Artist Reception, Friday, June 27, 6-8 pm. Artist Lecture, Saturday, June 28, 6pm.

Plateau Basket Symposium
Friday, August 1, 2008
10:00 a.m. Strong and Beautiful: Plateau Baskets and Their Makers, Dawn Glinsmann, PhD, Curatorial Associate, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Seattle, Washington
11:00 a.m. Wasco Native Heritage and Basketry, Pat Courtney Gold, Wasco-Wishram Native American basket weaver, Scappoose, Oregon
2:00 P.m. Trunk Show and Weaving Demonstration by Pat Courtney Gold.

Tennessee Basketry Association 2008 Members Convention
July 16-19, 2008. Visit the Past, Weave the Present, Dream the Future. Held in Greeneville, TN. Annual conference will feature a wide selection of instructors and vendors. Registration booklet is available online.

Donna Sakamoto Crispin Workshop at Ghost Ranch
July 15-21, 2008. Learn how to make a basket, and then transfer your new skills to woven jewelry. Start out making a plaited and twined bark basket and then apply the same methods to making a personal treasure pouch and a woven wire copper bracelet.

Small Expressions 2008
April 18-July 6, 2008. Tampa Museum of Art. HGA's Convergence 2008 Tampa Bay Annual Exhibit of Small Scale Works. Small Expressions is an annual international, juried exhibit featuring high quality, contemporary small-scale works sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. to showcase fiber art of a small scale not to exceed 15 inches (38 cm) in any direction.

Fiber Art Explored I
May 17-June 14, 2008. del Mano Gallery presents the works of Leah Danberg, Debora Muhl and Polly Adams Sutton.

Parrots, Peacocks and Palms
June 25-28, 2008. An international juried exhibit featuring functional interlaced or woven works held in conjunction with HGA's Convergence 2008 in Tampa Bay, Florida. This exhibit draws its inspiration for functional expression from the colors and patterns of the tropical flora and fauna of the palm tree, parrots and peacocks.

River of Grass
June 25 - June 28, 2008. HGA's Convergence 2008 Tampa Bay Basketry Exhibit, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida. An international juried exhibit featuring functional or nonfunctional or traditional or nontraditional forms in basketry techniques.

Convergence 2008
June 22-28, 2008. A biennial, international conference sponsored and organized by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. HGA's Convergence 2008 will be held in Tampa Bay, Florida, and will be hosted by the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild (FTWG). Convergence features special lectures, workshops, seminars, exhibits, tours, special events and a commercial vendors hall full of fibers, fiber-related equipment and an artist market.

Weavin' in Winona
June 20-22, 2008. The 15th Annual Weavin’ in Winona Basket Workshop will be held at Tau Conference Center of Winona State University, Winona MN. Teachers who are scheduled are: Sandy Bulgrin, Venie Hinson, Julie Kleinrath, Marlene Meyer, Cass Schorsch, Marlys Sowers and Dianne Stanton. All workshop information including colored pictures of classes and a registration form which can be printed, will be available on the web site when it becomes available. If you prefer to have a printed brochure mailed to you, which is expected to be out by the end of January, 2008 please send a self-addressed stamped business envelope to Deb Mather, 2075 Edgewood Dr NE, Owatonna MN
55060. If you would like to receive email notification when the information is available, please contact Deb.

Fiber Art Explored I
May 17-June 14, 2008. del Mano Gallery presents the works of Leah Danberg, Debora Muhl and Polly Adams Sutton.

Bluegrass Area Basketmakers Seminar
June 10-14, 2008. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Area Cooperative Extension Service and held at the Kentucky Leadership Center in Jabez, Kentucky.

Baskets and Beyond - Bay Area Basket Makers
May 10-June 7, 2008. Opening Reception: Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. Burnett Gallery at Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, CA. Gualala Arts is pleased to again have the Bay Area Basket Makers for a free exhibit of member work.

Upper South Carolina Basketmakers Guild Summer Weave-In
June 6-8, 2008. Holiday Inn on Augusta Road in Greenville, SC. Instructors are: Laura Lee Zanger, Vicki Worrell, Candice Williams, Marilyn Wald, Dolores von Rosen, Tika Tucker, Elaine Robson, Sandy Roback, Judy Olney, Kristin Monastyrski, Thomas Holtcamp, Venie Hinson, Nancy Gildersleeve, Pati English, Betty Edwards, Pattie Bagley and Candy Alexander. For more information contact Pati English.

Weaving Nature: Contemporary Baskets
May 2 – June 3, 2008. Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Bainbridge Island, WA presents baskets as woven sculpture. Artists include Joan Carrigan, Donna Sakamoto Crispin, Dorothy M. McGuinness, Bill Roeder, Janet Ronacher, Sue Skelly, Melinda Joy West, and guest curator Judith Zugish.

Kentucky Basketry: The Tall & Short of It
This exhibition featuring tall and short baskets by Kentucky artisans will be on display through June 1, 2008 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. This exhibit features work by 20 Kentucky basket makers, including artisans who draw from the Appalachian white oak basket tradition and others who work with newer sculptural basket traditions. The works in the exhibit showcase each artist’s interpretation and expression of both “Tall” and “Short” basket forms. Kentucky artists featured in this exhibit include: Teresa Cornett, Scott Gilbert, David and Donna Glenn, Beth Hester, Karen O’Nan Martin, William Mills, Patsy Mosley, Janet Northern, Ron Owens, Virginia Petty, Robin Reed, Pamela G. Smith, Kyle Tipton, Jan Treesh, Patricia Truett, Leona Waddell, Elizabeth Worley and Jennifer Heller Zurick. Also included is a basket by the late Golden “Bunt” Howard from Leslie County, loaned from the collection of Red Bird Mission in Beverly, KY.

2008 Stowe Basketry Festival
May 14-18, 2008. Internationally recognized & honored faculty ensures workshops & lectures of unparalleled value & excitement.

Northeast Basketmakers Gathering 2008
April 11-13, 2008. The Northeast Basketmakers Guild will be holding its fifth basketry event at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in West Springfield, Mass. The coordinators are Rosemary Howbrigg and Kate Conroy. For additional information contact Kate by email at bsktkate@cox.net or by phone 401-294-6471.

2008 Smithsonian Craft Show
April 10-13, 2008. This year's show will feature basketmakers Jennifer Heller Zurick, Mary A. Jackson, Deborah Muhl, Dennis Nahabetian, Leon Niehues, Joh Ricci, JoAnne Russo and Biba Schutz.

Land of Lincoln Basketweavers Association Spring Weave 2008
April 11-12, 2008. Cliffbreakers Convention Center, Rockford, Illinois. Instructors include Karen Griffith, Marla Helton, Thomas Holtkamp, Annetta Kraayeveld, Loni Labek, Pam Talsky, Ellonyia Yenney, Susan Tucker & Jennie Bass.

2008 NCBA Convention "My Baskets and Me"
March 13-16, 2008. NCBA Convention will be held in Raleigh, NC on March 13-16, 2008 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. Classes will be scheduled to begin on Thursday afternoon and end on Sunday Morning. Seminars will be scheduled for Thursday or Sunday.

6th International Fiber Biennial 2008
March 6-April 2008. Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Exhibit curated by Bruce Hoffman will feature works by many eminent basket makers and fiber artists including Kate Anderson, Dorothy Gill Barnes, Lanny Bergner, Nancy Moore Bess, Jerry Bleem, Michael Davis, Lindsay Ketterer Gates Pat Hickman, Jan Hopkins, Susan kavicky Kari Lonning, John McQueen, Mary Merkel-Hess, Debora Muhl, Hisako Sekijima, Kay Sekimachi, Jiro Yonezawa and others.

The Contemporary Katagami : Works of Jennifer Falck Linssen
Feb 11 - Apr 27, 2008. The Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. The first solo museum exhibition of Jennifer Falck Linssen who utilizes the ancient Japanese art of katagami to create elegant, hand-carved vessels and baskets. Inspired by the delicacy of nature and the beauty of line, Linssen taps into this 1,000 year-old tradition to create sculptures that shimmer with splendor and light. By delicately “drawing” with a knife, Linssen gracefully replicates the patterns of nature in her sculptural forms.

Nancy Moore Bess: Extraordinary Baskets
January 13 - March 30, 2008. The Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton, NJ hosts an exhibit of the work of basketmaker Nancy Moore Bess. Opening Reception, Sunday January 13, 2008, 2-4pm.

14th Annual Weaver's Retreat in Western Kentucky
March 6, 7 & 8, 2008. 15 instructors will be teaching 40 classes from beginner to advanced, in a variety of styles and methods, including gourds, stools at The Executive Inn, in Owensboro, Kentucky. You do not have to be a member of any guild to attend. This retreat is sponsored by the Woven Together in Western Kentucky Basket Guild.

Georgia Basketry Association 2008 Convention
February 1-3, 2008. "United in Weaving, Bonded in Friendship". Andi Szanti, 2008 GBA Convention Chair. Teachers: Eric Taylor, Bill Allen, Susan Brooks, Nathan Taylor, Mary Smith Stokes, Anne Coleman, Venie Henson, Joni Dee Ross, Susan Cooper, Pam Feix, Tika Tucker, Gail Hutchinson, Barbara McCormick, Denise Arzberger, Delores Von Rosen, Pati English and Joan Stoneham.

Woven Forms: Contemporary basket making in Australia
February 03, 2006 - December 2007. Cultural Strands/Woven Visions and the accompanying exhibition, Woven Forms: Contemporary basket making in Australia is an innovative public program exploring the past, present and future of Indigenous and non-Indigenous fibre art and basketry. The exhibit will travel to a number of locations throughout Australia during its run.

Basketry: A Collaboration of Nature and Creative Genius
October 4 - December 12, 2007. C N Gorham Museum presents an exhibition of the personal basket collection of the late master basket weaver Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000). She was Yurok, Karuk, and a member of the Hupa tribe. When she passed in 2000 her collection was brought together with important pieces acquired by her son Albert to form the basis of this exhibition of Northern California Basketry. The exhibit is shown in conjunction with the California Indian Conference hosted by the Department of Native American Studies at UC Davis, October 26-27. An exhibition reception will be held October 25, 2007 4 to 6pm.

Baskets as Architecture
October 2 - November 17, 2007. Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

Interwoven: Contemporary Baskets
September 9 – October 28, 2007. An invitational/juried exhibition featuring works by members of the National Basketry Organization at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, OH. Curated by Michael Davis, co-founder and acting director of the National Basketry Organization and by Betty Talbott, director, Ohio Craft Museum.

Mystery Contained: Contemporary Sculptural Baskets
September 7 - October 15, 2007. Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO. Kate Anderson, Juror. Part of Innovations in Textiles a biennial collaborative event in St. Louis, MO that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. Features work from various fiber artists including Lanny Bergner, Nancy Moore Bess, Danielle Bodine, Charissa Brock, Lindsay Ketterer Gates, Jan Hopkins, Jane Birdsall Lander, Jennifer Falck Linssen, Jennifer Maestre, Debora Muhl, Jill Powers, Elizabeth Whyte Schulze and Cynthia Wrobel.

Heart 'n Soul of Basketry - AMB Annual Convention
October 10-14, 2007. The annual Autumn convention of the Association of Michigan Basketmakers will be held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, Kalamazoo, MI. Convention coordinators are Terri Gherardi and Jan Rogers.

NBO National Convention
Oct 3-10, 2007. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN will again be the site of the National Basketry Organization's conference. ALL THINGS CONSIDERED IV - Juried and Invitational Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the conference September 28-November 9, 2007. Deadline for Entries July 14, 2007.

