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COVID-19 Response

by Margaret Leininger on April 20, 2020

After careful consideration and many discussions, the ATA Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel all of our activities in Knoxville, TN scheduled for July 2020.  This includes the Speakers Session, Digislam, Members’ Meeting and the Members’ Retreat Workshops.  Members who were scheduled to participate in the ATA Members’ Retreat have been notified separately and will be fully reimbursed for their fees.

During this difficult and changing time of the COVID-19 pandemic the Board remains committed to providing high quality and safe programing.  As we announced earlier, Renditions, the exhibition originally scheduled for Knoxville, will now be an online exhibition with a printed catalog.  We recently announced the BTG/ATA Weavers Applaud project and we encourage you to participate in this visual show of appreciation for all medical and front-line workers.  

We thank you all for your patience.  We especially thank all of the many ATA volunteers who have been working diligently through these difficult times.
On Behalf of the ATA Board of Directors, Susan Iverson, President

Small Tapestry International 7 Entries Now Open!

by Margaret Leininger on July 14, 2020

“Out of Reach” by Turid Teague

Submit your tapestry today to be a part of Small Tapestry International 7. This is an exciting show that demonstrates the dynamic power of small format tapestry weaving. Entries close August 15, 2020. Go here to enter!

Support Dovecot Studios!

by Margaret Leininger on June 29, 2020

Dovecot Studios is seeking donations to develop a major exhibition of Archie Brennan’s tapestries. Despite Archie Brennan’s huge influence in both the weaving and art world, there has never been a major exhibition of his work. With your help, Dovecot can change that. Donate to Dovecot’s #ArtHappens campaign here and be part of telling Archie’s story. Follow #ArchieBrennan to read more or watch a video about the project here.

Archie Brennan
“Muhammad Ali”, 1973

CODA 2020 Now Available!

by Margaret Leininger on May 6, 2020

Looking for inspiration? Check out the latest issue of CODA! It’s the best of the best from our Tapestry Topics publication and has many articles that will inspire your weaving practice. Go here to download CODA.

Renditions Unjuried Small Format Exhibition Updates

by Margaret Leininger on April 18, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the unjuried small format exhibition will now be an online exhibition. The good news is that all entries will still be included in a catalog documenting exhibition, and the it will be available 24/7 on ATA’s TEx@ATA online exhibition site. More details to follow such as return of art work, receipt of catalog, and exhibition opening dates.

International Student Award Deadline April 15!

by Margaret Leininger on February 6, 2020

Any college students studying tapestry looking for a scholarship award? Check out ATA’s International Student Award. Deadline is April 15! Read more here.