Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge

Call for Entry

ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge. Artists are encouraged to explore the conceptual, technical and metaphorical implications of the theme as they design their submissions. We invite entries not only from 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.

Entry to Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge open to all artists who design and weave their own tapestries either individually or collaboratively (all assistants shall be named). For the purposes of this exhibition, tapestry is defined as hand woven, weft faced fabric using discontinuous wefts. Artists who work in both traditional and more experimental methods are encouraged to enter. Multimedia work will be considered as long as the primary medium is tapestry. Entries must be one-of-a-kind and have been completed after January 2017. Entries may not have been shown previously in any ATA exhibition, including the Unjuried Small Format show. Artists may submit up to three pieces, but a maximum of one piece per artist will be accepted. The size of the tapestry may not exceed a total of 100 square inches (625 square cm) and cannot exceed 20 inches (50 cm) in any one dimension.

Entry deadline: October 15, 2018

Online Entry


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

August 26 – October 12, 2019:
Augustana Teaching Museum of Art
Augustana College
639 38th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
Opening Reception: August 30, 2019, 5–7pm


A full color, printed catalog of the show will be produced. Every accepted artist will receive a complimentary copy of the catalog.


The juror will select two tapestries to be awarded the First and Second Place Teitelbaum Awards. These awards are made possible by the Teitelbaum Legacy Gift to ATA. The First Place award winner will receive $300 and the Second Place award winner will receive $200.


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.


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