Fibers on the Edge: Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference 2007(EGLFC)
October 6-8, 2007. Lewiston, NY. Hosted by the Weaver's Guild of Buffalo. Workshops include Wattle Weaving and Coiled Rye Bee Skep led by Canadian basket artist Ankaret Dean.

Celtic Spirit - Traditional Irish Basketmaking
September 30 - October 07, 2007. Take a journey into the past on the Aran Islands, Co. Galway, Ireland. Workshop in traditional basketmaking with Vincent Mac Cearán, guided archaeological and nature walks and plenty of time to relax.

Gyöngy Laky - Braunstein/Quay Gallery
September 6 - October 6, 2007. Solo exhibit of Gyöngy Laky's work at this San Francisco gallery includes a reception: September 8, 2007.

Weavin' is Heaven in 2007
September 27-29, 2007. Northwest Hoosier Basket Guild presents its 1st Annual Basket Retreat at Porter County Expo Center East in Valparaiso, IN. Teachers include Betty Curry, Pat Carothers, Judy Tulley, Peggy Boyd, Cherilyn Braun, Ronda Brugh, Sandy Bulgrin, Debbie Cates, Susan Coyle, Karen Griffith, Sally Durkee, Pam Feix, Nathan Taylor, Tika Tucker, Barb Nowlin, Sherry Sayles, Mary Smith-Stokes, Sharon Plumpe, Candace Katz, Marjorie Kennedy, Annetta Kraayeveld, Gail Hutchinson, Thomas Holtkamp, Venie Hinson and Debbie Hurd.

A Survey of Baskets Today
July 28 - September 23, 2007. An exhibition showcasing contemporary basketry presented by The Sally D. Francisco Gallery at Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, NJ. Featured Basket artists will include Elizabeth Whyte Schulze, Jackie Abrams, Aaron Kramer,
Debora Muhl and numerous other contemporary basket artists.

Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection
June 29--September 23, 2007. Preview June 28, 2007. Intertwined is a touring exhibit that has been organized by the Arizona State University Art Museum and curated by senior curator Heather Sealy Lineberry with Jane Sauer, fiber artist and scholar. Approximately 75 works will be on exhibit at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, TX from the more than 150 works in the Sara and David Lieberman collection of contemporary baskets during this stop of the tour. Artists in the exhibition include: Jeanette Ahlgren, Kate Anderson, Dorothy Gill Barnes, Dail Behennah, Lanny Bergner, Nancy Moore Bess, Mary Black, Jerry Bleem, Joanne Segal Brandford, Charissa Brock, Jane Chavez, Jill Nordfors Clark, Susan Colquitt, Carol Eckert, Lillian Elliott, Noboru Fujinuma, John Garrett, Mary Giles, Katherine Glover, Shokosai Hayakawa, Marion Hildebrandt, Elsie Holiday, Hideaki Honma, Kazuaki Honma, Jan Hopkins, Lissa Hunter, Kiyoma Iwata, Ferne Jacobs, Kay Khan, Nancy Koenigsberg, Gyongy Laky, John McQueen, Norma Minkowitz, Kenichi Nagakura, Leon Niehues, Pearl Nuvangyaoma, Lindsay K. Rais, Fran Reed (1943-2008), Ed Rossbach (1914-2002), JoAnne Russo, Jane Sauer, Hisako Sekijima, Kay Sekimachi, Kay Sekimachi, Naoko Serino, Debbie Shriver, Carol Stein, Hideho Tanaka, Tsuruko Tanikawa, Maseo Ueno, Mika Watanabe, Katherine Westphal, Judy K. Wilson and Jiro Yonezawa. This collection has been donated to the Museum of Arts and Design. An exhibit catalogue is available.

In the Spirit of the Ancestors
March 3, 2007 – September 3, 2007. Contemporary Northwest Coast Native Art exhibit at the Burke Museum drawn from the ethnology collection of the museum. Baskets from cedar and spruce roots, cedar bark, cattail leaves, bear grass, and other local plant materials by Pat Courtney Gold, Janice Criswell, Ed Carriere, Lisa Telford, Karen Reed, Isabel Rorick and Primrose Adams are featured.

Wolf River Basketry Guild - Fall Workshop
September 21-23, 2007. Comfort Inn & Suites, Shawano, WI. Two and a half days of basket weaving workshops in Wisconsin taught by instructors Sally Durkee, Debby Krzyston, Venie Hinson, Sharon Klusman, Marlys Sowers and Karen Zane. Open to guild members and the public.

Second Annual Willowe's Weaving Seminar
September 20-22, 2007. Hancock County Fairgrounds in Greenfield, Indiana. The seminar will feature basket weaving, seat weaving and jewelry classes, using a variety of materials and techniques. Instructors include Billy Owens, Pam Talsky, Sherian Cody, Kay Kohler, Gail Hutchinson, Tom Holtkamp and Susan Twombly.

Jackie Abrams - Bias Plaited Paper Baskets Workshop
September 8-11, 2007. Susan kavicky presents a workshop with visiting instructor, Jackie Abrams. Weave baskets of your own sizes, colors, shapes and patterns. Experiment with shaping techniques – turn corners, create shoulders, increase or decrease, weave double walls, make rounded or geometric forms. Painting and preparing the paper will be included in this workshop.

Baskets: No Boundaries
August 17 – September 3, 2007. Jane Sauer Thirteen Moons Gallery annual basketry exhibition will be held at this Santa Fe, New Mexico location.

2007 Basketry Workshop Schedule at Peters Valley Art Center
May 26-28, 2007. Harvested from Nature: Sculpture/Basketry, with Dorothy Gill Barnes
June 8-11, 2007. Fibers: An Exploration in Gestures, with Nancy Kay Anderson
June 15-17, 2007. Paint & Plait: Woven Cathead Baskets, with Jackie Abrams
July 13-15, 2007. Experimental Coiling, with Carol Eckert
July 27-31, 2007. Basketry: With a Nod to Japan, with Nancy Moore Bess
August 10-12, 2007. Weave a Twill Picture, with JoAnne Russo
August 17-20, 2007. Basket Improvisation, with Rob Dobson
September 8-9, 2007. Case Study in Basketry, with Harry Bower
Study with the masters at Peters Valley Art Center in Layton, New Jersey.

2007 Southeast Juried Fiber Arts Show - Fiber Fantasia
May 7 - August 18, 2007. The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild will hold the biennial juried show, Fiber Fantasia. The show will be held at the Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth, Georgia.

Carriers of Culture: Great Lakes Folk Festival
August 11-12, 2007. East Lansing, MI. An extension of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival program in 2006 will include dozens of prominent Native American basketweavers including such well-known makers as Lorraine Black (Navajo), Utah, Mary Black (Navajo), Utah, Ganessa Bryant (Penobscot), Maine, Sue Coleman (Washoe), Nevada, Jeremy Frey (Passamaquoddy), Maine
Pat Courtney Gold (Wasco and Tlingit), Oregon, Jennifer Neptune (Passamaquoddy), Maine, Gabe Paul (Penobscot), Maine, Theresa Parker (Makah and Lummi), Washington, Laura Sanders (Karuk and Yurok), California, Theresa Secord (Penobscot), Maine, Robin Scott McBride (Cherokee), Indiana, Peggy Brennan (Oklahoma Cherokee), Kelly Church (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa), Anna Crampton (Saginaw Chippewa/Grand River Ottawa), Marclay Crampton (Saginaw Chippewa/Grand River Ottawa), Lavina Day (Chippewa) and many more. Demonstrations, basket sales, guild presentations, children's activities, Michigan Heritage Awards Ceremony and much more will fill the weekend with basketry.

Carriers of Culture
Michigan State University Museum and the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, in partnership with Native American basketmakers organizations, are developing Carriers of Culture: Living Native Basket Traditions, a multi-faceted project that will include a major traveling exhibit. A special program at the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. June 30-July 04 and July 07-July 11, 2006 included many native basketmakers. Carriers of Culture: Living Native Basket Traditions Photo Gallery.

Interwoven-2007
May 12 - August 5, 2007. An Exhibit by the Great Basin Basketmakers at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, NV. The exhibit will then move to the State Museum in Las Vegas, mid-June through Nov. The exhibition features fine art woven and handcrafted baskets and vessels by many of the region's finest basketmakers.

2007 Missouri Basketweavers Guild Convention
August 2-5, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Southwest in St. Louis, Missouri. For a weekend each August, the Missouri Basketweavers Guild members gather for the annual meeting within the state of Missouri.

Baskets of Summer
July 28, 2007. A full day of basket related activities at Poplar Grove Historic Plantation Wilmington, NC.

The Heritage Basketry Guild of Dayton, Ohio 2007 Mid Summer Weave
July 27 - 28, 2007. The 2007 Summer Weave will feature workshops led by six teachers and a marketplace. It will take place at the I.U.E. Hall on Woodman Drive. Individuals interested in teaching are encouraged to submit Teacher Proposal Forms. They are looking for a variety of 4 hour and 8 hour classes. The cost of the basket/project class should reflect the cost of materials, kit preparation, mold or tool rental, pattern, and teacher’s travel fee. The deadline for submitting proposals is Saturday, November 3, 2006. Baskets/Projects will be reviewed and selected by the MSW committee by November 22, 2006. Contact Bonnie Krist - Teacher Liaison, Heritage Basketry Guild for additional information and proposal forms.

Beyond the Basket: Contemporary Work in Fiber, Metal & Wood
June 23 - July 21 2007. del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Will include works from Debora Muhl, Elizabeth Whyte Schulze, JoAnne Russo, Ema Tanigaki, Jennifer Falck Linssen and other prominent basket artists.

In the Spirit: Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival
July 21 and 22, 2007. Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, WA presents the 2007 Pacific Northwest Native Arts Marketplace and Festival. Featured artists include basketmakers Florence "Liz" Lucei, (Yakama), Pat Courtney Gold (Wasco/ Warm Springs), Bobbie Bush, (Chehalis), Caroll Grant Loomis, (Osage) and Gail White Eagle Miller (Muckleshoot).

Contemporary Basket/Ancient Ways
July 16-22, 2007. Ghost Ranch in New Mexico will offer a workshop with Donna Sakamoto Crispin of Eugene, OR. Participants will learn 6-8 variations of twining, an ancient basketry technique. Twining techniques that will be taught include: plain twining, reverse twining, arrow weave, 3 rod waling, reverse 3 rod waling and more. Students will learn how to make color changes with patterns and how to make exciting shapes with iris and cattail leaves, bulrush, reed, cedar and other natural materials. The instructor will talk about gathering and preparation of natural materials, including a slide show about western red cedar. Students will also learn how to make cordage from different plants and incorporate it into our baskets.

Interwoven-2007
May 12 - August 5, 2007. An Exhibit by the Great Basin Basketmakers at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, NV. The exhibit will then move to the State Museum in Las Vegas, mid-June through Nov. The exhibition features fine art woven and handcrafted baskets and vessels by many of the region's finest basketmakers.

Fiber Celebration 2007
April 28 through July 25, 2007. Sponsored by the Northern Colorado Weavers Guild, this juried exhibit will be held at the City of Greeley Museum in Greeley, CO. All fiber media including spinning, weaving, dyeing, basketry, sculpture, felting, quilting, papermaking, knitting, beading, crocheting and embroidery will be featured.

Beyond Basketry: Japanese Bamboo Art
August 19, 2006 - July 6, 2007. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is host to an exhibit of Japanese Bamboo basketry.

