Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My Convergence Exhibits

So many shows to participate in, I couldn't resist. So I have pieces in four shows that are up during Convergence.

UNTITLED/UNJURIED: small format tapestry 2014
URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery
80 Washington St, Providence, RI
Through August 8th. Reception Thursday, July 17, 5-9pm

(below) My tapestry "Over Block Island"

I am the exhibit chair for the 10th iteration of this wonderful exhibit, sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance. We have 219 tapestries from 13 countries and 31 US states. You can read more about it on my previous blog post, and see some sample tapestries. Full color catalogs are available on the ATA website.

(above) Damascus Fiber Arts School, group entry "Bugs, All Dressed Up"

TWiNE 2014: a juried exhibition
URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery
80 Washington St, Providence, RI
Through August 8, reception July 17, 5-9.

This show, juried by renowned weaver Barbara Herbster, includes work by 18 members of Tapestry Weavers in New England. I have 5 pieces in the show. Two are from the Chaos series, which can be seen here. The other three are a triptych called "Red and Green Apples." (photo left)
Small Expressions
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
Through October 5, reception August 3, 1-4

An annual exhibit of fiber art, 15 inches or less, sponsored by Handweavers Guild of America. This year the juror was Gerhardt Knodel.  I am honored to have my small tapestry included. "Mini-Chaos"(photo left)

Weaving Traditions of the Ocean State  
Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Ave,  Pawtucket, RI
Through July 20

An exhibition by the Weavers Guild of RI, in Slater Mill’s Sylvanus Brown house.  Celibrates the heritage of hand weaving in RI  10-4 daily, part of the tour, or exhibit only admission of $5.  

(above) "Brushneck Cove"

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Untitled/Unjuried: small format tapestry 2014

July 8th - August 8th, 2014. 
University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery
Opening reception: July 17, 5-9pm.

Since the last time I posted, I have received 219 tapestries in the mail. It was so exciting to open all the packages and see the tapestries. The next thing was to figure out how they will all be arranged on the panels for the exhibit. That was a lot of fun, trying to decide which ones will look best together. When the show is up, I will take photos so if you can't make it to the exhibit, you can see how they look.

[For more info about this exhibit, read the 2 previous entries on this blog]

Last week I saw a sample of the catalog, which was designed by Lindsey Marshall. She did a great job with the design, and the sample looked really good.  I can't wait to see the final catalog! Every artist who entered the exhibit will get a complimentary copy, and it will be available for sale on the ATA website. There are also catalogs from previous exhibits available for purchase. I find them very useful for inspiration and for research.

Here (with the artists' permission) is a preview of some of the tapestries that will be in the exhibit:
(you can click on the photo to see it larger)

Stephnie Cantoni, Australia. "No Name - No Status - No Justice - The Refugee"

Aliona Carpov, Morocco. "Reflection"

Sandy Kennard, Oregon, USA. "Butterfly: Opus 3"
photo credit: Terry Olson

Christine Rivers, Canada. "Unspoiled"
Marie-Thumette Brichard, France. "Sans Titre"

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Untitled/Unjuried Update: The Numbers

The entry deadline for Untitled/Unjuried: Small Format Tapestry 2014 was January 31. It took me a few weeks to get an accurate count, because we had some duplicate online entries, and had to add in the paper entries as well.

Since it was a "postmark" deadline, we expected to receive a few entries in the following week, but I was surprised when one arrived on February 19th! It was from Brazil.

The final count is (drumroll!)   241 entries from:

13 countries - Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, UK, and USA

6 continents - Australia, South America, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa

33 US states - Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

4 Canadian Provinces - Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan.

The deadline for the actual tapestries to arrive is March 31. There are only 16 more days, and I still expect about 220 tapestries!  I'd better start getting 13 or more every day, or the last few days will be CRAZY! I have already warned my mail carrier.

One tapestry that will not have to go through the mail is my own. It is inspired by a photograph I took from my husband's tiny airplane, over Block Island. I am working diligently to finish it. (this is a detail)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


The 10th unjuried small format tapestry exhibit is coming up. Unjuried means that everyone who enters gets in. Pretty good odds eh? There will also be a printed catalog, and everyone who enters will receive a complimentary copy.

Here are 3 catalogs from previous exhibits. 

"UNTITLED/UNJURIED: small format tapestry 2014" is sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance, and will be at the University of Rhode Island Providence Campus Gallery from July 8 - August 8, 2014.  The opening reception will be on Thursday, July 17th, 2014, as part of Gallery Night Providence.

The exhibit will be up during Convergence (the giant weaving convention), and the gallery is only a few blocks from the Providence Convention Center, so anyone attending the convention will easily be able to drop in.

Here's how it works:

1. Before January 31, 2014, send in your entry form and fee. You can enter online or print and mail the form, and payment can be by check, credit card or paypal.

2. Weave the tapestry, and make sure it arrives by March 31, 2014.

I have entered this show many times, and it's always fun. Here is a tapestry I entered in a past show.

Experimentation is encouraged. There are tapestry celebrities, there are complete novices, and everything between; they are all in this show together, and all in the printed catalog together (forever!). It's your chance for immortality.

Last time we had 200 tapestries! I hope we can beat that number in 2014.

Information, and entry forms are on the ATA website, here.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


5th Annual Tour
October 19th and 20th

Check the website for details, download a map, or pick up a brochure at any of our sponsors.

Here's a recently finished tapestry, and then some photos from last year's tour.