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Virtual Basketry Exhibitions

Virtual Basketry Exhibits. Online presentations of traditional and contemporary basket weaving exhibitions held in museums, studios and galleries from around the world. In instances where the artist has a personal web presentation - a link may be added to their site within the exhibit descriptions.

A Basketmaker In Rural Japan
(Coverage once online, but now only available in the book of the same title) On-line Exhibition featuring the content of an exhibit organized by Smithsonian Institution. Features the work of Basketmaker Hiroshima Kazuo. Includes images of traps for river crabs, creels, baskets for holding live eels, storage baskets, colanders, seven-band backpack baskets, as well as scenic views of rural Japan.

Arkansas Art Center Contemporary Crafts Collection
Dorothy Gill Barnes, Jerry Bleem, Joanne Segal Brandford, Carol Eckert, Lillian Elliott, John G. Garrett, Pat Hickman, Kiyomi Iwata, Gyongy Laky, Patti Lechman, Kari Lonning, Dona Look, Susan Lyman, John McQueen, Judy Mulford, Leon Niehues, Ed Rossbach, Jane Sauer, Dawn Walden, Mary Jo Dalrymple, Jean M. Amy, Rachel Appleton, Terri Bruhin, Thad Flenniken, Elsie Bates Freund, Miriam McKinnie Hoffmeier, Ritzi Jacobi, Eleanor Lux, Susan Pfeifer, Victoria Z. Rivers, Louise Robbins, Elizabeth C. Smathers, Jean Stamsta, Clare Verstegen, Sydney S. Wilson, Margaret B. Windeknecht, Sylvia Seventy, Karyl Sisson, Gary Trentham, Karen McCool Turnidge, Katherine Westphal, Jeanette Marie Ahlgren, David Bacharach, Michael Bailot, Diane Banks, Sophia Lambros Bauerle, Louis Bauerle, Nancy Moore Bess, Linda Bills, David Blaisus, Pat Brown, Ken Carlson, Michael Davis, Pat "Old Face" Edmonds, Arline Fisch, Douglas Fuchs, Kiyomi Iwata, Mary Giles, Lissa Hunter, Susan Long, Gammy Miller, Zoe Morrow, Neil Prince, Mary Merkel-Hess, Ed Rossbach, Kay Sekamachi and Suzy Wahl are among the fiberartist basketmakers included in the permanent collection of this Little Rock, Arkansas museum.

A Stitch in our Time: The New Art of Sewing
November 13, 2008 through February 8, 2009. Held at the Weiner Gallery of the Muskegon Museum of Art in Muskegon, Michigan featuring artists Lindsay Ketterer Gates, Jan Hopkins, Kay Khan and others who incorporate stitching and sewing as part of a studio art practice.

Bamboo Masterworks
The Asia Society online presentation of bamboo basketry featuring the Lloyd Cotsen collection of Japanese baskets.

Beyond the Basket
This exhibit hosted by del Mano Gallery in 2007 showcased the work of established and emerging fiber artists and basketmakers including Dona Anderson, Jan Buckman, Jeffrey Lloyd Dever, Stephen Johnson, Gerri Johnson-McMillin, Aaron Kramer, Jennifer Falck Linssen, Marilyn Moore, Debora Muhl, Dennis Nahabetian, David Peters, Jill Powers, Michael F. Rohde, JoAnne Russo, Elizabeth Whyte Schulze, Jack Slentz, Polly Adams Sutton and Ema Tanigaki.

California Indian Basketry
Weaving a Culture: Exploring California Indian Baskets is a presentation by the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center detailing the makers, functions, techniques, materials, cultural significance and designs of California Indian basketry.

Celebrating Nature: Craft Traditions/Contemporary Expressions
In FiberARTS November/December 2004 issue, Kevin V. Wallace writes about an exhibition he curated this fall at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. Basketmakers Nancy Moore Bess, Judy Mulford, Carol Eckert, Jan Hopkins, Leah Danberg, Ruth Greenberg and Gerri Johnson McMillan are featured.

Contemporary Baskets National Invitational
Online exhibit of a large number of contemporary baskets from an exhibit by the American Art Company of Tacoma, WA. The third rendition of this annual exhibit from 2005 features: Jackie Abrams, Sharon Meyer Postance, David Nittmann, Carla Filipelli, June Kerseg Hinson, Herman Guetersloh, Helen Frost Way, Danielle Bodine, Suzy Wahl, Sally Metcalf, Leandra Spangler, Doris Messick, Danielle Bodine, Joan Brink, Dona Anderson, C. A. Michel, Jill Nordfors Clark, Donna Kaplan, John Skau, Nancy Moore Bess, Judy Mulford, Sally Prangley, Susan kavicky, Clay Burnette, C. A. Michel, Neil and Francina Prince, Rob Dobson, Patti Lechman, Sharon Meyer Postance and Gerri Johnson-McMillin.

