Mary Zicafoose Tapestries and Prints, Omaha, NE

Textiles make a home

Map, 2015. Private home commission. Weft-faced ikat tapestry.
Wrapped dyed and woven wool, silk/bamboo on linen warp.

latest news

University of Mississippi Museum Showing Fault Lines Exhibition in October

Mary's new ikat and print exibition, Fault Lines, opens October 3, 2017 and runs through February 3, 2018 at the University of Mississippi Museum. Download the museum folio.

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.

Meet Our New Studio Assistants

Alex Carlson is a visual artist whose background includes formal training in textiles, paper making, and two and three dimensional design. He is an extremely talented native Nebraskan and joined the studio team in October.

Sarah Kolar was born and raised in Spirit Lake, Iowa. She received a BFA from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, in 2010. She completed her MFA for Sculpture + Expanded Practices at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 2015.

UNMC's Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Selects Mary for Commission

Mary is creating two large-scale tapestries for the lobby of the new Buffett Cancer Center to be dedicated in May of 2017.

Mary Awarded Best of Show

Mary's tapestry, Mountain for the Buddha: Wine was awarded the Best of Show for Craft Forms, 2016, at the Wayne Art Center in Philadelphia. 

UNMC Acquires Zicafoose Tapestry 

The UNMC Center for Drug Discovery and the Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences and Education recently added a Mary Zicafoose ikat, Mountain for the Buddha: Envy II, to their permanent collection. The new building dedication was held on August 23, 2016.

Penland Students Study With Mary

The spring textile intensive, Artist and Weaver has come to a successful conclusion. Over a period of eight weeks, twelve outstandingly talented students worked closely with Mary to develop their studio practice.

Mary Thrilled to Receive Accolade in the Arts

On January 17, 2016 Mary was honored to be named the 2016 Best Visual Artist by 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.

An Interview With Mary Zicafoose

mary continues to serve as chairwoman for the UNION for contemporary art board

Mary volunteers her experience for the board of directors 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.

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Penland Gallery
Penland School of Crafts
P.O. Box 37
Penland, NC 28765

Michigan Artists Gallery
309 N. St. Joseph
PO Box 272
Suttons Bay, MI 49682

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