Wild Fibers - Hand Weavers, Spinners and Dyers of Alberta 2007 Conference
June 14-17, 2007. Post conference workshops are scheduled for June 18-22, 2007. Hand Weavers, Spinners & Dyers of Alberta are hosts to the Association of North West Weavers Guild (ANWG) Conference 2007. Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Basketmakers Nadine Spier and Marilyn Moore will be included in the faculty.

Small Expressions 2007
April 23 - June 22, 2007. Handweaver's Guild of America’s Annual Fiber Art Exhibit for Small Scale Works at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and July 21 - September 2, 2007, at The Indianapolis Art Center. Local Hosts will be the 2007 Midwest Weavers Conference and Spinners & Weavers of Indiana Fibers and Textiles (SWIFT). The Juror is Wendy Weiss, professor of Textiles, Clothing and Design at the University of Nebraska and director of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.

Weavin In Winona
June 22-24, 2007. Winona State University, Tau Conference Center, Winona, MN. Teachers scheduled for the Weavin' in Winona 2007 Workshop are Sandy Bulgrin, Flo Hoppe, Joann Kelly Catsos, Marlene Meyer, Marlys Sowers, Dianne Stanton & Marilyn Wald.

By Native Hands: Native American Baskets From the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
March 2-May 13, 2007. The Courthouse Galleries in Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA is host to this traveling exhibition that features over 60 baskets drawn from the Catherine Marshall Gardiner Native American Basket Collection from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi.
In conjunction with the new exhibition LRMA has published a 300 page catalogue of the entire collection. Ancillary programs, including reception, workshops, demonstrations and gallery talk with Dr. Bruce Bernstein of the Smithsonian Institution are planned. Other stops on the tour organized by Smith Kramer Museum Traveling Exhibits include Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, New York: September 2, 2007 through November 11, 2007.

Mid Summer Weave
July 27-28, 2007. Weavin' Away in Marga'REED'aville, brought to you by Heritage Basketry Guild of Dayton, OH. Instructors include: Eileen Laporte, Billy Owens, Nathan Taylor, Marla Helton, Tom Hotkamp, Sue Twonbly and Marilyn Ward. Brochure now available on line.

In the Spirit: Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival
July 21 and 22, 2007. Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, WA presents the 2007 Pacific Northwest Native Arts Marketplace and Festival. Featured artists include basketmakers Florence "Liz" Lucei, (Yakama), Pat Courtney Gold (Wasco/ Warm Springs), Bobbie Bush, (Chehalis), Caroll Grant Loomis, (Osage) and Gail White Eagle Miller (Muckleshoot).

Beyond the Basket: Contemporary Work in Fiber, Metal & Wood
June 23 - July 21 2007. del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Will include works from
Debora Muhl, Elizabeth Whyte Schulze, JoAnne Russo, Ema Tanigaki, Jennifer Falck Linssen and other prominent basket artists.

Idyllwild Arts - Native American Arts Festival
July 8 –July 13, 2007. Idyllwild, CA. The week-long Native American Arts Festival includes basketry workshops, slide lectures, presentations and demonstrations. On Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 12-1 pm. there will be a Brown Bag Lecture delivered by Edward Jolie (Oglala Lakota, Archaeologist, University of New Mexico), entitled "New Stories from Old Baskets: Innovation in Indigenous Basketweaving Traditions". Donna Largo will teach a week long workshop on Cahuilla Basketry July 9 –13. Julia and Lucy Parker will instruct a workshop on Pomo & Miwok Basketry in the week leading up to the festival, July 2-6 and Arline Fisch will teach a one-week session in  Textile Techniques In Metal, July 9-13. She will also present a lecture July 10, 2007, 8 pm for those interested in contemporary weaving techniques. Some events are open to the public.

Sue Coleman Demonstrates Her Art at the Nevada State Museum
June 30, 2007. Carson City, Nevada resident Sue Coleman is a member of the Washo nation, part of the Dresslerville reservation and a master Washo Basket Weaver. She will demonstrate the art of twining in willow, a method of basket weaving popular in the Great Basin since prehistoric times.

Beyond Basketry: Japanese Bamboo Art
August 19, 2006 - July 6, 2007. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is host to an exhibit of Japanese Bamboo basketry.

Small Expressions 2007
April 23-June 22, 2007. Handweaver's Guild of America’s Annual Fiber Art Exhibit for Small Scale Works at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and July 21 - September 2, 2007, at The Indianapolis Art Center. Local Hosts will be the 2007 Midwest Weavers Conference and Spinners & Weavers of Indiana Fibers and Textiles (SWIFT).

"Roots" - Mid-West Weavers Conference 2007
June 20-23, 2007. Hosted by Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild. Workshops, tours, gallery shows, vendors and more.

12th Annual Bluegrass Area Basketmakers Seminar
June 12-16, 2007. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Area Extension Homemakers. Kentucky Leadership Center, Jabez, Kentucky. Color Catalog and Registration Form.

Wild Fibers - Hand Weavers, Spinners and Dyers of Alberta 2007 Conference
June 14-17, 2007. Post conference workshops are scheduled for June 18-22, 2007. Hand Weavers, Spinners & Dyers of Alberta are hosts to the Association of North West Weavers Guild (ANWG) Conference 2007. Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Basketmakers Nadine Spier and Marilyn Moore will be included in the faculty.

Weaving a Collection: Native American Baskets from the Bruce Museum
February 10, 2007-June 10, 2007. This exhibit at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT explores five geographic regions of basketry: the Northeast, Great Plains, Southwest, California, and Northwest. On view are approximately 45 examples from all the major basket makers of North America that illustrate the distinctive elements of technique and materials from these regions. Press release, Educator's Guide and Ancillary programs in PDF format.

SOFA New York
June 1 - 3, 2007. The annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art celebrates its tenth year in New York at the Seventh Regiment Armory, NYC. View new works including contemporary basketry from galleries such as Tai Gallery/Textile Arts, browngrotta arts,
Jane Sauer Thirteen Moons Gallery among many others. Lecture presentations and other special events are scheduled.

Big Willow 2006
May 2006 - May 2007. The Scottish Basketmakers Circle, Patrick Dougherty and the Brahan Estate will collaborate in a series of events that will draw artists, makers and visitors from all over Britain to the Brahan Estate, near Dingwall in the Highlands. Patrick will be in residence during May 2006 and will construct a willow installation on the grounds of the estate with the help of many volunteers. The Highland Council Exhibitions Unit is curating a related touring exhibition, 'Pushing the Boundaries', to show new and innovative work from Scottish Basketmakers' Circle members. The opening for the exhibition is scheduled to take place in Inverness on 26 May 2006 as part of a weekend of celebration for the opening of Patrick's sculpture on 27 May. The sculpture will be on view until a closing ceremony May 26, 2007. Te Pooka fire and performance artists together with the world famous Scottish band, Blazin Fiddles will create a performance at the event. This will culminate in the burning of Patrick's sculpture!

2007 Stowe Basketry Festival
May 14-15, 2007 / May 16-May 20, 2007. Stowe, VT will be the site of the 12th Stowe Basketry Pre-Festival and the 16th overall Festival. Programs will feature Pre-Festival two day workshops followed by Festival workshops of one, two & three days, daily and evening activities, informal gatherings, and scheduled evening seminars & mini-workshops.

FIBER FEST 2007: "Golden Heddles & Golden Treadles"
May 14-20, 2007. Great Falls Spinners and Weavers Guild and the Montana State University-Great Falls Creative Arts Program are offering a week of fiber art activities for all ages and ability levels. The event includes four basketry workshops to be held at MSU-Great Falls College of Technology, Great Falls, MT.

Gifts of the Forest: Native Traditions in Wood and Bark
January 25 to April 27, 2007. On view at The UBS Art Gallery (1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York City). The exhibit was organized by the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Connecticut and will feature approximately 100 objects made by Native American tribes of eastern North America. The exhibit is broken into several sections and will include “The Tool as Art” featuring woodworking instruments such as crooked knives and splint gauges for basket making and “Weaving with Wood” which highlights the tradition of splint basketry. Catalog in .pdf format

By Native Hands: Native American Baskets From the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
March 2 - May 13, 2007. The Courthouse Galleries in Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA is host to this traveling exhibition that features over 60 baskets drawn from the Catherine Marshall Gardiner Native American Basket Collection from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi. Ancillary programs, including reception, workshops, demonstrations and gallery talk with Dr. Bruce Bernstein of the Smithsonian Institution. Other stops on the tour organized by Smith Kramer Museum Traveling Exhibits include Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, New York: September 2, 2007 through November 11, 2007. Exhibit Catalog in Hardcover or Paperback.

Masters of Bamboo: Japanese Baskets and Sculpture from the Cotsen Collection
February 2–May 6, 2007. The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco will present Masters of Bamboo: Japanese Baskets and Sculpture in the Cotsen Collection, an exhibition that draws on the richness and breadth of the approximately nine hundred works Mr. Lloyd L. Cotsen generously donated to the Asian Art Museum in 2001.

Transformations: Cherokee Baskets in the 20th Century
Ongoing through April 30, 2007. Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center in Cullowhee, NC presents an exhibit that examines how the materials and styles of Cherokee basketmaking evolved over the past century. The exhibit was organized by the Asheville Art Museum and guest curator Sarah H. Hill, author of Weaving New Worlds: Southeastern Cherokee Women and Their Basketry, Betty Dupree, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Inc. also were involved in its development. The exhibition features the creations of basketmakers Eva Bigwitch, Nancy Bradley, Rowena Bradley, Emmaline Garrett, Lucy N. George, Annie James, Elizabeth Queen Kalonahuskie, Sally Locust, Lucille Lossiah, Mary Jane Lossiah, Ramona Lossiah, Nancy Oosomee, Eva Reid, Annie Ropetwister, Lottie Stamper, Sallie Wade, Elsie Watty, Maidena Wildcatt, Eva Wolfe and Lizzie Youngbird.

Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Gardens
May 5-6, 2007. Misti Washington Gourd & Basket Guild will be hosting its 8th Gourd & Basket Weekend in the Gardens. The event is sponsored by Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, California. Donna Carlson, Justin Farmer, Jackie Abrams, Jo Campbell-Amsler, Toni Best, Angela Briggs, Lynne Everett, Theresa Fisher, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Charlene "Cookie" Hanson, Kay Harradine, Marla Helton, Mary Hettmansperger, Tom Hotlkamp, Donna Kallner, Pam Kay, Joan Moore, Judith Olney, Polly Adams Sutton, Don Weeke and Judy Zugish are scheduled to offer workshops. A marketplace and exhibit are also planned.

Festival of American Basketry Conference
April 27-29, 2007. Arts Guild Center, High Amana, IA 52203. Seven workshops by nationally-known basketmakers at the Amana Arts Guild Center in High Amana. Early American and contemporary techniques and styles explored.

CNCH 2007 - Conference of Northern California Handweavers
April 19-22, 2007. New and experienced fiber crafters can choose from a variety of intensive workshops taught by teachers well recognized in their special fiber fields on the Asilomar Conference Grounds located in Pacific Grove, California. Basketry instructors scheduled to participate include Flo Hoppe, Mary Hettmansperger, Nancy Moore Bess and Linda Hendrickson.

Northeast Basketmakers Gathering 2007
April 13-15, 2007. The Northeast Basketmakers Guild will be holding its fourth basketry event, "Northeast Basketmakers Gathering 2007" at the Best Western/Sovereign Conference Center in West Springfield, MA. Classes are scheduled to begin Friday afternoon and end Sunday noon.

3rd Annual Spring Karuk Basketweavers Gathering
April 7-9, 2007. The public is invited to the 3rd Annual Spring Karuk Basketweavers Gathering being held at The People’s Center of The Karuk Tribe of California in Happy Camp, CA. Basketweaving and informal sharing will continue throughout the Gathering.

