Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge

Venues

May 27–July 20, 2019
Orville J. Hanchey Gallery
Northwestern State University
75 Sam Sibley Dr
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457
Opening Reception: July 1, 2019, 5–7 pm

September 6 – October 12, 2019
Augustana Teaching Museum of Art
Augustana College
Centennial Hall
3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
Opening Reception: September 6, 2019, 5–7 pm

Accepted artists

ATA is pleased to announce that the following artists have had tapestries accepted into STI 6: Beyond the Edge. From 116 entries, our juror, Jane Kidd, a renown tapestry weaver from Salt Spring Island in Canada, chose 43 tapestries. She said,

“Many of the tapestry makers in this group have embraced risk-taking in their approach to composition and technique; they recognize the edge not as a boundary but as a place for exploration. For others in the exhibition the risk lies in the subject matter. The theme opens the door for provocative ideas that challenge the viewer to recognize and to participate in a conversation about issues and concerns that reflect our contemporary world.”


Janet Austin
(United States)
Rita Banci
(Italy)
Laura Center
(United States)
Deborah Corsini
(United States)
Clare Coyle
(Scotland)
Sharon Crary
(United States)
Allie Dudley
(United States)
Elaine Duncan
(Canada)
Maggie Edwards
(Canada)
Vladimira Fillion-Wackenreuther
(Canada)
Jane Freear-Wyld
(United Kingdom)
Barbara Gilmore
(United States)
Joan Griffin
(United States)
Birgitta Hallberg
(Denmark)
Louise Halsey
(United States)
Benthe Ibsen
(Denmark)
Noriko Kage
(United States)
JacQueline Keller
(Canada)
Valerie Kirk
(Australia)
Anna Kocherovsky
(United States)
Grace Kwak
(United States)
Lindsey Marshall
(United Kingdom)
Cynthia Martinez
(United States)
Jacqueline Mehring
(United States)
Rebecca Mezoff
(United States)
Elizabeth Michel
(United States)
Susan E. Middleton
(Canada)
Ulrikka Mokdad
(Denmark)
Terry Olson
(United States)
Deborah Payne
(Canada)
Liz Pulos
(United States)
Julia Rapinoe
(United States)
DeAnna Rigter
(United States)
Michael Rohde
(United States)
Deann Rubin
(United States)
Margarita Shirokovskikh
(Russia)
Beth Smith
(United Kingdom)
Margaret Sunday
(United States)
Turid Teague
(United States)
Kathe Todd-Hooker
(United States)
Jeane Vogel
(United States)
Sue Weil
(United States)
Nancy Wohlenberg
(United States)

Awards

Thanks to a  generous donation from the Teitelbaum Family Trust,  ATA offers awards to two STI 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. Jane Kidd selected the following tapestries.

First Place Teitelbaum Award Winner
Rebecca Mezoff
“Displaced: Refugee Blanket”

Second Place Teitelbaum Award Winner
Valerie Kirk
“Water Use of Plants”

Juror

Jane Kidd is a Canadian tapestry artist living on Salt Spring Island, Canada. She received the Alberta Craft Council Award of Excellence in 2008, and in 2016 won the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts Saidye Bronfman Award for her contribution to fine craft. Jane’s tapestries are in the permanent collections of the Glenbow Museum, the Canada Council Art Bank, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Jane studied at the University of Victoria and Vancouver School of Art. She taught in the Fibre program of the Alberta College of Art and Design from 1979 – 2010 and was recognized as Lecturer Emeritus in 2013.