Two Good Friends
Mary poses with one of her 12 foot Cranbrook looms in her studio.
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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
review by Suzanne Smith Arney.
Article is provided courtesy of Surface Design
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
Mary's Home and Studio Featured in Omaha's Inspired Living Magazine
Mary's home and studio in the January/February 2014 issue of Omaha's Inspired
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
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
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.
July 20-August 5, 2014
Tapestry: wrapped /unwrapped
2 1/2 week intensive weaving workshop
Penland School of Crafts
August 20-23, 2014
3 days at the Loom with Mary Zicafoose
Kansas City Weavers Guild
Kansas City, MO
contact: Becky Stevens, email@example.com
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
Mary will be exhibiting recent work and speaking on ikat.
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