American Tapestry Biennial 11
This is a guest post by Mary Lane of the American Tapestry Alliance
(Left: Kathy Spoering, ATB 10, “October,” 18” x 18”)
In 1996, the American Tapestry Alliance sponsored the first American Tapestry Biennial – ATB I. This year we are looking forward to receiving entries for ATB 11. ATB is an international, juried exhibition that travels to venues around the United States. It is accompanied by a full color catalog. The juror selects two tapestries to receive the First and Second Place Teitelbaum Awards, monetary awards.
Entry to ATB 11 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 2012. 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.
(Above: Joan Griffin, ATB 10, “Forest Edge,” 24” x 48”)
(Above: Verona Szabo, ATB 10, “Moment 1-2-3,” 23.5″ x 20”)
South Bend Museum of Art
July 2 – September 25, 2016
Mulvane Art Museum
November 1 – December 24, 2016
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
January 21 – April 16, 2017
Janet Koplos is a freelance art critic currently based in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was a staff editor at Art in America magazine in New York City for 18 years and remains associated with the magazine as a contributing editor. She is the co-author of Makers: A History of American Studio Craft (University of North Carolina Press, 2010) and numerous other books and catalog essays.