Mary Zicafoose Tapestries and Prints, Omaha, NE

Just Arrived from Nepal

Carpets for the UNOmaha Community Engagement Center installation.

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Watch KMTV 3 News coverage of the FIBER exhibit at KANEKO

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 

  • February 6 - April 24, 2015
    Omaha, NE
    Opening Reception: Fri Feb 6, 6-9:00 pm
  • February 6 - March 27, 2015
    30th Anniversary Artists Invitational Exhibition
    Sunderland Gallery
    St. Cecilias Cathedral
    Omaha, NE
    Opening Reception: Feb 15
  • March 6 - April 7, 2015
    Color Fields: Ikat, Tapestry, Carpets and Prints
    Metropolitan Community College
    Elkhorn Valley Campus-Gallery of Art & Design
    Elkhorn, NE
    Artist Talk: March 11, 4-5:00
    Reception: March 11 5-6:30
  • May 6 - 7, 2015
    Redwood Empire Weavers Guild Talk and One Day Color Workshop
    Santa Rosa, CA
    contact: Bill Jackson
  • May 8 - 9, 2015
    Pacific Textile Arts Talk and Ikat
    Ft. Bragg, CA
    contact: Lollii Jacobsen
  • May 11 - 13, 2015
    Santa Cruz Weavers Guild Talk and 2 1/2 day Ikat Workshop
    Santa Cruz, CA
    contact: Janette Gross
  • May 16, 2015
    De Young Museum
    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


See a list of Mary's upcoming workshops


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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