American Tapestry Biennial 11


South Bend Museum of Art
July 2 – September 25, 2016

Mulvane Art Museum
November 1 – December 24, 2016

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
January 21 – April 16, 2017
Opening reception January 29, 2017, 3:00 – 5:00 pm 

Join us in San Jose for the opening of ATB 11 and Contemplating the Sublime: 21st Century Tapestry: workshop, lecture, panel discussion, ATB 11 opening reception, no host dinner. Read more about this event.

Accepted Artists

Klaus Anselm, USA
Cecilia Blomberg, USA
Anet Brusgaard, Denmark
Don Burns, USA
Deborah Corsini, USA
Sharon Crary, USA
Gabriela Cristu, Romania
Nancy Dugger, USA
Celina Grigore, USA
Birgitta Hallberg, Denmark
Barbara Heller, Canada
Urban R. Jupena, USA
Mary Kester, USA
Monique Lehman, USA
Ruth Manning, USA
Lindsey Marshall, United Kingdom
Janette Meetze, USA
Julia Mitchell, USA
Ulrikka Mokdad, Denmark
Laurie O’Neill, USA
Bonnie Opthof, USA
Suzanne Paquette, Canada
Eve Pearce, USA
Gunilla Petersson, Sweden
Ellen Ramsey, USA
Tommye Scanlin, USA
Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, USA
Matty Smith, United Kingdom
Becky Stevens, USA
Marie Thumette-Brichard, France
Kathe Todd-Hooker, USA
Alta Turner, USA
Linda M. Wallace, Canada
Sue Weil, USA
Patricia Williams, USA
Dorota Wronska, Poland

Teitelbaum Awards

Thanks to a  generous donation from the Teitelbaum Family Trust,  ATA offers awards to two ATB artists. The juror for the show bestows the awards on tapestries that (s)he considers to be of exceptional aesthetic and technical quality. The First Place Award is a $300.00 cash prize and Second Place is a $200.00 cash prize. The juror, Janet Koplos, selected the following tapestries.

First Place Teitelbaum Award Winner
Barbara Heller

Second Place Teitelbaum Award Winner
Mary Kester
“Gavrinis Keep”


Janet Koplos is a freelance art critic currently based in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was a staff editor at Art in America magazine in New York City for 18 years and remains associated with the magazine as a contributing editor. She is the co-author of Makers: A History of American Studio Craft (University of North Carolina Press, 2010) and numerous other books and catalog essays.

FOFA_logoThis exhibition is supported in part by a grant from Friends of Fiber Art International.