Note that Michael Rohde is a Past President of CHH, now living in California, and Mary Ruth Smith lives in Waco and teaches textiles at Baylor Department of Art. She juried the Small Expression 2017 that was shown at HCCC during the CHT Conference in Sugar Land. Michael delivered the closing speech and taught a class at the same event.
2018 Small Expressions Exhibit Artists Announced
The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) announces its 2018 annual juried exhibit of small works:Small Expressions. Featuring 34 contemporary small-scale art works by 27 artists from 14 states and 3 countries, Small Expressions will be on display July 1–15, 2018 at the WilburD.MayMuseum in Reno, Nevada. The show’s juror was Virginia Vogle, a professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno. She specializes in fiber, visual foundations and fashion history and style.
Exhibiting artists are:
Sally Anaya, Lopez Island, Washington • Linda Barlow, Santa Fe, New Mexico • Susan Basch, Kingston, New York • Meredith Bennett, Free Union, Virginia • Nancy Briemle, Pleasanton, California • Abraham Buddish, Allen Park, Michigan • Penny Collins, West Hollywood, California • Andrea Cook, Anthem Arizona • Deanna Deeds, Long Beach, California • Jayne Gaskins, Reston, Virginia, • Laura Hacker, Sudbury, Massachusetts • Julie Lambert, Montreal, Quebec, Canada • Pamela MacGregor, McClure, Ohio • Rachael Mayer, Pocatello, Idaho • Joan Pao, New York, New York • Aviva Peres, Haifa, Israel • Penny Peters, Berkley, California • Jessica Pinsky, Cleveland, Ohio • Joh Ricci, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania • Michael Rohde, Westlake Village, California • Jenny Schu, Lansing, Michigan • Melanie Siegel, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada • Mary Ruth Smith, Waco, Texas • Rebecca Smith, San Diego, California • Rebecca Stevens, Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania • Marjorie Tomchuk, New Canaan, Connecticut • Peggy Wiedemann, Huntington Beach, California • Deborah Zeitler, Iowa City, Iowa.
These skilled artists employ a variety of traditional and non-traditional media creating an outstanding presentation. Vogle noted, “The artistry is amazing and humbling.”
Small Expressions2018 opens July 1 at the WilburD.MayMuseum in Reno, Nevada as part of the Handweavers Guild of America’s biennial conference, Convergence® taking place July 6-12, 2018 at the Peppermill Resort. Exhibition hours: Wednesday – Saturday10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday Noon to 4:00 p.m., Closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission to Small Expressions is free.
About the WilburD.MayMuseum
The WilburD.MayMuseum houses the personal and private collection of Wilbur D. May that he had collected through a lifetime of travel and adventure. Since his death in 1982, this unique ethnographic collection has been on display for the public to enjoy. The WilburD.MayMuseum is located at 1595 N. Sierra Street in Reno, Nevada. For parking and directions visit their website, https://www.washoecounty.us/parks/maycenterhome/museum/index.php, or call (775) 785-5961.