American Tapestry Biennial 8

January 22, 2011 – May 1, 2011

The biennial is organized by the American Tapestry Alliance and features works by 54 artists from around the world.

The juror for this show, Rebecca A.T. Stevens, is the Consulting Curator for Contemporary Textiles at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C.  She is the author of numerous articles on contemporary American textiles and has served on the editorial board of The Textile Museum Journal and Textile:  The Journey of Cloth and Culture.  Her articles have appeared in American Craft, Fiberarts, Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, Surface Design Journal and Textile Forum.  Stevens has served as a juror for many exhibitions of contemporary fiber art, including Quilt National, The New Quilt 1, 1991;  Fiberart International ’99 in Pittsburg, PA;  Small Expressions 2000  and 2010 for the Handweavers Guild of America;  and The 12th Triennial of Tapestry in Lodz, Poland.

Stevens selected sixty-four tapestries from 176 entries from 105 artists representing the US, Canada, UK, Denmark, France, Norway, Belgium, Mexico, Sweden, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Brazil, Germany, Australia, and Peru. Stevens says in her juror’s statement, “Each work in this exhibition is a successful combination of concept and craft that makes the artists’ intangible aesthetic idea concrete.”

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Susanne Pretty, Divided Landscape, First Prize winner

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