Susan kavicky - Creative Basketry Workshop
March 31-April 03, 2007. Pieces of Dreams - Island Lake, IL. Susan will teach a four day workshop from her home studio that will help you learn methods to find and foster your own style of basketry. You will experiment with materials, techniques, shapes and sizes as you explore your own style of basketry. Then finally, allow your work to emerge, by learning how to regard the artist within. An intermediate level of basketry experience is recommended.

Japanese Style Basketmaking with Donna Sakamoto Crispin
March 26, 30, 2007. Donna Sakamoto Crispin will lead students in the study of Japanese Style Basketmaking during this workshop at the Sedona Art Center in Sedona Arizona.

2007 NCBA Convention - "Weaving Friendships"
March 22-25, 2007. Durham, NC at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. Classes will be scheduled to begin on Thursday afternoon and end on Sunday Morning. Seminars will be scheduled for Thursday or Sunday.

Florida Tropical Weaver's Guild Conference
March 22-25 2007. The Annual Conference of the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild will be held at the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center near Eustis, FL, located near I-75 and the Orlando National Airport. Judy Dominic and Lyn Taylor Keil will lead basketry workshops.

49th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market
March 3-4, 2007. The Indian Fair & Market in Phoenix, AZ draws more than 600 of the nation’s finest Native artists who show and sell authentic artwork and cultural items including basketry. Basketmakers scheduled to participate include Sally and Peggy Black, Annie Antone, Eric Bacon, Lorene Boxley, Julia Calnimptewa, Kelly Church, Terrol Johnson, Leona Antone Romero, Theresa Secord and numerous others.

26th Biennial Conference of the Association of Southern California Handweavers
March 20-25, 2007. Wildflowers of the Sierra - Visalia Convention Center - 303 E. Acequia St, Visalia, CA 93291. Basketry instructors Toni Best and Marilyn Moore are included in the faculty.

New Directions in Paper
February 13–March 14, 2007. An Exhibition of Works in Paper by Members of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild. Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, OR.

Camp Tuck A Basket
March 2 - 4, 2007. Bloomington, Illinois at the Interstate Center. Teachers include: Cherilyn Braun, Patti Hawkins, Flo Hoppe, Joan Moore, Marlys Sowers, Dianne Stanton and Kathy Tessler. You must be a member of Land of Lincoln Basketweavers to attend Camp Tuck.

Connected: Annual Exhibition of Fiber and Basketry Techniques
February 2007. Cervini Haas Gallery/Gallery Materia in Scottsdale, Arizona annual exhibition of Fiber and Basketry.

49th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market
March 3-4, 2007. The Indian Fair & Market in Phoenix, AZ draws more than 600 of the nation’s finest Native artists who show and sell authentic artwork and cultural items including basketry. Basketmakers scheduled to participate include Sally and Peggy Black, Annie Antone, Eric Bacon, Lorene Boxley, Julia Calnimptewa, Kelly Church, Terrol Johnson, Leona Antone Romero, Theresa Secord and numerous others.

WinterWeave 2007
February 23, 24 & 25, 2007. Wildwood Basketry Guild presents Winter Weave™ 2007. Their 18th annual basketweaving conference will be held at Wildwood Cultural Center in Mentor, Ohio on February 23, 24, and 25, 2007. The conference is small (about 75 attendees) and offers 12 instructors in 2007. Visit their website or email Char Ciammaichella for more details.

Hilton Head Island Island Gullah Celebration
February 1-25, 2007. An event that showcases the arts, crafts, foods and history of the Native Island Gullah people. Sat. and Sun., Feb. 17-18: Arts, Crafts & Food Expo – A Total Gullah Experience will feature sweetgrass basket demonstrations and sales.

Willow Weaving Weekend
February 17-18, 2007. Amana Arts Guild Center, High Amana. A weekend of learning and improving willow basketry techniques.

By Native Hands: Native American Baskets From the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
December 2, 2006 – February 11, 2007. This exhibit at the Booth Western Art Museum Cartersville, Georgia features a collection of Native American basketry from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, MS. Exhibit Catalog in Hardcover or Paperback.

Weaving Generations Together - 2007 GBA Convention
February 2, 3, & 4, 2007. The Georgia Basketry Association will hold its 2007 convention at Doubletree Hotel, Roswell, GA. Three days of basket weaving workshops will be offered.

Woven Forms: Contemporary basket making in Australia
February 03, 2006 - 2007. Cultural Strands/Woven Visions and the accompanying exhibition, Woven Forms: Contemporary basket making in Australia is an innovative public program exploring the past, present and future of Indigenous and non-Indigenous fibre art and basketry. The exhibit will travel to a number of locations throughout Australia during its run.

Baskets 'N the Works Weaving Retreat
January 26-28, 2007. It will be held at the conference center at Columbia Lakes Resort in West Columbia, TX.

TIDEWATER BASKETRY GUILD: Guilder's Weave 2007
January 10-14, 2007. Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel in Newport News, Virginia.

Wondrous Works: Contemporary Art by Native American Women
February 12, 2006 to January 14, 2007. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico presents Wondrous Works: Contemporary Art By Native American Women - Over thirty works by twenty different contemporary Native American women artists are presented in this exhibition that includes Navajo basketry by Sally Black and Peggy Rock Black.

Fibers of Life: From A Weaver's View
February 4, 2006 – December 31, 2006. Fibers of Life highlights approximately one hundred baskets from the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture’s collection of nearly three thousand.

The Woven Image
Through December 31, 2006. The Woven Image at Grounds For Sculpture's Toad Hall Shop & Gallery. Works by fiber artists Nancy Kay Anderson, Karen Henderson and basket artist Debora Muhl will be on view during the exhibit. Hours: Tues.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Language of Baskets
June 06, 2006 - December 31, 2006. George G. Darlow Exhibit Hall of The Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, CT. The Language of Baskets Exhibit celebrates the creativity, ingenuity and diversity of the Indigenous Peoples of North America. Also at IAIS till September 31, 2006 Fancy Baskets, an exhibit of fancy baskets from Indian Peoples of Maine.

Celebration of Basketry & Native Foods Festival
December 2-3, 2006. The Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ. More than 200 of the nation’s finest basketweavers from across North America will gather at the Heard Museum to demonstrate, show and sell their hand-woven masterpieces.

Redefining the container: To hold within
November 4th – 26th, 2006. Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor, WA presents a contemporary container/vessel show featuring works from artists of the Pacific Northwest, including British Columbia.

WovenWorks
September 30 - November 22, 2006. The Fitton Center for Creative Arts, a community arts center located in Hamilton, Ohio presents WovenWorks. This exhibit has been created to showcase artists and craft artisans who use weaving as a major structural element in their work. The show will include a variety of forms, including but not limited to basketry, wall-works, sculpture, screens, jewelry, garments, blankets and rugs.

Northeast Basketmakers Guild Exhibit - Waves of Tradition
September 09 - November 03, 2006. Slater Mill Gallery, Pawtucket, RI. Juried exhibit, jurors JoAnn Kelly Catsos and Lois Russell.

Woven Legacy: A Collection of Dat-so-la-lee Works
July 01, 2005 - October 31, 2006. The Gatekeeper’s Museum / Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum in Tahoe City, CA will display the works of Louisa Keyser, Washoe basketmaker. These 62 miniatures are displayed in a re-creation of Hurley's Cottage, home of Amy Cohn's Tahoe City curio shop.

Coushatta Basket Exhibit at Tupper Museum
Ongoing through October 28, 2006. The Coushatta Indians, who still live north of Jennings, Louisiana in the town of Elton, once brought their pine needle baskets to the W.H. Tupper General Merchandise  store to trade for food and other merchandise. The Tupper family preserved many of these prized examples of Native Indian basketry and have loaned them to the museum for this exhibit. Local news coverage of this exhibit.

NCBA Fall Seminar East - Weave, Eat and Be Happy
October 13 and 14, 2006. Mount Olive College & Sleep Inn, Mount Olive NC 28365

Irish Basketmaking w/ Vincent Mc Cearán
October 08 - 15, 2006. Study traditional Irish basketmaking and tour the island of Inishmore off the west coast of Ireland.

Fibers of Life: From A Weaver's View
February 04, 2006 – October 09, 2006. Fibers of Life highlights approximately one hundred baskets from the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture’s collection of nearly three thousand in Spokane, Washington.

BasketWeavers Guild of Oklahoma 7th Annual Weavers Weekend
October 06-08, 2006. Weekend of basket weaving workshops held at the Central Christian Camp in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Contact Committee Chairman, Janet Newman at dnjn3227@sbcglobal.net for information.

Columbia Basin Basketry Guild - Tidal Twinings
September 13 - 17, 2006. The Columbia Basin Basketry Guild Tidal Twinings Annual Retreat will be held at Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach, Oregon.

Baskets of North Idaho
September 22 - 24, 2006. Sandpoint Fiberarts Guild presents its 10th Annual Weekend of Basket Weaving Workshops at Bear Paw Camp located just 40 miles west of Sandpoint, Idaho.

The Grande Finale Basket Gathering
September 29 - October 02, 2006. Weekend activities sponsored by Royalwood, Ltd. include a gathering gallery, displays, friendship basket weaving, teacher's marketplace, potluck picnic, basketry workshops led by Bob Coker, Mary Hettmansperger, Regina Riley and Judy Zugish.

3rd Annual Native American Basketweavers' Market
September 09, 2006 11am - 5pm. North Lake Tahoe Historical Society home of the Gatekeeper’s Museum / Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum in Tahoe City, CA presents a day of sales, demonstrations and exhibits of fine and utilitarian baskets and beadwork by CA & NV weavers.

Basketry International Exhibition
May 26 - September 04, 2006. An international basketry exhibit will be held at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH Dairy Barn Arts Center 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, Ohio 45701 - (740) 592-4981 in conjunction with the National Basketry Organization's Regional Convention.

Gourds and Baskets at Shake Rag Alley
August 18 – 20, 2006. Enjoy a weekend of creativity amid gourds, baskets, and late summer days at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point, WI. Gourds offer amazing versatility; gourd art classes will teach you many new ways of working with these wonderful materials. There will be a variety of basket classes as well, from pine needle to willow, plus opportunities to combine basketry skills with gourd enhancement.

Small Expressions 2006
June 23 - August 13, 2006. Gerald R. Ford Museum Grand Rapids, Michigan. Small Expressions is an annual international, juried exhibit featuring high quality, contemporary small-scale fiber art works. Small Expressions is sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., to showcase fiber art of a small scale not to exceed 15 inches (38 cm) in any direction.

Interwoven: Visions of the Great Basin Basketmakers
May 12 - August 07, 2006. The Nevada State Museum in Carson City will host an exhibition featuring fine art woven hand crafted baskets and vessels. Amazing creations by many of the region's finest basketmakers and weavers will be displayed in the new gallery. Demonstrations and workshops by the Great Basin Basketmakers as well as a lecture and workshop presented by Jackie Abrams.

Baskets from Home - White Oak Baskets of South Central Kentucky
April 29 — August 13, 2006. An exhibit of white oak baskets of South Central Kentucky, Kentucky Library and Museum, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY. Funded by the Provost's Initiatives for Excellence at the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology of the Kentucky Library and Museum.

Natural Origins - Contemporary Basketry 2006
July 06 - 30, 2006. The Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle, WA. Features the work of Jan Hopkins, Mary Merkel-Hess, Elizabeth Whyte Schulze, Marilyn Moore, Polly Adams Sutton, Jill Nordfors Clark and Dona Anderson. Local news coverage.

Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture
July 29 - 30, 2006. Museum of Northern Arizona. A visit to the Navajo Festival is like traveling to the Navajo Nation. An authentic presentation of the Navajo “Beauty Way” philosophy of living in harmony is offered by more than 55 Navajo artists, storytellers, and cultural interpreters from many clans.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2006
June 30 - July 04 and July 07 - July 11, 2006. The Smithsonian Folklife Festival featuring the work of approximately 80 Native American basketmakers will be held on the National Mall - Washington, DC. The Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the Michigan State University Museum, in collaboration with Native American basketmakers' organizations across the country, will launch a multi-year, multi-faceted celebration of the rich, living Native basket traditions of North America and Hawaii. Through a festival, exhibition, and other related activities, Carriers of Culture: Living Native Basket Traditions will examine the ways in which Native baskets—and their makers—are literally and symbolically "carriers of culture."

2006 Kentucky Basket Association Convention
July 13 - 15, 2006. Corbin, Kentucky. Membership is required to attend. Contact Vicky Brown (270) 274-4234 for information.

Gourd Ya On My Mind
July 15 - 16, 2006. Georgia Gourd Society hosts a gourd and basket show with workshops, demonstrations, vendors, auction, competition and dinner at Coweta County Fairgrounds & Conference Center.

Introduction to Japanese Basketmaking - Donna Sakamoto Crispin
July 17 - 23, 2006. Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM. Weaving with cane, bark and bamboo, participants will explore beginning techniques of Japanese basketry. You will make a variety of baskets based upon plaiting, twining, and random weave techniques and practice the concept of shibui (tasteful restraint, simplicity) in your weaving.

NBO Regional Convention
July 20-23, 2006. National Basketry Organization's Regional Convention will be held at Ohio University Inn, Athens, Ohio. Contact nbobaskets@hotmail.com for information.

Mid Summer Weave
July 07 - 08, 2006. Conference sponsored by the Heritage Basketry Guild of Dayton, Ohio, will offer classes in a variety of techniques and materials. Class lengths are four and eight hours for all basketry skill levels. Mid Summer Weave is only open to paid registrants, not open to the public.

2006 White Oak Basket Contest
July 03, 2006. Floral Hall Show Barn, Hart County Fairgrounds near Rowletts, KY on 31W in between Horse Cave and Munfordville, Kentucky. Multiple categories with cash awards. Sponsored by Family Medical Center of Munfordville.

Contemporary Baskets and Fiber Sculpture
June 10 - July 07, 2006. The 12th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Baskets and Fiber Sculpture at del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Consult del Mano website for gallery hours.

Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture
July 01 - 02, 2006. Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ. The museum's Hopi festival was started over fifty years ago to encourage the survival of Hopi arts and crafts. This year there will be more than 55 booths brim with fine arts and crafts. Sales and demonstrations by the craft artists including basketmakers will take place against a backdrop of cultural presentations, storytelling, music, and dancing.

Handweaver's Guild of America’s Convergence 2006 Grand Rapids
June 25 - July 01, 2006. Convergence is the biennial, international conference sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA). Convergence features keynote speakers, workshops, seminars, exhibits, special events, and hundreds of booths filled with fibers and fiber-related equipment from around the world in the Vendor Hall.

Weavin' in Winona Basket Workshop
June 23 - 25, 2006 at Tau Conference Center of Winona State University in Winona MN. Teachers scheduled are Patti Hawkins, Flo Hoppe, Gail Hutchinson, Marlys Sowers, Polly Sutton, Dianne Stanton, and Marilyn Wald.

Circles of Life: Katsina Imagery in Hopi Basketry
March 25 - June 25, 2006. This exhibit at Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, California includes historic Hopi photographs, textiles, ceramics and most centrally, basketry plaques. The exhibit will be supplemented by several ancillary events including a slide lecture, book signing of the exhibit catalog, film screening, docent-led gallery tours and a trunk show and sale of contemporary works.

Bluegrass Area Basketmakers Seminar
June 13 - 17, 2006. Sponsored by Bluegrass Area Extension Homemakers. Kentucky Leadership Center, Jabez, Kentucky. Teachers: Jean Bove, Peggy Boyd, Judy Tulley, Jo Campbell-Amsler, Charles Crenshaw, Betty Curry, Betti Edwards, Pam Feix, Venie Hinson, Thomas Holtkamp, Gail Hutchinson, Jim & Jimmie Kent, Kay Kohler, Alan Litchfield, Dianne Masi & Dory Maier, Doña Nazarenko, Janet Northern, Pam Parman and her husband Royce, Sharon Plumpe, Elaine Sinclair, Jan Treesh, Tika Tucker, Marilyn Wald, Martha Wetherbee, Judy Wilson, Vicki Worrell, Karen Zane, and Laura Lee Zanger.

Upper S.C. Basket Guild Weave-In
June 09 - 11, 2006. The Upper S.C. Basket Guild is sponsoring a 5th Weave-In at the Holiday Inn, Greenville, S.C. Membership is not required to attend. For more info, contact: Pati English englishh@nuvox.net.

SOFA New York
June 01- 04, 2006. Ninth Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Seventh Regiment Armory - Park Avenue & 67th Street, assembling fifty + of the world’s finest galleries and dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks bridging the decorative and fine arts.

Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival
June 03 - 04, 2006. Laing Middle School - Mt. Pleasant, SC. A weekend celebration of the legacy of the sweetgrass basket makers of Christ Church Parish in Mount Pleasant. The Gullah basket making tradition can be traced to West African slaves brought to live on South Carolina Lowcountry rice plantations and has been carefully handed down from one generation to the next since their arrival. Entertainment will include performances by local singers, dancers and drummers. Local food vendors will provide traditional Gullah delicacies.

Native Perspectives on the Trail: A Contemporary American Indian Art Portfolio
February 02, 2006 - May 31, 2006. Clark County Historical Museum - Vancouver, Washington (USA). This exhibition was organized by the Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, Montana with support from the United States Forest Service, USDA. This exhibit also includes selections from the Clark County Historical Museum’s Native American Collection. Native Perspectives Lecture Series includes programs led by Pat Courtney Gold - "A Wasco Basket Weaver's Tie to Lewis and Clark" on April 6, 2006 and Mary Dodds Schlick - "What the Explorers Saw, The Distinctive Basketry of the Columbia River Peoples" on May 4, 2006.

Silver Dollar City Basket Seminar
May 18 - 20, 2006. Radisson Hotel, Branson MO.

By Native Hands: Treasures from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
March 11, 2006 - May 07, 2006. Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, Longmont, CO. The 65 baskets in By Native Hands include some of the finest examples of double-weave of the Choctaw and Chitimacha baskets of the Southeast, the elaborate feathered baskets of the Pomo of California, the twined grasses of the Salish from the Pacific Northwest and other baskets from across North America. All are from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Arts collection assembled by Catherine Marshall Gardiner.

Cherokee Heritage Center
35th Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale to be held April 29 — May 28, 2006. Entry deadline March 31, 2006. Basketry category includes baskets that are hand-worked of natural fibers and dyes, such as yucca, willow, three-lobed sumac, honeysuckle root, cottonwood, devil’s claw, splints, cane, ash, etc. or hand-worked materials, including horsehair, metal, yarn, horn, bone, etc. Commercial dyes and commercially processed rattan are allowable with disclosure. 2005 Trail of Tears Basketry Gallery

Life in the Pacific of the 1700s
February 23 - May 14, 2006. The Cook/Forster Collection of the Georg August University of Göttingen at Luce Galleries, Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S Beretania St., Honolulu HI. This exhibition presents several hundred objects from life in Hawaii before contact including numerous baskets, mats and other woven objects collected during the second and third Pacific Ocean voyages of Captain James Cook (1728–79). News coverage from the Honolulu Advertiser.

Lake Country Basket Fest
May 05 - 07, 2006. Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield, Brookfield, WI. Lake Country Basketry Guild presents a weekend of workshops led by Jo Campbell-Amsler, Sandy Atkinson, Susan Brooks, Betty Curry, Susan Reed-Fanfoni, Marla Helton, Venie Hinson, Flo Hoppe, Eileen LaPorte, and Dona Nazarenko. Vendors and teachers marketplace will be available.

Southwestern Ontario Basketry Conference
Pre-conference May 17 & 18 - Conference May 19, 20 and 21, 2006. Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild presents a week of weaving at Alumni Conference Centre, University of Windsor.

BEYOND WEAVING: International ArtTextiles
April 06, - May 11, 2006. Flinn Gallery at the Greenwich Connecticut Public Library. In conjunction with browngrotta arts of Wilton, CT, the gallery will feature contemporary works by 50 international fiber artists. The focus will be on artworks from five regions of the world where textiles play a major role in contemporary art: Europe, Japan, Canada, the UK, and the US. Several lectures and gallery walks are scheduled. a 140 page full-color catalog will accompany the exhibit.

By Native Hands: Treasures from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
March 11, 2006 - May 07, 2006.  Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, Longmont, CO. The 65 baskets in By Native Hands include some of the finest examples of double-weave of the Choctaw and Chitimacha baskets of the Southeast, the elaborate feathered baskets of the Pomo of California, the twined grasses of the Salish from the Pacific Northwest and other baskets from across North America. All are from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Arts collection assembled by Catherine Marshall Gardiner.

Festival of American Basketry Conference
April 28 - 30, 2006. In the Historic Amana Colonies, Iowa. Workshops to be led by Dianne Stanton and Karen Tembreull.

5th International Fiber Biennial
March 3 - April 29, 2006. 5th International Fiber Biennial, curated by Bruce Hoffman at Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

Celebrating Birch - The Giving Tree
February 10, 2006 - April 26, 2006. North House Folk School - Grand Marais, Minnesota (USA) Exhibit & Ongoing Programs: Celebrating the elemental beauty of traditional craft. Events include a six-week featured exhibit hosted with Johnson Heritage Post, a multi-weekend series of courses on the North House campus, featured speakers, community gatherings and more.

First American Art: The Diker Collection (NY-USA)
April 24, 2004 – April 09, 2006. Selections from the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of American Indian Art will be on exhibit at the George Gustav Heye Center in New York City. The exhibit includes a breathtaking selection of vintage Native American baskets. Featured are baskets created by legendary makers Elizabeth Hickox, Dat-so-la-lee, Lucy Telles, Amanda Wilson, Mary Winkle, Lucy Makil and other equally accomplished, but unidentified makers.

Interlocked: Contemporary Visions from Traditional Woven Arts
February 9 - April 5, 2006. Hicks Art Center Gallery. The exhibition features uniquely woven tapestries, fabric, basketry sculpture, and ceramic sculpture by five artists. The gallery is located on the campus of Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA.

Meeting the Dawn: First Nation Art from the Northeastern Woodlands
January 27, 2006 – April 5, 2006. Helen Day Art Center - Stowe, VT (USA). Judy Dow, Clara Neptune Keezer, Rocky Keezer, Jesse Larocque, Mary Leaf and Fred Tomah are the basketmakers represented.  Article in Times Argus newspaper about this exhibit.

Workshop with the Masters - John Garrett
March 31, 2006 - April 02, 2006. Three day masters workshop in Experimental Basketry with John Garrett at the Racine Art Museum will take place. March 31, April 1 and 2 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Florida Tropical Weaver's Guild Conference 2006
March 16 - 19, 2006. FTWG will host their Conference 2006 at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center near Eustis, FL. Jackie Abrams is participating as an instructor.

Japanese Baskets-Looking and Collecting Lecture by Lloyd Cotsen
March 16, 2006 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Asian Art Curatorial Council lecture: Japanese Baskets-Looking and Collecting at the Pillsbury Auditorium of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Fee for non-members, tickets required in advance.

