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All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Washington
Entry Deadline: 2/15/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Non member entry fee = All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century): $40.00
Entry Fee (Member entry fee = All Things Considered 9): $35.00

National Basketry Organization

All Things Considered 9

Basketry in the 21st Century

 July 20, 2017 – March 30, 2018

American Art Company 1126 Broadway Plaza Tacoma, Washington

Selected entries will also travel to Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Peters Valley School of Art and Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston through March 2018.

National Basketry Organization (NBO) is a national non-profit organization with a mission of promoting and preserving the art, skill, heritage and education of traditional and contemporary basketry techniques. We do this in several ways through a variety of educational initiatives that include organizing professional gallery and museum exhibitions.

You are invited to submit work for the NBO biennial juried exhibition: All Things Considered 9. This traveling exhibition will be held in conjunction with the NBO 2017 Biennial Conference. The NBO All Things Considered exhibitions have become an important record of artistic work within traditional and contemporary basketry. They are unique in their focus on basketry and in their inclusion of the full range of work being executed by well-known and emerging artists. The goal of the exhibition is to showcase benchmarks of excellence in traditional and sculptural basketry that demonstrate superior technique and original concept and design. NBO will produce a catalog of the exhibition and artists selected for the exhibition will receive one complimentary copy of the catalog. All work in the show will also be in a gallery of photographs on the NBO website and given exposure in other online media. NBO encourages both established and emerging artist to submit work.

Submissions will be evaluated on concept, design, technique, craftsmanship and creative exploration. It is important to send high quality digital images. Work that differs significantly from the submitted digital image will be ineligible for the exhibition and returned to the artist. Submission to All Things Considered 9 implies that the artwork represented on the digital images will be, if selected by the jurors, available for the duration of the exhibition and the artist understands that all accepted work, without exception, must remain for the duration of the exhibition.

Lloyd E. Herman – NBO is pleased to welcome Lloyd E. Herman as the juror for All Things Considered 9. From 1971 – 1986 Lloyd Herman was the founding Director of the national craft museum of the United States, the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery. He has lectured on American craft throughout the United States as well as Australia, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Japan. Herman is the author of Art That Works: The Decorative Arts of the Eighties, Crafted in America, among many others. Herman is a native of Oregon and lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

ENTRY PROCEDURE: All submissions must be submitted through CaFÉ ( Follow procedures outlined on the website. Required information for submissions:

1. Name, address (and shipping address if different), telephone number, email address.

2. Up to 3 works may be submitted. Each work should include one overall image and one detail, up to a total of six images.

3. Image requirements: images should be no smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side and the resolution set at 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution).

4. Include retail price for each work submitted. If not for sale, insurance value must accompany submission.

5. A brief artist statement about your work – Maximum 1000 character limit.

 AWARDS:  Multiple Juror’s Awards of $3000 total.


FEBRUARY 15, 2017
Exhibition entry deadline

 MARCH 15, 2017
Jury notification sent 

APRIL 15, 2017
Accepted entry catalog images due 

JUNE 24 – JULY 1, 2017
Accepted entries due at American Art Company (check gallery hours) 

APRIL 2018
Traveling work returned


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