The exhibition opens in conjunction with the 2017 National Basketry Organization’s conference in Tacoma, Washington. From black bamboo to reclaimed plastics, it represents a broad range of approaches by artists working within the field of contemporary basketry. Showcasing excellence in creative exploration, technique, craftsmanship, these 70 artworks were juried by Lloyd Herman, the founding Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery from 1971 – 1986. Herman is also the author of Art That Works: The Decorative Arts of the Eighties, Crafted in America. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington. Exhibition catalog available for purchase August 1, 2017.

Exhibition Schedule: July 20 – August 26, 2017: American Art Company, Tacoma, Washington (Ended). September 16 – October 29, 2017:  Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, New Jersey (Ended). March 29 – June 9, 2018:  Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts. 
This exhibit is made possible with support from the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation and the Windgate Charitable Foundation.