Embellished and Beguiled
Contemporary fiber art basketmakers Jerry Bleem, Judy Mulford and Michael Bailot participated in this online exhibit at FiberScene.

Entwined with Life: Native American Basketry
Exhibition of the world-renowned Native basketry collection of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Seattle, WA. The display includes several hundred baskets, most made by Northwest Coast artists.

Fiber Art Explored II - del Mano Gallery
This August 2008 exhibit included works by art basketmakers Elizabeth Whyte Schulze and Leah Danburg.

Fiber Biennial 2010
An online presentation of the exhibition held at the Snyderman-Works Galleries in Philadelphia, PA. Curated by Bruce Hoffman.

First American Art
An online archive of the extraordinary collection of Charles and Valerie Diker on display at the George Gustav Heye Center in New York City April 24, 2003 to May 28, 2006. Includes stunning examples of basketry from makers both well known and unidentified.

Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection
December 10, 2005 - April 1, 2006. ASU Art Museum - Nelson Fine Arts Center. Sara and David Lieberman, with their impeccable eye and passion for contemporary craft, have assembled one of the best collections of contemporary baskets in the country. 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 (now Lindsay Ketterer Gates), 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. An exhibit catalogue is available. This collection has been donated to the Museum of Arts and Design.

Masters of Contemporary Basketry
January 8 - February 1, 2009. Curated by Jane Sauer at Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle, WA. Invited artists include Kate Anderson, Dorothy Gill Barnes, Nancy Moore Bess, Jerry Bleem, Jane Chavez, Carol Eckert, John Garrett, Lindsay Ketterer Gates, Mary Giles, Jan Hopkins, Stephen Johnson, Kay Khan, Nancy Koenigsberg, Elizabeth Whyte Schulze, Carol Stein and Dawn Walden. More photos on Jan Hopkins blog.

Material Content: Basketry Sculpture in the 21st Century
March 18-May 15, 2005. Online version of the basketry exhibit featuring the work of Polly Adams Sutton, Diane Banks, Lanny Bergner, Ed Bing Lee, Charissa Brock, Carol Eckert, Mary Giles, Jan Hopkins, Lissa Hunter, Stephen Johnson, Gerri Johnson-McMillen, Susan Kavicky, Kay Khan, Lindsay K. Rais (now Lindsay Ketterer Gates), Karen Searle, Jo Stealey and Carol Stein, curated by Kate Anderson and held at Craft Alliance in St. Louis, MO.

Native American Basketry
Online gallery of Native American Baskets from the University of Michigan Anthropology Museum.

Natural Elements
November 15, 2003 - February 15, 2004. Irish artist, Patricia McKenna, Ruth Tabacay, Patrick Dougherty, Marcia Wolfson Ray, Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa, Dorothy Gill Barnes and Steve Tobin are included in this online exhibit by FiberScene.

Outside/Inside the Box
March 2 - April 15, 2012. Juried exhibit held in conjunction with Fiber Philadelphia in the Crane Arts Building, Icebox Project Space. A prestigious list of fiber artists and basketmakers participated. The entries included vessels and sculpture using basketry techniques by Kate Anderson, Emily Dvorin, Jan Hopkins, Dorothy McGuinness, Mary Merkel-Hess, Micaela Vivero and Debora Muhl.

Southern California Basketry
Online presentation of the collection of Southern California baskets in the Jessie Peters Museum in Santa Rosa, CA.

FiberScene Gallery Archive
FiberScene is an artist resource and fine art gallery. They specialize in San Francisco Bay Area Fiber Art. This page provides links to their archive of online fiber exhibits.

Fiber Show 2002
SURVEY FIBER 2002 - an online presentation of the exhibition held at the Snyderman-Works Galleries in Philadelphia, PA.

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.

Remember Your Relations: The Elsie Allen Baskets, Family, and Friends
Archived coverage of the exhibition of Pomo Indian "baskets and biography," that was on view May 18 to August 18, 1998 at the Oakland Museum of California.

The Metal Show 2002
November 15, 2002 through January 15, 2003. This metal as fiber art exhibit online at FiberScene featured the work of Nancy Koenigsberg and Lindsay K. Rais (now known as Lindsay Ketterer Gates).

