"Abacus" on loom
Ikat tapestry "Abacus" in process, on the loom. This tapestry is part of the permanent collection of the
U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador.
Follow Mary on Facebook
To see what's new and happening in the Mary Zicafoose Textiles studio, "Like" the Mary Zicafoose Textile Facebook page.
Nebraska Cultural Endowment Blog Features Mary's Perspective on Her Career
In June, the blog of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment featured an article about Mary's introduction to
textiles. Read her
narrative on the What's Your Livelihood blog.
Mary's Mountains & Ghosts Show Reviewed in Surface Design Journal
Read the review by
Suzanne Smith Arney.
Article is provided courtesy of Surface Design Journal.
New Studio Assistant
Mary Zicafoose Textiles welcomes Mary Gurnaud to the family of fun, talented, and dedicated studio
assistants who have worked with Mary over the years. Mary is a Minnesota transplant who has studied
wine in France, and is currently cultivating her own textile practice. Also central in her life are cats and
science fiction, and very soon, the fine and acquired art of wrapping ikat.
Mary's Home and Studio Featured in Omaha's Inspired Living Magazine
about Mary's home and studio in the January/February 2014 issue of Omaha's Inspired Living.
New Community Engagement Center at UNOmaha
Campus to Feature Mary's Large Scale Tapestry Installation
The new Community Engagement Center at the University of Nebraska - Omaha will be dedicated April 17, 2014.
The installation will feature an 8' x 55' composite tapestry designed by Mary.
Mary Will Be Teaching at Penland This
Drawing upon over three decades of tapestry & rug weaving, this is a rare opportunity to work in depth
with Mary sharing the foundation elements of her art practice. Instruction will include color theory, loom
etiquette, signature tapestry and weft faced ikat design, dye and weaving techniques, finishing work for
exhibition and sales, ethics, practices, and creative exercises. This is an extremely comprehensive workshop
addressing aesthetic and technical solutions for creative non-loom controlled process for weavers of all
levels. Registration begins Feb 1 at www.penland.org.
Read Mary's Designer Profile in Omaha HOME
The March-April issue of Omaha HOME Magazine interviews Mary for a Q&A session as their
featured artist. You can browse the article
on their on-line reader.
An Interview With Mary Zicafoose
mary joins the UNION for contemporary art board, elected chairman
Mary has been elected to the position of Chairman of the Board for the UNION for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska. The Union's mission is to
strengthen the creative culture of Greater Omaha. In addition to serving local non-profits, Mary also serves
nationally and internationally as the co-director of the American Tapestry Alliance, and is an immediate past board member
of GoodWeave USA.
carpeting the contemporary world
Mary Zicafoose Textiles Hand Knotted Carpets
Mary has expanded her textile line to include the production of her designs as exquisite, contemporary
Photo on left: Detail, Red Tapestry Series: Orange Dots.
For more information about the Mary Zicafoose line of carpets, visit the Carpets
section of this website.
September 9-November 4, 2014
Artist, Inc., sponsored by Omaha Creative
Professional Development for Artists
October 3-Nov 5, 2014
The Art is the Cloth
Traveling juried exhibition of contemporary hand-woven tapestry
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Reception and Lecture, October 8, 2014
October 31-Nov 4, 2014
9th International Shibori and Ikat Symposium
Mary will be exhibiting recent work and speaking on ikat.
November 21-29, 2014
Her Art / Herself Group Exhibition
Gallery 72, Omaha, NE
November 18, 2014, 6:00 PM
Omaha Creative Institute 2014 Patron Party
At the home of Mary and Kirby Zicafoose
For tickets, contact the Omaha Creative Institute
March 4-7, 2015
New Stories: Tapestry and Ikat Techniques for Weavers
KANEKO, Omaha, NE
For registration, contact the American Tapestry Alliance
May 16, 2015
Textile Arts Council Lecture
DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA
In conjunction with her talk at the museum, Mary will be teaching workshops and lecturing throughout
California in May 2015.
October 8-11, 2015
Indigo and Ikat: New Paths for Ancient Partners
In conjunction with SDA Craft+ Concept Intensive: Socially Engaged Practices
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
See a list of Mary's upcoming workshops
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
1806 Vinton Street
Omaha, NE 68108
Anderson O'Brien Fine Art
1108 Jackson Street
Omaha, NE 68102
309 N. St. Joseph
PO Box 272
Suttons Bay, MI 49682