Hin: The Quiet Beauty of Japanese Bamboo Art
January 27 - March 19, 2006. The Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College - Grinnell, Iowa. The exhibit, featuring 37 works by 37 Japanese bamboo artists will feature works not previously seen together in a public venue. Guest curators are Donald Doe and Robert T. Coffland. Newspaper article about the exhibit featuring Hajime Nakatomi, show participant and Artist in Residence.

Midwest Basketry Focus 2006
March 08 - 12, 2006. Midwest Basketry Focus Higher Ground Conference and Retreat Center West Harrison, Indiana.

Northwest Basketweavers Spring Retreat
March 16 - 19, 2006 at Pilgrim Firs Conference Center, Port Orchard, WA.

Winter Weave 2006
February 24 - 26, 2006. A weekend of weaving in Mentor, Ohio sponsored by Wildwood Basketry Guild.

Northwest Native Basketry Workshop Series
The Oregon Historical Society is offering basketry programs in their Native American Arts Series on Saturdays in January and February 2006. Instructors include Taaw-Lee Winch (Tule Mats), Rosalind Sampson (Cornhusk Weaving), Pat Courtney Gold (Wasco Sally Bags), Nettie Jackson (Klickitat Basketry), Arlita Rhoan (Cradleboards), Nettie Jackson (Klickitat Basketry), Bernyce Courtney (Wasco Sally Bags) and Frank Jim (Cedar Bark Basketry).

2006 Northwoods Basket Retreat
January 20 - 22, 2006. The fourth annual Northwoods Basket Retreat on the Wolf River. Jo Campbell-Amsler and Donna Kallner will be your guides, leading classes.

Beyond Fibers: New Forms
December 02, 2005 - January 18, 2006. An international juried exhibit of work created with fiber materials or using traditional fiber processes, sponsored by Steamboat Springs Arts Council.

FROM OUR GRANDMOTHER'S HANDS: American Indian Basketry
January 05 - 31, 2006. Quintana Galleries in Portland, OR. Celebrating the legacy of Native America's matriarchs through the art of basket making. This rare collection of historic basketry showcases the weaving of tribal areas through the Southwest, Northwest Coast and California. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 - 5:30.

Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration
This event is traditionally held on the second Saturday in December at the Hudson Museum, University of Maine, Orono, Maine. This year the 11th Annual event will be held December 10, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This day long event celebrates the traditional arts and culture of the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot people of Maine. Over thirty Maine Indian basketmakers, including many members of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance who sell their hand-made, one of a kind, ash splint and sweet grass basketry will be featured. Traditional foods, storytelling, music, children’s workshops, and demonstrations of brown ash pounding and basket making will be presented throughout the day. Free and open to the public from 10:00 to 3:00 9:00-10:00: Early Bird Shopping (fee).

Woodland Indian Art Market
December 09 - 11, 2005. Nokomis Learning Center 5153 Marsh Road Okemos, Michigan. Native American arts and crafts from Michigan and the Great Lakes area will be on display and available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale support the educational mission of the Nokomis Learning Center. Craft demonstrations will be held.

Basketry and Native Foods Festival
December 03 - 04, 2005. More than 200 of the nation's finest basketweavers from across North America will gather at the Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona to demonstrate, show and sell their hand-woven masterpieces. 

Native Design
November 03 - December 31, 2005. The Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA presents an exhibit of Wounan Baskets from the Panamanian Rainforest. Magical baskets of varying sizes enriched with exquisite designs of Panamanian rainforest flora and fauna. The exhibition will also include stunning photographs documenting the Wounan way of life.

Name In the Narrative: Textiles Object/Word
September 16, 2005 - December 30, 2005. Millstone Gallery at Center of Creative Arts - St. Louis, MO. Curated by Kate Anderson In the Narrative was developed in collaboration with Innovations in Fiber VI, a biennial collaborative project that features contemporary fiber art in the St. Louis area. Fifteen galleries and institutions are participating by hosting exhibitions, workshops, lectures and tours. Participating artists: Susan Taber Avila, Diane Banks, Marcia Docter, Kiyomi Iwata, Gyongy Laky, Ruth McCorrison, Marilyn Pappas, Laurel Nathanson, Lindsay K. Rais, Michael Rohde, Luanne Rimel, Tom and Kathy Wegman.

Lissa Hunter - USM Art Gallery Lecture Series
Thursday, November 17, 2005 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Nationally known artist Lissa Hunter will give a talk Thursday, November 17, from 11 a.m.-noon in Room 10 of Bailey Hall, University of Southern Maine Gorham campus, 37 College Ave, Gorham.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
November 10 - 13, 2005. This show featuring basketmakers Christine Love Adcock, Darryl & Karen Arawjo, Rob Dobson, Mary A. Jackson, Aaron Kramer, Debora Muhl, Joh Ricci and Lawrence Wheeler along with many other prominent craft artists will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Preview on November 9.

Baskets of Blessings - NCBA Fall Seminar
November 11 and 12, 2005. Hosted by Winston-Salem Arcadia Basketmakers.

Texas Gourd Society Show and Sell (TX-USA)
October 15-16, 2005. Palmer Events Center, Austin, Texas. Two day event for gourd artists.

Association of Michigan Basketmakers Convention
October 26 - 30, 2005. The Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan will be the site of the 2005 AMB Convention.

SOFA CHICAGO 2005
October 27 - 30, 2005. The Twelfth Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art: SOFA CHICAGO 2005 takes place at Festival Hall, Chicago’s Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. with Opening Night Preview: October 27. Many galleries will be in attendance representing a large number of basket artists. Among them you will find: browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT; Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia; Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Tai Gallery/Textile Arts, also of Santa Fe, NM.

Annual Gourd and Basketry Celebration
October 22 - 23, 2005. The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN presents a two-day annual Gourd and Basketry Market. Indiana and regional artists will be selling their original creations and artists will be demonstrating their crafts to the public.

Columbia Basin Basketry Guild 2005 Fall Retreat
September 14-18, 2005. The Columbia Basin Basketry Guild is sponsoring their 2005 Fall Retreat at Camp MacGruder in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.

Folsom Gourd and Basket Festival (CA-USA)
September 24-25, 2005. Gourd artists, basketmakers and suppliers will participate in this annual festival held in Folsom, California.

Texas Gourd Society Show and Sell (TX-USA)
October 15-16, 2005. Palmer Events Center, Austin, Texas. Two day event for gourd artists.

Association of Michigan Basketmakers Convention
October 26 - 30, 2005. The Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan will be the site of the 2005 AMB Convention.

Annual Gourd and Basketry Celebration
October 22 - 23, 2005. The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN presents a two-day annual Gourd and Basketry Market. Indiana and regional artists will be selling their original creations and artists will be demonstrating their crafts to the public.

Columbia Basin Basketry Guild 2005 Fall Retreat
September 14-18, 2005. The Columbia Basin Basketry Guild is sponsoring their 2005 Fall Retreat at Camp MacGruder in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.

Folsom Gourd and Basket Festival (CA-USA)
September 24-25, 2005. Gourd artists, basketmakers and suppliers will participate in this annual festival held in Folsom, California.

Mid Summer Weave (OH-USA)
July 9, 2005. The Heritage Basketry Guild of Dayton, Ohio sponsors a day-long program of 4 hour and 8 hour basketmaking classes.

MAFA '05
July 10-17, 2005. Mid Atlantic Fiber Association regional conference.

Upper S.C. Basket Guild Summer Workshop (SC-USA)
June 18, 2005. Spend a Summer Saturday in a selection of basketry workshops in Greenville, South Carolina.

Bluegrass Area Basketmakers Seminar (KY-USA)
June 14-18, 2005. Jabez, Kentucky. Nationally recognized instructors will teach five days of workshops and many other events are planned.

NBO Biennial National Convention (CA-USA)
June 14-18, 2005. Granlibakken resort in Lake Tahoe, CA will be the site of this basketry event. Instructors include Jackie Abrams, Patti Lechman, Darryl & Karen Arawjo, Kari G. Lønning, Nancy Moore Bess, Margaret Mathewson, JoAnn Kelly Catsos, Mary Merkel-Hess, Jill Nordfors Clark, Kathleen Myers, Linda Fifield, Leon Niehues, Scott Gilbert, Joanna Schanz, Pat Courtney Gold, Polly Adams Sutton, Patti Hawkins, Eric Taylor and Tina Fung.

People of the River - Native Arts of the Oregon Territory
January 22, 2005 - May 30, 2005. This exhibition is organized by the Portland Art Museum and is accompanied by a publication on the art of the Native Peoples of the Columbia River.

Material Content: Basketry Sculpture in the 21st Century (MO-USA)
March 18 - May 15, 2005. The exhibition at Craft Alliance in St. Louis, Missouri emphasizes the marriage between construction and content in contemporary basket art. Exhibition curator, Kate Anderson has selected works carrying messages that vary throughout the exhibition, whether it is social commentary, environmental inspiration and concerns, autobiographical explorations, or spirituality. These messages, combined with the range of materials and techniques, create a diverse exhibition that explores the modernity of this art form in the 21st century.

Lucy Parker Demonstration (CA-USA)
April 30, 2005. 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM The California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Presents a basketry demonstration: The Art of California Indian Basketry With Lucy Parker. She comes from a family of well known basketmakers and follows in the tradition of her famous mother and great-grandmother. Today Lucy is passing her skills on to her daughter. She will provide a historical overview and discuss the materials used for basketmaking. Lucy will explain the process of gathering, preparation and the drying methods used by traditional basketmakers and those who make baskets today.

Jane Sauer Lecture: Creating with Intensity (MO-USA)
April 29, 2005. Fri, 7-8:30 PM. This public lecture on contemporary baskets will allow you to spend an evening with Jane Sauer as she shows slides and discusses the impact of passion and obsession on the creative process of contemporary basket artists. The evening begins with a brief tour of the exhibition Material Content: Basketry Sculpture in the 21st Century and will then convene in the second floor studio space of Craft Alliance in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Material Content: Basketry Sculpture in the 21st Century (MO-USA)
March 18 - May 15, 2005. The exhibition at Craft Alliance in St. Louis, Missouri emphasizes the marriage between construction and content in contemporary basket art. Exhibition curator, Kate Anderson has selected works carrying messages that vary throughout the exhibition, whether it is social commentary, environmental inspiration and concerns, autobiographical explorations, or spirituality. These messages, combined with the range of materials and techniques, create a diverse exhibition that explores the modernity of this art form in the 21st century.

In conjunction with this exhibition a variety of weekend studios are to be offered. Diane Banks will be conducting a workshop entitled, Content and Structure: Contemporary Baskets with Non-Traditional Materials, on Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd from 10am-4pm both days. In addition, artist Leandra Spangler will hold a weekend studio workshop entitled Flat to Form: Paper as a Sculptural Medium on Saturday, April 16th, from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, April 17th, from 10am-1pm. A free public lecture will be given by Jane Sauer entitled Creating with Intensity: A Public Lecture on Contemporary Baskets.

Natural Basketry Festival Conference
April 22-24, 2005. The Amana Arts Guild's annual gathering of basketmakers will take place at Historic Amana Colonies, Iowa. Guest instructors will be Mary Hettmansperger and Margaret Mathewson.

Northwest Basket Weavers Spring Retreat (WA-USA)
March 17-20, 2005. Pilgrim Firs Conference Center, Port Orchard, WA. Spend a weekend of weaving and visiting with other basketmakers.

