Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TWiNE 2014


TWiNE 2014: 
A Contemporary Tapestry Exhibition

A Juried Exhibition by Members of 
Tapestry Weavers in New England
80 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903
401 277 5000    

July 8 – August 8, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 17 2014, 5-9 pm.


 Katie Hickey, "Moon Over Albers"

TWiNE 2014 will include a broad diversity of styles and inspirations of handwoven tapestries by eighteen artists from New England and beyond.  The tapestries in this exhibit range in size from miniature to wall-scaling, range in style from realism to abstraction and in design from monochromatic to vibrant. 




Suzanne Pretty, Lined Up and Ready

This exhibit was juried by Barbara Herbster, a well-known professional artist, weaver and teacher.

TWiNE, one of several regional tapestry weavers' groups in the United States and Canada, was established in 1991 to support contemporary tapestry artists, and to preserve and promote the ancient art of handwoven tapestry.  


Julia Mitchell, Blue Grasses

TWiNE’s forty-five members have trained in tapestry and weaving techniques around the country and around the world, from New England to New Mexico, Israel to Mexico, with experience ranging from full-time professional artists to fairly casual weavers, including , textile professionals and gallery owners.  


Don Burns, Monhegan

In addition to showing members’ work, TWINE also focuses on educating the public about contemporary tapestry design and technique.  

Membership is not limited to residents of New England and currently includes members from every New England state, as well as New York, Colorado and Canada.

Overlapping the TWiNE exhibit is Convergence, the biannual conference of the Handweavers Guild of America (HGA).  

Convergence includes many other textile exhibitions, and will take place 14-19 July at the RI Convention Center in Providence, just 3 blocks from the gallery.


Priscilla Alden, Passages II

Artists included in this exhibit, in alphabetical order, are:   Louise Abbott, Priscilla Alden, Janet Austin, Barbara Burns, Don Burns,  Nancy Corkery, Bonnie Eadie, Katie Hickey, Susan Matthew, Julia Mitchell, Brenda Osborn, Suzanne Pretty, Tamar Shadur, Micala Sidore, Kathy Spoering,  Elizabeth Trocki,  Sarah Warren and  Betsy Wing. 


Monday, March 31, 2014

California Tapestry Artist Offering Workshops in Massachusetts

Tricia Goldberg will be teaching 2 workshops in Massachusetts this summer.

JUNE 21-23, 2014, Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA

Tapestry: From Image to Loom. 
From the beginning of a design inspiration to the final woven tapestry, you will be guided in choosing colors, patterns, and techniques. Students will weave with fine wool yarns on a small portable loom and learn tapestry techniques such as hatchings, hachures, and eccentric or non-horizontal weaving. Students with previous tapestry or other weaving experience will learn about using Aubusson bobbins, weaving from the back, creating perfect circles, and the potential for advanced color blending, among other things. Beginners will be delighted by their success in producing their first small tapestry. All levels welcome.

$340  Days Only
$515  Overnight Inclusive



JUNE 27-29, 2014, Shutesbury, MA

The Art of Tapestry Weaving with Tricia Goldberg 
A workshop with California tapestry artist Tricia Goldberg on June 27–29, 2014, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at Ruth Flohr's studio in Shutesbury, MA (near Amherst). 

You’ll weave with fine wool yarns and learn basic tapestry techniques, using a small design of your own or one provided. Tricia will discuss how and why artists use design and color and help you explore your own way of working. Experienced tapestry weavers can learn more advanced techniques and solve specific technical problems. Small looms and all materials will be available. All levels are welcome. 

Cost: $275 (includes materials) 
For more information please contact Ruth Flohr at ruthwww(at)att.net or Tricia at triciagold (at) sbcglobal.net 


About the Artist:
Tricia has been weaving, exhibiting, and teaching tapestry for over twenty-five years. She teaches in her studio in Berkeley, CA, and is excited to be offering workshops on the East Coast this summer. Tricia weaves commissioned tapestries and exhibits widely. Her work is in various collections and in publications including Fiber arts Design Book 3, 4, and 7; and The Tapestry Handbook by Carol Russell. Visit her at www.tgtapestry.com





Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Two Weavers Exhibit, Randolph, Vermont

TWiNE member Betsy Wing has 21 of her tapestries hanging in the Hartness Library at Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT, alongside double woven pieces by Susan Rockwell.



There will be a gallery talk on Sunday, March 2, at 3pm.

The exhibit continues until March 31, 2014.




