Friday, March 23, 2012

Small Tapestry International 3: Outside the Line

Deadline: October 31, 2012 (RECEIVE) OR (ONLINE)

Small Tapestry International 3: Outside the Line

The American Tapestry Alliance

The American Tapestry Alliance is pleased to announce Small Tapestry International 3: Outside the Line, a juried, international exhibition of small-scale tapestries. Artists are encouraged to explore the conceptual, technical and metaphorical implications of the theme, Outside the Line, as they develop work to submit.

Innovation and experimentation within the technique of handwoven tapestry are welcomed Outside the Line asks you to first consider the concept of line. Is it a geometric concept of “breadthless length” or a mark made in art? Is it an indication of boundaries, border or limits, or is it a course of action or policy? Is line a series of generations descended from a common ancestor or the words an actor says in a play? How do you express being outside the line?

Entry to STI3: Outside the Line 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 2011. 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.


Hesse McGraw, Chief Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at the Bemis Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Tetitelbaum Awards

Through the generosity of the Teitelbaum Legacy Gift, STI 3 entries are eligible for the Teitelbaum Family Awards. First Place-$300.00 and Second Place-$200.00. The recipients of the awards will be determined by the juror.

Submission Information

The juror will select tapestries from digital images. Image quality may influence the juror's decision. Only completed tapestries will be juried.

Notification of Juror's Decision: January 31, 2013

Entry Fees

$35.00 ATA members
$45.00 Non-Members
$70.00 Entry Fee & ATA Membership

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Questions? Contact STI 3 Chair, Terry Olson:, (503) 880-0722