Mary Zicafoose Tapestries and Prints, Omaha, NE

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Mary poses with one of her 12 foot Cranbrook looms in her studio. 

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Mary To Receive 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 is honored to be a recipient of this award from the WCA. A luncheon for the awards ceremony is being held at the Downtown Omaha Hilton on June 2, 2015, 12p-1p. For tickets, please contact the WCA.

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

Read 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 Summer

Tapestry: wrapped/unwrapped

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

Read Mary's Designer Profile in Omaha HOME Magazine

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 hand-knotted carpets.

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.

events schedule 

  • May 16, 2015
    de Young Museum Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
    Textile Arts Council Lecture 10:00 am
    Color Fields: Ikat, Tapestry and Contemporary Art
  • May 17 - 19, 2015
    Tapestry Weavers West Talk and 3 days of Workshops: Inspiration, Color, and Conjecture
    contact: Alex Friedman
  • May 18, 2015
    Golden Gate Weavers Guild Talk 7:00 pm
    Berkeley, CA
    contact: Lilia Rosenheimer
  • June 20 - October 11, 2015
    Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln
    Joslyn Art Musuem
    Omaha, NE
  • October 5-7, 2015
    Indigo and Ikat: New Paths for Ancient Partners
    Surface Design Association Pre-Conference Workshop
    Arrowmont School of Craft
    Gatlinburg, TN
  • March 13 - May 6, 2016
    Artist and Weaver: Two Month Concentration
    Penland School of Craft
    Penland, NC


The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Gallery 72
1806 Vinton Street
Omaha, NE 68108

Anderson O'Brien Fine Art
1108 Jackson Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Michigan Artists Gallery
309 N. St. Joseph
PO Box 272
Suttons Bay, MI 49682


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