•Out of Tradition: Contemporary Decorative and Applied Arts
April 28 – September 30, 2013. Opening April 27th 7-9 pm.
(New York City, USA) The Ukrainian Museum in New York City, at 222 East 6th Street (bet. 2nd and 3rd Aves.) is pleased to invite you to a group exhibit, in which Lialia Kuchma is exhibiting tapestries. The exhibition features the work of 35 contemporary decorative artists of Ukrainian background from Ukraine, the United States, and Canada. The aim of the exhibition is to showcase works from the innovative realm of contemporary art and design that are rooted in the tradition and aesthetic of Ukrainian folk art. Ceramics, jewelry, textiles, high-fashion clothing and accessories, and decorative items crafted from wood, glass, and silver are among the more than 150 objects in this major exhibition. Out of Tradition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with an introduction by Jaroslaw Leshko, Professor Emeritus of Art, Smith College, and an essay written by Tamila Pecheniuk and Halyna Kusko, art historians and docents in the Art Textiles Department at the Lviv National Academy of Art.
•New Art of the Loom
April 2013 – January 2015. Opening May 20th,2013.
(Various locations) Tapestries from 24 artists from 15 countries.
Lafayette, LA – Museum of the University of Louisiana; Galerie Montcalm, Maison du Citoyen, City of Gatineau during “Textile Triennial 2013″ (August 29-October 6, 2013 ); Montreal – Musee des Maitres et Artisans du Quebec (Oct-Dec 2013 ); Fairfax, VA – George Mason University (Jan- March 2014) Ocala, FL – The Appleton Museum (April-July 2014); Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (Oct-Dec.2014).
This unique, international show has been initiated, organized and curated by Dirk Holger, Atelier Jean Lurcat. His publication, “To weave or not to weave: a basic tapestry book for the lay person,” (Schiffer Books) will accompany the show. A 16 page free brochure will also be produced as an introduction to the touring exhibition. Exact exhibition dates will be announced when finalized.
•the 14th International Triennial of Tapestry
May 6 – November 3 ,2013. Opening May 6, 2013, 1 p.m.
(Łódź, Poland) This edition features 667 artists from all over the world, who in 27 cities present their work in 52 solo exhibitions, 33 group exhibits and 3 plein-airs. List of names here. The prestigious Triennial itself contains 132 artists from 52 countries at Central Museum of Textiles, Łódź, Piotrkowska 282. Calendar and press release.
•Small Expressions 2013
June 1 – September 7, 2013. Reception June 1, 2013, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Kavanagh Gallery, with a gallery talk by Laura Foster Nicholson at 7:00 p.m.
(St. Charles, Illinois) Small Expressions 2013 will be held at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center. HGA’s annual exhibit of small format work, includes pieces by six ATA members: Sandra Kennard, Tori Kleinert, Joyce Marlow, Jane Marie, Michael Rohde, and Vladmira Wackenreuther, among 31 artists selected from more than 200 entries.
•Journeys in Woven Color
July 2 – August 18. Opening Friday July 5, 5:30-7:30.
(Charlottesville, VA) Klaus Anselm and Joan Griffin will be exhibiting “Journeys in Woven Color” at the Smith Gallery at the McGuffey Art Center www.mcguffeyartcenter.com. Tapestry weaving demonstration and gallery talk: July 16 11am-2-pm. Gallery hours Tues-Sat 10-6 and Sunday 1-5.
•Integrated Circuits & Other Connections
July 4 – August 15, 2013. Opening reception: Thursday July 4th, 6 – 8 pm.
In her new exhibition, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, internationally celebrated Vancouver-born tapestry artist, Barbara Heller, is crossing boundaries into mixed media. She is currently combining shaped tapestry, digitally printed fabric, embroidery and found objects.
Heller is intrigued by the beauty of the component parts and calls them “our worshiped electronics, the sacred bones of the computer.” She further explains, “I want to integrate the electronics with the weaving and with the human hand – an almost bionic melding. I think of these electronics as adding another layer of meaning. I want the sewn-on materials to carry their histories, to enhance the tapestry’s meaning and subtext.” In doing so, Heller invites us to re-think ourselves not only in art but also in social and environmental justice. Heller’s work can be viewed on the CCBC website.
Curated by Maggie Tchir.
Craft Council of BC Gallery
1386 Cartwright Street
Granville Island, Vancouver, BC Canada
email email@example.com web www.craftcouncilbc.ca
•Color + Local
August 2 – September 2, 2013.
Exhibition of Donna Foley’s latest tapestries featuring natural dyed yarns at the Adirondack Artists’ Guild Art Gallery in Saranac Lake, NY. For more info visit an Adirondack Farm & Weaving Studio ‘Four Directions Weaving’. 52 Mine Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 USA. Tel.: 518-891-2615.
•The 2013 International Triennial of Textile Arts in the Outaouais: “Matrices”
August 31- September 29, 2013. Vernissage at Moon Rain Centre, August 31 3:00 – 7:00 pm.
The highlight of this edition is the outdoor laboratory at Moon Rain Centre that brings together 26 international, professional and emerging textile artists in the creation of 13 in situ textile art installations exploring the theme matrices, integrated into the natural environment.
