For a couple of decades now, the small format unjuried show has been a great chance for weavers from all over the world and of all levels of experience to show their work. I did not enter a piece this year. But visiting the exhibit offered an instructive look at the challenges and rewards of working at a small scale. Of course opinions on what constitutes a successful work of tapestry art vary widely; we all have differing tastes. When I catch myself looking at tapestry lately, I'm noticing I gravitate toward pieces with graphic simplicity, a limited palette, or an uncomplicated composition.
Here are a few where a limited palette made a strong statement to my eyes.
|Distance, Janet Austin|
|Blue, by Rebecca Mezoff|
|Fold, Maggie Edwards|
|10 x 10, Ann LeRoyer|
|Yellow and Gray, Mike Wallace|
|The Meeting of Shadows, Laura Hodgdon|
|Afloat, Martha May|
|Center of the Sun, Sarah Warren|
|Reignited, Julia Rapinoe|
|Vision of Yew, Jean Clark|
|Rhythm and Blues, Mary McMahon|
|Try an Angle, Deb Shoenberger|
Stay tuned for more from the exhibits and classes at Convergence and ATA!