Dancing Color – Audrey Moore’s Tapestries

Audrey Moore came to tapestry inspired by the Navajo tradition, but her practice evolved into many expressive forms that are somewhat figurative and abstract. Using bold colors, geometric shapes, and hard lines, Moore’s style is one that is quite unique. Through her 30-plus years of exploring tapestry, Audrey has powerfully developed a tri-cultural style with her respect for and fascination with the Navajo, the Northwest heritage she has embraced, and her modern art sensibilities.  Read the accompanying essay Dancing Color – Audrey Moore’s Tapestries to learn more about the work included in the exhibition.

Curator’s Biography

Cheryl Silverblatt’s early professional life was spent as a library administrator in both public and academic libraries.  After learning to weave in Port Townsend, WA, she spent a year at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, OR.  Fascinated by tapestry, Cheryl applied and was accepted for the intensive one-year tapestry weaving program at West Dean College in West Sussex, England where she earned a Post-Graduate Diploma in Tapestry Weaving.  Cheryl met Audrey Moore while taking weaving classes with the wonderful teacher Dodie Gannet at the Damascus Pioneer Craft School, Damascus, Oregon.  Like Audrey, Cheryl discovered that making decisions “row by row” was much more creatively satisfying than weaving on the floor loom.  Cheryl currently serves as the Vice President of the Weavers Guilds of Oregon but still loves weaving tapestries in her home studio in Astoria, Oregon best.