Friday, July 09, 2010

Small Tapestry International 2: Passages

Deadline: November 30, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Small Tapestry International 2: Passages
American Tapestry Alliance

San Jose, CA
Spring through Fall 2011

Passage is the act of passing from one place, condition, etc. to another, the route one travels. ATA invites artists to use innovative approaches that push the technical or conceptual meaning of the term in their submissions to the ATA's biennial juried small format exhibition. Innovation and experimentation within the technique of tapestry are welcomed. The American Tapestry Alliance is a not-for-profit, member-supported organization seeking to exhibit the best of contemporary tapestry. The small format exhibition gives artists an opportunity to explore ideas and processes in new ways while preserving the qualities of handwoven tapestry.

Entry to Passages 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 2009. Artists may submit up to three entries.

Size Restrictions: The size of the tapestry may not exceed a total of 100 square inches (625 square cm) and cannot exceed 20 inches (50 cm) in any one dimension. Three-dimensional pieces may not exceed 10 inches (25 cms) in height, length, or depth. Tapestries must be mounted and/or framed. If the mount or frame is meant to show when hung, that treatment must be shown in the entry image and must be in keeping with the small-format theme. If accepted, the work must arrive ready to hang.

Image quality may influence the juror's decision. Only completed tapestries will be juried. Submissions
must be digital. For each entry, submit one jpeg of the entire tapestry and one jpeg of a detail.

Kay Lawrence, Australian fiber artist, author and Head of the South Australia School of Art.

Entry Fee:
$35 ATA Members; $45 Non-Members; $70 Membership and Entry fee

Download the Call for Entry: [pdf]

Visit website for complete details:

American Tapestry Alliance
PO Box 28600
San Jose, CA 95159-8600