Monday, April 18, 2011

American Tapestry Biennial 9

Deadline: October 31, 2011 (RECEIVE)

American Tapestry Biennial 9

American Tapestry Alliance

The American Tapestry Alliance is a not-for-profit, member-supported organization seeking to exhibit the best of contemporary tapestry. Since 1986 ATA has sponsored a biennial, juried exhibition. ATA invites submissions from all tapestry artists for ATB 9. The intention of this show is to include not only artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry structure, but also those artists whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes.

Entry to ATB 9 is open to all artists who design and weave their own tapestries (defined as "handwoven, weft-faced fabric with discontinuous wefts") either individually or collaboratively (all assistants shall be named). Entries must be one-of-a-kind and have been completed after January 2008. 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.

Submissions (truncated)
• The juror will select tapestries from digital images; image quality may influence the juror’s decision. Only completed tapestries will be juried.
• For each entry, send two digital images, one of the entire piece, and one detail. Submit your images on a universal CD.


• Artists are responsible for all shipping and insurance costs to the first venue and for the return shipping and insurance costs from the final venue.
• Entries not accompanied with the completed form, CD and fees cannot be juried.
• Work that differs significantly from the CD submission will be excluded from the exhibition.
• Complete exhibition instructions will be sent to the accepted artists. Accepted works not completely prepared for installation may be returned.
• Tapestries must be available for the duration of the exhibition until July 2013.

The juror will select two tapestries to be awarded the First and Second Place Teitelbaum Awards. These awards are made possible by the Teitelbaum Legacy Gift to ATA. The First Place award winner will receive $300 and the Second Place award winner will receive $200.

Lee Talbot, Associate Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Collections, The Textile Museum

Entry Fees: $35 ATA Members; $45 Non-Members; $70 Membership and Entry fee
Payable by check, credit card, International Money Order or PayPal

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Download entry form:ATB9_Entry_Form.pdf

Questions: Contact Jennifer Sargent,, or 901.725.0110