THE ART IS THE CLOTH

3 October 2014 – 5 November 2014

The Art is the Cloth

a traveling juried exhibition of contemporary hand-woven tapestry

 

The New Hampshire Institute of Art is pleased to announce

The Art is the Cloth.

In this exhibition artists will explore the various ways in which

their tapestry making reflects on the nature of hand-woven tapestry:

as a piece of cloth.

CALENDAR

 

23 September…………………………………………..delivery of artwork (by post)

23 September…..all work delivered by hand must arrive  by this date

3 October – 5 November………………………………………………………..exhibition

8 October……………………………………………………………………………………reception

5 November…………………………………………………………………close of exhibition

8 November……………………………………………….work shipped to next venue

FUTURE VENUES:  George School, Newtown, PA

Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

DEFINITE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

ABOUT NHIA

 

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA), established in 1898, has long had a commitment to educating diverse traditional and nontraditional students in the fine arts, offering both degree and non-degree programs. For more information, see the website: nhia.edu.

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION 

 

The Art is the Cloth includes those pieces which fill any of the following requirements:

 

1. self-referential: images of clothing and the domestic fabric of every day lives—curtains, bed spreads, towels,

 

2. historical self-referential: exploration of imagery from historical tapestries

 

3. particular kinds of trompe-l’oeil: folded paper, or envelopes with canceled stamps, or flags unfurling, or rumpled blankets, etc.

 

4. native american/first peoples/indigenous contemporary re-workings of the traditional: Navajo, Salish, Hopi, Saltillo, Zapotec, etc.

 

5. exploration of the elements of weaving: effort to draw attention to the weaving itself, special materials for warp and/or weft

 

6. attention to the process of weaving: pieces where the story they tell develops in the order in which the tapestry is woven

 

 

The jury for The Art is the Cloth is delighted to announce that the following

artists will participate in the exhibition:
 
 

 

ALDEN, Priscilla — Passages II

 

AUSTIN, Janet — 2012 Tapestry Diary – January – June

 

*BEGAY, D.Y. — The Natural

 

*BRENNAN, Archie — Tapestry No. 456, Drawing Series LXXIX, Seated Female Nude

 

BUCKLEYElizabeth — Portal

 

CORSINI, Deborah — Into Tumucumaque 

 

 

CRARY, Sharon — WIld Turkey

 

DUFOUR, Line — Divine Intervention

 

EDMUNDS, Susan — Quiet Playground

 

EGEN, Su — Face 2 Face

 

EWEN, Thoma — Flower Gives Butterfly

 

*FRIEDMAN, Alexandra — Here Today

 

GARDELLA, Cornelia Theimer — Untitled 1 (Blue, Brown)

 

*GIBSON, Murray —Revenge: A Triptych

 

GOLDBERG, Tricia — Stamps

 

GRIFFIN, Joan — Sequencing Time

 

GUTIERREZ, Pedro Mendoza — Tapiz en amarillos

 

HARRIS, Peter — Science Experiment

 

HASKELL, Sarah — What you will

 

HAYES, Joyce — Etude #5: Verdant Summer

 

*HELLER, Barbara — The Bride, Cover Up Series

 

*HEYDEN, Silvia — Crescendo with Mixed Threads

 

*IVERSON, Susan — DIstant Boundary

 

KOVACS, Maria — B & Y = Green

 

*LAFFER, Christine — La Doña

 

*LAROCHETTE, Jean Pierre and LURIE, Yael —The Ancestor’s Garment

 

*LAZO, Luis — Huipil de las ideas

 

LIPPERT, Connie — Peace Doves

 

*MAFFEI, Susan Martin — Nessa, Nessa — Winter Moon

 

MARTINEZ, Francisco — Jaguar

 

MAYNE, Lynn — Unicorn Dander?

 

MAYS, Anna Byrd — Pairs

 

MENDOZA, Jacobo — Cristo en la Cruz

 

MENDOZA, Marcelina — Raices del Tapiz (Laba xte ladi nuy) 

 

MENDOZA, Maria Luisa — Caballo Artistico

 

MENDOZA, Rufina — Marzorca Prehispanico

 

*MITCHELL, Julia — Roman Wall Weavings III & IV

 

MOORE, Jan — Gift in Hand

 

*NORGAARD, Inge — Life Interrupted #3

 

PEARCE, Eve — The Guardian

 

PEDERSEN, Liv — Medicine Man

 

PRETTY, Suzanne — Pease Bypass

 

ROHDE, Michael — Erosion

 

*RIIS, Jon Eric — Ancestor’s Tapestry

 

*RUIZ, Erasto (Tito) Mendoza — Arropame

  

*SAKIESTEWA, Ramona — Urban Galaxy 8

 

SCANLIN, Tommye — Tapestry Diary – 2012

 

SMITH, Rebecca — Farewell to Summer

 

SOCOLOFSKY, Shelley — paper towel 

 

SPOERING, Kathy — Dama con mangos

 

SUNDAY, Margaret — Granite Lace

 

*SWETT, Sarah — It’s Raining, said the Lady with the Alligator Purse

 

*TRUJILLO, Irvin — Profile

 

*TRUJILLO, Lisa — Four Season Tree

 

WALLACE, Linda — DisConnect

 

WARREN, Sarah — Seasons Pathway II

 

WEBSTER, Sandy — Tapestry Woman

 

WILLIAMS, Patricia — Failure to Communicate

 

ZICAFOOSE, Mary — Mountain for Buddha – Envy

 

 

 

* indicates that the tapestry weaver was invited to participate.

 

More information will follow.  

 

JURORS

 

Andrew Lucas earned his BFA at NHIA, and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is an NHIA adjunct professor of photography and has run the NHIA galleries since 2009. He has exhibited his own work throughout New England and the US.

 

Patrick McCay is Senior Faculty Fellow and chair of the Painting/Fine Arts Department after serving for 8 years as the academic dean. His education includes degrees from the Glasgow School of Art, the University of Notre Dame and St. Andrews University, He has exhibited his paintings in Europe and Australia as well as the United States.

 

Micala Sidore, BA, MFA, Goddard College, received her tapestry training at the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins during the 1980s. She has participated in exhibits in the United States, Europe and Australia, written more than 30 articles and given talks and workshops all over. She also served as exhibition’s consultant in the 1990s for “New Threads” at the DeCordova Museum.

 

 

CATALOG

The Art is the Cloth exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog, All selected artists will receive a copy and will be listed in the catalog; the accepted work will be reproduced in the publication. The catalog will be available at the opening and offered for sale at all venues as well as on the NHIA website.

 

CONDITIONS

Complete exhibition instructions will be sent to the accepted artists.

Artists have the option of having their works available for sale. If any tapestry sells, the artist will owe a commission to the venue (35% at NHIA, other venues TBA). International entries, in order to preserve their duty free status, will not be for sale.

All tapestries, including those sold, must remain with the exhibit through the last scheduled venue. The dates and venues for which the tapestries will be committed will be announced at the beginning of 2014.