Winter Weave 2005 
February 25, 26, and 27th 2005. Conference sponsored by Wildwood Basketry Guild is located in Mentor Ohio, about 20 minutes east of Cleveland. Instructors are Anne Bowers, Karen Griffith, Gina Kieft, Marlene Meyer, Judy Richmond, Kathy Tessler, Susan Coyle, Venie Hinson, Sharon Klusmann, Dona Nazarenko, Tressa Sularz and Laura Lee Zanger.

The Language of Native American Baskets: From the Weavers' View
September 20, 2003–January 9, 2005. George Gustav Heye Center, New York. This exhibition features more than 200 baskets from the National Museum of the American Indian collection, focuses on the process of making a basket rather than on the finished basket as an object.

The West Virginia 2004 Convention, "Autumn in the Hills"
October 15-17, 2004. Parkersburg, WV. Teachers will be: Anne Bowers, Pam Feix, Karen Griffith, Debra Hammond, Dianne Kennedy, Judy Moore, Susan Reed-Fanfoni, Elaine Sinclair, Marilyn Wald and Vicki Worrell. Vendors: Bungalow Basics, Feix Family Baskets, Folk Art Basketry, MS Creations, Sarah's Baskets and XYZ Basket Works. Convention Booklet $5.00 Make the check out to WVBA and send it to: Paula Huber, PO BOX 4208, Parkersburg, WV 26104-4208. For more information contact: woodnweave@charter.net or 304-428-8108.

No Boundaries: Contemporary Basketry
September 1 - October 3, 2004. Contemporary basketry exhibit assembled by the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston appears at the West Bend Museum. Traveling exhibit includes the works of twelve established and emerging basket artists including John Garrett, Carol Eckert, Lindsay Rais, Rob Dobson and Jan Hopkins. Programming Guide.

Blankets and Baskets: Weavings of the American West
July 2 - October 10, 2004. Exhibit at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum surveys their collection of historic baskets and blankets.

Basket Trends
May 29 - September 5, 2004. In conjunction with Bead International '04, The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH will showcase contemporary basket work. Invited artists and juried entries will be included.

Fiberart International 2004 
April 3-August 15, 2004. Exhibit of innovative contemporary art in fiber. The exhibition will include works by artists from across the world, selected by a panel of three jurors recognized in the field. Cash awards, catalog, docent program, conference and adjunct exhibitions of work by regional fiber artists to be held concurrently at galleries in and around Pittsburgh. 

Small Expressions 2004
June 3–August 7, 2004. Metropolitan State College of Denver Center for Visual Art, Denver, Colorado. One of several exhibits to be held in conjunction with HGA Convergence 2004. 

Great Basin Basketmakers’ Convention
July 15-18, 2004. Great Basin Basketmakers Weave-In: A Fresh Approach a three-day event in Reno, Nevada. Convention activities include workshops, demos, gallery exhibits, mini projects, talks, vendor sales, slide shows, instructor’s marketplace, and optional basket bus tours to the Pyramid Lake reservation and Lake Tahoe.

Apache Legacy: One Hundred Years of Basketmaking
June 23, 2003 - May 2004. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico presents selections of Apache basketry from their collection of over 350 pieces.

HGA Convergence: Fiber With An Altitude
June 27 - July 3, 2004. Handweavers Guild of America hosts its pre-convention and convention in Colorado. Workshops, lecturesspecial events, juried exhibits, a first-class fashion show, tours.

Don't Fence Me In - Containing The West
June 29 – July 3, 2004. Basketry exhibit to be held in conjunction with HGA Convergence 2004. Juror: Kevin Wallace.

Clara Neptune Keezer: A Legacy of Passamaquoddy Basket Making
October 19, 2003 - May 09, 2004. Exhibit at the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center in Rockland, ME features the baskets of this National Heritage Fellowship winner.

11th Annual Lake Country Basket Guild Basket Fest
April 30-May 2, 2004. Will be at a new location this year (although still just west of Milwaukee, WI). Teachers include:
Polly Adams Sutton, Mary Hettmansperger, Gail Hutchinson, Donna Kallner, Betty Kourkounakis, Eileen LaPorte, Lorraine Otto, Billy Owens, Joanna Schanz, Cass Schorsch and Karen Wheeler. Fest brochures are now available - contact Dianne Gleixner dgleixne@strong.com for more information.

Fiber Arts: 2004
April 3 - April 30, 2004. Over thirty fiber artists will exhibit work at the Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA.

Abundance of Baskets Conference
April 24-25, 2004. The Finger Lakes Basket Weaver's Guild will be hosting their 4th Abundance of Baskets Conference in Rochester, New York on April 24-25, 2004. Contact Joan Belles for more information at: joanb@htva.net

York 2004 - Basketmakers Association Spring School
March 28 - April 2, 2004. The Mount School, York in England. Irish willow baskets with Joe Hogan, Hedgerow baskets with Sheila Wynter, Contemporary Coiling with Anna King, English and Continental Willow Baskets with Mary Butcher and Pacific Northwest Basketry with Joan Carrigan.

Los Angeles Basketry Guild's Annual Basket Retreat
April 2-4, 2004. Three basketry workshops by Mary Merkel-Hess, Polly Sutton and Kari Lønning are offered at Camp Stevens in Julian, CA.

Midwest Basketry Focus
March 10-14, 2004. Judy Dominic has organized five days of conference and pre-conference classes at the Higher Ground Conference Center in West Harrison, IN. Instructors include Carol Antrim, Jerry Bleem, Donna Carlson, Scott Gilbert, Beth Hester, Donna Kallner and Gin Petty.

Contemporary Fibers
January 26 – March 20, 2004. Sharon Algozer, Leah Danberg, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Ferne Jacobs, Brian Jewett, Gyöngy Laky, Suzye Ogawa and Don Weeke are featured in an exhibit at the Wignall Museum/Gallery located on the campus of Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Northwoods Basket Retreat on the Wolf River
January 16-18, 2004. Gardner Dam Scout Camp on the Wolf River near White Lake, Wisconsin. Basketry instructors Jo Campbell-Amsler, Donna Kallner and Richard Gilliand will host a rustic adventure in basketry.

Celebration of Basketweaving Festival and Marketplace
December 6-7, 2003. Hundreds of the finest Native American basketweavers in the United States will gather at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AR for this festival.

Vessels, Boxes and Baskets
October 10 - November 4, 2003. Exhibit at Function + Art in Chicago features the work of basket artists Susan kavicky, Kari Lonning and Doris Messick.

Contemporary Basket Forms 
January 23, 2003 - March 23, 2003. Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio TX USA. Group show of national artists who create basket forms using traditional materials in the Russell Hill Rogers Gallery, Navarro campus.

Small Expressions 2003
October 24-November 16, 2003. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas. An international, juried exhibit sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., to showcase fiber art on a small scale.

Association of Michigan Basketmakers Convention
October 29 - November 2, 2003. Weave Your Baskets With Kindness. Grand Traverse Resort near Traverse City, MI.

Weave, Wattle and Weir: Fiber Art of the Native Southeast
September 9-October 19, 2003. An exhibition of woven American Indian baskets from the vast collection of Sally and Marshall Gettys at the Tennessee Valley Art Center.

Transcending Process: Contemporary Fiber
August 24 - October 12, 2003. Brookfield Craft Center hosts a unique national invitational fiber exhibition. The participating artists include: Carol Beadle, Jerry Bleem, Lia Cook, Olga DeAmaral, Pat Hickman, Kiyomi Iwata, Ferne Jacobs, Tracy Krumm, Jane Lackey, Joan Livingstone, John McQueen, Rebecca Medel and Margo Mensing.

Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival (BC - Canada)
August 15-17, 2003. Multi-dimensional event that includes workshops and seminars, exhibits, juried sale, studio tours and demonstrations. 2004 Workshop proposals deadline June 30, 2003.

Traditional Baskets in Florida
August 30, 2003. One day event will highlight the work of several master basketmakers. Workshops will be available at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center in White Springs, FL.

North Shore Basket Guild Retreat (MN-USA)
August 1-3, 2003. 2nd Annual Basket Retreat will take place at the Best Western Edgewater Motel and Meeting Center in Duluth, MN.

2003 CIBA Gathering
June 27-29, 2003. California Indian Basketweaver Association's annual gathering of basketmakers in Klamath, CA.

Weavin' In Winona
June 27-29, 2003. St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN is the site for this weekend of weaving.

Sun, Sage, Sky
June 24-29, 2003. A weavers conference hosted by ANWG that includes basketry planned in Pendleton, OR.

Wood Work/Play
March 21 - June 28, 2003. Solo exhibition of the basketry and sculpture of Dorothy Gill Barnes at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA.

International Gourd Festival at the Welburn Gourd Farm
June 21 & 22, 2003. Features classes, demonstrations, markets, exhibits and more. 

Baskets Now: 2003
March 22 - May 17, 2003. The National Basketry Organization's juried exhibition of traditional and innovative baskets held in conjunction with the American Quilt Society's National Quilt Show. The show will be held at the Yeiser Arts Center, Paducah, KY.

More Baskets
April 18 to May 19, 2003. Curated by Jane Sauer and on display at Thirteen Moons Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, this exhibit features the work of these artists: Carol Eckert; Ann Hall-Richards; Angie Harbin; Pat Hickman; Christine Joy; C.A. Michel; Debora Muhl; Leon Niehues; Elizabeth Schulze; Jo Stealey; Polly Adams Sutton; Suzy Wahl.

Indiana Basketmakers Association-Convention 2003
May 8-11, 2003. Join weavers from around the country for Weaving in New Directions - featuring classes and keynote by
Marilyn Moore, plus 75 additional instructors! Visit the IBA web site for membership information and specific class information. Brochure available December 2002. Membership required. Coordinator Aline Danielson (adaniels@iupui.edu)

The Basketry Network Spring Sale & Exhibition
May 11, 2003 11am-4pm, Civic Garden Centre, Lawrence & Leslie, North York. Info: antopasm@enoreco.on.ca.

Stowe Basketry Festival
May 12-18, 2003. Pre-festival and festival workshops, evening min-classes, faculty and student marketplace, lectures, exhibits and lots of fun held in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Silver Dollar City Basket Making Seminar
May 16-18, 2003. 5th Annual Basket Making Seminar at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO.

Shared Passion
February 8 - May 18, 2003. Exhibit at Arizona State University Art Museum will feature the work of several noted basket artists.

Misti Washington Weekend in the Garden (CA-USA)
May 03-04, 2003. Misti Washington Gourd and Basket Guild hosts a weekend of workshops at Quail Botanical Gardens Encinitas, California.

Southwestern Ontario Basketry Conference
April 25-27, 2003 in Strathroy & Area Seniors Centre, 137 Frank St., Strathroy, Ontario, Canada. To receive a brochure please contact Alice Lingard at (519)245-2627 or lingardo@primus.ca 

Smithsonian Craft Show
April 24-27, 2003. Prestigious annual event held in Washington, DC.

BASKETRY 2003 (Australia)
Friday, April 25 - Tuesday April 29, 2003. Lady Northcote Recreation Camp, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia. The Australasian Basketry & Fibre Arts Gathering hosted by The Basketmakers of Victoria. National Exhibition: 27th March - 8th May 2003 at the Convent Gallery, Daylesford, Victoria.

Natural Basketry Festival Conference (IA-USA)
April 26-27, 2003. Hosted by The Amana Arts Guild Center. The conference will feature workshops, demonstrations, teacher's marketplace, banquet and special program on home-grown, gathered natural materials for basketry.

Los Angeles Basketry Guild's Annual Basketry Retreat 
April 11 to 13, 2003. Choose from three workshops held at Camp Stevens located near the historic town of Julian in the mountains northeast of San Diego, CA.

