Archive for 2020

Small Tapestry International 7 Entries Now Open!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
“Out of Reach” by Turid Teague

Submit your tapestry today to be a part of Small Tapestry International 7. This is an exciting show that demonstrates the dynamic power of small format tapestry weaving. Entries close August 15, 2020. Go here to enter!

Support Dovecot Studios!

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Dovecot Studios is seeking donations to develop a major exhibition of Archie Brennan’s tapestries. Despite Archie Brennan’s huge influence in both the weaving and art world, there has never been a major exhibition of his work. With your help, Dovecot can change that. Donate to Dovecot’s #ArtHappens campaign here and be part of telling Archie’s story. Follow #ArchieBrennan to read more or watch a video about the project here.

Archie Brennan
“Muhammad Ali”, 1973

COVID-19 Response

Monday, April 20th, 2020

After careful consideration and many discussions, the ATA Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel all of our activities in Knoxville, TN scheduled for July 2020.  This includes the Speakers Session, Digislam, Members’ Meeting and the Members’ Retreat Workshops.  Members who were scheduled to participate in the ATA Members’ Retreat have been notified separately and will be fully reimbursed for their fees.

During this difficult and changing time of the COVID-19 pandemic the Board remains committed to providing high quality and safe programing.  As we announced earlier, Renditions, the exhibition originally scheduled for Knoxville, will now be an online exhibition with a printed catalog.  We recently announced the BTG/ATA Weavers Applaud project and we encourage you to participate in this visual show of appreciation for all medical and front-line workers.  

We thank you all for your patience.  We especially thank all of the many ATA volunteers who have been working diligently through these difficult times.
On Behalf of the ATA Board of Directors, Susan Iverson, President

International Student Award Deadline April 15!

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Any college students studying tapestry looking for a scholarship award? Check out ATA’s International Student Award. Deadline is April 15! Read more here.

Tapestry Study Day

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Curious about preparing your work for exhibition? The Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guild is hosting a Tapestry Study day on April 4, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Mac Market, 1140 NE Alpine Ave, McMinnville, OR 97128. Sign up to not only learn best practices of preparing your work for exhibition, but also experience an intimate encounter with the work of Margaret Kilbuck Johansen. Read more here.

3rd Annual Media Tour Begins January 20th!

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Visit ATA on Instagram and follow 7 tapestry weavers between January 20th-January 26th and learn about Weaving Small. Comment on any of the posts each day to have a chance of winning any of the following 23 prizes:

  • One of five mini Hello Looms
  • Rebecca Mezoff’s online Mini Looms course
  • A three-month subscription to the online textile school School Of Sweet Georgia
  • One of five Hokett Tiny Turned Beaters
  • A wooden loom, fiber pack and a $30 gift certificate to Pine Rose Fiber
  • One of five free entries into American Tapestry Alliance’s Renditions 2020, ATA’s 13th international, unjuried, small format exhibition
  • One of five free one-year memberships to American Tapestry Alliance

To increase your chances of winning follow ATA’s Instagram @americantapestryalliance #TapestryMediaTour between January 20th-26th and comment on each of the 7 stops, i.e., daily posts, featuring each of the weavers below:

  • January 20 Rebecca Mezoff @rebeccamezofftapestry
  • January 21 Sarah Swett @sarahcswett
  • January 22 Bridget Fletcher @bridgetcetera
  • January 23 Patti Kirch @pattikart
  • January 24 Claudia Chase @mirrixlooms
  • January 25 Kathe Todd-Hooker @kathetoddhooker
  • January 26 Janna Vallee @everlea_yarn

Three winners will be chosen at random from the comments at each stop.