American Tapestry Biennial 13



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:

Don Burns, United States
Martha Christian, United States
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, United States
Joan Griffin, United States
Janette Gross, United States
Birgitta Hallberg, Denmark
Louise Halsey, United States
Mette Hansen, Denmark
Peter Harris, Canada
Barbara Heller, Canada
Stephanie Hoppe, United States
Susan Iverson, United States
Ruth Jones, Canada
Karen King, Canada
Lis Korsgren, Sweden
Lialia Kuchma, United States
Tal Landeau, United States
Margo Macdonald, United States
Marni Martin, Canada
Sonja Miremont, United States
Julia Mitchell, United States
Patricia Nelson, United States
Judy Ness, United States
Suzanne Paquette, Canada
Christine Pradel-Lien, France
Michael Rohde, United States
Tommye Scanlin, United States
Kathe Todd-Hooker, United States
Alta Turner, United States
Dorothea Van De Winkel, Belgium
Sue Weil, United States
Cheri White, United States
Patricia Williams, United States

Exhibition Venues

Highfield Hall & Gardens

56 Highfield Drive

Falmouth,  MA

January 26 through March 28, 2021

Private Opening Reception: To Be Announced

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

520 1st Street

San Jose, CA

July 18, 2021 – October 3, 2021

Opening Reception: To Be Announced

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.

Teitelbaum Award

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.