A Record of Change: Western Oregon Basketry
February 7 - April 17, 2003. Exhibit includes Native American baskets from the collections of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Mission Mill Museum Association in Salem, OR. Noted expert Margaret S. Mathewson, assisted in preparing the text for this exhibit. Basket classes are being planned in coordination with this exhibition.

Threads on the Edge
September 18, 2002 - March 30, 2003. Contemporary fiber arts exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Vi Phillips Guild NW Basket Weavers Annual Retreat
March 21-23, 2003. The retreat site is located at Pilgrim Firs near Bremerton, Washington.

Midwest Basketry Focus (IN-USA)
March 12-16, 2003. Pre-conference and conference events to be held in West Harrison, IN, near Cincinnati, OH.

The Art of Contemporary Baskets
March 6-29, 2003.  gallerymateria, 4222 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ (480) 949-1262.

Contemporary Basket Forms 
January 23, 2003 - March 23, 2003. Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio TX USA. Group show of national artists who create basket forms using traditional materials in the Russell Hill Rogers Gallery, Navarro campus.

Bamboo Masterworks
Japanese Bamboo Baskets from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection on exhibit.

Elegant Fantasy: The Jewelry of Arline Fisch
November 13, 2002 - January 26, 2003. Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design (formerly American Craft Museum) New York, NY USA. Major retrospective of her unique work covering four decades of jewelry design integrating techniques such as crocheting, knitting, weaving and braiding metal thread that have found cross over use in contemporary basketry.

of Myth and Memory: Paiute & Shoshone Baskets
May 5, 2002 - January 5, 2003. Exhibition of 70 Paiute and Shoshone Indian baskets from California's Owens Valley at The Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, CA.

Images From Ghost Ranch
Scott Gilbert and Beth Hester have documented the National Basketry Organization's 2002 conference in Albiquiu, NM on their personal web page.

West Virginia Basketmakers Association 2002 Convention
November 22-24, 2002. Convention will take place in Weirton, WV.  Contact: Sandra Lyons SLTARAWOOD@aol.com or Delores Stutler at: jodeweaver@aol.com

Contemporary Basketry and Knotting Exhibit: Fiber Optics
Oct. 18 through Nov. 16, 2002 at Cal State Northridge's Art Galleries.

Association of Michigan Basketmakers Convention (MI-USA)
Oct. 23- 27, 2002, Diversity In Basketry - Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI. Many workshops with prominent faculty. Saturday is Public Day where anyone can come to shop at vendors from throughout the country, purchase basket patterns in the Pattern Room and view the baskets on exhibit for both sharing and judging.

Natural Elements: Sculptural Expressions 
July 31, 2002 - October 06, 2002. Nancy Moore Bess, Lissa Hunter, Judy Mulford, and others will exhibit at Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA. Friday, September 20, 2002 Gallery Talk by Nancy Moore Bess: 4 - 5 p.m.

England Basketweaver's and Gardener's Tour
September 24-October 6, 2002. Judy Zugish and Bill Roeder of Fishsticks Basketry will lead a tour especially designed for basketmakers to many English willow growing areas and gardens.

Weaving In the Wilderness
September 12-15, 2002. Join Margaret Grund of Basket Weavin' Quilt Stitchin' of Winona, MN at Big Lake Wilderness Lodge for three days of basketweaving.

Lichtenfels Korbmarkt
September 13, 2002 - September 15, 2002. Basketry festival that takes place in several communities in and near Lichtenfels, Germany over several days each September.

Basketry Today: A New World Of Methods and Materials
August 5 - September 19, 2002. The New Hampshire Institute of Art presents an exhibit of baskets from internationally recognized artists in Manchester, NH. Public reception, Thursday August 7, 2002, 5-7 PM.

Basketmakers Weekend at Lake Crescent
August 16, 17, and 18, 2002. Held at historic Rosemary Inn on Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park, 4 hours from Seattle, WA.

Review of Baskets Now: USA
FIBERARTS magazine's review of this exhibit held at the Arkansas Arts Center.

Tennessee State Basketry Convention
July 17-20, 2002 at the Smoky Shadows Motel and Conference Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Four days of weaving will be offered beginning Wednesday evening and ending Saturday afternoon. The convention will host 22 instructors and 11 vendors.

Upper South Carolina Basket Guild
June 21-22, 2002. Summer Weave-In 2002 sponsored by the Upper South Carolina Basket Guild is to be held at the Ramada Inn, Downtown Greenville 1001 S. Church St. Greenville, SC.

California Indian Basketweavers Gathering
June 21-23, 2002. Chaw'se/Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. Basketry demonstrations, sales, the Basketweavers Showcase, panel discussions, the annual CIBA raffle will be held.

Basketry Trip To Ecuador
June 21 - July 8, 2002. Royalwood, Ltd. staff will lead a trip to the Andes of Ecuador. Participants will visit basket markets and basketmakers, as well as see baskets used in everyday life. Hopefully, there will be a couple workshops to try some of the Ecuadorian materials.

Stowe Basketry Festival
May 13-19, 2002. Pre-festival and festival workshops held in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Jiro Yonezawa, Susan Kavicky, Sandy Whalen and Bobbi Hall will teach pre-conference workshops. They will be joined by Dianne Stanton, Flo Hoppe, Anne Lima, Judy Olney, Cass Schorsch, Mary Hettmansperger, Marilyn Moore, Lynne Schlichting, Betsey Sloan, Jackie Abrams, Linda Allen, Bob Coker and Nadine Hodges for the conference workshops.

Survey Fiber Show 2002
April 4 - May 30, 2002 - an online presentation of the exhibition held at the Snyderman-Works Galleries in Philadelphia, PA.

Silver Dollar City 4th Annual Basket Seminar
May 10 - 12, 2002. Send email to Donnie Ellison or call +1 (800) 695-1353 if you would like to receive the 2002 Basket Seminar and Workshop catalog. Conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Branson, MO.

Indiana Basketweavers Convention 2002
May 2-5, 2002. Weaving Around The World. Indiana Basketweavers Convention to be held at the Sheraton/Indianapolis North Hotel. 

Baskets 2002: New Perspectives on an Ancient Tradition
March 16-April 28, 2002. The Guilford Handcraft Center and Northeast Basketmakers Guild presents an exhibit of American Basketry juried by John McGuire. A Basketry Institute offered concurrent with the exhibition featuring instructors John McQueen, John McGuire and Mary Hettmansperger among others.

Smithsonian Craft Show
April 25-28, 2002. Prestigious annual event held in Washington, DC. This edition will feature eleven basketmakers among the featured artists.

Festival of American Basketry
April 27-28, 2002. Amana Colony - High Amana, IA. 
Workshop teachers included: Jocelin Whitfield (England) Willow Sculptures; Donna Carlson (Vancouver, Washington) cedar bark and quilled medallion; Donna Kallner (White Lake, Wisconsin) Cottage Lace Wall Basket; Peggie Wilcox Arends (Stanhope, Iowa) naturals; and Patti Hawkins (Moline, Illinois) naturals and reed. The "Circle of Tradition" basket exhibition will be held at the Amana Arts Guild Center in High Amana, Iowa. 

Basket Bash 2002
April 19-21, 2002. Mayville, MI. Fowler Center for Outdoor Learning. Classes, demonstrations, lectures, basket exchange, goodie bags, onsite meals and lodging. Contact Ruthanne Morningstar for more information.

Midwest Basketry Focus - 2002
March 13-17, 2002. Pre-conference and conference workshops taught by Jackie Abrams, Risë Anderson, Danielle Bodine, Jo Cambell-Amsler, Patti Hawkins and Polly Adams Sutton at the Higher Ground Retreat Center near Cincinnati, OH.

Florida Tropical Weavers' Guild Conference
March 14-17, 2002 in Eustis, FL. Workshops with nationally known instructors in Basketry and other fiber topics. Events include a juried fiber exhibit, commercial vendors, and a members' fashion show.

Of Myth and Memory
October 13, 2001 through April 14, 2002. Paiute and Shoshone Baskets of Owens Valley, California exhibit held at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
November 8-11, 2001. Pennsylvania Convention Center. Darryl and Karen Arawjo, Barbara Dengler, Rob Dobson, Linda Fifield, Mary Jackson, Kari Lonning, Christine Love-Adcock, James Mosier, Debora Muhl, JoAnne Russo, Deborah Smith and Billie Ruth Sudduth.

Lichtenfels Korbmarkt (Germany)
September 14-16, 2001. Korbmarkt In Lichtenfels, Germany. This is an annual German basketry festival that takes place in several communities over several days each Fall.

North Carolina Gourd Festival 2001
September 8-9, 2001 in Raleigh, NC. 60 competition categories for gourd growers and crafters.

Misti Washington Gourd and Basket Weekend in the Garden
May 5 & 6, 2001. At Quail Botanical Gardens Encinitas, California hosted by Misti Washington Gourd & Basketry Guild.

Woodrow 2001 (UK)
September 3-7, 2001. The Basketmakers Association hosts this learning experience. Faculty will include Roy Youdale, Jo Gilmour, Joe Hogan and Jocelin Whitfield.

Virtual Basketmakers Visit For Real
Members of Virtual Basketmakers Guild get to meet face to face in the Summer of 2000.

Contemporary Baskets
August 5 - September 2, 2000. This exhibition at del Mano Gallery in Santa Monica, CA presents recent work by recognized basket artists from across the country.

2000 Florida Craftmen's Conference
Participants interested in fiber, mixed media, basketry, sculpture and metalsmithing gathered for the 2000 Florida Craftsmen Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida from Thursday, March 9, 2000 through Sunday March, 12, 2000.

York 2000 (UK)
Basketmakers Association Spring Course 2000 was held in York, England. Photo essay of the willow, hedgerow and other basketmaking and chairseating courses that were offered is hosted by basketmakers.net.

Midwest Basketry Focus - 2000
Virtual Basketmakers Guild members share their visit to this conference.

Keynote Speech at Tradition and Innovation
Kenneth Trapp gave the keynote address at this basketry conference held in 1999 at Arrowmont Schools of Arts and Crafts.

Panel Discussions at Arrowmont
October 1999. The panels were made up of the featured speakers, faculty members and Sandra Bolles from HGA. The spirited discussions revolved around the most pressing issues facing basketmakers today.

Tradition and Innovation - 1999
Handweavers Guild of America hosted one of the most influential of the basketry conferences. Held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

Indiana Basketmakers Association - 1999
Coverage of the IBA Convention on the Virtual Basketmakers Guild site.

Winter Weave - 1999
VBG members share their experiences at this winter conference.

The Basket Gathering - 1999
Page by Carol Antrim of VBG with scenes from the annual event hosted by Kathy and Bill Halter of Royalwood.

Tradition and Innovation - 1999
Photos from VBG of members at the basketry conference held at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Midwest Basketry Focus - 1998
An Alternative Conference held in March at the Higher Ground Retreat Center in southeast Indiana.

Midwest Basketry Focus - 1998
Article with photos covering this conference on the Baskets, Etc. site.

Southwestern Indian Basketry: Old Roots, New Growth
November 2-5, 1997. Convocation held at Indian Arts Research Center in Santa Fe, NM featuring the adaptation and innovation in Contemporary Southwestern Indian Basketry. Resulted in the publication of the publication of Indian Basketry Artists of the Southwest: Deep Roots, New Growth.

Virtual Basketry Exhibits
Full page of listings for online presentations of basketweaving exhibitions held at museums and galleries around the world.

More Basketmaking Event Information
Additional resources for past and future basketweaving events. A basketry events calendar, coverage of past basketry events and Call-to-Entry information of interest to basketmakers.

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