About the Exhibition
The American Tapestry Alliance is a not-for-profit, member-supported organization seeking to exhibit the best of contemporary tapestry. Since 1986, ATA has sponsored a biennial, juried exhibition. ATA invites submissions from tapestry artists around the world. The intention of this show is to include not only artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry, but also those artists whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes. This is the only ATA show that accepts larger tapestries and so this is often a very exciting exhibition to experience in person.
We are happy to announce that from a total of 197 tapestries, submitted by 114 artists, Nick DeFord selected 37 tapestries representing 10 countries for inclusion in American Tapestry Biennial 13. Hats off to the ATB 13 volunteer team, that is hard at work assembling the myriad of moving pieces it takes to produce this world class exhibit.
Nick DeFord observed the following: “Among all the works submitted, there were certain themes that were prevalent among the content and imagery. A strong conceptual thread among the submitted works was that of omens, dreams, and/or prophecies. Many of the accepted works represent this theme, particularly in surrealist or fanciful imagery.”
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 is awarded to Kathe Todd-Hooker for her piece titled Nasty Ladies Unite! Do it now before it’s too late and Second Place is a $200.00 cash prize awarded to Patricia Williams for her piece titled On the Full Moon of February 3, 2015 (The Flu in Yelapa Mexixo).
Participating artists include: Don Burns (US), Martha Christian (US), Jean Corder Clarke (Ireland), Gabriela Cristu (Romania), Ariadna Donner (Finland), Bernard Foucher (Portugal), Helena Figueiredo (Portugal), Joaquina Marques (Portugal), Carla Tavares (Portugal), Gisela Figueiredo (Portugal), Lurdes Branquinho (Portugal), Heather Gallegos-Rex (US), Joan Griffin (US), Janette Gross (US), Birgitta Hallberg (Denmark), Louise Halsey (US), Mette Hansen (Denmark), Peter Harris (Canada), Barbara Heller (Canada), Stephanie Hoppe (US), Susan Iverson (US), Ruth Jones (Canada), Karen King (Canada), Lis Korsgren (Sweden), Lialia Kuchma (US), Tal Landeau (US), Margo Macdonald (US), Marni Martin (Canada), Sonja Miremont (US), Julia Mitchell (US), Patricia Nelson (US), Judy Ness (US), Suzanne Paquette (Canada), Christine Pradel-Lien (France), Michael Rohde (US), Tommye Scanlin (US), Kathe Todd-Hooker (US), Alta Turner (US), Dorothea Van De Winkel (Belgium), Sue Weil (US), Cheri White (US), Patricia Williams (US).
56 Highfield Drive
January 27, 2021 – March 27, 2021
Private Opening Reception: To Be Announced
520 1st Street
San Jose, CA
July 18, 2021 – October 3, 2021
Opening Reception: To Be Announced