Library hours:
Sunday  2pm - 10pm
Monday - Thursday  7.30am - 10 pm
Friday  7.30 am - 5pm
Saturday  10am - 3pm


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Art is the Cloth - Deadline Extended

Please note that the deadline for this exhibit has been extended to February 7, 2014.  All information here.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tapestry Call for Entries

Call for Entries!

The Art is the Cloth – a juried exhibition of hand woven tapestry at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.  Open to artists from Mexico, USA and Canada. There will be a printed catalog. Entry deadline: February 7, 2014.

Details and Registration Form HERE

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Weaving in Beauty Exhibit

Above: Priscilla Alden, Seascape
Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is hosting an exhibit of Contemporary Tapestry by Priscilla Alden, and contemporary Navajo rugs. June 25th to July 28th

There will be a Navajo Weaving Demonstration by Jennie Slick, a 4th generation master weaver, and a gallery talk by Mary Walker, interpreter and storyteller of Navajo culture and rugs, Saturday, July 13th, 2-5pm .


Left: Jennie Slick, Germantown Revival Rug 





Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery is located at 53 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 206 633 2755

As I will be unable to attend the demo and gallery talk, I decided to see the exhibit and attend the opening reception on Friday, July 5 instead. Luckily for me, my husband has a small plane (a VERY small plane, just 2 seats), and he loves to fly, so instead of a 5 hour drive, it was a 1 hour flight.

I'm not a huge fan of flying, but this made it possible as a day trip. As we are in the middle of a heat wave, it was a relief to discover another benefit of flying: it's a lot cooler up there. It went from 87 on the ground to 57 at 8,700 feet. Whew. I love to take pictures from the air, the views are great, and it distracts me from realizing that we are WAY up there.......
On the way home, there were storm clouds off to the west, but we were flying south, so it was not  a problem, and made for some gorgeous photo ops.

The show is wonderful, with a wide diversity of styles. I hope any of you who are close enough will make the effort to visit. Not only can you see these beautiful tapestries, but they are for sale, so you can take one home with you.
 Above: Nathan Harry, Red Valley Pictorial; Emily Malone, Family Hallmark Rug
 Above: L to R, Priscilla Alden; Bertha Chee, Sandpainting Rug; Lula Brown, Anasazi Ye'i Rug; Dick Alden, "Shash" (alabaster bear); Nellie Glasses, Handspun Saddleblanket
 Above: Priscilla Alden; Bertha Chee, Sandpainting Rug
 Above: L: Priscilla Alden; Top: Gwendolyn Baldwin, Wide Ruins; Below: Emily Malone, Burntwater; R: Sylvia Baldwin, Smith-Baldwin Saltillo Diamond.
 Above L to R: Stella Goldtooth, Hand Spun Shiprock Ye'i; Priscilla Alden
  
Above L to R: Veronica Sixx, Germantown Revival; Priscilla Alden

Above L to R: Priscilla Alden; Marlowe Katoney, Floating Utility.

NOTE: you can click on any photo to see a larger version of it.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

a piece of TWiNE - Opening Reception

On May 10th "a piece of TWiNE" opened at the Imagine Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts. There was a wonderful turnout for the reception, with TWiNE members driving for many hours to attend, and many members of the local community filling up the gallery as well.
(ABOVE: Left wall, Janet Austin, right wall, Suzanne Pretty)

In addition to the tapestries, and visiting with old friends, there was quite an impressive spread of delicious food!

(ABOVE: Sarah Warren's tapestries in the hallway)




The tapestries filled the gallery space, and were also hanging in the hallway and reception area.

I was pleased that each artist's works were kept together.

I think it makes the exhibit more cohesive.

(LEFT: Julia Mitchell)

















(LEFT: Four tapestries by Bonnie Eadie)



I am embarrassed to say that, what with all the socializing, I missed some of the artists completely. Sorry.








The show will be up until June 1, so you still have time to see it.



(LEFT: Louise Abbott)



NOTE: you can click on any image to see a larger version.









(ABOVE: left, Katie Hickey, right Betsy Wing)

(BELOW: 3 on left, Barbara Burns, 3 on right, Tamar Shadur)

(BELOW: left, Bonnie Eadie, right Eve Pearce)


(BELOW: 3 tapestries by Betsy Wing)

(BELOW: left, Barbara Burns, 4 on right, Tamar Shadur)

(More about Tamar's Holocaust Memorial Tapestry in an upcoming blog post)


(ABOVE: Priscilla Alden)