World Tapestry Now


World Tapestry Now Gallery      World Tapestry Now Artists       Juror, Włodzimierz Cygan’s Essay       Janis Jeffries’ Essay      

Archie Brennan’s World Tapestry Now essay        Order a catalog of the show


World Tapestry Now

World Tapestry Now marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark 1988 exhibition World Tapestry Today, the catalyst for ATA’s subsequent program of American Tapestry Biennial exhibitions. The juror for World Tapestry Now was the internationally regarded textile artist Włodzimierz Cygan, Professor of Textiles, Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts, Lødz, Poland. Mr. Cygan chose 43 tapestries from a total of 302 entries received.  The exhibition is accompanied by a print catalog. Order here. The catalog includes a critical essay by Janis Jeffries, Professor of Visual Arts and Research at Goldsmiths College, University of London as well as a statement by juror Wlodzimierz Cygan.

Teitelbaum Awards

The Teitelbaum Awards are monetary awards presented to two accepted artists. The juror for the show bestows the awards on tapestries that (s)he considers to be of exceptional aesthetic and technical quality. First Place was awarded to Barbara Heller (Canada) for her tapestry, “Tzimtzum – Transcendence.” Second Place was awarded to Anne Stabell (Norway) for her tapestry “Summer in the Woods.”


Barbara Heller, Tzimtzum – Transcendence

Barbara Heller (Canada), “Tzimtzum – Transcendence,”
96″ x 48,” linen warp, wool, cotton, rayon, and silk weft, some handspun, some hand-dyed

Anne Stabell (Norway),
“Summer in the Woods,”
86.6” x 84.6,” wool, nylon


















People’s Choice Award

Viewers of the online exhibition voted for the People’s Choice Award. The winner was Nóra Tápai (Hungary) for her tapestry “Yesterday Today Tomorrow.”

Nóra Tápai (Hungary), “Yesterday Today Tomorrow” 39.37” x 78.75,” wool, cotton, viscose


Order a full color catalog of World Tapestry Now.

The catalog for this exhibition is supported in part by a generous grant from the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation.

(ATA regrets that this grant was not acknowledged in the printed catalog. The catalog was printed before the grant was announced.)