The Vessel Redefined 2011
August 6th - 27th, 2011. The National Basketry Organization 6th Biennial Conference was the impetus and inspiration for The Vessel Redefined 2011 at Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA. Exhibiting artists included Jeanette Ahlgren, Hanne Behrens, Lanny Bergner, Nancy Moore Bess, Jerry Bleem, Jane Chavez, Jill Nordfors Clark, Ann Coddington, Marcia Docter, Eileen Doughty, Carol Eckert, Emily Garfield, John Garrett, Lindsay Ketterer Gates, Mary Giles, Katherine Glover, Jan Hopkins, Christine Joy, Nancy Koenigsberg, Ed Bing Lee, Jennifer Falck Linssen, Jennifer Maestre, Donna Marder, Mary Merkel-Hess, John McQueen, Merrill Morrison, Judy Mulford, Lois Russell, JoAnne Russo, Amanda Salm, Elizabeth Whyte Schulze, Helen Shirk, Jack Da Silva, Marilyn Da Silva, Carol Stein, Polly Adams Sutton, Brooke Marks Swanson, Noriko Takamiya, and Andrea Uravitch.

THEN/AGAIN
January 1 through March 1, 2000. This fiber art exhibit online at FiberScene featured the work of John Garrett and Rob Dobson.

Tree and Tradition
Online exhibition of Brown Ash and Native American basketmaking hosted by the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine.

Vessel 98
Laurie Dill-Kocher takes you on a virtual tour of this exhibit held at the Davidson Gallery featuring the work of Dorothy Gill Barnes, Christopher Ellison, Patricia Ann Lechman, Norma Minkowitz, Zoe Morrow and Karen Turnidge.

Vessels, Boxes and Baskets
This exhibit, organized by Function + Art in 2003 featured basket artists Susan kavicky, Kari Lonning, Doris Messick and Linda Fifield.

Masters of Bamboo Basketry
Bios and work samples of ten modern masters of Japanese Contemporary Basketry, presented by Textile Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Walls and Vessels
Elizabeth MacDonald (Ceramic Tiles) and Kari Lonning (Basketry) July 21 - Sept. 10, 2007
The Minor Memorial Library Gallery, Roxbury, CT.

Weaving Culture: Baskets from the Museum of Northern Arizona Collections
Archived coverage of a Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) exhibit held in 2000.

Woebegone Weavers Basketry Guild 2003 
Exhibit at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, KY. Judy Dominic curated this exhibit which included Jackie Abrams, Linda Boyle-Gibson, Anita Brown, LuReign Brown, Donna Carlson, Patti Hawkins, Mary Hettmansperger, Flo Hoppe, Eileen LaPorte, Ann Lux, Doris Messick, Joan Moore, Marilyn Moore, Judith Olney, Cass Schorsch, Dianne Stanton, Polly Adams Sutton and Sandy Whalen.

Woven Worlds: Basketry from the Clark Field Collection
Archived coverage of the exhibit on display March 11-May 20, 2001 at The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection
December 10, 2005 April 1, 2006. Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona. 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 (now Lindsay Ketterer Gates), Fran Reed (1943-2008), Ed Rossbach (1914-2002), JoAnne Russo, Jane Sauer, Hisako Sekijima, Kay Sekimachi, Naoko Serino, Debbie Shriver, Carol Stein, Hideho Tanaka, Tsuruko Tanikawa, Maseo Ueno, Mika Watanabe, Katherine Westphal, Judy K. Wilson and Jiro Yonezawa. Reception for Museum members and invited guests December 9, 6-8pm.

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

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

Web & Flow
The Joan Mondale Gallery of the Textile Center in Minneapolis, MN hosted this exhibit in collaboration with the National Basketry Organization March 6 - April 18, 2009. A select group chosen from this show was also exhibited at Guardino Gallery in Portland, Oregon during the NBO 2009 Conference.

xTreme Baskets
Jane Sauer Gallery presented this exhibit featuring baskets created by Kate Anderson, Jan Hopkins, Elizabeth W. Schulze, Nancy Moore Bess, Stephen Johnson, Leandra Spangler, Danielle Bodine, Christine Joy, Carol Stein, Jane Chavez, Ron King, Polly Adams Sutton, Jill Nordfors Clark, Nancy Koenigberg, Carrie Vanderhoop, Jeanne Drevas, Jill Powers, Evelyn Vanderhoop, Carol Eckert, Joh Ricci and Dawn Walden.

More Virtual Basketry
Basketry chat rooms and ICQ groups, a variety of email based basket newsletters and electronic basketweaving magazines, basketry forums and message boards. Galleries representing basketmakers and fiber artists.

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