Thursday, November 8, 2012

American Tapestry Biennial 9

It's a great honor to be part of this exhibit, the 9th American Tapestry Biennial (ATB), which opened at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, in Athens, Ohio, on October 19. This gallery, in a restored dairy barn, and listed on the Historic Register, hosts the world renowned Quilt National and Bead International exhibits. ATB9 includes 41 tapestries by artists from 11 countries.

The ATB exhibits are sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance (ATA). On the ATA website you can find out more about ATB9, peruse the Artist Pages, enjoy past and present online exhibitions, and even buy a full color printed catalog of this show and previous ones. 

Sadly, I was unable to attend the reception, as I had to be here for the Open Studio the next morning! Too bad I couldn't just beam myself there and back! The show will be at the Dairy Barn until December 16th, so if you're in the area, do visit.

I do plan to attend the opening reception at the second venue, which is at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Friday, January 18th, 2013. The show will be up until February 23rd.

This is my tapestry, On the Edge of Chaos.  It's part of the ongoing Chaos series, and you can read more about it in a previous blog post.

I have promised myself I will never ever weave cursive text again, but I'm not sure if I'm reliable as I've broken these kinds of promises a few times....

I am also participating in the Holiday Small Works Exhibit at the Emporium Gallery in South Berwick, Maine, from now through February 3, 2013.

(click on the images to see larger versions)


ec said...

Wao Lovely Art

Unknown said...

Congratulations Janet! I love the cursive text, the concept and the execution.