Small Tapestry International 7: Elements

ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to Small Tapestry International 7: Elements. 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.

ATA is excited to partner with the American Association of Woodturners Gallery of Wood Art . This year’s exhibition will focus on the theme of elements and JoAnn Edwards from the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design is the juror. The show will take place from March 14-June 13, 2021 and will be held at the Gallery of Wood Art in St. Paul Minnesota.  Thanks to a  generous donation from the Teitelbaum Family Trust,  ATA offers awards to two selected 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. PLEASE NOTE: Call for entry opens July 1 and closes August 15, 2020. 

Small Tapestry International 7: Elements

Fill out this form to enter the exhibition.
  • Eligibility Requirements

    Entry to STI 7: Elements is open to all tapestry artists who design and weave their own tapestries (defined as “hand-woven, weft-faced fabric with discontinuous wefts”), either individually or collaboratively (all assistants shall be named). 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 2019. 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.

    Size Restrictrions: 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. For example, a piece can be 10 x 10 inches (25 x 25 cm) or the sides can be of different lengths, as long as the length times width does not exceed 100 square inches and no dimension is longer than 20 inches (50 cm). Three-dimensional pieces may not exceed 10 inches (25 cms) in height or width and no more than 6 inches in depth.

    Tapestries must be ready to mount on the wall only as no space will be available for pedestals. The mount may extend up to 3 inches beyond the tapestry on every side. For example the mount for a 10” x 10” tapestry may be up to 16” x 16”.

    If accepted, the work must arrive ready to hang.

  • Submission Information

    The juror will select tapestries from digital images. Image quality may influence the juror's decision. Only completed tapestries will be juried.

    For each entry, send one digital image of the entire piece. The image should be 300 ppi; exactly 2100 pixels on the longest side; uncompressed; saved with maximum image quality; and in either jpeg, or tiff format.

    The image should show the entire tapestry and the entire mount.

    Label the image file with your last name, first name, and the title of the piece, e.g. Doe_Jane_Autumn Sunset.

  • Conditions for Participation

    Artists are responsible for all shipping and insurance costs to the venue and return shipping and insurance costs from the venue.

    Tapestries must be available for the entire duration of the exhibition and deinstallation, until July 2021.

    Complete exhibition instructions will be sent to the accepted artists. Accepted works not completely prepared for installation may be returned.

    Work that differs considerably from the submitted images will be excluded from the exhibition.

    Images of selected works will be used for promotional purposes including but not limited to print publications and digital promotions. Please make sure submitted images are the correct file size noted above.

  • Calendar

    Entry Deadline: August 15, 2020. Entries must be received by this date.

    Notification of Juror's Decision: by October 15, 2020

  • Accepted file types: jpg, tiff, jpeg, tif.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, tiff, jpeg, tif.
    I understand that submission of artwork to Small Tapestry International 7: Elements constitutes my permission for ATA to photograph the work and/or duplicate or reproduce my submitted image(s) for publicity and promotional purposes, including the internet. I acknowledge that ATA will allow the public to photograph all ATA exhibits.
  • Entry Fees

    $35.00 ATA members

    $60.00 Non-Members

  • $0.00
    Entry fees are non-refundable.
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