(Frequently Asked Questions)
Who is organizing this exhibition?
Where and when will the exhibition be shown?
The exhibition will travel around the country for three years. The current exhibition schedule includes:
- Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings Montana: June 30 – October 22, 2023
- Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Art Museum, La Conner Washington: December 1, 2023 – February 28, 2024
- Fuller Craft Museum, February – August 2025, Brockton Massachusetts: Exact Dates TBD
Additional venues will be added.
Do I need to be a member of NBO to participate in “Art Evolved: Intertwined”?
You must be a current member of the National Basketry Organization (NBO) or Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) to enter this exhibition. Click here to join NBO.
What is the deadline for entries?
The entry deadline is 7pm EDT (GMT/UTC -4) on July 31, 2022.
I’ve completed the entry form. Did NBO receive my entries?
After you complete the entry form and pay the entry fee, you will see an on-screen confirmation. If you see the on-screen confirmation, we have received your entry. You don’t need to call us to confirm.
How do I pay the entry fee?
After you complete the entry form, you will see an online form to pay your entry fee with a credit or debit card. The secure online payments are handled by Square; NBO does not obtain or store your credit card information. More information about Square’s privacy and security policies is available here.
Can I pay the entry fee by check?
We recommend using the secure online payment form on our website, but if you need to pay by check, you can. Make your check payable to “National Basketry Organization – Art Evolved: Intertwined” and mail it to:
Every 1 2022
c/o National Basketry Organization
PO Box 1524
How many pictures of each work should I submit?
Submit three photos for each work: one full view photo, one detail photo, and one additional photo from a different perspective.
What are the photo requirements?
Photography must be of acceptable quality for inclusion: in focus, good lighting, plain background with no extraneous objects visible in the picture frame.
Digital images must be saved as a high-quality JPEG or JPG file (no TIFF files). Do not use your name or initials in the filename (title is OK).
Finished images should be at least 2100 pixels and not more than 4200 pixels on the longest side.
Files should NOT exceed more than 10 MB per file.
How can I take good photographs of my work?
NBO has created an online training video on how to best photograph your work to show it off to its best advantage. Watch it here.
When will I hear if my entry has been selected?
We will notify you via email by October 15, 2022.
I’m having trouble submitting my entry on a phone or tablet.
Although this website and the entry form are designed to work well on all devices, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer to submit your entries, if possible. A tablet would be the second-best choice while a phone would be the last choice for completing an entry.
I’m helping someone else enter the exhibit. Whose email address should I use?
You can use your email address so that we can contact you if there are issues with the entry.
I’m getting the message “There are errors in your submission. Please try again.”
Please check your entry for accuracy. The most common errors are:
• An incorrectly formatted email address
• Leaving any of the fields/boxes empty
• Having the Artist Statement or Description too long (max 150 words)
• Not attaching an image
My computer didn’t seem to fully upload one of the entry forms. Should I try again?
If after clicking the Submit button, you see a spinning icon that never stops, you may have internet connectivity issues. For best results, reduce the file size of your photo to less than 5MB, and try to submit the form again. Whenever possible, use a laptop or desktop computer for your entries rather than a mobile device.
I took a class and made a basket. Is it OK to submit that to this exhibit?
No, please do not submit work made during a class or workshop.
I have a basket that was in a previous NBO exhibit. Can I enter it?
No, please do not submit work that has been selected and shown in any previous NBO exhibit.
I have a basket that was in a non NBO show? Can I enter it?
Yes, you may enter a basket that was shown in an exhibit produced by another organization.
I’m not sure if my work is acceptable for the exhibition.
Most baskets are accepted to the exhibition, from beginner to expert level. However, if you have any question about your entry, please contact our exhibition committee at:
I have a question about use of native designs.
Out of respect for the traditions of indigenous makers, please do not submit copies of indigenous work if you are a non-indigenous maker. If you have questions, please contact our exhibition committee at:
I have another question about the exhibition, entries, exhibit dates, etc.
Please contact our exhibition committee at:
I’m having technical problems with the website, registration form, payment form or entry form.
Please contact our tech support team at:
Describe your problem in detail, and include a phone number and the best time to call you back.