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All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century

Presented by the National Basketry Organization, this exhibition features 40 pieces of contemporary basketry, both traditional and sculptural, juried by Lloyd Herman.

Layton, NJ, September 01, 2017 --( Announcing the newest exhibition in the Sally D. Francisco Gallery at Peters Valley School of Craft:

Peters Valley School of Craft is pleased to announce a new exhibition, All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century, in the Sally D. Francisco Gallery from September 16 through October 29, 2017 with reception and talk Sunday, October 1st from 2-5pm (visit for forthcoming details). This is a traveling exhibition presented by the National Basketry Organization.

Ninth in a series of juried biennial exhibitions this exhibit is intended to show a broad view, both traditional and sculptural, of contemporary basketry in the United States. The exhibition opened in Tacoma, WA in July in conjunction with the National Basketry Organization’s conference in Tacoma, WA and included 70 artworks juried by Lloyd Herman. Forty of the selected entries traveling to an additional two venues on the East coast beginning with Peters Valley.

The exhibition’s juror, Lloyd Herman, was the founding Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery, the national craft museum of the United States, from 1971 – 1986. Herman is the author of Art That Works: The Decorative Arts of the Eighties, Crafted in America and lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

This exhibition showcases excellence in creative exploration, technique, craftsmanship, concept and design, showing a full spectrum of work currently being executed by well-known and emerging artists. From black bamboo to reclaimed plastics, the works represent a broad range of approaches by artists working within the field of contemporary basketry.

The Gallery at Peters Valley School of Craft is located at 19 Kuhn Rd., Layton, NJ 07851 and is open daily from 10am – 6pm.

This exhibit is made possible with support from the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation and the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

Exhibition schedule:
July 20 – August 26, 2017 American Art Company, 1126 Broadway, Tacoma, WA
September 16 – October 29, 2017 Peters Valley School of Craft, 19 Kuhn Road, Layton, NJ
SAC March 29 – June 9, 2018 Society of Arts + Crafts, 100 Pier 4, Suite 200, Boston, MA

The National Basketry Organization is a non-profit organization that unites people interested in basketry to provide education and to promote basket making. Founded in the late 1990’s, the organization now has over 700 members, most of whom live in the United States and Canada. Although most of NBO’s members are basket makers, membership includes collectors, gallery owners, scholars, craft and art schools and museums.

Peters Valley School of Craft is a non-profit educational center for the exploration, promotion and practice of fine craft, located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Funding for Peters Valley is provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and New Jersey Historic Trust, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Marie & John Zimmermann Fund, Windgate Charitable Foundation, Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation, John A. & Margaret Post Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust and by the generosity of its members and individual donors. Please visit for more information.

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for more information please Contact Gallery Dorector Brienne Rosner at: or call (973)948-5202.

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