The American Tapestry Alliance was established in 1982 to unite tapestry weavers and designers in order to promote an awareness and appreciation of contemporary hand-woven tapestries from around the world. This organization promotes speakers, hosts instructors, produces publications, disseminates information and creates juried exhibitions of the finest textiles artists’ works internationally.
This year’s competition of Small Tapestry International features small-scale works by over 40 artists. Each of these works were designed and completed by hand by weaving and knotting thousands of threads on a loom to create one cohesive composition.
The works were juried by Kevin Wallace, the Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai, California. He is a regular contributor to numerous international publications and has guest-curated exhibitions for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Cultural Affairs Department of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles International Airport, and the San Luis Obispo Art Center.