Beyond: Tapestry Expanded

Włodzimierz Cygan 
Organic 3, 2019
Viscose, polyester, linen
300 cm x 200 cm

About the Exhibition

Beyond: Tapestry Expanded will be ATA’s first combined curated and juried exhibition that will feature work from artists that explore the expansive properties of tapestry. Using the definition of tapestry as a nonfunctional, handwoven pictorial structure, artists are invited to submit work that explores and pushes this definition. Artists who are combining both hand and digital processes, using non-traditional materials, creating three-dimensional forms, or are incorporating multi-media components, including sound, video, performance are highly encouraged to submit work.

Beyond: Tapestry Expanded will be exhibited at the Peeler Art Center at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN from August through December of 2024. Jurors for the exhibition are Jade Yumang, Associate Professor of Fiber & Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Alexa Griffith Winton, co-curator of the upcoming Dorothy Liebes exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt. Artists selected by the jurors will be exhibiting alongside a curated selection of artists by Erica Warren, a former curator with the Art Institute of Chicago. Awards will be given at the discretion of the jurors for artists demonstrating expansive conceptual and technical approaches in tapestry. Entries open September 1, 2023, and close October 15, 2023. Accepted artists will be notified by December 15, 2023. A catalog will accompany the exhibition. The exhibition is organized by the American Tapestry Alliance. Artists do not have to be a member of the American Tapestry Alliance to submit work. 

To Apply
Entries are being accepted on Call For Entry. Artists can go here to apply. A detailed prospectus can be found here. Entry fee for non-members is $65; ATA members is $45; and for emerging artists with less than five years of exhibition experience is $30. 

ATA shows attract excellent attendance for their host museums, galleries, and art centers. For information about hosting an ATA exhibition contact the Director of Exhibitions at exhibitions(at)americantapestryalliance.org