Mary Zicafoose Tapestries and Prints, Omaha, NE

Healing and Hope tapestries, mantras in fifteen languages

The Healing Arts Program of the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC in Omaha commissioned these ikat tapestries to welcome guests to the lobby of this new healing facility.

latest news

Mary Zicafoose: Midway Film Release

The long-awaited documentary film about Mary's life and career has been released. Director Jeffrey Hahn combines the testimony of Mary's peers and friends, with the narrative of her artist's journey, to recount a colorful exploration of the virtuoso, teacher, and woman that is Mary Zicafoose.

Watch the film

Ikat Book Launch is Here

Mary's new book, Ikat: The Essential Guide to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth was released by Penguin Random House this month. This inspirational book features both natural and synthetic dye formulas and processes, in addition to instructional ikat projects. 

Order your copy today

2020 Bemis Benefit Art Auction Limited Edition Prints

The 2020 Bemis Benefit Art Auction Exhibition is now open to the public. The Bemis Center has commissioned Mary to create a limited edition silkscreen print, available for purchase now.

Visit the auction website to purchase your print.

Schacht Spindle interviews Mary for Spinning & Weaving Week

Jane Patrick of Schacht Spindle Company interviews Mary in a segment "The World is Begging to Become a More Beautiful Place".

Watch the interview

The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) asked artists from the museum's collection to create a short video about their workspace to share during the COVID-19 pandemic. Come along and join the studio tour!


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.

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 

  • September 10, 2020
    Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth
    Book Release
    Order your copy today!
  • October 14, 2020
    Omaha Weavers & Spinner Guild Zoom Program
    Mary Zicafoose: Midway, film and discussion
    7:00 pm
    Contact: Joan Getzfrid,
  • December 8, 2020-April 11, 2021
    NAC Visual Arts Awardees Exhibition
    Museum of Nebraska Art
  • February 24, 2021
    Weavers of Western Massachusetts Zoom Program
    Ikat: Notes from the Field
    3:00 pm
    Contact: Brenda Parella,
  • March 13
    Tapestry Weavers WesT
    Zoom Program
    Ikat: Notes From the Field
    10:00 PST
    Contact: Alex Friedman,
  • March 27, 2021
    American Pen Womens Program
    Mary Zicafoose: Midway
    12:00 pm
    contact: Susan Baron,
  • April 23-25, 2021 (tentative)
    Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf - Three Day Workshop
    Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild
  • Spring 2021 (TBA)
    Jane Carney + Mary Zicafoose: Double Vision
    Hammes Gallery
    St. Marys College
    Notre Dame, IN
  • June 24-27, 2021
    The Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf, Three Day workshop
    MidAtlantic Fiber Association 2021 Conference
    Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania
  • July 15-21, 2022
    Convergence International Weaver's Conference
    The Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf Three Day Workshop
    Knoxville, TN

The events listed below have been cancelled or rescheduled due to the global pandemic

  • March 19-22, 2020
    The Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf - Three Day Workshop
    Color - One Day Workshop
    New Orleans Weaver's Guild
    New Orleans, LA
    To be rescheduled

  • 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
    Coming 2021

  • October 1-6, 2020
    Rug Weaving Basics and Next Level Rug Weaving Workshops
    Yadkin Valley Fiber Center
    Yadkinville, NC
    To be rescheduled in 2021

  • October 13, 2020
    Evening Lecture: Ikat, Icons, and Inspiration 
    Maiwa School of Textiles.
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    To be rescheduled in 2021

  • October 14-18, 2020
    The Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf: 5 day workshop
    Maiwa School of Textiles,
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    To be rescheduled in 2021

  • November 19-22, 2020
    Rocky Mountain Weaver's Guild
    Lecture: Ikat a Global Story of Exotic Cloth, Nov. 21st
    Workshop: The Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf, Nov. 19th, 20th, 22nd
    To be rescheduled

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