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National Basketry Organization 2017 Conference
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7/18/2017 to 7/23/2017
When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Where: The University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington 
United States

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Every other year, NBO provides the opportunity to work with master basket makers at its conference. This five-day conference is built around three and 1/2 days of workshops with national and international basket makers who both excel at their craft and have proven to be good teachers. Most importantly, they love to teach. As the conference moves around the country, NBO focuses on the basket making techniques and materials of the region. The workshops represent the range of basket work being done today from the revival of historical techniques, to the use of traditional materials, to innovative sculptural work.

NBO is pleased to announce the roster of workshops for the Tradition and Innovation in Basketry IX conference to be be held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, from July 18 to 23, 2017. Registration information will be sent to all NBO members, and registration will begin September 15, 2016. If you are not an NBO member join here. For non-members of NBO, registration opens on October 15, 2016 with an additional non-member fee.

In addition to these workshops, there will be a number of additional events:

  • Opening Celebration with keynote speaker Lloyd Herman, who will speak on “Craft into Art – a Century of (R)evolution” and an award ceremony for the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.
  • Extended workshops and a designated area for open-weave gatherings
  • Our gala and auctions (both silent and live)
  • The opportunity for all attendees to exhibit in More to Consider 2
  • A reception at The American Art Company to view All Things Considered 9
  • A variety of activities, including visits to museums and craft locations in Tacoma

For more information, visit the NBO website at


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