American Tapestry Biennial 10
September 25, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Broadbent Gallery| American Tapestry Alliance
The American Tapestry Alliance is pleased to sponsor the 10th iteration of American Tapestry Biennial. Launched in 1996, this premiere, international exhibition highlights the best of international contemporary hand woven tapestry. From 118 artists who submitted 230 tapestries, juror Dr. Jessica Hemmings, Professor of Visual Culture and Head of the Faculty of Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, selected 37 tapestries for the show. She says:
“The tenth American Tapestry Biennial Exhibition confirms that the weaver’s pace of work and hunger for concentration continues to deserve recognition despite our ever increasing pace of life. As the range of works selected for the exhibition confirm, the portrait, landscape and abstract image all continue to find relevance as woven images today.”
The American Tapestry Alliance was founded in 1982 to bring together tapestry weavers throughout North America and its membership now hails from countries around the world. ATA is a non-profit educational organization that offers a network through which tapestry artists interact by means of a quarterly newsletter, an active website and both educational and exhibition opportunities.