In partnership with exhibition centres across the Outaouais region, Moon Rain Centre presents a spectrum of textile arts exhibitions & conferences. Throughout the International Triennial of Textile Arts in the Outaouais, Moon Rain Centre offers collaborative public art projects as well as workshops taught by renowned international textile artists.
Highlights of the Tapestry Exhibits include: Inner Vision, Homage to Micheline Beauchemin – Quebec’s Master Weaver, Archie Brennan & Susan Martin – Maffei Dersu Uzala & the NY Times, The New art of the Loom: Contemporary International Tapestries as listed below, for more delights check here: http://moonrain.ca/Triennale.html.
August 13 to October 12, 2013. Vernissage on Tuesday, August 27 from 7 to 9pm, with a short conference by the artist.
(Almonte, Ontario) Maximo Laura is considered a living national treasure in Peru. His radiantly colourful works depict Peruvian legends and explore his personal inner vision of the ancient mysticism of his people.
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond Street East
Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0. Canada
•Homage to Micheline Beauchemin, Quebec’s Master Weaver
August 21 to October 13, 2013. Vernissage on Wednesday, August 21 from 6 to 8pm.
(Ottawa, Canada) Textile artist, equally accomplished with wool, metal or optic fiber, Micheline Beauchemin has produced a dazzling body of work that confounds our understanding of tapestry, sculpture and textile installations. Her extraordinary pieces grace monumental architecture the world over, for example the curtain of the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada. Micheline Beauchemin (1929-2009).
120, Rte. Principale
Gatineau, Quebec, J9H 3M3 Canada
•Archie Brennan & Susan Martin – Maffei Dersu Uzala & the NY Times
August 23 to September 22, 2013. Vernissage on Sunday, August 25 from 1 to 3pm, with a short conference by the artists.
(Orleans, ON) These legendary tapestry artists will exhibit the Dersu Uzala Series and the New York Times Series.
Ottawa School of Art
Orleans Campus Gallery, Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum BLVD
Orleans, ON K1E 0A1 Canada
•The New Art of the Loom: Contemporary International Tapestries
August 29 to October 6, 2013. Vernissage on Thursday, August 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
(Gatineau, Quebec) New Art of the Loom reveals the dreams of contemporary weavers from more than fifteen countries, combining ancient techniques with emerging new forms of artistic expression. From cardboard to loom, head to weft, patience to passion, these artists express their creative vision and invite you to discover its multiple dimensions.
Artists – Christine Altona, Malgorzata Buczek, Thomas Cronenberg, Thoma Ewen, Susan Hart Henegar, Ibolya Hegyi, Barbara Heller, Dirk Holger, Peter Horn, Susan Iverson, William Kentridge, Lialia Kuchma, Ulrika Leander, Lin Lecheng, Jean Lurçat, Susan Maffei, Ann Naustdal, Norgaad, Lorna Ramlochansingh, Jon-Eric Riis, Henrique Schucman, Bum Soo Song, Miyuki Tatsumi, Henriette Zegersten Hom. Curated by Dirk Holger.
25 Rue Laurier, Maison du Citoyen 1st floor,
Gatineau Quebec, J8X 4C8 Canada
•A Sensitive Art
6th September – 30th November 2013
A Sensitive Art is the latest exhibition by the British Tapestry Group featuring a wide range of contemporary woven tapestry interpreting the theme of touch and texture.
The Quilt Museum
York, YO1 7PW,
•Threads of Life
September 14, 2013 – January 12,2014.
(Asheville, North Carolina) An exhibit of 4” x 4” tapestries woven by the members of Tapestry Weavers South will be at the Folk Art Center. The exhibit is designed to demonstrate the diversity of talent among the group’s members. www.southernhighlandguild.org
November 6, 2013 – January 19, 2014. November 10: Members Walk-through 1-2 pm & Opening Reception 2-4 pm.
The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is pleased to present the 21st triennial juried exhibition, Fiberart International 2013, the foremost exhibit for textile artists worldwide. This is the West Coast premiere of this prestigious exhibition. Sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, this internationally renowned exhibition is considered the premier platform and benchmark for the latest movements and innovations in the ever-evolving field of fiber art. Pushing the boundaries of fiber art, the exhibit showcases works that are both conceptually groundbreaking and visually stunning. The show features 40 works from a diverse group of 37 national and international artists, both acclaimed and emerging, and explores a wide spectrum of textile practices.
The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113 USA
•Despierto Despierto – Awake, Wide Awake
November 21, 2013 – March 15, 2014. The work of Patricia Dunn will hang in a solo exhibit at the Museo Zacatecano, Zacatecas, Mexico. New, recent and retrospective tapestries, copper wire and silk yarn sculptures as well as an installation of suspended sculptures and painted tabachin seed pads. Inspired by a poem of Antonio Machado, the show and the installation are titled: “Despierto Despierto” / “Awake, Wide Awake”. The Museo Zacatecano is in the recently renovated colonial mint, Casa de Moneda, which has dedicated space for temporary exhibits. A catalog is being published. Patricia’s work is presently in the Galerías Irma Valerio, Zacatecas, Mexico. www.patriciadunntapestries.com