Unjuried Small Format Tapestry Exhibition


As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact nearly every area of life, the members of the ATA Board remain committed to making the best decisions for our members.

After extensive, and deeply thoughtful deliberations, we have decided that Renditions2020, our upcoming unjuried small format exhibit, will be a virtual event instead of a live one. We are extremely grateful to the Broadway Gallery in Knoxville for agreeing to partner with us to host this exhibit, as well as understanding our need to make the socially responsible decision to cancel the live exhibit.  

Here are the details of how this decision will impact individuals who are participating in Renditions2020

  • The deadline for completing the online submission form remains March 31, 2020. However, do not ship your tapestry!
  • If you have already shipped your tapestry, it will be returned to you.
  • Since the show will be virtual, you may disregard the hanging instructions. However, you must still adhere to the photo instructions.
  • We will still produce a catalog, and every entrant will receive a copy.
  • We will use the images provided to produce an online exhibition during the summer; the specific date is not yet determined.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to navigate this health crisis with your best interests at heart.


Details About the Exhibition

This show is held every two years in conjunction with Convergence, the international fiber art conference of the Handweavers Guild of America. This extremely popular exhibit attracts entries from tapestry artists around the world. All tapestries that are submitted are accepted. A show catalog and return shipping is included as part of the entry fee.

For new weavers it is a wonderful opportunity to have work included in an exhibition.  Experienced weavers enjoy the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and techniques. Weavers who submit as a group will have their tapestries grouped in the catalog under the group name. Your tapestry can fit within the traditional definitions of tapestry or push the boundaries.  Multimedia work is welcome.

Information about upcoming and past shows is available below.

Renditions 2020: 13th unjuried small format tapestry exhibition

Kathy Spoering, "Acadia Autumn"

Kathy Spoering, “Acadia Autumn”

Entry forms are due on March 31, 2020.

For complete details and entry form can be found here.

For more information, email Terri Bryson:


Past Unjuried Small Format Shows

The Biggest Little Tapestries in the World!: 12th international, unjuried small format tapestry exhibition

The Biggest Little Tapestries in the World! was exhibited at the Northwest Reno Public Library, 2325 Robb Drive, in Reno Nevada from July 1-31, 2018. Thanks to the Exhibition Co-Chairs, Judith and Lawrence Romiti, Janna Maria Vallee for organizing the Blog Tour, and additional writing from Barbara Burns, Ellen Bruxvoort, Molly Elkind, Debbie Herd and Tommye Scanlin. Thanks also to Lindsey Marshall for amazing work on designing the catalog. Lindsey was assisted by Natasha Tahaei.

Tapestry Unlimited: 11th international, unjuried small format tapestry exhibition

Tapestry Unlimited was exhibited at the Milwaukee Public Library, Central Branch, 814 Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from July 26 – August 11, 2016. Thanks to the Exhibition Chair, Janna Maria Vallee and her committee, Lindsey Marshall, Catalog Designer, Susan Rubendall, Fran Williamson and Ruth Manning.

UNTITLED/UNJURIED: small format tapestry 2014

UNTITLED/UNJURIED: small format tapestry 2014 was exhibited from July 8 – August 8, 2014 at the University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery, in Providence, Rhode Island. Thanks to all of the artists who entered this show and the Exhibition Committee, Jan Austin, Lindsay Marshall, Joan Bartram and Rosalie Allgair.

Pacific Portals 2012

The 9th, international, Unjuried Small Format Show sponsored by the ATA was held in Long Beach, California from July 7 – August 30, 2012. The exhibit Pacific Portals, featured contemporary tapestries by established and emerging artists who were encouraged to experiment with technique and push boundaries as they worked within the 10 X 10 inch limitation in size.  The exhibit was hung at the Long Beach Public Library – Main Branch. Thanks to the exhibition team: Nicki Bair, Karen Leckart and Merna Strauch.

Enchanted Pathways, 2010

“Enchanted Pathways,” hosted by the William and Joseph Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, included 179 tapestries submitted by artists living in 12 different countries. Thanks to Letty Roller and her exhibition team, Lany Eila, Ann Hackett, Joni Parman, Mary Cost, Virginia de Rochemont, Ken Coleman and Janice Peters, LaDonna Mayer and Katherine Perkins for all their hard work in making this popular show such a success.

Woven Gems, 2008

Tampa, Florida

Grand Ideas, 2006

Grand Rapids, Michigan  View the tapestries in Grand Ideas.

Small Format Frontiers, 2004

Denver, Colorado