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. Participating artists include:
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San Jose, CA
October 11, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 11, 2020 3-5 pm
56 Highfield Drive
February 9, 2021 – April 4, 2021
Private Opening Reception: Thursday, February 8, from 4-6 p.m.
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.
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.