Mary's installation Red Tapestry Wall at the Barabra Weitz Community Engagement Center, UNOmaha, Omaha, NE
Meet Our New Studio Assistants
Alex Carlson is a visual artist whose
background includes formal training in textiles, paper making, and two and three dimensional design. He is
an extremely talented native Nebraskan and joined the studio team in October.
Sarah Kolar was born and raised in Spirit Lake, Iowa. She received a BFA from the
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, in 2010. She completed her MFA for Sculpture + Expanded Practices
at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 2015.
UNMC's Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Selects Mary for Commission
Mary is creating two large-scale tapestries for the
lobby of the new Buffett Cancer Center to be dedicated in May of 2017.
Mary Awarded Best of Show
Mary's tapestry, Mountain for the Buddha:
Wine was awarded the Best of Show for Craft Forms, 2016, at the Wayne Art Center in Philadelphia.
UNMC Acquires Zicafoose Tapestry
The UNMC Center for Drug Discovery and the Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences and Education recently added
a Mary Zicafoose ikat, Mountain for the Buddha: Envy II, to their permanent collection. The new
building dedication was held on August 23, 2016.
Penland Students Study With Mary
The spring textile intensive, Artist and Weaver has come to a successful conclusion. Over a period of eight
weeks, twelve outstandingly talented students worked closely with Mary to develop their studio practice.
Mary Thrilled to Receive Accolade in the Arts
On January 17, 2016 Mary was honored to be named the 2016 Best Visual Artist by the Omaha Arts and
Holland Performing Arts Center Acquires Mary
Zicafoose's Tapestries for Zinc Cafè
The new cafè at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha was dedicated in May. Omaha Performing Arts
selected four tapestries from the Mountain for the Buddha Series.
Mary receives the WCA Tribute to Women Award
The WCA's signature event, Tribute to Women celebrates extraordinary women in our community,
recognizing their service and dedication to making Omaha a better place for all those that live here. Mary
was honored to be a 2015 recipient of this award from the WCA.
Nebraska Cultural Endowment Blog Features Mary's Perspective on Her Career
mary continues to serve as chairwoman for the UNION for contemporary art board
Mary volunteers her experience for the board of directors 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.