"Abacus" on loom
Ikat tapestry "Abacus" in process, on the loom. This tapestry is part of the permanent collection of the
U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador.
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To see what's new and happening in the Mary Zicafoose Textiles studio, "Like" the Mary Zicafoose Textile Facebook page.
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
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
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 www.penland.org.
Read Mary's Designer Profile in Omaha HOME
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
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.
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 email@example.com
May 18, 2015
Golden Gate Weavers Guild Talk 7:00 pm
contact: Lilia Rosenheimer firstname.lastname@example.org
June 20 - October 11, 2015
Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln
Joslyn Art Musuem
October 5-7, 2015
Indigo and Ikat: New Paths for Ancient Partners
Surface Design Association Pre-Conference Workshop
Arrowmont School of Craft
March 13 - May 6, 2016
Artist and Weaver: Two Month Concentration
Penland School of Craft
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