2014 Pat Williams

Pat Williams received ATA’s Award for Excellence for her tapestry “Kairos” at Woven Together, an exhibit sponsored by Tapestry Weavers South, at the Library Technology Center at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.  The exhibit ran from October 1 through October 31, 2014.

Pat say this about her tapestry: Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning the “right or opportune moment,” or “God’s time.” The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies “a time in between,” a moment of an undetermined period of time in which “something” special happens. What the special something is depends on who is using the word.

For fifteen years, just after college, Pat was an art director in several advertising agencies as well as a free-lance artist. The tapestry obsession began in 1990. Beginning in 1991, she spent fifteen years teaching art in the public school system, getting up at 4:30 am to draw, journal, and weave until time to go to teach. Retired from public work, she now designs and weaves full time. Her work is in private collections and shown nationally and internationally.

 

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Pat Williams, “Kairos,” 2007, 20″h x 48″w

 

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Detail – Pat Williams, “Kairos,” 2007, 20″h x 48″w.

Pat Williams received ATA’s Award for Excellence for her tapestry “Sniffing” at the Blue Ridge Fiber Show 2014, sponsored by the Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild, at the The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC from October 4, 2014 through January 6, 2015.

Pat says this about her tapestry: ““Sniffing” was an exploration of pattern as a reference to “windows” and what might be seen by peeking into windows.”

For fifteen years, just after college, Pat was an art director in several advertising agencies as well as a free-lance artist. The tapestry obsession began in 1990. Beginning in 1991, she spent fifteen years teaching art in the public school system, getting up at 4:30 am to draw, journal, and weave until time to go to teach. Retired from public work, she now designs and weaves full time. Her work is in private collections and shown nationally and internationally.

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Pat Williams, “Sniffing,” (c) 2014, 13.5 in h x 11 in w.