Friday, May 19, 2006

Tapestry Exhibits

Even though I haven't gotten my copy yet, I've heard that the ATA small format tapestry show, Grand Ideas catalog is being sent out and that it is a wonderful exhibit. My tapestry of aspens is in there and this is the first time I've had a piece in a printed catalog so it is really exciting for me. I wish I could go to the exhibit in person but these catalogs still have a lot of energy and inspiration. I love non-juried shows. They are unpretentious and every one I've ever gone to, no matter what the medium, has had an exceptionally high quality of work and an energy that you can just feel in the air. I think it gives artists the opportunity to do something that they really want to work on without the inhibitions of thinking about judging criterion which is always subjective anyhow.

Also this week, I found out that the Wish You Were Here fiber art postcard exhibit also has both a printed catalog and an online gallery at Someone on the tapestry list said there were at least 20 postcard sized tapestries in this exhibit. I've only gone through it quickly online but there are so many wonderful postcards that I know I will be spending a lot more time looking and enjoying. I'm glad I made the effort in January to finish the 2 tapestries for these exhibits when I was also preparing to move.

Finally I finished the 2 inkle and tapestry bags I was working on and will have photos soon. One uses a larger tapestry than I have used on previous bags and it works great as a tote. Hey, I wove that one in January too! Now with these done, I can work on my larger trees tapestry which I am really happy to be weaving on again.


At Fri May 19, 03:21:00 PM MDT, Blogger Charleen said...

Congratulations, Kathy, how exciting! And thanks for the link to the postcard exhibit. There are some beautiful pieces there.


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