Saturday, March 12, 2016

American Tapestry Biennial 11

Three TWiNE members have been accepted into this highly competitive international juried exhibition, which opens at South Bend (IN) Museum of Art, July 2 – September 25, 2016.

The exhibition will then travel to the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka, KS, November 1 – December 24, 2016, and the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, January 21 – April 16, 2017

Congratulations to Eve Pearce, Julia Mitchell and Don Burns. Here are some small details of their tapestries, as a preview, but no spoilers!

Two Dozen Pears Don Burns

Form Is No Other Than Emptiness….Eve Pearce (photo: Art Evans)

Edge of the Pond 5 Julia Mitchell

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Tapestry Workshop in Maine

This three day workshop is a unique opportunity to learn from two long standing students of Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei. 
Some of the techniques that will be covered are

Dressing the loom with a continuous warp
Working with a cartoon
How to keep your selvages straight 
How to control the warp as you weave 
Working with highs and lows 
Basic half circle 
Transitioning in and out of curves 
Sewing slits and more 
Evenings offer the opportunity to share ideas with your fellow weavers, spend more time at the loom if you wish and participation in an optional critique session.

Level and Prerequisites: Beginning to Advanced - students should have some tapestry weaving experience. Where: The workshop will take place in Barbara Burns’ large studio located in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine. Meals and housing will be provided on site. There will be a meet and greet Thursday evening with dinner and a lecture. 
Housing: Students will be staying in Barbara’s guest cottage and a rental cottage across the road. Both cottages have working kitchens and heat. (It can get nippy on the water).
Instructors: Barbara Burns and Don Burns are members of The Wednesday Group and studied with Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei for 10 and 14 years respectively. Barbara also studied at West Dean College in Sussex England with Pat Taylor, Haystack Mountain with Marcel Marois and with numerous other teachers. She has taught private students and workshops in NY and Maine. Barbara has been exhibiting internationally since 1996 and has received awards from as far away as Serbia. Don has an MFA in Tapestry from University of North Texas. He has taught tapestry technique and design for 12 years both privately and at The Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia. Don has exhibited nationally and internationally for 18 years. Two Museums represent Don 's work: Musee Jean-Lurcat et de la tapisserie contemporaine, Angers, France and The Textile Museum, Washington, DC

Workshop fees: Three days $510
All meals, housing and use of looms, bobbins (if needed) and warp and weft yarns are included.
To register: A 50% deposit of $255 is required to hold your place. Balance due March 15th.
Contact Barbara Burns  
bburns174[at] (use the @ symbol - this is formatted to prevent spammers)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Tamar Shadur Article

TWiNE member Tamar Shadur was featured in the Hampshire Gazette's Art Makers column, on December 23, 2015, with her Holocaust Memorial Tapestry. Unfortunately, when I pasted the link, it only took me to a page asking me to subscribe....even though I was reading the article in another window. Maybe it will work for you? If not, google "Hampshire Gazette Art Makers Tamar Shadur" and you might be lucky. That's how I accessed it. Think of it as an adventure.

Tamar will be teaching some tapestry classes in late January/early February, see the information on the right side of the blog for details and contact.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fractured Landscape

Truck Stop, 45 x 66," wool, silk, cotton, linen.

"Fractured Landscape" includes ten large tapestries by Suzanne Pretty, at the Putney School's Michael S. Currier Center Gallery, 418 Houghton Brook Rd, Putney, VT.

It opened on September 20, and runs through November 18, 2015. The reception will be during Putney's Harvest Day, on Sunday, October 11, 2-4 pm, with cider and donuts. NOTE: click on images for larger version.
Balance, 39 x 52," wool, silk, cotton, metallic.

Daylilies, 57 x 41," wool and cotton on linen warp.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sarah Warren's Tapestries at Sunapee

Sarah Warren, Peaceful Dawn, 24 x 14"

TWiNE member Sarah Warren will be exhibiting her tapestries at the 82 Annual Craftsmen’s Fair,  Mt. Sunapee Resort,  Newbury, NH.  August 1-9, 10am – 5pm daily.  Look for Sarah in Tent 4, Booth 444.
Sarah Warren, July Peace, 24" x 12"
(NOTE: click on any image to see a larger version)
In addition to the work of 350 craftspeople, there will be workshops, craft demonstrations, guided tours, strolling musicians, magicians, puppets and more. You can see how fine crafts will look in your house, at the "Living with Craft Exhibition." (Including work by another TWiNE member, Suzanne Pretty).

The fair is sponsored by the League of NH Craftsmen, and details can be found on their excellent website

Sarah Warren, Already Winter on High, 23" x 15"

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Two Tapestry Exhibits in Deerfield

There are 2 tapestry exhibits coming up in Deerfield, Massachusetts. 

The Art is the Cloth (curated by Micala Sidore) will be at its third venue, at Deerfield Academy's von Auersperg Gallery, and there will be an exhibit of the work of 13 TWiNE members at the Deerfield Arts Bank

Both exhibits will include programming. There will be 2 tapestry demonstrations at Deerfield Arts Bank, by Tamar Shadur on April 2 (6-8pm) and by Janet Austin on April 12 (4-6pm).

Not listed on the poster for the Art is the Cloth are 2 lectures:
Helena Hernmarck: My evolution as a textile artist
Saturday, 28 March, 11 am

Weaving The Community Together
a presentation by Thoma Ewen, 
founding artistic director of Moon Rain Centre in Quebec
Saturday 18 April 2015, 11 am
Thoma Ewen's presentation will include images of Moon Rain Centre’s award-winning community arts projects, artists-in-schools projects, and the highly successful Triennale Internationale des Arts Textiles. Thoma communicates how weaving transmits the energy of peace, and her work demonstrates the vital contemporary role that weaving can play in community building.

NOTE: Please click on the images to see a larger version

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Holiday Exhibit

Emporium Framing and Gallery in South Berwick, Maine is having their annual Holiday Exhibit, November 15 - January 31, 2015. Open house will be Friday, December 5th, 5-8pm, during S. Berwick's festive "Shop and Stroll."

Tapestries by TWiNE member Sarah Warren will be included.

(ABOVE: A New Hampshire Year, Sarah Warren)

"From my studio, I gaze across my field up to the heights of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeastern United States. My windows afford views of an array of fascinating cloud formations, sunrises, sunsets, alpine glow, and feasts of color as the days and the seasons morph. I am constantly analyzing colors, patterns of light, and the angles of mountain ridges, imagining how to turn what I see into tapestry."

Works in various media from regional artists include Cori Caputo, Nottingham, NH, Judith Heller-Cassell, Rochester, NH, Ethel Hills, Hampton, NH, William Mitchell, Dover, NH, Laura Morrision, Concord, NH, Suzanne Pretty, Farmington, NH, Deborah Proulx, Portsmouth, NH, Gail Smuda, Concord, NH and Wen Redmond, Strafford, NH.