Tuesday, November 5, 2013


The 10th unjuried small format tapestry exhibit is coming up. Unjuried means that everyone who enters gets in. Pretty good odds eh? There will also be a printed catalog, and everyone who enters will receive a complimentary copy.

Here are 3 catalogs from previous exhibits. 

"UNTITLED/UNJURIED: small format tapestry 2014" is sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance, and will be at the University of Rhode Island Providence Campus Gallery from July 8 - August 8, 2014.  The opening reception will be on Thursday, July 17th, 2014, as part of Gallery Night Providence.

The exhibit will be up during Convergence (the giant weaving convention), and the gallery is only a few blocks from the Providence Convention Center, so anyone attending the convention will easily be able to drop in.

Here's how it works:

1. Before January 31, 2014, send in your entry form and fee. You can enter online or print and mail the form, and payment can be by check, credit card or paypal.

2. Weave the tapestry, and make sure it arrives by March 31, 2014.

I have entered this show many times, and it's always fun. Here is a tapestry I entered in a past show.

Experimentation is encouraged. There are tapestry celebrities, there are complete novices, and everything between; they are all in this show together, and all in the printed catalog together (forever!). It's your chance for immortality.

Last time we had 200 tapestries! I hope we can beat that number in 2014.

Information, and entry forms are on the ATA website, here.


Rebecca Mezoff said...

In the unjuried show in Albuquerque I entered a piece that I wove for my niece-in-law that she designed. Kid's drawing of a unicorn. It looked nothing like any of my other work and it was a lot of fun. Maybe I should get my niece who is now older to weave something herself for this one.

Jan said...

That would be awesome. I already have an entry from an 11 year old boy whose aunt is a tapestry weaver!

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

I know you'll have so much fun seeing the tapestries as they arrive! Thank you so much for taking on this very important tapestry exhibit.

cindy said...

Jan, I just entered the unhurried show. I have got my work cut out for me. Cindy

Jan said...

Great news, Cindy! Many of us enter first then weave later, including me! Let me know if you need any help