Baskets and Gourds Anything Goes

Bay Area Basket Makers

A New Exhibit at The Dolphin Gallery

Opening Saturday, August 14, 2021, 11 am to 7 pm. Members Preview Friday, August 13, 2021, 11 am. Exhibit continues through October 3, 2021.

The Dolphin Gallery and Gift Shop


The summer exhibit by the Bay Area Basket Makers will consist primarily of baskets and other pieces of art using basket making techniques showing the diversity of the art form.

The artwork is expected to range from very small baskets (one member can fit five of her miniatures in the palm of her hand) to pieces that are several feet tall.  

Many locals and visitors to the Mendonoma coast will appreciate of the idea that many of members of the Bay Area Basket Makers use seaweed, abalone shells, pine needles and other natural elements that are so much a part of the northern California coastline.

The guild’s work including both wall-art and three dimensional work would be best in the gallery.

Our members have ranged in age from 16 to one member who just turned 102.  Some of our members specialize in traditional basket making, some embrace structural / non-functional baskets and some are drawn to baskets that would be considered avant-garde.

Check back for more information.