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

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

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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To see what's new and happening in the Mary Zicafoose Textiles studio, "Like" the Mary Zicafoose Textile Facebook page.

events schedule 

  • September 10, 2020
    Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth
    Book Release
    Order your copy today!
  • December 2020-April 2021
    NAC Visual Arts Awardees Exhibition
    Museum of Nebraska Art
  • 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
     Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to be rescheduled

  • May 1-3, 2020
    Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf - Three Day Workshop
    Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild
     Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to be rescheduled
  • April 23-June 6, 2020
    Jane Carney + Mary Zicafoose: Double Vision
    Hammes Gallery
    St. Marys College
    Notre Dame, IN
     Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
     Rescheduled for Spring 2021

  • 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
     Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to be rescheduled in 2021

  • October 1-6, 2020
    Rug Weaving Basics and Next Level Rug Weaving Workshops
    Yadkin Valley Fiber Center
    Yadkinville, NC
     Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to be rescheduled in 2021 

  • October 13, 2020
    Evening Lecture: Ikat, Icons, and Inspiration
    Maiwa School of Textiles.
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
     Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to be rescheduled in 2021

  • October 14-18, 2020
    The Shifted Warp Ikat Scarf: 5 day workshop
    Maiwa School of Textiles,
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
     Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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
     Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to be rescheduled in 2021

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