2018 Rebecca Smith

The American Tapestry Alliance is pleased to announce that Rebecca Smith has been awarded  ATA’sAward for Excellence for her tapestry, “Mother,” which was exhibited at Designing Weavers: Monochromatic M’s and More Exhibition, Municipal Gallery, 262 East Grand Avenue Escondido, CA 92025.  September 7, 2018 to October 6, 2018.

Rebecca Smith “Mother” 8″ x 8,” 2018, cotton warp, wool weft,
tapestry weave. Photo credit: Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith says of her work:

“I wove this little portrait as a tribute to my mother who passed away ten years ago. The image is based on a photograph of her when she was in her early twenties. I have woven only a few portraits in my 20 years of tapestry weaving. After a friend’s mother passed away in late 2017, I gifted her with a portrait of her mother. I then decided to gift myself with one of my mother. The timing coincided with preparing for the Designing Weavers exhibit for “Monochromatic M’s….& More”, where my tapestry was awarded the ATA Award for Excellence by juror Nicki Bair. I used Photoshop to reduce the photographic image to a manageable number of shades on a gray scale. The tapestry is woven in five shades of brown.”