Mary Zicafoose Tapestries and Prints, Omaha, NE

Ikat ignites spaces, welcomes guests

History, 2015. Installed at Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District, Omaha. Weft faced ikat tapestry, diptych, 59" W x 156" L, wrapped, dyed & woven wool and silk/bamboo on linen warp, 2015

latest news

Mary Receives NAC Individual Artist Fellowship Award

The Nebraska Arts Council's Individual Artist Fellowship program recognizes exemplary work by Nebraska artists and provides support through public recognition and monetary awards. The program rotates annually, highlighting different artistic disciplines each year. Mary, along with eight other artists were chosen to receive this 2019 grant for visual arts.

Interweave Press Taps Mary to Create Ikat Book

This year Mary is writing an introductory level book about ikat techniques and processes to be released in 2019. Interweave Press will be publishing the inspirational book featuring both natural and synthetic dye formulas and processes, in addition to instructional ikat projects.

NET Television Interviews Mary

Consider This with Cathy Wyatt interviewed Mary for an episode about the UNMC Healing Arts program. View the episode here.


Mary Begins Fifth Year of Artist, Inc. Facilitatorship

Omaha Creative Institute begins its fifth season of Artist, Inc. on Tuesday evenings September 11 through October 30th. Mary will share her professional and creative experience with a new group of Artist, Inc. cohorts.

Great Plains Textile Center's Founding Board of Directors

To help launch the newly formed Great Plains Textile Center, Mary will serve as an adviser to the board of directors. The center's mission is to provide instruction, inspiration, equipment and materials to ignite textile arts within our community. 

Omaha Magazine Feature's Mary and Her Work at the Buffett Cancer Center

In the September/October issue of Omaha Magazine, Kim Reiner interviewed Mary about her recent installation at UNMC's Buffett Cancer Center lobby. Visit their website to read the article.

Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Tapestries Installed

Mary's most recent commission, the Healing and Hope tapestries for UNMC's Buffett Cancer Center lobby were installed Saturday, April 29, 2017. These ikats took 12 months from conception to reveal. There are approximately 1000 dyepots of yarn, 358,560 square inches of ikat and tapestry which took Mary and her three studio assistants one year to complete.

Hope and Healing Tapestries Receive Best OEAA Public Art Award for 2017

In February, Mary was honored to receive the OEAA award for Best Public Art from the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards.

Visit the OEA website.

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.

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events schedule 

  • January 2020
    Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth book release

  • January 24-March 6, 2020
    Mary Zicafoose: Ikat Tapestries and Wearables
    Lied Center for the Arts Gallery
    Creighton University
    Omaha, NE
    Opening Reception Friday January 24, 5-8pm

  • March 19-22, 2020
    The Ikat Scarf - Three Day Workshop and Lecture
    New Orleans Weaver's Guild
    New Orleans, LA
  • January 30, 2020
    Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth Book Signing Event
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Lied Center for the Arts Gallery
    Creighton University
    Omaha, NE

  • April 24-June 6, 2020
    Between Friends: Cloth/Dye + Canvas/Paint
    Mary Zicafoose & Jane Carney 2020 Alumnae Exhibition
    Hammes Gallery
    St. Marys College
    Notre Dame, IN
    Opening Reception: April 24, 5-7 pm
    Reunion Reception: June 6

  • June 11, 2020
    HOMECOMING: Mary Brelowski Zicafoose/Tapestries & Prints
    The Grand LV, Niles, Michigan
    Opening Reception 6-8 pm,
    Sponsored by Niles Public Art Commission & Niles Art Association

  • July 24-30, 2020
    Convergence 2020
    Handweavers Guild of America
    Knoxville, TN
    3 day workshop: The Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf

  • October 1-6, 2020
    Rug Weaving Basics and Next Level Rug Weaving Workshops
    Yadkin Valley Fiber Center
    Yadkinville, NC
  • October 13, 2020
    Evening Lecture: Ikat, Icons, and Inspiration
    Maiwa School of Textiles.
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • October 14-18, 2020
    The Ikat Scarf: 5 day workshop
    Maiwa School of Textiles,
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

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