News

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

Artist Spotlight: Stanley Bulbach

by Margaret Leininger on September 15, 2020

Stanley Bulbach
“Iris”, 2020
72 in x 36 in

Read about Bulbach’s contemporary textile art embraces ancient technologies, beliefs, and functions here.

New ATB 13 Exhibition Dates

by Margaret Leininger on September 15, 2020

Dorothea Van De Winkel
“Tornado in the Field II”
73 in x 95 in

We are excited to announce that our venues hosting ATB 13 have altered their dates so that we can welcome the public to share this great exhibition.

Highfield Hall & Gardens
January 27, 2021 – March 27, 2021
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
July 18, 2021 – October 3, 2021

Artist Spotlight: Elke Hülse

by Margaret Leininger on September 12, 2020

Elke Hülse
“Girls everywhere girls 6”, 2018
70 cm x 50 cm

Read how Elke invites the viewer to to consider the importance of valuing ethnic identities around the globe here.

Artist Spotlight: Liliana Crespi

by Margaret Leininger on September 10, 2020

Liliana Crespi
“Mangroves”, 2020
54 in x 40 in

Read about how living in Mexico has influenced artist Liliana Crespi here.

Renditions Unjuried Small Format Exhibition Now Online

by Margaret Leininger on September 1, 2020

Susan Hart
“Stinson Over the Rio”

Renditions 2020 is now viewable online! Check it out here.

CODA 2020 Now Available!

by Margaret Leininger on August 31, 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.