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 Participate in Joslyn Museum's Art Seen

This invitational exhibition includes artists from Nebraska’s two largest cities, and investigates a range of media and styles addressing varied themes, including personal narrative, the social landscape, environmental issues, and contemporary approaches to painting. Mary was invited to create a site-specific 14-foot diptych ikat tapestry entitled History. Exhibition opens June 20, and runs through October 11.

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

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.

Mary Zicafoose Studio Welcomes the Return of Anna Dewy Greer

Previously, Anna worked with Mary as a studio assistant from 2009 until 2011. Anna has returned from Los Angeles and will again be assisting Mary in her studio.


Mary Will Be Teaching a Two-Month Intensive Studio at Penland, Spring 2016

Class: Artist and Weaver

Drawing upon over three decades of professional textile experience, this is a rare opportunity to work in depth with Mary sharing the foundation elements of her art practice.

Instruction will include color theory, natural and chemical dying, weaving techniques, and creative exercises, including a deep focus on developing a personal style and building a body of work.

This is an extremely individualized workshop addressing aesthetic and technical solutions for weaving artists. Featuring guest artist, Catharine Ellis, instructing in natural dyes. Registration begins Feb 1 at

An Interview With Mary Zicafoose

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.

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GoodWeave providing earthquake relief with your help

GoodWeave needs your financial assistance to help bring relief and recovery to Mary's carpet community in Nepal.

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events schedule 

  • June 20 - October 11, 2015
    Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln
    Joslyn Art Musuem
    Omaha, NE
  • Tuesday Evenings, September-October
    Artist, Inc. Seminar
    Omaha Creative Institute
    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

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

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