Archive for August, 2017
World Tapestry Now is an exhibition unlike any other – no shipping costs to think about, no customs, even commissioned or already sold work is welcome; not to mention a color catalog of the exhibition, as well as prize money. Imagine juror and tapestry icon, Wlodek Cygan, will be selecting works for printed publication in addition to online distribution.
Support the exhibition that is World Tapestry Now and submit work that will serve in our mission to promote and celebrate contemporary tapestry!
For extra information or entry submission, please go here.
Straight from our August 2017 Newsletter:
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Do you, Leonardo da Vinci, Emily Dickinson, Goethe, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Dickens, and Maya Angelou have anything in common? If you are an accomplished tapestry weaver who unceasingly strives to evolve your artistic expression through self-directed study experiences that are driven either by the burning need to know or by identification of a potential to learn in novel situations, you are an autodidact just as these greats were. Since learning to weave tapestry, what continuing self-education opportunities—tapestry or non-tapestry workshops, articles, books, internet-based or perhaps neoteric experiences—have you pursued and benefited from? Were discoveries and knowledge obtained in bits & pieces, feeding the slow burn of your inspiration, or was there a bolt from the blue resulting in a major epiphany which has had a profound effect on your work? Please email Theme Coordinator, Lyn Hart firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know what you would like to contribute to this issue.
Call for Theme Coordinators
Do you have an idea for a theme? Would you like to be a Theme Coordinator? Feel free to send us a message!
During Convergence in 2018, the ATA Speakers Session will involve the much anticipated Digislam. Anyone is eligible and all are encouraged to submit up to three images of their tapestries to be included in next year’s Digislam. Space may be limited; if more people enter than are able to participate, priority will be given to ATA members.
A hearty congratulations to the ATA Award for Excellence recipients! View and read about their work below or on their personal artist pages:
8.25″ x 3.5,” 2016,
cotton seine twine warp, set at 12 epi, wool (commercial and hand dyed) and cotton weft, eccentric weaving and pick & pick techniques
Read more about Marie and her work here
40″ x 37,” 2017,
cotton warp and hand dyed wool weft
Read more about Cindy and her work here
11.3 x 6.3,” 2017,
warp: cotton seine twine sett at 9 epi, weft: fine wools and mercerised cottons
Read more about Denise and her work here
And another congratulations to you all!