The exhibition gallery, named after our Founding Director Sally D. Francisco, is located on the 2nd floor of our Retail Gallery and hosts rotating, curated exhibits of fine craft. There is no charge for admission.

All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century

September 16 - October 29
Reception: Sunday, October 1, 2-5pm.


This is a traveling exhibition presented by the National Basketry Organization.


Ninth in a series of juried biennial exhibitions this exhibit is intended to show a broad view, both traditional and sculptural, of contemporary basketry in the United States. The exhibition opened in Tacoma, WA in July in conjunction with the National Basketry Organization’s conference in Tacoma, WA and included 70 artworks juried by Lloyd Herman. Forty of the selected entries traveling to an additional two venues on the East coast beginning with Peters Valley.


The exhibition’s juror, Lloyd Herman, was the founding Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery, the national craft museum of the United States, from 1971 – 1986. Herman is the author of Art That Works: The Decorative Arts of the Eighties, Crafted in America and lives and works in Seattle, Washington.


This exhibition showcases excellence in creative exploration, technique, craftsmanship, concept and design, showing a full spectrum of work currently being executed by well-known and emerging artists. From black bamboo to reclaimed plastics, the works represent a broad range of approaches by artists working within the field of contemporary basketry.


View the 2017 exhibition schedule
View a list of past exhibitions

Special accommodations can be made to view exhibitions in an alternate format.  A gallery representative will assist visitors who may require accommodations by providing alternatives such as digital, auditory and or sensory presentation of the art on display whenever possible.  Please call ahead to request additional accommodation. 973-948-5202