Mary Zicafoose Tapestries and Prints, Omaha, NE

Tools of the Trade

Mary's twelve foot Cranbrook loom in her studio at Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, Omaha, NE

latest news

New Tapestry Installation

Mary's recently completed ikat diptych tapestry was installed at the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation. The massively scaled Pink and Yellow Tapestries were commissioned to enhance the warmth and vitality of the foundation’s lobby.


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 mid 2020. Penguin/Random House and 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.

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 2017 issue of Omaha Magazine, Kim Reiner interviewed Mary about her massive installation at UNMC's Buffett Cancer Center lobby. Visit their website to read the article.

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.


Nebraska Cultural Endowment Blog Features Mary's Perspective on Her Career

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 24-March 6, 2020
    Mary Zicafoose: Ikat 
    Lied Center for the Arts Gallery
    Solo Exhibition of New Work of Textiles and Prints
    Creighton University
    Omaha, NE
    Opening Reception Friday January 24, 5-8pm
    Gallery Talk, 4:30 PM

  • March 19-22, 2020
    The Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf - Three Day Workshop
    Color - One Day Workshop
    New Orleans Weaver's Guild
    New Orleans, LA
  • May 2020
    Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth book release

  • May 1-3, 2020
    Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf - Three Day Workshop
    Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild
  • April 24-June 6, 2020
    Jane Carney + Mary Zicafoose: Double Vision
    Hammes Gallery
    St. Marys College
    Notre Dame, IN
    Opening Reception: April 24, 5-7 pm
    Reunion Reception: June 6

  • June 20, 2020
    HOMECOMING: Mary Brelowski Zicafoose/Tapestries & Prints
    Niles Public Library, Niles, Michigan
    Lecture and Opening Reception 4-7 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 Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf: 5 day workshop
    Maiwa School of Textiles,
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

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